Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout

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Introduction

Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout

Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, the Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout consists of 19 windmills, built in 1740. If you want to appreciate the windmills, it is best to go on foot or better; rent a bicycle and take a ride along all of the windmills. Sometimes, it is possible to visit one inside. For more detailed information visit the Kinderdijk website.

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Opening Hours

Daily 10:00-16:00 (ex official holidays) to visit the mills, but you can roam the paths along the mills all day every day.

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Cost

A ticket to visit the museum mills and visitors centre cost €8 per person. There is a discount for online bookings as well as group bookings, and you can add a boat tour to the ticket for €5,50 extra per person. Tickets can be bought through the official Kinderdijk website. There is no cost to just walk along the windmills.

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Getting There

By Car

  • From Rotterdam (north) A20 - A16 - A15 where you have to exit the motorway at exit 22, from there follow the signs, passing the centre of Alblasserdam. From the south of Rotterdam you can connect to the A15 directly.
  • From Amsterdam and Utrecht you can take the A2 - A27 - A15 where you have to exit the motorway at exit 22, from there follow the signs.
  • From Breda take the A16 - A15 where you have to exit the motorway at exit 22, from there follow the signs.

By Boat

The is a boat connection between Rotterdam and Kinderdijk. In the summerseason Rebus has returntrips every day, except mondays at 10.45 and 14.45. The trip takes 3 hours in total. One hour to go Kinderdijk, One hour to have a look around, and again one hours to get back to Rotterdam.

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Eat

There are a few restaurants at the entrance of the park.

  • Kantine De Molenhoek.
  • Buena Vista, Molenstraat 230 (near the entrance of the park), ☎ +31 78 691-2485. W-Su 12:00-late. This restaurant is housed in a historic building at the main road close to the windmills. It has an old-Dutch luxurious interior that has a traditional appearance. On the menu are meat and fish dishes and Dutch pancakes. €20-30.
  • Partycentrum de Klok, Molenstraat 117.

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Drink

There is coffee for an affordable price right at the entrance of the park.

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Sleep

  • Hotel Kinderdijk, West Kinderdijk 361, Alblasserdam (walk southwest along the main road from the entrance), ☎ +31 78 691-2425. This is a decent hotel with rooms for mid-range prices. There's also a restaurant attached to it where you can have dinner or lunch. Mains are about €17-20. It is possible to make a reservation. €70.

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