The 18th century Windmills at Kinderdijk are a living testimony to the Dutch region’s centuries long struggle to keep water levels under control. On this guided tour, you will be able to see the 19 marvellous historic windmills in action. The area has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
I will pick you at the Rotterdam Cruise Terminal, your hotel or any other location within the city and we will drive to the Kinderdijk area. This about 30 minutes by car. At Kinderdijk we will leave the car and walk along the 19 windmills that are part of the World Heritage Site. One of mills is open to visitors. Next is a visit to the visitor centre inside the electrical pump house. This pump replaced the mills at the beginning of the 20th century. The Centre has a small exhibition and a audio-visual show explaining the history and role of mills in Dutch water management. We continue with a car tour through the area taking in a couple different windmill types before returning to Rotterdam.