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Rotterdam: Kinderdijk Windmill Village Entry Ticket

1. Rotterdam: Kinderdijk Windmill Village Entry Ticket

Explore the windmill village of Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See museum mills and a pumping station, then glide across the polders on a tour boat. Journey back through time to a world of old Dutch windmills. Stroll through the centuries-old buildings of a delightful village, and see fascinating exhibits from different historical eras. Visit three museum mills, open-air displays, and a pumping station. There's also an interactive scavenger hunt for kids, a multi-screen film, and an app to make the most of your visit. Then, clamber aboard one of the inclusive tour boats. Glide across the polder waters as the many windmills of the village drift past.

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Amsterdam: Kinderdijk, Euromast & Spido Tour of Rotterdam

2. Amsterdam: Kinderdijk, Euromast & Spido Tour of Rotterdam

Meet your professional guide and driver at a convenient meeting point in Amsterdam then set off on a comfortable, air-conditioned, luxurious Mercedes minibus to the destinations. You will start of the day with a visit to the Euromast. At 185 meters high, it’s the highest watchtower in the Netherlands and an essential part of the skyline of the city. Listen to amazing stories about the city from your professional guide as you make your way to the top of the glass elevator. Afterwards, you will continue to the Spido harbour cruise where you will see the city from the water. Sail through Europe's largest functioning port and get a unique perspective of the harbour’s shipyards, docks and the hypermodern transhipping of thousands of containers whilst viewing the Rotterdam skyline. You will continue on to Kinderdijk: a UNESCO World Heritage site. On arrival in Kinderdijk your guide will take you to the visitors’ center which is situated in an old pumping station. Watch the film about the Kinderdijk area before walking through the area, seeing its mills and learning how they work.

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From Rotterdam: UNESCO Kinderdijk, Euromast & Spido Day Trip

3. From Rotterdam: UNESCO Kinderdijk, Euromast & Spido Day Trip

Upon departure from the meeting point, relax on the air-conditioned bus and enjoy views of the Dutch landscape during the 30-minute trip to Kinderdijk. Take your time in visiting Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997. See the unique polder area of dikes, mills, and pumping stations and learn about human inventiveness in reclaiming and protecting the land. Follow your guide to the visitors’ center, situated in an old pumping station. You may be lucky enough to visit the inside of a working windmill (depending on how busy it is). On the return to Rotterdam, enjoy a Spido Harbor Cruise. Sail through Europe’s largest functioning port on a 75-minute tour. Admire as Rotterdam’s impressive skyline glides by, and see the busy shipyards and traffic of the sea-going and inland ships. The cruise ends with a view of the steamship Rotterdam, the former cruise flagship of the Holland America Line. Lastly, use the included tickets to head up the Euromast. This Rotterdam icon is 185 meters high and the highest watchtower in the Netherlands. Hear stories of the city as your ascend to the top in a glass elevator. Take in the views of Rotterdam and beyond. With good weather, you can see as far as 30km away.

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From Amsterdam: Rotterdam and Kinderdijk Private Day Trip

4. From Amsterdam: Rotterdam and Kinderdijk Private Day Trip

Start this tour with a pick-up from your hotel. From here, drive to the countryside of the Netherlands and explore Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must see when visiting the Netherlands. See the beautiful windmills, dykes and countryside and learn about the impressive way the Dutch deal with water. Join a 1-hour boat tour of Kinderdijk and explore the Dutch country side with your guide. You also get the option to have some free time to walk around by yourself. From there, you will drive to the beautiful Rotterdam, the second Dutch city you will visit on this tour. Discover how the destruction of World War II led to an intensive rebuilding process and to Rotterdam becoming one of the most daring examples of modern architecture in the Netherlands. First, you will explore the city center of Rotterdam, here you will find many architectural sights like the new Markthal, the famous Cube Houses, the Erasmus Bridge and the Town Hall of Rotterdam. When going inside the Martkhal, you are able to take a break to eat and drink something. After, the guide will drive you to a more historical part of Rotterdam called Delfshaven, this is one of the few parts of the city that wasn't destroyed by the bombing. After Delshaven, your guide will drive you to explore the port of Rotterdam. Rotterdam houses the biggest port in Europe and until 2004 it was the biggest port in the world. After your visit to Rotterdam, your guide will drive you back to your hotel or any other desired location in Amsterdam.

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North/South Holland: Rotterdam & Kinderdijk Private Day Trip

5. North/South Holland: Rotterdam & Kinderdijk Private Day Trip

Discover Rotterdam, the second-largest city in the Netherlands, on a private full-day trip. Along the way, see and learn about the windmills at the famous fields of Kinderdijk. Get picked up at your hotel or any other location in North or South Holland and benefit from the personal service of a professional guide who will drive you around. Once in Rotterdam, explore all that the city has to offer. Experience its unique architecture and find out all about its culture and history. Then, drive to the small village of Kinderdijk, known for its unique and iconic windmills, which are on UNESCO's World Heritage List for protected properties. Enjoy one of the most famous attractions in the Netherlands before returning to your hotel at the end of the day.

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What people are saying about Rotterdam

Very interesting tour with guides on each point of interest (English speaking). A boat shuttle system will take you to visit the 3 mills (every 1/2 hour). A fun film with French subtitles will explain the life of the millers and the system that allowed Holland to avoid flooding.

It was fantastic. Millers/women were in traditional costume. Toilets everywhere. Good explanation, good guidance.

What a fantastic experience. The Netherlands is rich with this piece of heritage.

Something else. Highly recommended! Well organized! Very competent and friendly!

Great facility, very informative. Friendly people.