A boat tour of Kinderdijk
The best and most beautiful way to experience the Kinderdijk area is from the water, the connecting thread of our windmill story. Enjoying a relaxed tour on the waters of the basins, you calmly sail by the mills as you enjoy breath-taking views. Our tour boats will take you across the whole area: this is the best way to experience these waterlands!
Daydreaming on the murmuring waters
What could be a better viewpoint to enjoy these drained swamplands than the place where it all began – the water? Our skippers are waiting to welcome you aboard, where you’ll discover Kinderdijk World Heritage during a relaxed trip on the surface of the basins. As the wind rustles through the reeds along the banks, you have plenty of time to take in the beauty of the old Kinderdijk mills, as you lose yourself in daydreams about the way these lands must have been in bygone days…
Tour boat or hopper
There are two ways to make a boat trip across the waters of Kinderdijk. At our souvenir shop, you will find our Cruiser “Vos & Zn” waiting for your arrival. The skipper will take you on a wonderful trip past our windmills, so make sure you have your camera ready and hop on board for a tour that takes about thirty minutes. If you prefer to plan your own route instead, we advise you to opt for our Hopper “Prins Friso”, which stops at the mills and pumping stations, allowing you to hop on or off as you wish. You can find a ticket for both tour boats at all our box office locations, so make sure to pick the best view of our windmills and treat yourself to a Kinderdijk sightseeing tour!
Bookable for groups: The Djieuwke
Sail with a group outside all time schedules? Book our arrangement Duiker. On board of the Djieuwke (try and pronounce that!) you will experience Kinderdijk in a unique way, amongst your own. The skipper takes no other guests on board as you sail along all that’s beautiful about Kinderdijk. Multiple arrangements possible.
Sail through Kinderdijk with a group?
- Past the windmills with a skipper of your own
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