Nieuw-Lekkerland is actually formed by the nuclei Middelweg, Dorpslaan and Kinderdijk, where the 19 world-famous windmills of the Foundation for World Heritage Kinderdijk stand. Until about 1280 Nieuw-Lekkerland was called “Leckelant”. From 1325 this church village was known as the “Nye or Nieue Leckelant”. In the course of the centuries this has changed into the present name.
One side of the village lies on the Lek, while on the other side is a Tiendweg [‘tithed’ road]. Behind the farmhouses on the Lekdijk there are small plots which are characteristic of open pasture land. You can make acquaintance with the village while cycling along the signposted Molenroute [Windmill route] or walking the Floris V footpath.