THE AREA

Cities & villages

For centuries, the windmills of Kinderdijk have helped achieve a marvel of technology. As their sails turn, the old giants drain the polder soil, preventing the towns and villages of South Holland from sinking away. This is why the old Drechtsteden cities owe their fame and fortune to our water management, as do the world ports of Rotterdam.

The history of Holland is right around the corner!

Kinderdijk is right in the middle of Dutch history. The mighty cities right near the World Heritage site add their own stories to the tale of the struggle against the water, linking all the villages and cities together.

The verdant and historical area around Kinderdijk is on the doorstep of de greatest cities of Dutch history, so take a bike, the Waterbus, your car, or your walking boots and plan the best combo day trips!

Today, our Kinderdijk-cafe and the Giftshop in the Visitor Center are open. All other visitor locations will be open again tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.