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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$171.72 Day Trips & Excursions

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 AmsterdamA professional, experienced and friendly driver/guide will accompany you throughout the tour

$122.70 Private & Custom Tours

Private Customizable daytour from or to Rotterdam

Start your private tour from your hotel, cruise ship or any given location in Rotterdam or start your tour with your own private driver/guide. It is also possible to start this tour from Schiphol airport and ending the tour in Rotterdam. This 8-hour tour you can start with a short exploration of the highlights of Rotterdam with her notorious modern architecture, the cubic houses and the old harbour. From Rotterdam it is possible to make a nice trip into Zeeland with an overview of the Rotterdam harbour, the Delta works and picturesque villages like Middelburg, Veere or Vlissingen. The windmills of Kinderdijk also can be visited.     The tour can also include a visit to a local Dutch cheese maker or a clog factory. While traveling through the Dutch countryside we will make several stops to take wonderful pictures and your guide will explain you all about the typical Dutch reclaimed land. Observe some typical  windmills (entrance fees not included). From 22 March 2018 till May 13th 2018 the flower gardens of "Keukenhof"  can also be visited.  The total duration of this tour is approximately 8-9 hours and on your itinerary, you will have several options for lunch, coffee and shopping (own expense). Since it is your own private tour you do not need to stick to a fixed program.Your driver/guide will be pleased to help and advise you to find places which are most of your interest.

$1418.71 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 theSouth of Holland. The picturesque view allows for great pictures and a relaxing stroll along thewindmills. A boat tour and a visit to the Visitor centre with multi-screen movie can be added. Thedriving tour continues to The Hague the royal and political center of the Netherlands. In theHague, you will visit the Peace Palace, The Inner Courtyard and the Hall of Knights, which is thecentre of all political announcements. You will also drive past the famous royal buildings such asthe palace of Lange Voorhout and Palace Noordeinde. For those interested, it’s possible to visitthe 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.

$171.72 Tours & Sightseeing

Kinderdijk and the Hague Windmill and Sightseeing Tour

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.

$56.47 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

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

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Zaanse Schans, Zaandam, North Holland Province• Drive in 20 minutes to the Windmill village of Zaanse Schans.• Walk together with your guide and listen to the interesting facts which he or she will share with you.• Visit during 15 minutes the wooden shoe maker and see how to make the perfect wooden shoe.• Walk in 5 minutes to the cheese farm.• See in 10 minutes how to make Gouda Cheese, and taste them all after the explanation. • Explore the village during one hour free time.• Drive back in 20 minutes to Amsterdam.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: THIS IS HOLLAND, Amsterdam, North Holland Province• Back in Amsterdam you'll receive the vouchers for THIS IS HOLLAND • Fly over the World Heritage sites of Holland on The Ultimate Flight ExperienceDuration: 1 hourStop At: Blue Boat Company, Amsterdam, North Holland Province• Back in Amsterdam you'll receive the vouchers for a live guided canal cruise in Amsterdam.• Enjoy a live guided canal cruise and see all the highlights of Amsterdam from the water.Duration: 1 hour

$564.72 Private & Custom Tours

The Netherlands Private Customizable Tour 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.