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South Holland

Sailing through UNESCO World Heritage Site Kinderdijk

Embark on one of the round-trip boats at Kinderdijk and enjoy the gorgeous view of the dikes, storage basins, the polder landscape and of course the 19 world-famous windmills.

  • Experience the province with the greatest number of windmills in Holland in a unique way.
  • Sail past authentic windmills and visit the Nederwaard Museum Mill.
  • Kinderdijk can also be reached from Rotterdam using the Water Bus.

Unique feat of water engineering

Throughout the world, the vast region of Kinderdijk in the Alblasserwaard is considered proof of human ingenuity in reclaiming land and protection against water. This makes a boat trip over the Lage Boezem of the Overwaard past the authentic windmills a unique experience.

Sailing past authentic windmills

On the Canal Hopper Prins Friso or the Canal Cruiser, you will sail closely past the windmills, and with the Prins Friso you can disembark in various places to further explore the area. Be sure to also take a look in Museum Windmill Nederwaard. This still-functional windmill has been preserved in its original state and is still managed by a true miller.

Kinderdijk by bike

Explore the province with the greatest number of windmills in Holland through the typically Dutch means of the bicycle. Cycle past ancient windmills, through green polders and typical dike villages.

Practical information

The boarding locations for the Canal Hopper Prins Friso and the Canal Cruiser are at Kinderdijk. Tickets for the boats can also be purchased there.

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