Kinderdijk: world-class heritage education

Education on the ingenious water management system of Kinderdijk takes you on an exciting journey through the past 1000 years. For years and years, the Dutch have fought a courageous fight against the water. The result is a breath-taking, typical Dutch landscape, which includes no less than 19 authentic windmills and impressive pumping stations. It’s with good reason that Kinderdijk is called one of the world’s treasure troves and is listed on UNESCO’s ultra exclusive World Heritage List.

Wealth of information


Sharing knowledge is one of the spearheads of Kinderdijk. In close collaboration with experts, education materials are constantly being expanded and improved. During a day trip to Kinderdijk, our specialists are on sight to answer any questions you may have, but you can also learn a lot about Kinderdijk online. This website offers extensive interactive information which you can use in preparation for your daytrip to Kinderdijk in the Netherlands. Read what you’ll find in Kinderdijk and why it’s so special to be able to witness this; it will make your trip to Kinderdijk all the more captivating!

Education programme ‘Kinderdijk’ for primary & secondary education


For primary and secondary schools, an education programme named ‘Kinderdijk’ is currently in development. This education programme supplies teachers with specific education materials. Education programme ‘Kinderdijk’ is being developed in close collaboration with educational experts and will be specifically suited for individual grades and specific teaching methods. Because of this, Kinderdijk evolves along with the student, which allows for the opportunity to visit World Heritage Kinderdijk on more than one occasion during one’s school time.

For now, you can visit the following links (in Dutch):

• http://www.uitzendinggemist.nl/afleveringen/1175880
• BBC-aflevering In my Shoes met Donna
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAeZAzUHWFg
• https://www.facebook.com/WerelderfgoedKinderdijk

For lessons on World Heritage sites in the Netherlands, the following links are recommended (in Dutch):

• www.werelderfgoed.nl/educatie
• http://www.werelderfgoed.nl/nieuws/handleiding-hbo-docenten

To summarize, Kinderdijk is not only a great destination to visit for recreational activities, but for educational purposes as well. A day trip to Kinderdijk with a class of pupils or the entire school is without a doubt highly recommended…

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