We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Save
Book In Advance
  
Ways to Experience UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk
from $173.30
More Info
from $12.80
More Info
from $628.00
More Info
Reviews (2,574)
Filter reviews
2,574 results
Traveler rating
1,703
730
122
14
5
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
1,703
730
122
14
5
Show reviews that mention
All reviews boat ride water management rent a bike working windmill below sea level beautiful windmills hop on hop wind mills living quarters souvenir shop sunny day viking river cruise dutch windmills pumping station windmill museum on site entrance fee
Filter
Updating list...
1,221 - 1,226 of 2,574 reviews
Reviewed October 7, 2012

It is a place interesting, whithd green ,ocean, and mill wind ;i recomend .
Is better do the tryp ny car from rotterdam and the month ti visit it wasnt very good because the rain

Thank Manuelanogueira
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 22, 2012

The boat trip itself was lovely, but I have to say the traditional music was just a bit too much of a play to the tourists....we were with Dutch family who also thought it was totally NAFF and cringeworthy....apart from that a lovely way to travel there. The Kinderdijk itself is just beautiful to visit, and we spent a few hours walking around them, entranced by their movement. Well worth a visit no matter how you choose to get there. Well deserved of its world heritage status.

1  Thank 4myxtc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 20, 2012

I loved seeing the windmills at Kinderdijk. It was a great experience to walk alongside a couple of canals with mills in front of you - and also dotted around the horizon.

Car parking is €5 - a man is very quick to appear and demand your money! While there is no entrance fee just to walk along the pathways - there is a €6 fee per adult to go inside the working mill number two - where you can see how the machinery operates when the sails are turning. It also shows the living conditions of millers and their families.

The fee also provides access to a cleverly produced film at a visitors' centre that explains the history of Kinderdijk, and why so many windmills were built in one place. It's in Dutch - but there are English subtitles.

Thank BexleyStuart
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 19, 2012

The place isa Unesco heritage site. Quite easy to get to by car. Fun for the family to experience the old age windmills. Recommend to rent the bikes to take you further down the road. Can easily spend 3+hours strolling on a good weather day.

Thank Arisantoso
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 18, 2012

If you want to have some taste of the genuine Netherlands, then go to Kinderdijk. It is a small area near Rotterdam where are about 20 windmills packed all within a 15 minutes walk area. And of course, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. And what is unique about these windmills is that they weren't built to mill anything but to pump water up to the river. Yes, up to the river as the level of the river is higher than the ground level at Kinderdijk. Because of that, the whole are there used to be a big marsh or even a lake when it rained more. So, during the 15th century the Duch started to build an incredibly smart system of canals to drain the water from the marshes. But since the ground level was so low, the canal system alone wasn't enough and they had to devise a system capable of displacing large quantities of water and lift them a few meters so it can afterwards flow naturally to the river and then to the sea. And so the windmills were built. Despite being on of Netherlands' most important tourist attractions, the access to Kinderdijk is quite problematic if you don't have a car. Public transport does not offer any direct and easy route to Kinderdijk and the boat departing twice a day from Rotterdam has a limited capacity, doesn't operate regularly and allows you only one hour for exploring the site before it returns to Rotterdam. This is the only reason I only ranked this attraction as "very good," but in terms of the attraction itself, it fully deserves the highest ranking and is a MUST SEE for every tourist visiting the Netherlands.

2  Thank GabrielM66
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews