The most beautiful bicycle routes in South-Holland
It only takes two wheels to see a thousand years of Dutch history! If you’re as fond of cycling as the Dutch, you’ll love it here. Hop on your bike, or rent one from our neighbours. Feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face as you pedal across the seabed. Enjoy the trip, bring your children along – let the good times roll! But please note, due to the current Covid-19 measures,
On your bike TO Kinderdijk
Cycling – the ultimate Dutch way to get to our Word Heritage. Kinderdijk might not be Rome, but still many bicycle roads lead to our windmill area. From Rotterdam, Dordrecht, Gouda, and Utrecht, you can safely pedal to our windmills, thanks to our excellent bicycle paths. On top of that, you can take the Waterbus from Rotterdam or Dordrecht and discover the surroundings of Kinderdijk on your bike. Here’s our little Dutch insider’s tip: no extra charge for your bike on board the Waterbus! Upon arrival, the bicycle can be parked at the entrance of UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk. You can further explore the World Heritage Site on foot, don’t forget to buy an entrance ticket online in advance!
Are you coming from Rotterdam, Gouda or the surroundings? Take the ferry from Kinderdijk aan de Lek to Kinderdijk!
RENT a bike in Kinderdijk
So you’re not coming to Kinderdijk on your own bicycle, but you do want to ride one to discover our area? We do not rent out bikes ourselves, but we do know people who do. Keep in mind that because of our Covid-19 measures, cycling along all of the mills is not possible during our opening hours.
Café De Klok, Molenstraat 117, 2961 AK Kinderdijk.
Tourist Info Alblasserdam, Zuiderstek 1, 2952 AZ Alblasserdam.
Distance 5,2 km.
On your bike. Come see the Netherlands for real.
Bicycle routes AROUND Kinderdijk
Kinderdijk is a pivot in a web of excellent bicycle routes. A nice start or end of a day of cycling fun through the Alblasserwaard and surroundings. Take your two wheels along so-called ‘Tiendwegen’ (regional paths with ditches on either side) and other beautiful bicycle paths where cars are the exception rather than the rule. Ride them dikes with the river on one side and the lowlands on the other side. You see so much more when you ride a bicycle.
You can buy some maps with bicycle routes in our shops. These vary in length from 40 to 60 kilometres.
Windmill route (40-60km)
The official windmill route published in the Year of the Windmill (2011). It takes you past the windmills of Kinderdijk and those of the Alblasserwaard. The full cycle tour counts 60 kilometers, but you can opt for the shorter track of only 40 kilometers. The route also takes you past the villages of Streefkerk, Oud Alblas and Bleskensgraaf, as well as past the little city of Nieuwpoort with its old walls and fortifications.
Windmills and Storks route (45km)
A beautiful route starting at our Wisboom Visitor’s Centre, passing the windmill complex of the village of Streefkerk and the village of Liesveld. Here you can visit the Stork Centre, where volunteers once started to reintroduce storks in the polder landscape. You also pass De Donk, a higher part of the polder used throughout the ages as a shelter in case of floods. Get set for a scenic day of cycling in the Alblasserwaard!
Dordrecht, Kinderdijk and the Biesbosch (50km)
A tour past the three icons of the Dutch Water Triangle: Kinderdijk World Heritage , the Biesbosch National Park and our oldest city Dordrecht. Feast your eyes on technology, nature, and history in one day. The Waterbus is the connecting link to pass the rivers. You can bring your bicycle for free.
Travelling by Waterbus is the perfect way to visit us by public transport. From Rotterdam or Dordrecht, half an hour’s sailing will get you to Kinderdijk in style!Plan your trip
By public transport
The corona crisis severely limits public transport options. For the latest information, check the Waterbus and Qbuzz websites.Plan your trip
Are you planning to visit Kinderdijk UNESCO World Heritage with a group? Contact us in advance, and we will look at your options under the present circumstances together.Plan your trip
If a car really is your only option, you can get directions and your visiting and parking addresses here.Plan your trip