World Heritage Kinderdijk, Kinderdijk

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Almost everyone associates the Netherlands with windmills--at World Heritage Kinderdijk, you can see a channel lined with 19 of them dating back to 1740. Used for the last time during the World War II, these structures used hydraulics to provide drainage, protecting the area from floods. Although advanced technology is replacing windmills today, you can still admire the beauty of theses majestic structures. Put World Heritage Kinderdijk at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kinderdijk trip planner.
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  • Best place to experience Dutch water management technologies back in the day. These windmills are still in operation and would provide you all the information you need to understand how it works. The....  more
    Best place to experience Dutch water management technologies back in the day. These windmills are still in operation and would provide you all the information you need to understand how it works. The....  more »
  • What a fabulous place! We had one day in the Netherlands to experience something “Dutch” and I felt this ticked that box! 19 stunning windmills with 2 you can explore, boat trips and a couple of... 
    What a fabulous place! We had one day in the Netherlands to experience something “Dutch” and I felt this ticked that box! 19 stunning windmills with 2 you can explore, boat trips and a couple of...  more »
  • This was an authentic and laid back way to learn the history of Holland and why windmills were so important. The modest entrance fee gave us access to a great introduction movie about the site, the... 
    This was an authentic and laid back way to learn the history of Holland and why windmills were so important. The modest entrance fee gave us access to a great introduction movie about the site, the...  more »
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  • We bought the all inclusive tickets and parked at the designated area 15’ away - very pricey BUT the ticket also covers the fee for a bike rental which makes the whole experience complete! Cycling along the water channels is really awesome! The visit of the 2 windmills from inside is well worth the visit! We took the panorama boat but the view was really beautiful!
  • What a lovely place to be! I thoroughly enjoyed my trip with my family. The boat sail was incredible and the windmills were illuminated (they do it once a week a year in September, if I am not wrong). Overall, had some good time!
  • A nice walking environment with more than 10 mills around. You can take a boat tour among the mills, buy souvenirs and take nice photos. The only problem is parking! If you want to park inside you have to pay 9.50€🥴
  • This was a great locale! Highly recommend! We stopped here as part of a Viking River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel. Our guide was from the local area and was very knowledgeable about the site. For example, we learned all about how windmills worked, how old the windmills were (just know, they are OLD!), how the windmills are currently maintained and that Kinderdijk was the first place in the Netherlands to have electricity. Great place to visit!
  • It's a peaceful and unique place. You can buy tickets to visit the mills and do an audio tour OR go in for free and walk around the area. Just pack your bags with enough food & drinks and relax. The shuttle bus is a bit of a pain. Your patience will be tested :)

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