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Rotterdam: Kinderdijk Windmill Village Entry Ticket

1. Rotterdam: Kinderdijk Windmill Village Entry Ticket

Explore the windmill village of Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See museum mills and a pumping station, then glide across the polders on a tour boat. Journey back through time to a world of old Dutch windmills. Stroll through the centuries-old buildings of a delightful village, and see fascinating exhibits from different historical eras. Visit two museum mills, open-air displays, and a pumping station. There's also an interactive scavenger hunt for kids, a multi-screen film, and an app to make the most of your visit. Then, clamber aboard one of the inclusive tour boats. Glide across the polder waters as the many windmills of the village drift past.

Rotterdam: Waterbus Ticket to Dordrecht and/or Kinderdijk

2. Rotterdam: Waterbus Ticket to Dordrecht and/or Kinderdijk

Step aboard Waterbus and travel by water to explore beautiful destinations such as Dordrecht, Rotterdam, UNESCO World Heritage Site Windmill village Kinderdijk and discover the beautiful spots of the Biesbosch. Traveling with Waterbus is easy, fast, and comfortable. Take a seat in one of the indoor seats or stay on the outside deck with your hair in the wind and the sun on your face. The skyline of Rotterdam is beautiful from the water. And the beautiful historic Dordrecht is more than worth a visit. Stroll through the old center or enjoy a drink on a terrace. Of course, you will also visit Kinderdijk. Nothing better than a visit to the windmills over the water. Step into one of the windmills and dive into the history of the Netherlands in general. Discover the most beautiful spots and the many possibilities of the Biesbosch via hiking trips, cycling routes, per boat or with canoes. Take your bike or scooter on board and spend a day exploring and traveling across the water. Line 21 (operates 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM): Erasmusbrug – Capelle a/d Ijssel – Kinderdijk windmill village  Line 20 (operates 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM): Erasmusbrug – Capelle a/d Ijssel – Krimpen a/d Ijssel – Ridderkerk – Alblasserdam – H.I. Ambacht – Papendrecht – Dordrecht 

From Amsterdam: Kinderdijk and The Hague Tour with Museums

3. From Amsterdam: Kinderdijk and The Hague Tour with Museums

Enjoy the beautiful scenery from the comfort of a luxurious minivan. You will be picked up from a centrally located meeting point in Amsterdam and driven to Kinderdijk in about 75 minutes. Sit back, relax and enjoy views of the Dutch landscape as you head to the UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit a working windmill from the inside, watch the film about the area and learn more about the history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a 90-minute visit, get back in the minivan and continue to The Hague. This bustling city is home to some of Europe's most important political institutions, including The Netherlands' seat of government and its royal family. It is also home to numerous embassies and international organizations, including the International Court of Justice, The International Criminal Court, and several royal palaces. Start your adventure in The Hague, where you will do a city tour via minivan. You will see all the highlights, and a stop will be made for lunch (at your own expense) before enjoying an included visit to one of the three cultural highlights of The Hague. Discover Mauritshuis, home to some of the best Dutch paintings from the Golden Age. In this museum, you can find masterpieces such as Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl earring and images by Rembrandt van Rijn. Enjoy an included audio tour of Escher in Het Paleis. This former royal winter palace now houses over 120 prints of the famous M.C. Escher. The way he played with perspective, space, and reality means he remains fascinating even today. What makes the small country of the Netherlands so great? Discover this and more at Madurodam. The smallest city in the world is full of beautiful miniatures, playful activities, and great rides for kids and adults to discover what makes us so unique.

From Amsterdam: Private Full-Day Tour in the Netherlands

4. From Amsterdam: Private Full-Day Tour in the Netherlands

Embark on a tailor-made journey through the Netherlands with a fully customizable full-day tour from Amsterdam led by a private host. Go beyond the iconic streets of Amsterdam to discover a wealth of Dutch treasures. Customize your itinerary to include places that most captivate your interest. Begin your adventure with a hotel pickup, as your host navigates the scenic route, providing insights into the history of the destinations you choose. With a carefully crafted route with two or three stops in different locations, enjoy a diverse and enriching experience. Opt to explore the charming canals of Delft, the regal allure of The Hague, the mesmerizing windmills of Kinderdijk, the modern architecture of Rotterdam, the historic charm of Delfshaven, or the picturesque streets of Dordrecht. Uncover a chapter in the story of the Netherlands at every destination, from the captivating countryside to vibrant villages and impressive cities.

VIP Private Full Day Tour of the Netherlands

5. VIP Private Full Day Tour of the Netherlands

Explore a different side of the Netherlands with this full-day customizable tour of the Netherlands with a private guide and driver. There is so much more to see in the Netherlands than just Amsterdam. With this tour we make a personalized itinerary of the places you would like to see. The tour will be given by a professional guide that will drive you around in a luxury vehicle. The guide will tell you all the history, stories and information about the places you wish to visit. After the tour the guide will drive you back to the hotel. Be collected from your accommodation or another location in the city. Be driven to the south of the Netherlands to explore the beautiful Dutch countryside, villages, and impressive cities. Choose between different places to visit. This includes Delft, the Hague, Kinderdijk, Rotterdam, Delfshaven, and Dordrecht. Your itinerary will be made for you with two or three stops at different places. Your guide will tell you all the history, stories, and information about the places you visit. After the tour, the guide will drive you back to your accommodation. 

