Twenty-five years ago, on Saturday 6 December 1997, our mill complex was officially named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We don’t want to let this beautiful anniversary go unnoticed and therefore, as the title indicates: it is time to celebrate!
All museums and the tour boat can therefore be visited for free on December 6, 2022. We are happy to celebrate our twenty-fifth anniversary with you. You are welcome from 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. We arrange something delicious for with your coffee for the first 200 guests!
We are not just celebrating for one day, it’s going to be a whole year full of celebrations!
To celebrate this great achievement, we will not only reflect on this on December 6, but for a whole year. We are very proud to be able to call ourselves a UNESCO World Heritage Site for 25 years now. So keep an eye out on our website and newsletter for the many upcoming events to celebrate our UNESCO status.
What does it mean to be on the World Heritage List?
For nearly a thousand years, the Dutch have been clever in dealing with the water that surrounds them. The sustainable blend of nature and technology used to keep Kinderdijk dry is so uniquely valuable that this area is granted the UNESCO World Heritage status. The story of Kinderdijk is now a genuine part of world history, kept safe for future generations to visit and experience.
Curious what UNESCO says about us?
- "World Heritage because as Dutch as Dutch can be"