UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk
Waterbus may well be the best means of transport to travel to UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk. In summer season it will only take you half an hour to get from Rotterdam or Dordrecht to the entrance of this world famous mill park. This is faster than going by car.
At Kinderdijk you can admire the world's largest mill network. Kinderdijk has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1997. Per year thousands of tourists from all over the world travel to the World Heritage site in Alblasserwaard. And all year round it is best to travel there by water.
Before you embark on your journey, please Download the Kinderdijk UNESCO Official app. In this app, among others, you find several Waterbus routes with information about the spots you pass on your journey.
In winter there is no direct Waterbus line from Rotterdam and Dordrecht to Kinderdijk. Please, transfer to the Driehoeksveer in Dordrecht. Here we have listed the various alternatives:
Summer: 1 May to 31 October
Between 9:35 AM and 5:07 PM with extra departures on weekdays in May, June, September and October. Direct Line 202 takes you from Rotterdam and Dordrecht to Kinderdijk within half an hour. This line does not operate in winter. Download the line 202 timetable.
Summer: 1 May to 30 September between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
Winter: 1 November to 30 April between 11:55 AM and 5:44 PM.
From Rotterdam or Dordrecht to the Ridderkerk De Schans stop with a transfer to the Driehoeksveer. A journey of approximately 40 minutes. Combination tickets are also valid on the Driehoeksveer. The Driehoeksveer only takes cash.
If you take line 20 in Dordrecht you can also get off board at the Alblasserdam stop. From there it is a 15 minute ride to the mills. Just rent a bike at the Tourist Information Centre of Alblasserdam (+31(0)78-6932114) and follow the green cycling route.
See the Driehoeksveer timetable.