Visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites in only one day; the famous Amsterdam Canal Belt and a typically Dutch polder called the ‘Beemster’. Learn why windmills were built and enter a working 17th-century windmill for a tour of its mechanisms and living quarters.
Rotterdam City & Kinderdijk Windmills
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This full-day tour offering you a great impression of The Netherlands , an awesome combination of the exhilarating energy of a city and the tranquil atmosphere of the country.
Your private guide will drive you from Amsterdam in the direction of Kinderdijk taking a rural road over a dike and along the the stunning river Lek. During this ride you will enjoy beautiful views of typically Dutch farmhouses, cows and sheep. Arriving at Kinderdijk you’ll join your guide for a boat tour giving you the opportunity to take stunning pictures of the 19 windmills. There is also the opportunity to visit a working windmill.
After Kinderdijk you’ll travel to Rotterdam, the second largest city of The Netherlands and famous for its modern architecture.
To improve the region’s water-management facilities, a series of windmills were constructed near Kinderdijk around 1740. A living testament to The Netherlands’ age-old struggles with rising waters, the mill network at Kinderdijk was built to keep the surrounding region safe from floods. It was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1997 due to its cultural, historical and technological significance.
Rotterdam is a major port city and the second largest city of The Netherlands. The Maritime Museum’s vintage ships and exhibits trace the city’s seafaring history. After being almost completely destroyed during WWII, Rotterdam is now famous for its bold modern architecture. Walk through the old port, marvel at the Yellow Cube Houses, visit the famous Food Hall or enjoy a sightseeing tour through the city by car. Everything is possible here and there’s so much to explore, take in glorious views of the city from 96 m (315 ft) high Euromast tower or perhaps lunch at Hotel New-York!
The itinerary is flexible, we do not rush guests around and we walk at your pace
Dress comfortably in layers and bring a jacket
Cobblestones and steps may be involved in your excursion
All admission fees and parking costs are inclusive
All tours begin and end in Amsterdam at your holiday accommodation
We are certified guides and licensed Dekra D1 chauffeurs
The car is an airconditioned Chrysler minivan
Traffic can cause delays
Lunch / Dinner and Gratuities are exclusive
Mastercard and Visa are widely accepted