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. Plan your active day out in Kinderdijk, the outlying polders, and the historical cities of South-Holland!
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. Kinderidjk 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. Kinderdijk is a great starting point, destination, or stop along the way for you genuinely active and deeply Dutch day out in the fresh air. Come by and go as Dutch as it gets!
All of Old Holland within reach
The villages of Alblasserwaard invite you to a tour of the area. Starting from the Kinderijk windmills, 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!
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