Welcome to Kinderdijk


The name Kinderdijk is said to derive from the horrible St Elizabeth's Day Flood of 1421 when a storm and flood washed a kind (child) in a crib up onto the dyke. Since that time, this part of the country has been a focus of Dutch efforts to claim land from the water. Several of the most important types of windmill are found here, including hollow post mills and rotating cap mills. The latter are among the highest in the country as they were built to better catch the wind.


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Kinderdijk, The Hague with Museum Visit from Amsterdam

Meet your guide and driver at our central meeting point at the Heineken Experience. A comfortable, air-conditioned luxurious minivan will take you to today’s destination in about 75 minutes. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views of the Dutch flat landscape.  A visit to Kinderdijk gives you the extraordinary opportunity to visit a UNESCO World Heritage in Holland. In 1997, the windmill complex of Kinderdijk was added to the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage list because of its unique character. UNESCO considers the polder area with its dikes, mills and pumping stations to be proof of human inventiveness in reclaiming and protecting the land. This is worldwide recognition of the fact that this unique area must be preserved for the future. At arrival in Kinderdijk your personal guide will take you to the visitors centre, situated in an old pumping station. Watch the film about the Kinderdijk area before walking through the area. If possible, you will visit a working windmill from the inside (depending on how busy it is). After a 90 minute visit get back aboard the minivan to continue to The Hague. In addition to being the seat of the Dutch government, this city is the third largest city in the country and residence for the Dutch royal family. The Hague is where most foreign embassies in the Netherlands are located, as well as 150 international organizations, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. It is also the home of the Peace Palace, a number of royal palaces, the Mauritshuis, and the Binnenhof (the Dutch parliament). At arrival in The Hague you will do a city tour in the minivan to see all these highlights and a stop will be made for lunch before enjoying  a includes visit to one of the 3 cultural highlights of The Hague: - The Mauritshuis; home to some of the best Dutch paintings from the Golden Age. Discover masterpieces such as Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl earring and paintings of the famous Rembrandt van Rijn. Enjoy an included audio tour. - The Gemeentemuseum; is a modern palace of the arts. Step inside this enchanting building, wander through its beautiful daylit galleries and discover that special work of art that touches you personally. You might even leave a little in love. With that extraordinary painting by Monet, that impressive photography exhibition, the adventurous life of Piet Mondrian, the intimate galleries, or the period rooms full of Delftware.- Madurodam; what makes the small country of the Netherlands so great? Discover this and more at Madurodam, a small city full of beautiful miniatures, playful activities and the best attractions. Late afternoon we will return to Amsterdam A professional, experienced and friendly driver/guide will accompany you throughout the tour

$1424.14 Cultural & Theme Tours

Excursions to South-Holland: windmills, modern architecture, royalty

At first, this driving tour will bring you to the windmills lined up along the water at Kinderdijk in the South of Holland. The picturesque view allows for great pictures and a relaxing stroll along the windmills. A boat tour and a visit to the Visitor centre with multi-screen movie can be added. The driving tour continues to The Hague the royal and political center of the Netherlands. In the Hague, you will visit the Peace Palace, The Inner Courtyard and the Hall of Knights, which is the centre of all political announcements. You will also drive past the famous royal buildings such as the palace of Lange Voorhout and Palace Noordeinde. For those interested, it’s possible to visit the Mauritshuis where many paintings of Rembrandt and Vermeer are on display. The third option (for a tour that takes 8 hours) is to visit Rotterdam where you can admire the modern architecture, the Erasmus Bridge and the Markthal food square, which is the new eye catcher of Rotterdam.

