from 15 persons - 90 minutes
Allow yourself and your group to be carried across the water as you sail the glistening surface of the Kinderdijk basins. The silent tour boat Djieuwke will take you on a thirty-minute journey past the windmills in all their waterside splendour. The Duiker group deal is a wonderful way to experience Kinderdijk.
You’re off for a perfect start to your visit watching the multi-screen film at Secondary pumping station De Fabriek. A motley crew of historical characters explain how the windmill complex came about, why the name ‘Kinderdijk’ actually means ‘Children’s Dike’, and just how vital proper water management is for the Netherlands, since large parts of the country are below sea level. The film has been translated into four languages (English, Japanese, German, and French).
Private boat tour
A boat tour of the Kinderdijk basins, where all the water from the surrounding Alblasserwaard polders ends up eventually, gives you all the time you need to take the best pictures of the windmill landscape. The experienced skipper takes the company along on a low-noise vessel, allowing you to take in the full glory of Kinderdijk in a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. You make a trip of half an hour.
Nederwaard Museum Windmill
The tour boat will let you disembark at the jetty near the Nederwaard Museum Windmill. Inside this brick mill dating from 1738, you’ll step right into history the moment you cross the threshold. Take in the photo exhibition on display featuring pictures from the Hoek family album, one of the most famous miller’s families if the Kinderdijk area. If the sails are turning, you can watch the interior mechanism spring to life right before your eyes.
Add a little extra
If you really want to know everything about life in and around the Kinderdijk windmills, you should book one of our tour guides. Our dedicated guides will make your group tour experience even more special by their personal stories and in-depth knowledge. Live the tale of stormy skies and sweeping sails with your own local expert.
Return boat trip
After your visit at Nederwaard Museum Windmill it is possible to sail back to the beginning with the silence boat.
Get a package deal?
- Included Nederwaard Museum Windmill, the multi-screen film and private boat tour