About Kinderdijk with the Waterbus
Kinderdijk, a World Heritage site with 19 windmills dating from the 18th century, is close to Rotterdam. Going to Kinderdijk by Water Bus is quickest and takes just 30 minutes. Take line 202 to Kinderdijk Molenkade. The stop is right in front of the entrance to Kinderdijk.
There are 3 ways to get to Kinderdijk by waterbus
Route 1 with line 202
from May 1 until October 31 between 09:35 and 17:07 with extra departures Monday to Friday in May, June, September and October. With line 202 you can make the direct crossing from Rotterdam or Dordrecht to Kinderdijk in under 30 minutes.
Route 2 with line 20
from May 1 until September 30 between 10:00 and 17:00. Travel from Rotterdam or Dordrecht as far as Ridderkerk and transfer to the Driehoeksveer (Driehoeks ferry). The total journey takes around 40 minutes. On the Driehoeksveer, you can buy a ticket in cash (€1.70 single trip).
Route 3 with the bus or bike
Take line 20 as far as Alblasserdam and cycle from there in 15 minutes to the windmills at Kinderdijk. At weekends in winter, you must take this route because line 202 and the Driehoeksveer do not operate during this time.
The Water Bus Day Ticket includes use of the Water Bus Kinderdijk Special
With the Waterbus Day Card you travel unlimited on all Waterbus lines, you can reach both line 202 and line 20 + Driehoeksveer Kinderdijk and you get a 20% discount on the entrance fee of World Heritage Kinderdijk.
Fast ferry service
The Water Bus is the main daily fast ferry service in the Rotterdam-Dordrecht area. There is a stop in Rotterdam’s city centre next to the Spido boat tours at the Erasmus Bridge. The Water Bus sails at 40 kph between Rotterdam and Dordrecht and towns in the Drechtsteden area. You change at the second stop from Rotterdam (Ridderkerk de Schans) to the Driehoeksveer ferry to continue on to Kinderdijk.
Further price information
Public transport chip cards (OV chip cards) are valid on board (RET cards included in the Welcome Card are not). Day tickets can be purchased on board for cash. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for a 35% reduction on the normal ticket price (on request). Business clients enjoy special prices for the Water Bus Day Ticket and Package Deals.
Bicycles can be taken free of charge on the Water Bus.