During this full day tour you'll discover the Netherlands outside Amsterdam. During this day filled with variety, you will get to know the modern architecture of Rotterdam including a harbour cruise. Look around in the historical town of Delft and learn how the famous Delft Blue pottery is being made during a visit to one of the remaining Dutch ceramic factories. See all the highlights of political The Hague during a city tour before visiting Madurodam; a small city full of beautiful miniatures, playful activities and the most important landmarks of the Netherlands.
This excursion is packed with interesting things to do and fascinating sites to see. You’ll be taken by bus from Amsterdam to Rotterdam to start off our tour. Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands and quite famous for its architecture and commercial harbour. After a short city tour the first stop will be Spido for our 75-minute boat tour, the best way to view one of the world’s largest ports. You’ll see Rotterdam’s imposing skyline, cutting-edge architecture, harbours, shipyards, and docks. After the harbour cruise we will continue with the city tour including a stop at the famous Markethall and Cube Houses.
Next stop is the picturesque city of Delft, birth and final resting place of Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. Known as the Princes’ city, it is also where countless members of the Dutch royal family have been buried for centuries. Enjoy some free time for lunch (not included) and to discover Delft’s canal-streaked historic town center, packed with awe-inspiring historical monuments including the Old Church, the New Church and the town hall. Also we will bring a visit to De Delftse Pauw, a factory specializing in handmade Delft Blue pottery, the most coveted porcelain since the 17th century.
Then, we’ll swing by The Hague for a city tour. In addition to being the seat of the Dutch government, this city is also the home of the Dutch royal family and the third largest city in the country. The Hague is where most foreign embassies in the Netherlands are located, as well as 150 international organizations, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. It is also the home of the Peace Palace, a number of royal palaces, the Mauritshuis (featuring work by Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Andy Worhol, among others), and the Binnenhof (the meeting place of the Dutch government).
Before returning to Amsterdam, we’ll hit the nearby Madurodam, an outdoor park featuring miniature replicas of the Netherlands’ most famed locations. See the Rijksmuseum, the Binnenhof, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the Port of Rotterdam, traditional Dutch canal houses, Thalys highspeed train /the railroad, Erasmusbridge, windmills, and more on a 1:25 scale.
Heineken Experience bus stop: Stadhouderskade 78, Wait on the side of the main entrance of the Heineken Experience, not on the water side.
THIS IS HOLLAND, Overhoeksplein 51, opposite central station. Catch the 5 minute free ferry (Buiksloterwe) behind the station to get here (check-in desk inside the entrance of THIS IS HOLLAND).
Starting Time : 8:30AM
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