Small Group (Shared) Experience

With Tulip Day Tours you visit the authentic windmills of UNESCO's Kinderdijk. This small group tour of maximum seven travelers departs from Amsterdam Central Station, but you have the option to add hotel pick-up & drop off in Amsterdam to your booking if you find the station too far or too difficult to reach.

Tour Description

There's not a windmill complex like Kinderdijk anywhere else in the world to be found. The ingenious system of windmills and pumping stations has been keeping the soil dry here for nearly a thousand years now, in a constant struggle between human brains and the power of the water.

Kinderdijk is of international value. Not only because of the windmills, but also because all water management technology from the Middle Ages can be seen here. There are dikes, storage reservoirs and modern pumping stations.

The transfer from Amsterdam to Kinderdijk takes about 1.5 hours. Upon arrival, watch a brief introductory movie about Kinderdijk and learn about its historical importance. After the movie your guide walks you to two museum mills, where you can meet the millers and learn about their trade. All the other windmills are still inhabited by millers and their families. Climb the steep stairs inside one of the two mills and see for yourself how water and wind are paramount in the lives of millers. Ask the millers anything you'd like to know about milling, before walking back to the visitor's center. The total walking distance is two miles.

Then your guide sets up a meeting time and point, so you also have some free time to explore the area on your own. With your ticket, let the skippers of Kinderdijk carry you across the glittering basin waters for 30 minutes; a guarantee for marvellous pictures. Then it's time for the transfer back to Amsterdam, where you are dropped off at the same place as where you started the tour around 4:30 pm.

What's Included?
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned transportation 
  • Professional and friendly guide
  • Admission to Kinderdijk complex
  • Walking tour of Kinderdijk
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Admission to two windmills
  • 30-min canal cruise in Kinderdijk
  • Water
  • Lunch pack optional
  • All taxes (21% sales tax), fees and handling charges
Practical information
  • Tour departs at 10:30 am from meeting point Amsterdam Central Station, IJ-zijde, K+R West
  • Hotel pick-up (if booked) is between 9:45 and 10:30 am
  • Exact pick-up time is given by 6:00 pm, the day before the tour
  • Duration of the complete tour: 6 hours 
  • Back in Amsterdam around 4:30 pm 
  • Tour guide is also the driver
  • Minimum age for participation is 8 years. Traveling with children younger than 8? Check out our private experience
  • This tour takes place daily from March to November
  • Adult (age 12 - 64) € 109
  • Senior (age 65+) € 99
  • Child (age 8 - 11) € 99 
  • Hotel pick-up & drop off (optional) € 10 per person
  • Lunch pack (optional) € 15 per person
  • Booking engine closing time: 24 hours before the tour. Too late? Contact us, perhaps we have availability
  • 24-hr free cancelation policy; just drop us a line by email, SMS, WhatsApp or messenger (at least 24 hours before the tour) to let us know you are not joining. We ALWAYS reply.

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