Windmills at Kinderdijk

4 hours | Rotterdam | R T M - 2 1 0
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Points of Interest

  • Delfshaven
  • Kinderdijk
Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your tour begins as you board your motorcoach for a short drive through Rotterdam's industrial outskirts to nearby Kinderdijk. En route, you'll travel through Dutch Polderland, low-lying land laced with canals and farms fields.

Although windmills are vanishing from the Dutch landscape, Kinderdijk boasts the largest collection of windmills in the Netherlands with 19, many in working order. After a short walk to the entrance of World Heritage Kinderdijk, you will enter the Kinderdijk Theatre, located in the Wisboom Pump house. On four surrounding screens public figures explain the story of Kinderdijk. You'll walk over uneven ground to explore the windmills, and then take a tour of the interior of a working mill. The Museum-windmill exhibits life and work on the windmills in the last century. The windmills will operate with ample wind, and visitors can watch and experience the works of the windmill. Raging sails pass, a scoop-wheel turns and water is pumped up. The miller on the scene provides explanation. Before driving back to Rotterdam, you'll have some free time to walk around the windmills.

Next, you'll drive to Delfshaven, a borough of Rotterdam on the right bank of river Nieuwe Maas. Delfshaven has officially only been part of Rotterdam for a little over 100 years, yet it was from here that the 'Pilgrim Fathers' set out on their epic journey to America in 1620. It's also the birthplace of Piet Hein, a local legend.

You'll make a photo stop and take a brief stroll before your return drive back to the pier.

Special Notes:

The interior windmill visit features a flight of steep steps.

Tour can be reversed to avoid congestions.

This tour does not operate on weekdays from November 1st till March 31st as the windmill is closed.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a visit to the windmills of Kinderdijk

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
01:45
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
2000
Steps:
50
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Photo stop for Delfshaven

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
400
Steps:
5
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
800
Steps:
5
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No