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Address: Nederwaard 1, 2961 AS Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
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+31 78 691 2830
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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Kinderdijk UNESCO World Heritage site is a unique icon of Dutch water...

The Kinderdijk UNESCO World Heritage site is a unique icon of Dutch water management and control. All the phases of the history of our struggle against water are still visible here. The unique collection of 19 mills in an authentic Dutch landscape is an eye catcher. Museum windmill Nederwaard shows how families lived and worked in our mills around 1900. And in Museum windmill Blokweer you can experience working as a miller. View our multi-screen film in the Visitors Centre, located in the former steam-driven pumping station. Get on board of our electric vessel, the Prince Friso, and view Kinderdijk from the water. Feel the wind, smell the water and listen to the sound of the windmills. The Kinderdijk World Heritage site is open almost the entire year!

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An interesting insight into The Netherlands challenge with watet

We took a tour of the historic windmills at Kinderdijk in the Netherlands. Through the explanation of our excellent tour guide provided compliments of Viking Cruises, we learned... read more

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Sarasota, Florida
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108 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took a tour of the historic windmills at Kinderdijk in the Netherlands. Through the explanation of our excellent tour guide provided compliments of Viking Cruises, we learned of the history that windmills played in helping the Dutch with their never ending fight with the water as most of their country is below sea level. We got to tour one... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This spot is absolutely breath taking. If you really want to take in the beautiful Dutch culture you need to stop and tour the windmills. Going through these beautiful windmills and seeing how people live in them is a very good learning experience. You get to learn the history of these windmills a take the most beautiful pictures.

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Thank Decan93
Pittsford, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to visit Kinderdijk, and learn about the mechanics and wonders of windmills. Unfortunately we were in the middle of dense fog, and so couldn't see the panoramic view of all the windmills. But our tour guide was fantastic, and explained in detail the history and workings of windmills.

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Thank Peg R
Belleville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Kinderdijk is located where the Lek and Noord Rivers meet, a UNESCO historic site. Many well-maintained windmills here, which were the evidence of fight of the Dutch against sea. We visited this beautiful country side, marveled the original technology of building windmill. Many birds lives in the area as their home too.

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Thank Jenny201110
Wesley Chapel, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Kinderdijk is a lovely site full of locks, canals, tulip fields, turbine and vintage windmills. It is a short walk to the traditional windmills and it's exciting, if not astonishing, to climb up one of these and realize that an entire family once occupied the miniscule rooms of the windmills! Many have remained untouched on the inside for many years... More 

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Papendrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely spot in the Netherlands. Combine this with Dordrecht, oldest city in Holland (no indeed not the Netherlands) and where the Republic of Holland was onced proclaimed. And please take the Waterbus from Dordrecht or any other spot and take this form of public transport to Kinderdijk. Saves you a lot of parking fee, hassle to park your car, and... More 

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Thank Caroline G
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Super cool way to experience the history of the area. The 19 windmills located here were built in the 1700s and are still used today to pump water out of the soil to prevent the farms from sinking! It's a bit out of the way but worth the extra time. You could spend anything from 1 hour here to a... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not only an interesting place, but one of beauty. Nestled between canals and farmland, the windmills are a wonderful part of what makes the Netherlands what it is.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were on the Rhine Viking cruise and Kinderdijk was one of our stops. We enjoyed it very much. Easy walking and our guide was very informative. Hard to believe there is actually a wating list to live in one of the windmills!

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The 19 remaining windmills date from 1738. Today electric motors are used to lift much larger volumes of water from the polder (swamp) to the canal at sea level, but ingeniously, the final stage of transferring the water from the holding dam to the canal is done by gravity when the tide is low. What is not so obvious is... More 

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