Rotterdam Windmills of Kinderdijk Excursion Reviews

Visit the beautiful village of Kinderdijk, home to the largest concentration of old windmills in the Netherlands.
This is the iconic windmill photo you've always seen or imagined from The Netherlands.
This is the iconic windmill photo you've always seen or imagined from The Netherlands. I't a long flat walk to the best photo spot, but the shorter walk takes you inside a working windmill museum that is quite nice. I would ... Read More
This is the iconic windmill photo you've always seen or imagined from The Netherlands. I't a long flat walk to the best photo spot, but the shorter walk takes you inside a working windmill museum that is quite nice. I would highly recommend this excursion. There is a boat ride that takes you down the canal too, but our group didn't go on it. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal River Cruises
Bus and subway transportation is very near the port.
Bus and subway transportation is very near the port. There is also a public water bus pier on the other side of the river (walkable) which can take you to Kinderdijk to see working windmills. Some people took trains to Amsterdam or Belgium ... Read More
Bus and subway transportation is very near the port. There is also a public water bus pier on the other side of the river (walkable) which can take you to Kinderdijk to see working windmills. Some people took trains to Amsterdam or Belgium for the day or even overnight. Lots of walkable options nearby: Hotel New York, SS Rotterdam (free admission to public areas, charge for tours, food and drink), Food Factory, shops, cinemas and theater. Modern downtown area. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
From the Rotterdam port, you can cross the Erasmus bridge and there is a stop of the local bus ...
From the Rotterdam port, you can cross the Erasmus bridge and there is a stop of the local bus boat. It cost maybe $5 to take this bus to Kinderdijk, and it was very easy- so maybe a 10 minute walk to the station, and there are plenty of ... Read More
From the Rotterdam port, you can cross the Erasmus bridge and there is a stop of the local bus boat. It cost maybe $5 to take this bus to Kinderdijk, and it was very easy- so maybe a 10 minute walk to the station, and there are plenty of signs and the boat guys are very helpful for getting there. Once you arrive, you cross a street and walk maybe 5 minutes to the entrance of Kinderdijk. The windmills are very spread out, so if you decide to walk around, it is a lot of walking. I took the scenic boat ride, and I think this was best for pretty photos and a great view of them. There is a hop on hop off option that you can do both. Beautiful place to visit, and I'm glad I did it on my own- much more relaxed, quiet, and of course cheaper. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
What a unique display of how the Dutch water management program works.
What a unique display of how the Dutch water management program works. The windmill museum was very interesting to see, especially how large families were able to live inside these windmills.
What a unique display of how the Dutch water management program works. The windmill museum was very interesting to see, especially how large families were able to live inside these windmills. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
Wow!
Wow! Incredible experience to learn about life in a windmill
Wow! Incredible experience to learn about life in a windmill Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
Provided a real feel for life in Netherlands, historically and today.
Provided a real feel for life in Netherlands, historically and today. Enjoyed boat tour of area.
Provided a real feel for life in Netherlands, historically and today. Enjoyed boat tour of area. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
Rotterdam is an impressive city.
Rotterdam is an impressive city. Bombed out during WW2 and completely rebuilt. Look for the architectural buildings "The Pencil", "The Horseshoe" and "The Cubes". Kinderdijk was also a wonderful excursion.
Rotterdam is an impressive city. Bombed out during WW2 and completely rebuilt. Look for the architectural buildings "The Pencil", "The Horseshoe" and "The Cubes". Kinderdijk was also a wonderful excursion. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Kinderdijk was great to tour by bicycle - we rode down into and around the little town before ...
Kinderdijk was great to tour by bicycle - we rode down into and around the little town before checking out the inside of one of the windmills.
Kinderdijk was great to tour by bicycle - we rode down into and around the little town before checking out the inside of one of the windmills. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
The description of this excursion was different from reality.
The description of this excursion was different from reality. Instead of visiting the village first (with adequate time to walk around to view and shop), it was the last stop on the tour. There wasn't enough time to really see ... Read More
The description of this excursion was different from reality. Instead of visiting the village first (with adequate time to walk around to view and shop), it was the last stop on the tour. There wasn't enough time to really see anything since we had to leave in time to return to the ship without delay. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Amazing tour of the windmills and the history behind them Frank, our guide was awesome
Amazing tour of the windmills and the history behind them Frank, our guide was awesome
Amazing tour of the windmills and the history behind them Frank, our guide was awesome Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We met up here.
We met up here. This was very educational and not to be missed
We met up here. This was very educational and not to be missed Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Our ship docked at the windmills so we just walked across the dike and we were there.
Our ship docked at the windmills so we just walked across the dike and we were there. Interesting tour and a very beautiful location.
Our ship docked at the windmills so we just walked across the dike and we were there. Interesting tour and a very beautiful location. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Had a great local guide
Had a great local guide
Had a great local guide Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Good tour but a bit too rushed.
Good tour but a bit too rushed.
Good tour but a bit too rushed. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
I love windmills and this place is great.
I love windmills and this place is great. Ninteen windmills in one area.
I love windmills and this place is great. Ninteen windmills in one area. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The windmills are impressive structures.
The windmills are impressive structures. Such a simple process and still in use today. Important work they do, keeping the North Sea out where it belongs.
The windmills are impressive structures. Such a simple process and still in use today. Important work they do, keeping the North Sea out where it belongs. Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
You just can't go to the Netherlands and not see the windmills.
You just can't go to the Netherlands and not see the windmills.
You just can't go to the Netherlands and not see the windmills. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
But would have been much better on a dry, sunny, not windy and wet day.
But would have been much better on a dry, sunny, not windy and wet day. Couldn't enjoy it as much since we were all too cold to concentrate. Even guide said it was nasty weather.
But would have been much better on a dry, sunny, not windy and wet day. Couldn't enjoy it as much since we were all too cold to concentrate. Even guide said it was nasty weather. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Nothing like Kinderdijk in the world...the windmills were fascinating.
Nothing like Kinderdijk in the world...the windmills were fascinating.
Nothing like Kinderdijk in the world...the windmills were fascinating. Read Less
Sail Date March 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises