22 June 2020

Kinderdijk UNESCO World Heritage is reopening

We are reopening! Kinderdijk UNESCO World Heritage will reopen its doors next week after being closed for three months. From Wednesday June 24 we will receive guests again. We would like to welcome you back in UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk.

A little later than planned, but this time for real: we are reopening! Mandatory walking routes, a limited number of people per location and a lot of attention for hygiene and social distancing: the Kinderdijk World Heritage Foundation (SWEK) has taken numerous measures to ensure the safety of visitors, employees, volunteers, and residents.

Online tickets

The Dutch government has determined that locations such as Kinderdijk World Heritage are only allowed to sell tickets online, to a predetermined number of visitors. As previously announced, the plan was to realize a permanent partial closure of the World Heritage Site. After intensive consultation with residents and municipalities, it was decided not to go forward with this plan. The public area will be monitored by SWEK, a so-called counting post serves as an additional aid. Only if it gets too crowded and the 1.5 metre distance is compromised, a temporary restriction of the access / closure may be necessary.

The capacity is limited inside the windmills.

The capacity is limited inside the windmills.

To visit Kinderdijk you must buy an entrance ticket online in advance. This is an all-in ticket, which means that it is possible to enter all visitor locations, including the tour boats, within the allocated time slot. This was decided to spread visitors as much as possible. Reserve your tickets today to secure a spot!

The cash register at Museum Mill Nederwaard.

The cash register at Museum Mill Nederwaard.


Our employees and volunteers are eager to receive guests again. In this turbulent time, we like to offer people the opportunity to safely enjoy this iconic part of the Netherlands. Our extensive World Heritage Site is ideal for 1.5 metre recreation. We are ready. Ready to tell our unique story of more than seven centuries of Dutch water management.

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