Nowhere else in the world are there such a high concentration of windmills in authentic Dutch “polder” countryside. Kinderdijk has become one of Holland’s most iconic sights. The unique character of the Kinderdijk windmill-complex has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site since 1997. In the mid-eighteenth century, some nineteen large windmills were constructed which have been well preserved and remain functional to this day.
The windmill “Nederwaard” houses a museum and provides an inside look at the inner workings of a windmill. The visitor’s center Wisboomgemaal provides a small exposition as well as souvenirs and refreshments.
During the summer, World Heritage Kinderdijk is opened daily from 9am – 5.30pm. In the winter, openinghours may differ. Please check www.kinderdijk.com/openinghours for up-to-date openinghours.
Waterbus can take you to Kinderdijk three different ways
From May 1st till September 30th Waterbus line 202 will navigate from Rotterdam Erasmusbrug and Dordrecht Merwekade to the stop Kinderdijk Molenkade. Find your timetable here. The Waterbus Kinderdijk Molenkade stop lies directly in front of the entrance of the Unesco World Heritage Kinderdijk.
The second way to get to the windmills of Kinderdijk, is using Waterbus line 20. This line stops at Ridderkerk. Here you can transfer onto the Driehoeksveer, a small ferry boat that will bring you to Kinderdijk. Plan your trip here or use the timetable below.
The third way to get to the windmills of Kinderdijk is by bicycle or bus. We advise you the following:
The timetable of the Driehoeksveer can be found on www.driehoeksveer.nl.
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