By Public Transit
As Kinderdijk is in a rural area, getting there with public transport can be a time-consuming process. The easiest way to get there is to first take a train to railway station Rotterdam Lombardijen. This station is easily accessible from the major cities. You will have to continue your way by bus. When leaving the railway station, cross the street and tram lines to get to the bus stop. Arriva (http://www.arriva.nl) operates two bus connections that serve bus stop Kinderdijk, Molenkade:
Bus 90 operates hourly, 7 days a week, and has Utrecht CS as its final destination. The ride takes about 45 minutes.
Bus 190 is a special bus that operates infrequently. It only seems to reach Kinderdijk during morning rush hours.
If you're not sure when to get off, ask the bus driver to tell you when he's there. You can plan your trip ahead from 9292.nl (http://www.9292.nl). As both bus lines depart from metro station Rotterdam Zuidplein, you could alternatively take the bus from there.
There are many ways to get to Kinderdijk by motorway. If you're coming from Rotterdam, drive south along motorway A16 in the direction to Dordrecht. At the junction, get onto the A15 that goes in eastward direction to Gorinchem. Get off at exit 22 and follow the signs to Kinderdijk.
If you're coming from Amsterdam or Utrecht, drive south along motorway A2. At the junction Everdingen, get onto motorway A27 that goes to Gorinchem in southwestern direction. At the junction Gorinchem, get onto motorway A15 that goes to Rotterdam in westwards direction. Get off at exit 22 and follow the signs to Kinderdijk. The ride is about 100 km from Amsterdam.
You can also take the Waterbus (http://www.waterbus.nl/) ferry from Rotterdam under the Erasmus bridge or from Dordrecht on Merwekade. Take Route 20 and get off at Ridderkerk De Schans. There you have to transfer to a smaller ferry to Kinderdijk (http://www.driehoeksveer.nl/). This transfer is seamless as both ferries' timetables are synchronized with one another. Though delays are rare, connecting services will generally wait at Ridderkerk to guarantee a connection.
A single trip should take you around 35 minutes from Rotterdam and an hour from Dordrecht.
The connecting service from Ridderkerk to Kinderdijk starts at 12:30 11:30 from May to September and the last connection from Kinderdijk back to Ridderkerk departs at 17:35.
There is only weekend service from May to September. The first connection to Kinderdijk is at 11:00 and the last return connection is at 17:10.
Ticket prices vary depending on the ticket type. However, waterbus offers a special day ticket, valid on both ferries and also grants free entrance to the Museum mill and the Wisboom pumping station. The price of this ticket is €12,95 per person for adults and €9,00 for children ages 4 to 11 and seniors 65 and older. Children under the age of 4 travel free of charge. Tickets available from the Waterbus staff cash only.