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Address: Nederwaard 1, 2961 AS Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 78 691 2830
09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Nineteen old windmills in a peaceful setting. You have the opportunity to learn how important they were to the country.

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St. Augustine, Florida
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St. Augustine, Florida
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nineteen old windmills in a peaceful setting. You have the opportunity to learn how important they were to the country.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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UNESCO had it right as always. Thanks the place was saved so everybody can see parts of the past of Holland. This place is turistic but not as heavy as closer sites to Amsterdam. Nice walk or bicycle ride or boat ride, a way for evey type. It is remote, best by car rental as we did or bus tour... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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We went cycling from Rotterdam to Kinderdijk. The whole road is pretty and you are required to get a ferry to get to the windmills, which adds some fun to the trip. The place is amazing, but really really windy (obviously), so if you get easily cold get an extra sweater, jacket and/or scarf. You can see some windmills really... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Some beautiful windmills no longer being used today to move the water but an insight as to how they were operated in the past not much room to swing a cat there again who wants too it must of taken a rare breed of person to operate these windmills

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the highlight of our River Cruise. Think the Netherlands and one immediately thinks of windmills. Here you can see 19 of them all working. Most of them are lived in. We got to visit one that was a visitors centre but still a working windmill. It is possible to go inside and climb right to the top. For... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Given its 5 star rating we expected it to be better, but Zaanse definitely tops Kinderdijk in my opinion.

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have visited here previously but couldn't resist stopping here again en-route to our holiday accommodation. It is a wonderful collection of windmills set alongside a small canal and waterways. If you don't want to go inside the windmills and just admire them and the surroundings, it is free! There is car parking, but not much. We parked in the... More 

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The windmills at this attraction are well worth the visit,took the little boat along the river to see a row of amazing windmills that still work,the site is beautiful with path along the river bank giving you time to soak in the atmosphere one of the windmills is a museum which is worth the walk,wildlife thrive on the river,absolutely worth... More 

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In all the years we've visited The Netherlands we never thought about visiting Kinderdijk, and why not!!! What a lovely and interesting place, with the opportunity to visit and go into real working windmills, such a wonderful experience, a must see when visiting. I don't know how easy it is by public transport as we went with relatives who live... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Please go see these windmills and tour the museum. It is a must see for beauty, majesty and history. Our whole family enjoyed this experience!

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