Kinderdijk UNESCO heritage

Explore a UNESCO world heritage site with its picturesque windmills over the river. If you want you can even climb up to the top of the windmills or join a canals-cruises/">cruise along the river where you can take unforgettable pictures.

Time travel might not yet have been developed, but visiting Kinderdijk is getting closer. It’s one of the few places in the world where you can see how life was 1,000 years ago. And the best thing is that you don’t need to be a fan of history to enjoy its elegance.

And in addition to its incredible simplicity, Kinderdijk also captures one of the most monumental chapters of human history. The day people discovered a safe way to use the strength of water and wind to practically keep the land afloat and habitable.

You’re not going to find another windmill complex like Kinderdijk anywhere else in the world. It is a fascinating piece of history and the reason why it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.

How to get to Kinderdijk from Amsterdam

The fastest way to get to Kinderdijk from Amsterdam via public transport is by Rotterdam or Utrecht. The cost varies from €5 to €19 depending on the choice you take.

You can either take a bus or a ferry directly from Rotterdam to Kinderdijk.

The other choice is to ride the Amsterdam train to Utrecht Central Station. Then jump on bus 154 to get to Kinderdijk.