Kinderdijk Lights Cruise

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Kinderdijk Lights Cruise

Adults 59.50 | Children 39.50

  • Evening cruise with dinner
  • Experience the mills from the water
  • 19 mills in the spotlight
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Duration 3.5 hours
Illumination Week
Cruise to UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk

The tour is fully booked for Monday 2 and Wednesday 4 September!

A nice alternative: Mussels on the Maas on October 12.

Cruise past the illuminated windmills

Experience a magical evening

From September 2 to September 7 the windmills of Kinderdijk will be in the spotlight during the enchanting Illumination Week. Come daydream in a Dutch fairytale landscape, gazing at the sparkling reflection of our illuminated windmills on the water. Experience Illumination Week with Spido on Monday, Sept. 2 and Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Illumination Week 2024

During the Illumination Week, the windmills light up as beacons in the darkness, as we literally puts all nineteen of them in the spotlight. It’s a fantastic opportunity to capture unique shots for photographers. However, it’s also well worth it for all other visitors to come and experience the atmosphere because such a magnificent spectacle is not seen or experienced anywhere else in the world. Below is an overview of the activities during the Illumination Week 2024.

Enchanted Illumination Week in Kinderdijk

En route to Kinderdijk, you will be served a dinner chosen in advance via a choice form. Then in Kinderdijk, enjoy up close the beautiful protagonists of this tour. On the way back, a delicious dessert will be served. In the evening, the Rotterdam skyline impresses from the water. We ask you to indicate in the details (during step 2 of the ordering process) what the menu choice will be.


From 18:30
Embarkation at the Spido pontoon on Willemsplein in Rotterdam.

Welcome by the captain, followed by sailing to Kinderdijk.
Sailing with dinner on board.

Arrival at Kinderdijk

20:30 – 21:15
Light tour with 3 ships from Kinderdijk.

On board the James Cook for return to Rotterdam while enjoying dessert.

±22:00 uur
Return to Spido, followed by disembarkation.

Practical information

Timetable 2024

Monday 2 September (sold out)
Wednesday 4 September (sold out)


Adults and seniors – € 59.50 p.p.
Children 4 to 11 years – € 39.50 p.p.

The price mentioned includes:

– Cruise from Rotterdam to Kinderdijk v.v.
– Cruise past the illuminated windmills of Kinderdijk.
– Main course with the choice of;

Fried flat iron steak with red port gravy

Grilled salmon fillet with tarragon and Hollandaise sauce

Stuffed chicken breast Luxembourg with stroganoff sauce

Wellington mushroom (puff pastry stuffed with mushrooms)

The main course is served with French fries, mayonnaise and raw vegetable salad.

– Dessert.

Accessibility and parking

Spido is located at
Willemsplein 85, 3016 DR Rotterdam.

You can park (paid) in the Erasmus parking garage.

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