Activities | The perfect getaway for the entire family
Activities

The perfect getaway for the entire family

Bringing the family to see the windmills

Kinderdijk UNESCO World Heritage is the perfect place to bring the whole family whenever you visit. There’s always plenty to see, do, and discover here – even for the tiniest of tourists.

With its wonderful traditional millyard surrounding it on all sides, the Blokweer Museum Mill may well be be the most enjoyable location of the entire windmill complex. You’ll find this special windmill, with origins dating back to 1630, right on the edge of the area. A visit and the chance to take a good look inside are included in your entry ticket.

The Fifties

Spring and Summer are particularly fine times to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Blokweer. Here, you’ll stroll right into life as it was lived in the fifties of last century. Discover how the former residents of a real windmill used to cook dinner, do the laundry, relax, and go to bed. Our millers will show you exactly how this 400-year-old mill is still in perfect working shape today. In fact, it is in good enough shape to make anywhere up to a million round every year! You’ll find all sorts of livestock scuttling about the millyard, including our famous goats Milly and Molly. By mid-June 2019, we will make this location even more worthwhile by adding a new activity especially for children.

The idyllic yard surrounding the Blokweer Museum Mill.

The idyllic yard surrounding the Blokweer Museum Mill.

Our Prins Friso Hopper tour boat allows you to travel across the water, sailing back and forth between the various visiting locations across the premises. In the Wisboom pumping station, you’re welcome at the polder table, where you can discover for yourself what it means to operate a Kinderdijk windmill. Just work the controls and keep those sails spinning – this could be the start of your new career as a miller… The multi-screen film that is also on display at the Wisboom pumping station is a great way to start your Kinderdijk visit. And once you’ve made a good start, you’ll definitely have to go check out the Nederwaard Museum Mill next!

A boat tour of Kinderdijk is great fun for all ages.

A boat tour of Kinderdijk is great fun for all ages.

The Molenhoek souvenir shop is just one of the spots around Kinderdijk where you can get a drink or have a bite to eat. When the weather is nice, the outdoor patio is a great place to unwind and rest your feet. The same goes for the lovely picnic benches set up around the Blokweer Museum Mill.

Tickets
You can ask our millers everything!

You can ask our millers everything!

Secondary Pumping Station 'De Fabriek'

Secondary Pumping Station 'De Fabriek'

Secondary pumping station ‘De Fabriek’ (‘The Factory’) is the perfect starting point for your Kinderdijk UNESCO World Heritage visit.

Read more
The perfect getaway for the entire family

The perfect getaway for the entire family

Kinderdijk UNESCO World Heritage is a great experience for the whole family - there's plenty to discover for all ages here!

Read more
Kinderdijk in winter

Kinderdijk in winter

The winter period is a great time to visit Kinderdijk UNESCO World Heritage and enjoy a windmill winter wonderland.

Read more
Wisboom Visitors Centre

Wisboom Visitors Centre

Dive right into the story of Kinderdijk and its struggle with the water!

Read more
Museum mills

Museum mills

Curious how a windmill looks inside? Visit one of the museum mills and learn everything about life in the past.

Read more
Kinderdijk app

Kinderdijk app

Get even more out of your visit with the Kinderdijk app, and enjoy audio tours, maps, added information, and much more besides!

Read more
Hiking in land below sea level

Hiking in land below sea level

Wander to your heart's content in the Kinderdijk area. Discover great hiking trails leading past old mills, lush green landscapes, and the fresh breeze under Dutch cloudscapes!

Read more
Photos and photographers

Photos and photographers

With a camera or smartphone in hand, anyone can become a Dutch Master, because between the Kinderdijk windmills, you'll take the best pictures of the Netherlands!

Read more
Cycling in Windmill Country

Cycling in Windmill Country

The Dutch love their bicycles, and some of their best cycling routes take you past Kinderdijk, through a historical landscape full of natural and cultural treasures!

Read more