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.
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!
The village is more than just a World Heritage. Over 700 inhabitants, a local play-ground and a rich history when it comes to building ships.
Enjoy a sweeping polder landscape around Kinderdijk, full of historic villages, nature straight from the Green Heart, 56 windmills, and the best Dutch cycling and hiking trails!
Rotterdam buzzes with culture and sights that are worth your while. A thirty-minute Waterbus trip takes you right into the city centre from Kinderdijk. And vice versa.
The oldest city of Holland always has something good in store for all ages. Close to Kinderdijk, on the edge of Biesbosch nature reserve, the city of a Thousand Monuments awaits!
Delft, City of Princes, is surprisingly close to Kinderdijk, offering an inner city full of fascinating history, fine food and drinks, delftware, and Dutch Masters!
Come have a taste of Gouda! Its famous cheese market and treacle waffles await your visit in this historical city that is a museum in itself.
The world-famous Amsterdam canals are a must-see for anyone who wants to get to know the Netherlands. A great Dutch combination for your Kinderdijk visit!
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.