Windmill Cruise in the Lake District Kagerplassen


Embark on an enchanting 1-hour journey through the picturesque Kagerplassen Lake District with Rederij van Hulst’s Windmill Cruise. Departing from the charming village of Warmond, close to Leiden and the famous Keukenhof, this cruise offers a unique opportunity to delve into the rich tapestry of Dutch culture. Glide past historic windmills dotting the lush polder landscape, learn about the vital role these mills play in managing the Netherlands’ water levels, and get lost in the tranquility of nature. Accompanied by experienced captains and an informative audioguide, discover stories of ingenuity and resilience that have shaped this beautiful region. With sails turning in the wind and a backdrop of serene waters and verdant shores, this tour promises a timeless and relaxing exploration of Holland’s iconic windmills, leaving you with lasting memories of beauty and history intertwined.

What you'll see

Departure location: Germeente Haven, 2361 CM Warmond.
Return location: Same as departure location.
Tour duration: 1 hour.
Departure time: Multiple departures daily.
Tour type: Amsterdam Canal Cruises


Your unforgettable Windmill Cruise begins at the Germeente Haven in Warmond, where you’ll board our comfortable cruiser set for a captivating exploration of the Kagerplassen Lake District. As the tour commences, marvel at the tranquil landscape of the Dutch countryside, adorned with an array of historic windmills. These windmills, more than mere relics of the past, continue to play a crucial role in the Netherlands’ water management system, maintaining the delicate balance of a country situated below sea level. As you meander through the waterways, our experienced captain will guide you, offering insights into the life and operation of these majestic structures. The audioguide, available throughout the cruise, supplements your knowledge with fascinating facts and tales of resilience, technology, and Dutch ingenuity in water management. Enjoy the refreshing breeze on the open deck while sipping a cup of coffee or your favorite drink, available for purchase onboard. The blend of natural beauty, engineering marvels, and serene atmosphere makes for a perfect outing, whether you’re a history buff, nature lover, or simply in search of relaxation. This hour-long journey not only showcases the Netherlands’ iconic countryside and technological advancement but also invites you to partake in a tradition of leisurely exploration and appreciation of the region’s unique heritage. As the cruise concludes, you’ll return to Warmond, carrying with you memories of a tranquil escape infused with historical relevance and natural splendor.
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What's included


Not included

Reservations details

Dive into the heart of Dutch culture with our Windmill Cruise in the Lake District, running daily from March 21 to October 31, 2024. This serene journey through the Kagerplassen offers a unique perspective on Holland’s rich history and its ongoing relationship with water. Book your tickets in advance to secure your spot on this popular tour. With limited space and varied departure times, find the perfect cruise to fit your schedule and embark on an hour of tranquility, learning, and unforgettable views. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with the Dutch countryside in a way like no other. Important information: Dogs are not allowed on board (with the exception of assistance dogs).

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