It's party time!

The flags are out, the cake is ready, it’s party time! Today we celebrate twenty-five years on the UNESCO World Heritage List. That is why all museums and the tour boat in our World Heritage can be visited free of charge today from 10.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Share your most beautiful memory of Kinderdijk

From today you can also participate in our photo contest by submitting your best photo of Kinderdijk! Do you also come home with a camera full of beautiful photos after a day out or a nice walk? Then this photo contest is for you! We are looking for your most beautiful, special or unique photo and stories of Kinderdijk World Heritage. Have you kept an old (black and white) photo, a cool photo of our millers at work or another nice photo of Kinderdijk? Then submit your photo to our photo contest and win a spot in our gallery!

You can submit until January 31, 2023. And do you have a nice story to go with your photo? Share it with us when submitting your photo, we’d love to read this!

In UNESCO’s words

The outstanding contribution made by the people of the Netherlands to the technology of handling water is admirably demonstrated by the installations in the Kinderdijk-Elshout area. Construction of hydraulic works for the drainage of land for agriculture and settlement began in the Middle Ages and have continued uninterruptedly to the present day. The site illustrates all the typical features associated with this technology – dykes, reservoirs, pumping stations, administrative buildings and a series of beautifully preserved windmills.

Overzichtsfoto molencomplex UNESCO Werelderfgoed Kinderdijk

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Lisanne Vermaas

Lisanne Vermaas

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Are you planning to visit Kinderdijk this summer? Please take into account the various roadworks.