About the Waterbus

Experience the Dutch rivers with Blue Amigo waterbus!

Waterbus is the biggest public aquatic transportation company in the Netherlands. We operate in the region of the province of South Holland and carry around 1.9 million passengers every year! Step on board in modern Rotterdam, the largest harbour in Europe, or in historic Dordrecht where the history of our democracy began. Do you want to see the impressive windmills of UNESCO World Heritage Site Kinderdijk? With Waterbus, you can get there quickly and in comfort.


Departures to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kinderdijk in the summer holidays.

The number of travellers to Kinderdijk has risen since waterbus started its direct connection. As a result of the increasing interest in visits to Kinderdijk from Rotterdam, Waterbus has launched extra departures to Kinderdijk.

Waterbus line 21 currently travels from Rotterdam Erasmusbrug directly to Molenkade, Kinderdijk.  Waterbus line 20 travels daily from Rotterdam Erasmusbrug and Dordrecht Merwekade to Ridderkerk De Schans. From there one can transfer onto the Driehoeksveer and travel to Kinderdijk.


The OV-chipkaart can be used on the waterbus or tickets can be bought on board. Bankcards only. Day cards for travelling with waterbus can be bought online via www.waterbus.nl/tickets.



















UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk
The Rotterdam stop is right next to the Erasmus bridge.

How can I pay on the Waterbus?

  • Tickets on board: tickets are available for purchase from the steward. Bankcards only! Check with the steward which type of ticket is best suited for your journey. A return trip from Rotterdam to Kinderdijk costs €8.
  • E-ticket: quickly buy a ticket online.
  • OV-chipkaart: check in and receive the best available fare. You can also top up your OV-chipkaart on board. A single trip from Rotterdam to Kinderdijk costs €3,63.
  • Tourist Day Ticket: you can also check in on waterbus with the Tourist Day Ticket. This ticket is not available for purchase from Waterbus. A Tourist Day Ticket costs €14.50 and you can use it for unlimited travel in South Holland for one day.

You can take your bike along for free!

When does waterbus operate?

The waterbus operates 365 days a year. We operate more limited hours in the winter months. For exact departure times, always refer to the website: www.waterbus.nl/reisplanner

Any more questions? Please get in touch via our contact form. You can call our customer service team on +31 (0)85-4895191

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