18 February 2022

Two new visitor locations open doors in Kinderdijk UNESCO World Heritage

Today Kinderdijk UNESCO World Heritage opens its doors again. Since December 19, the museum mills, the tour boats and the Kinderdijk pumping stations were closed due to the corona measures and various maintenance work but is now fully open for visitors again.

New visitor locations

The two newest visitor locations in Kinderdijk can also be visited from today. The floating exhibition ‘Alles Heeft een Tijd’ and the Bird Theater. In both visitor locations, the experience of nature, water and climate is central.

On the ship ‘Alles Heeft een Tijd’, three short films tell the story about the Sint Elisabeth flood, the water system of the Alblasserwaard and the challenges of climate change for the future. This ship was acquired from the Maritime Museum Rotterdam in 2017, together with another ship – the Jantina, for a symbolic amount of €1. The ship has since been renovated and is now open to visitors for the first time.

In the Bird Theater we introduce you to 22 protagonists from the Kinderdijk bird world.

In the Bird Theater we introduce you to 22 protagonists from the Kinderdijk bird world.

In the new Bird Theater visitors will discover the unique landscape and the special birds that have their habitat in the canals, polders and mill yards of Kinderdijk. Behind the large glass window, visitors can use binoculars to spot the most special birds from the region.

About a visit

With an online entrance ticket, it is possible to enter all visitor locations, including the tour boats, from your selected arrival time. Our complete range can be found at Kinderdijk UNESCO World Heritage is open in February from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm and from March to October daily from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Dutch water management

Our employees and volunteers are eager to receive guests again. We hope that visitors will come and enjoy this iconic part of the Netherlands again. We are ready to tell our unique story of more than seven centuries of Dutch water management.

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