The Landscape

Nestled within the expansive polders of Alblasserwaard, the UNESCO World Heritage site Kinderdijk represents an impressive feat of Dutch efforts in water management and technological prowess. Surrounded by serene landscapes dominated by iconic windmills, picturesque cloud formations, vibrant flower meadows, blooming pollard willows, and swaying reed fields, Kinderdijk serves as a living museum of Dutch hydraulic engineering. This unique heritage showcases a complex network of canals, dikes, and windmills. Not only has this system shaped the identity of the region, but it has also gained global recognition by being included in the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage list.

Forests and Heaths

Estates and Heritage

Polders and Farmlands

Rivers and Streams

Bike with us

Virtual cycling in Alblasserwaard and UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk

Route map

Start and finish near bike node 10 on the Peilkade in Papendrecht. However, this bike route is a circular tour, so it offers the possibility to start from any of the following bike nodes.

10 - 40 - 9 - 43 - 18 - 19 - 2 - 3 - 21 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 67 - 82 - 68 - 81 - 14 - 33 - 7 - 30 - 32 - 34 - 31 - 12 - 11 - 10

54
Kilometers
218
Minutes
16
Elevation meters