$171.80 Shows, Concerts & Sports

Full day tour with luxury minivan to the windmills in Kinderdijk & the Hague

Meet your guide and driver at our central meetingpoint just across from Central Station Amsterdam. A comfortable, air-conditioned luxurious minivan will take you to today's destination in about 75 minutes. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views of the dutch flat landscape. A visit to Kinderdijk gives you the extraordinary opportunity to visit a UNESCO World Heritage in Holland. In 1997, the windmill complex of Kinderdijk was added to the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage list because of its unique character. UNESCO considers the polder area with its dykes, mills and pumping stations to be proof of human inventiveness in reclaiming and protecting the land. This is worldwide recognition of the fact that this unique area must be preserved for the future. At arrival in Kinderdijk our personal guide will take you to the visitors centre, situated in an old pumping station. Watch the film about the Kinderdijk area before walking through the area. If possible, you will visit a working windmill from the inside, depending on how busy it is. After a 90 minute visit get back aboard the minivan to continue to The Hague. In addition to being the seat of the Dutch government, this city is also the home of the Dutch royal family and the third largest city in the country. The Hague is where most foreign embassies in the Netherlands are located, as well as 150 international organizations, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. It is also the home of the Peace Palace, a number of royal palaces, the Mauritshuis and the Binnenhof, the Dutch parliament. At arrival in The Hague you will do a citytour in the minivan to see all these highlights and a stop will be made for lunch before enjoying freetime at the Mauritshuis, home to the best Dutch paintings from the Golden Age. Discover masterpieces such as Vermeers Girl with a Pearl earring and paintings of the famous Rembrandt van Rijn. Enjoy an included audio tour. Late afternoon you will return to Amsterdam.

$56.50 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Guided tour to Zaanse Schans including THIS IS HOLLAND & Canal Cruise Amsterdam

Begin your tour at our central meeting point. A comfortable, air-conditioned single deck bus will take you to The windmill village Zaanse Schans; an open air museum that houses a collection of working windmills, wooden houses, barns and shops dating back to the 18th and 19th Century. In its golden age the Zaan Region developed into an industrial area on a scale never seen before, with 600 active windmills: wooden factories powered by wind. In these small factories many tasks were being executed with the aid of wind energy: wood sawn by machine, grounding spices, oil for food and paint, flower, cocoa powder and many other things.At arrival in the village, your guide will take you on an orientation tour of the village and will give you further information on the Zaanse Schans and its unique character and will teach you the local history and culture . Also you will visit the clog museum and in the cheese farm you will get to taste Dutch farmer cheese. Then it is time to further explore the village on your own.Back in Amsterdam you'll receive the vouchers for THIS IS HOLLAND & a live guided canal cruise in Amsterdam.Canal cruise:Embark in an unique experience through Amsterdam's canals during a 60 minutes live guided city canal cruise and understand why they have been awarded UNESCO's World Heritage status. Sit back and enjoy the fantastic views of the 17th-century buildings lining the canals and the growing 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become, while being served a complimentary drink (Till October 1st).THIS IS HOLLAND: During this 1-hour experience you’ll learn the history of how Holland was created. The Ultimate Flight Experience gives you a 5D experience of the must-see locations in Holland. Fly over the sights you visited earlier today; Zaanse Schans & the famous canals of Amsterdam & see many other highlights of the Netherlands such as; the windmills of Kinderdijk, the flower fields, The Delta Works, the port of Rotterdam and countless other Dutch landmarks from an entirely different perspective. During The Ultimate Flight Experience you will be hanging inside a sphere-shaped screen with your hands and feet dangling free. Moving with the images, you’ll imagine yourself floating above Holland for a period of 9 minutes. Special effects like wind, mist and scent complete this unique experience.

$566.88 Private & Custom Tours

Private full-day customizable tour of the Netherlands from Amsterdam

Start this tour from your hotel or any other desired location where your personal guide and driver will pick you up. From here your guide will bring you to the south of the Netherlands to explore the beautiful Dutch country side, villages and impressive cities. With this tour you have different options of places you could visit like Delft, the Hague, Kinderdijk, Utrecht and Rotterdam. With every booking we receive we will make a customized itinerary for you with at least three stops at different places. The tour will be given by a professional licenced guide that will drive you around and tell you all the history, stories and information about the places. After the tour the guide will drive you back to the hotel.