World Heritage Kinderdijk

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World Heritage Kinderdijk
4.5
Historic Sites • Educational sites • History Museums
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09:30 - 17:30
Monday
09:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 17:30
Thursday
09:30 - 17:30
Friday
09:30 - 17:30
Saturday
09:30 - 17:30
Sunday
09:30 - 17:30
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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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Nick_PerthAU
Perth, Australia24 contributions
May 2022
Great place to get photos of the windmills over the canals, particularly in the late afternoon/early evening. Couple of quick hints:

- Consider how you will get to and from Kinderdijk. Almost got stranded there after the last scheduled water bus for the day (17:44pm) was unexpectedly cancelled. Was looking at a 70-80 EUR uber fare back to Rotterdam, but another ferry operator happened to be stopping by the jetty that day, thankfully!

- Think about what you want to see/do at Kinderdijk. I saw the 'tickets/info' booth and went straight in, paying 16 euros (on a weekday - 18,5 on weekends) thinking I needed a ticket. You only require a ticket if you want to visit certain parts of the park (pumping station, film about Kinderdijk, bird theatre and entering select windmills) or access the two boat services (cruise and boat hopper).

Walking up and down the canals would be easy for most, making the boat cruises not worth it. In fact, at one stage it was faster to walk than to take the boat! It looked like you may be able to purchase tickets at each of the windmill museums separately, rather than pay for the full package.

The staff were great, though, particularly when I managed to get to the pumping station just minutes before it closed for the day. Very knowledgeable and friendly.
Written 12 May 2022
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marelte
Bucharest, Romania76 contributions
Apr 2022
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 29 April 2022
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Chumleygirls
Wasatch Range, UT295 contributions
Apr 2022
We took a boat out to one of the windmills and were shown how they work. We were able to go inside and learn from someone who lives and works there. They have a gift shop and bathrooms at the beginning before you go out to a windmill.
Written 28 April 2022
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Mike E
Sutton on Trent, UK198 contributions
Apr 2022
Windmills, windmills and more windmills. Even on a dull, wet day this is an impressive place to visit. As you walk along or sail along the canal, there are windmills wherever you look. No wonder this is a UNESCO World Heritage site. One mill is open to visit and clamber around inside; there's an informative film show and the shop is full of the usual tourist tat!
Written 23 April 2022
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pbhPlymouth
plymouth1,010 contributions
Apr 2022
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 23 April 2022
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Emma I
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Friends
My experience was horrible. I was very disappointed. I am French and I was on a school trip. And me and my class therefore took several hours to arrive in the Netherlands. And we wanted to visit the mill impatiently but a lady wouldn't let me in on the pretext that we weren't in the right place.
Written 7 April 2022
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Anonyme
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Business
My class traveled a long way to arrive in the Netherlands. We had planned to visit the mills and we were refused I am very disappointed and unhappy.
Written 7 April 2022
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Patrick
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Apr 2022 • Solo
Horrible welcome by a woman that discriminantes the clients. Dont trust her if you see that she's coming to you.
Written 7 April 2022
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Svilen Popov
Sofia, Bulgaria32 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
A place absolutely worth visiting! Windmills, canals, sky and a relaxing walk. This is a great place to have walk which is free but there are tours also which can take you on boat and inside the windmills.
Written 16 March 2022
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Martin Carroll
Winchester, VA599 contributions
Dec 2020
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 10 November 2021
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