Cycling in Windmill Country
The wind at your back whilst cycling in Holland
Kinderdijk World Heritage is as Dutch as it gets, and the most Dutch way to explore the windmills and the surrounding countryside is obviously by bicycle! Some of the best cycling routes of the country take you right past our mills. Please note, due to current Covid-19 measures, you will need a pre-purchased ticket for access to our visitor locations!
The best cycling trails of the country
Murmuring waters, a light breeze in your hair, and the traditional Dutch polder countryside slowly rolling by: a cycling trip is a delightful way of getting to know the windmills of Kinderdijk World Heritage and the natural and cultural treasures of the area. Kinderdijk has a great day out in store for all ages, as the Alblasserwaard region and the neighbouring cities offer plenty of well maintained cycling lanes and some of the best national cycling routes.
All of Old Holland within reach
The villages of Alblasserwaard invite you to a tour of the area. You can plan trips from thirty minutes to all-day cycling trails that offer a taste of true Dutch culture and nature for all ages and skill levels. You’ll find that the surrounding ancient Dutch cities are easy to reach by bike as well, including Gouda, Rotterdam, and Dordrecht. Combine your cycling trip with a Waterbus ride, and reach Dordrecht, Biesbosch natural reserve, or inner city Rotterdam in thirty minutes! Cylcists of all kinds and ages will always find an active adventure in Kinderdijk and its old Dutch surroundings below sea level. Make sure to bring or rent a bike for a refreshing, healthy, and deeply Dutch day out!
Cycling between the windmills, Dutch breeze in your hair: the best way to enjoy our country – and a healthy way at that!
RENT a bike in Kinderdijk
So you’re not coming to Kinderdijk on your own bicycle, but you do want to ride one to discover our area? We do not rent out bikes ourselves, but we do know people who do.
Café De Klok, Molenstraat 117, 2961 AK Kinderdijk.
Tourist Info Alblasserdam, Zuiderstek 1, 2952 AZ Alblasserdam.
Distance 5,2 km.
Bicycle routes AROUND Kinderdijk
Kinderdijk is a pivot in a web of excellent bicycle routes. A nice start or end of a day of cycling fun through the Alblasserwaard and surroundings. Take your two wheels along so-called ‘Tiendwegen’ (regional paths with ditches on either side) and other beautiful bicycle paths where cars are the exception rather than the rule. Ride them dikes with the river on one side and the lowlands on the other side. You see so much more when you ride a bicycle. In our app ‘Kinderdijk UNESCO Official’ you can find various cycling routes around our World Heritage Site.