A group day-out with local knowledge and stories
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!
Add depth to your visit with your personal tour guide
What’s it really like when you live your life in an area that lies below sea level? You may not stop to wonder about this on a regular basis, but here, in the Alblasserwaard polders, the people have been living and working among the windmills for centuries, while the water is being milled from underneath their feet. If you are planning a group visit to Kinderdijk World Heritage, you have the opportunity to book one of our tour guides to add an extra dimension of personal stories to a fascinating day out through Dutch history.
Your firsthand experience of history
All of our tour guides have a personal connection to the Kinderdijk windmills and the surrounding polders. They are experienced in guiding groups of visitors, so if you book a tour as a group, you will find an enthusiastic tour guide waiting on arrival, eager to tell you everything there is to know about the life of a miller, local nature and wildlife, and the history of the Dutch struggle against the water. Enjoy a firsthand experience of history with your personal tour guide in Kinderdijk!
Meet our volunteers of World Heritage Kinderdijk
“We don’t just show you the Kinderdijk windmills; we tell the tale of how the Dutch developed water management as the centuries passed!”
“In times of need, the Wisboom pumping station can still help keep these lands dry.”
“Sharing our World Heritage is like having the whole world over for a visit.”
“Living below sea level with constant flooding risks – makes you wonder why anybody wanted to settle here in the first place...”
Ilse van de StraatHostess
“It’s a real give-and-take of energy here.”
Niek de GierCashier
"Even with eyes almost closed the windmills look pretty.''
Come to the School for Millers
Are you in school and curious about the technology behind our mills? Become a miller's helper and learn to operate a windmill yourself!Read more
The millwright's workshop
As we have to keep our mills ready for action, a look around our millwright's workshop will show you how we make every effort to keep these old giants in top shape.Read more