World Heritage Kinderdijk

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World Heritage Kinderdijk
4.5
Historic Sites • Educational sites • History Museums
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9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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The Kinderdijk UNESCO World Heritage site is a unique icon of seven centuries of Dutch water management. All phases of the history of our struggle against water are still visible here. The unique collection of 19 mills in an authentic Dutch landscape is a true eye catcher. With your ticket you'll have access to all visiting locations and tour boats for four hours. The Nederwaard Museum Mill shows how families lived and worked in our mills around 1900. At the Blokweer Museum Mill, you’ll experience what life was like in the fifties of last century. In the Overwaard Museum Mill and the adjacent education barn everything revolves around technology. Watch our multi-screen film in Secondary pumping station 'De Fabriek' and visit the historic Wisboom pumping station from 1868. Get on board of our tour boats and enjoy Kinderdijk from the water. Feel the wind, smell the water and listen to the sound of the windmills. The Kinderdijk World Heritage site is open almost the entire year!
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marelte
Bucharest, Romania79 contributions
We reached the place by car and we paig 7,5 euro/car for parking, which includes the shuttle service to the spot, or a bycicle to ride from the parking to Kinderdijk.
For not missing anything, you should take the 18,5 euros/person ticket which includes the visit of the two museum mills, the pumping station and the tour, or hop on-hop off boat.
Even if most of the personnel are volunteers, everything is well organized and the visit worth every penny, being part of the Dutch history!
Written April 29, 2022
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Living Our Dream Destinations
Fort Worth, TX119 contributions
If you enjoy iconic images of historical landmarks and points of significance, then a visit to the windmills will likely resonate with you. It’s possibly one of Netherlands’ most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The view of the windmills standing as monuments against the background of vast flat wetlands and labyrinth of canals is an image that will forever be etched in our memories. We experienced our tour aboard a 125-year-old restored cargo boat that meandered in and out of several canals and around a number of windmills. It was an interesting way to gain a perspective of what it may have been like a century or more ago to deliver supplies and materials for “windmillers” and their families, and appreciate the evolution of water management from the windmill to powered pumping stations. The boat stopped at one of the “windmill museums” where we were able to get a glimpse into the everyday life of “windmillers” and families who lived in the windmills. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and enthusiastically recommend it for travelers. It’s certainly worth the time.
Written June 28, 2022
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DesdinovaUK
Dover, UK692 contributions
Collection of historic Dutch windmills dating back to the 1700's, located along a stretch of natural waterway. Abundance of windmills, of reeds and water plants and also of water fowl.

Free to walk along the pathway and admire the differing styles of windmill, for a small fee you can go inside several of the windmills - those which have the blades turning when you visit. Inside each is laid out with historical accuracy and tells the story of people and families who lived therein.

Highly interesting place to visit. Boat trips avaiable too.
Written March 8, 2020
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pbhPlymouth
plymouth1,018 contributions
Came here as part of group whist cruising the Dutch waterways. Very busy but well organised and the introductory film near the entrance gave an overview of the history of the area. Only able to go inside one windmill and difficult to take good photos as so many people milling around.
Written April 23, 2022
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Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands34,723 contributions
In the Netherlands you can find so many windmills, but Kinderdijk is rightly declared as a World Heritage Site. There are so many windmills in this village and also in the neighbourhood. We visit this place at least three times a year with or without friends. It's usually very crowded of the tourists but this time there was no tourist during the "intelligent lockdown" and it was actually closed but we could get in for free.
Written July 26, 2020
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Pierrot le Breton
France22 contributions
Couples
The heritage is very well preserved and the visit of the two mills interesting. More concrete simulations of how mills worked in the past are missing. The application with the audio guide does not work well (on two different phones): you have to go to the precise point to start listening to the comment, without having a precise indication (kind of terminal) of where to go to hear it. The application "crashed " several times on both phones. Another disappointing point: as soon as you look further from the mills, we only see power lines, recent constructions and factories, a pity because the postcard is limited to the strict perimeter of the mills
Written June 29, 2022
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James G
London, UK63 contributions
Sadly, we visited the windmills at Kinderdijk in the pouring rain. Fascinating nonetheless, seeing how all the low lying land in the Netherlands is kept dry. A whole series of heritage windmills, still in working order, ready to step up in case the modern pumps fail. Visitors can see inside one of the windmills to experience how the original occupants work and live.
Written May 20, 2022
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Martin Carroll
Winchester, VA642 contributions
In Amsterdam, we learned that the "water" is the "life blood" of the city for commerce and the tools to control the water are the keys to their future life.

The most interesting thing for me was that the family of the person who operated the Windmill also lives in the windmill. The control of the water with all of the tools (windmills, Locks & levies ) makes their continued existence possible.

Consider that most or all of the land in the Netherlands is below sea level. They move the water around to the benefit of everyone.
Written November 10, 2021
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Johnny19039
Dusseldorf, Germany1,840 contributions
This sight has only recently become fully accessible again after a long lockdown. You can only visit it if you have booked your tickets online. And unfortunately a software error occurred during the booking, so that the tickets were issued for the wrong date. A respective e-mail was not answered until I was already on the site. Fortunately I had called before to clarify the matter by phone and the friendly assistant told me that I could come without problems with the incorrect ticket. This problem will definitely not exist in the future, as now the problem is known and it will be solved.

The windmills are definitely worth seeing and they are partly reachable by a shuttle boat service, but the boats only leave about every 30 minutes. Since they had left twice in front of our eyes, we decided not to use them, so that we could only see two mills from the inside.

The area is also publicly accessible without a ticket. Only when using the boats, viewing the interior of the mills and the multimedia show, the tickets are scanned.

You can get detailed information on the well designed website.

It should be emphasized that all staff on the site were very nice and friendly. In any case, we can recommend a visit to the mills.
Written July 4, 2020
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Stalo
Nicosia, Cyprus49 contributions
Family
A beautiful area lined with ild windmills and canals
From Rotterdam Erasmus Bridge we got the water bus to Kinderdjik. A very pleasant boat ride on the Maas river you get see cargo ships, cruise ships along speed boats and sailboats, beautiful houses with gardens on the water. You can take your bike on the boat for free. You can also rent a bike on Kinderdjik for 4€/hour which I recommend, otherwise it is a long walk...
Di not go on a hot day! Shade is nowhere to be found and it can get very unpleasant! There is one restaurant and a gift shop
Written August 16, 2020
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