Living with water for over 750 years. How residents make and keep their country livable through hard work and smart organization. How mills, millers, nature and the traditional Dutch landscape move with the times. And how the rest of the Netherlands and the world can learn from innovative water management.
The people of Kinderdijk have learned how to live together with the water. Here, you’ll find out how the Dutch slowly mastered the art of smart and sustainable water management.
Take a dive into the tale of our centuries-old struggle with the water. The history of Kinderdijk shows how the Netherlands managed to survive below sea level for so long.
The windmills of Kinderdijk are a unique feat of global culture. That’s why this area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, allowing the whole world to come and experience our story!
For centuries, we kept inventing smarter technologies to keep our soil dry using windmills and pumps. Come and witness what human wits and the force of nature can achieve together!
A visit to Kinderdijk is a perfect match for bicycle tours and hiking in the polder landscape: a beautiful setting for a day out and the best photography!
Discover rare meadow birds among the waving reeds, and enjoy walking, cycling, or taking the best pictures in the glorious wide-open countryside of Holland’s Green Heart!
From Kinderdijk, it’s a surprisingly short trip to the best ancient Dutch cities; by bike, by Waterbus, by car, or by bus, for a rich and rewarding day out with the whole family!