Visit the World Heritage Site of the Kinderdijk Windmills (2.5hrs car/walk) with private guide
Word Heritage site of Kinderdijk has no less than 19 working Dutch Windmills. These 18th century Windmills are a living testimony of the Dutch centuries long struggle to keep water levels under control. I will take you there to admire the centuries old mills, explain their function in shaping and maintaining the Dutch countryside. One of the mills is open for visitors. After a walk around the site we will tour around the wider area to see even more windmills.
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.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cruise Terminal Rotterdam
End location: Any location in Rotterdam convenient to you
Duration: 3 hours
we will be using a new comfortable MPV type of car (Renault Kadjar, Nissan Qashqai or similar) with AC
If your group has more than 4 guests, I can make you a customized offer with a large vehicle.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 Euro - Entry to the windmills, pump house and video presentation costs 7.50 euros per person. Optional boat tour 5 euros per person
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Our visit to Kinderdijk with Eddy was highly informative. We learned about the history and function of the site and about the operation of the local water boards which are unique to the Netherlands. Only one windmill was open because of maintenance activities. We were fortunate that the Miller joined us and added to our visit. I have no doubt that the additional information the gained will be incorporated into Eddy's future tours. Eddy is an excellent tour guide and I highly recommend him.