Day Trip to Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken

6. Day Trip to Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken

Discover the beautiful countryside and the amazing windmills on this day trip from Amsterdam. Get ready for a day filled with traditional windmills, historic wooden houses, and captivating cultural experiences. Take the opportunity to visit the picturesque village of Zaanse Schans and learn about the culture and history of the Netherlands that has influenced the innovation and architecture you will see on the tour.  First, your guide will drive you to the countryside of the Netherlands to explore the Zaanse Schans, a must see when visiting the Netherlands. Explore these beautiful windmills and also see the original wooden houses, barns and shops. Your guide will take you inside one of these windmills. You also get the option to visit a cheese-making factory and stroopwafel factory. Here you can see how the Dutch cheese and waffles are made. Then you'll also explore the surrounding areas, discovering hidden gems and cultural treasures. Delve into the history of the region as we visit nearby towns and villages, each with its own distinct character. From the charming fishing village of Volendam, known for its traditional costumes and fresh seafood, to the historic town of Edam, famous for its iconic cheese, every stop will unveil something new about Dutch heritage and culture.

Amsterdam: Kinderdijk & Delft Private Day Trip w/ Transfers

7. Amsterdam: Kinderdijk & Delft Private Day Trip w/ Transfers

Join us on a full day private tour to the stunning windmills at the Unesco World Heritage site Kinderdijk and the historic city of Delft, home of the world famous Delft Blue pottery. The sights of Delft, with its canals, gables and towers, are extremely picturesque. The town is a lot smaller than Amsterdam, but just as pretty (and most important: with less tourists). Delft is home of the world famous Delft Blue pottery and a visit to the factory, where you can see the process of making the beautiful pottery, is included. After that, you will have time to explore the city center on your own or with our experienced guide to tag along, just as you please. As it is your day out, we can custom tailor the tour upon your wishes. In Delft there will be have time to have lunch as well (not included in the price). Our second stop for the day will be at the unique UNESCO world heritage Kinderdijk windmills. A system of windmills and pumps has been draining the water from the polder soil into the river for centuries. Over the years, the systems were improved, combining human wits, technology, and nature to work together to keep our feet dry, already for over 700 years! Admire the 19 original windmills in their stunning historical environment. You can enter a working mill to discover the personal stories of the millers and/or take a cruise for a better view from the water! At the end of our private tour, we will take you back to Amsterdam

Rotterdam and Kinderdijk Daily Walking and Boat Tour

8. Rotterdam and Kinderdijk Daily Walking and Boat Tour

⇒ Rotterdam Central Station Modern architecture pearl, the main railway station of Rotterdam city receiving an average of 170 000 passengers daily. One of the greatest city’s architectural highlights ⇒ Schieland House The 17th century building former headquarter of Waterschap Schieland, institution responsible for water policy and management in this part of South Holland. as well, once temporary accommodation place of Napoleon Bonaparte ⇒ Big Church/ St. Lawrence Church Late Gothic style building from 1525 and in the same time the oldest building in city of Rotterdam. One of the several rarely buildings survived Nazi bombing on May 15th 1940. ⇒ Erasmus of Rotterdam’s Monument Monument honored to Desiderius Erasmus Roterdamus alias Erasmus of Rotterdam, one of the biggest philosophers, theologians, scholars, priest from 16th century. Many public buildings, structures and education institutions are named against this famous Rotterdammer. ⇒ Markthal (The Market Hall) Modern building situated on one of the biggest Rotterdam’s Squares in the shape of horseshoe — closed market combined with living space and facilities, also nicknamed “The Sistine Chapel of Rotterdam” ⇒ Kijk-Kubus (The Cube Houses) Atypical tree-looking buildings with cube-shaped apartments on the top of the supporting columns. Because of its form only 3/4 of the inner space is suitable and usable for common living ⇒ Old Harbor One of the oldest ( but not the oldest one!) ports of Medieval Rotterdam, former river mouth of river Rotte to New Meuse river. Nowadays favorite gathering place of Rotterdam citizens with plenty of coffee bars, restaurants, taverns, disco clubs… ⇒ De Witt Huis (The White House) Once the highest "skyscraper" in Europe from the end of 19th century, 42 meter ( 141 ft) tall. Willemsbrug (The Red Bridge) Also called “The Red Bridge” dedicated to Willem III is one of the three Rotterdam’s bridges connecting central and Northern part of the city with Southern districts. De Hef (The Elevator) Huge steel construction once served like “rotating” and “lifting” train bridge across river New Meuse. ⇒ De Boeg The war memorial commemorating 3500 persons on board of Dutch merchant ships who lost their lives in World War II. ⇒ Leuwhaven Maritime Museum An open air maritime museum. The great collection of steamships, docking cargo machines and equipment, ship engines and other objects ⇒ Erasmus Bridge One of the greatest symbols and images of this city also called “The Swan” or ” The Harp” , 139m high with the biggest and heaviest “opening part” of the bridge in Europe, 80 m long. ⇒ boat transport from Rotterdam to Kinderdijk, ca. 45 min… ⇒ Kinderdijk Picturesque area with 19 authentic polder windmills from 1st half of 18th century, 15 km away from the biggest European port. The best example of efficient and well organized Dutch water management through the centuries. The piece of untouched nature, green oasis of peace and calm, exotic kind of birds.



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What people are saying about Kinderdijk

A beautiful morning surrounded by greenery is a way to escape from the noise of the center of Rotterdam! Museum visits allow you to fully live the experience. For the boat tour we expected to get to the last mill, but instead the tour ends at the 2nd museum!

Very good way to get to Kinderdijk and discover Rotterdam in a different way! The dock is easy to find. They are very punctual. I recommend.

We really enjoyed our visit to the windmills in Kinderdyk. The information given was excellent

The availability in terms of timetables of the BoatBus service

Most enjoyable trip, friendly staff, would recommend.