Take the best route to Kinderdijk across the water
Nothing beats making a trip to the windmills by water, and the best way to do that is by using the Waterbus. Take your bicycle with you as you hop on board in Rotterdam or Dordrecht, and set sail for Kinderdijk while you enjoy the stunning views of the rivers that made Holland what it is today.
A course across the water
At Kinderdijk World Heritage, everything revolves around the water; including the best ways to get there. If you hop aboard the Waterbus in Rotterdam or Dordrecht, you’ll find yourself standing between the mills in just about half an hour – and you’ll get there in style too!
Summer: 1 May to 31 October
Between 9:35 AM and 5:07 PM with extra departures on weekdays in May, June, September and October. Direct Line 202 takes you from Rotterdam and Dordrecht to Kinderdijk within half an hour. This line does not operate in winter.
There is no direct connection to Kinderdijk from Rotterdam or Dordrecht between November 1th and April 30th. If you plan to use Waterbus Line 20, you will have to transfer to the Driehoeksveer ferry at the stop in Ridderkerk. All in all, the trip from Dordrecht or Rotterdam will take about forty minutes. This is not possible during the weekends! An alternative point to get off board on Saterday and Sunday is at the Kade stop in Alblasserdam: from there, it’s just fifteen minutes to Kinderdijk by bicycle.
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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
Parking is only possible at the entrance of Kinderdijk World Heritage. Parking in the village of Kinderdijk is only allowed for permit holders between April 1 and November 1.Plan your trip
By camper van
If you’re travelling by camper van, check out your options for parking and overnight stays.Plan your trip