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Amsterdam: Guided Trip to Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague

1. Amsterdam: Guided Trip to Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague

Your tour begins as you depart from Amsterdam on your bus and head to Rotterdam. Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands, and is quite famous for its architecture and commercial harbor. After a short city tour, your first stop will be Spido for your 1-hour and 15-minute boat tour, which is the best way to view one of the world’s largest ports. See Rotterdam’s imposing skyline, cutting-edge architecture, harbors, shipyards, and docks. After the harbor cruise, continue your city tour, which includes a stop at the famous Market hall and Cube Houses.  Then, head to the picturesque city of Delft, the birthplace 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 and discover Delft’s canal-streaked historic town center. It is packed with awe-inspiring historical monuments including the Old Church, the New Church, and the Town Hall. Visit De Delftse Pauw, a factory specializing in handmade Delft Blue pottery, which has been the most coveted porcelain since the 17th century.  Finally, make your way to 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 is 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. Stop and take pictures at the Peace Palace, the Mauritshuis (featuring work by Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Andy Warhol), and the Binnenhof (the meeting place of the Dutch government).  Before returning to Amsterdam, hit the nearby Madurodam, which is 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, Erasmusbridge, and windmills on a 1:25 scale. In the late afternoon, you will return to Amsterdam.

Delft: "The Blue's Clues" City Exploration Game

2. Delft: "The Blue's Clues" City Exploration Game

Start your adventure with a mystery you need to solve. The mystery could go something like this: you wake up in the middle of the street in sixteenth-century Delft. You look around with a headache, not remembering what happened last night. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds. Exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. The city game starts at Oosterpoort. It will take around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, and you can also explore at your own pace. Pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at the Delft Windmill de Roos. After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phones. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase.

Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague: Full-Day Small-Group Tour

3. Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague: Full-Day Small-Group Tour

Meet your guide and driver in central Amsterdam. Board a comfortable, air-conditioned luxurious minivan for the 90-minute ride to Rotterdam, the first destination on this full-day tour. Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and well known for its commercial harbor. Stop at Spido for a 75-minute boat tour, the best way to view one of one of the world’s largest ports. You’ll see Rotterdam’s imposing skyline, cutting-edge architecture, harbors, shipyards, and docks. Visit the picturesque city of Delft, the birthplace and final resting place of Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. It is known as the Prince’s City, as countless members of the Dutch royal family have moved here, married here, and have been buried here for centuries. Explore Delft’s historic town center, filled with historical monuments such as the Old Church, the New Church, and the Town Hall. Visit De Delftse Pauw, a factory specializing in handmade Delft Blue pottery, the most coveted porcelain since the 17th century. Next stop is The Hague, which, in addition to being the seat of the Dutch government is also the home of the Dutch royal family and the third-largest city in the country. This is the location of most foreign embassies in the Netherlands, and some 150 international organizations, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. The Hague is also where you’ll find the Peace Palace, a number of royal palaces, the Mauritshuis (featuring works by Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Andy Warhol, among others), and the Binnenhof (the Dutch parliament). At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred back to Amsterdam, with a better appreciation of life outside the cultural capital.

Delft: Guided Walking Tour

4. Delft: Guided Walking Tour

Your morning or afternoon in Delft will start at your hotel or if you travel to Delft from elsewhere at the train station. Set off in a relaxing pace to make sure you really get to see, feel and learn all about this town. Walk into the paintings of legendary Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer, on this lovely guided walking tour through the artist's hometown, and the place where the great majority of his masterpieces were set – the old town of Delft. Find several highlights as you walk along the old streets, including the town hall, the ancient church, and the beautiful Agnetapark. Many of the sights of Delft are closely tied to the royal family; it was in the Prince's Court, for instance, that the founding father of the Netherlands, William of Orange, was murdered, and it is in the town's new church that his tomb as well as the graves of the Dutch royal family are displayed. Delft is famous for one other thing, aside from its connection to Vermeer and William of Orange – its celebrated pottery tradition. Those who would like admire the traditional earthenware and the famous "Delft Blue" hues in which they come can visit some of the pottery places in town.

Brussels: Keukenhof, Tulips, and Delft Day Trip

5. Brussels: Keukenhof, Tulips, and Delft Day Trip

Head to the Netherlands to see beautiful architecture and tulips in bloom with this private tour from Brussels. Your day will begin in Elf, with its beautiful old architecture and world-famous blue-and-white pottery. You’ll then visit Keukenhof, with its fields of colorful tulips, where you’ll have plenty of time to learn about tulips and wander the beautiful gardens at the local estate. Following that, visit Keukenhof near Amsterdam. It will be there that you will be shown the tulips at their best. You’ll enjoy the true fragrances and colors of 7 million flowers, as well as historic Delft’s ominous beauty. You will see the large bulb fields in full bloom after a leisurely ride through the countryside, as well as the traditional windmills. At the end of your fragrant experience, you will travel back to Brussels where your tour will conclude.

From Amsterdam: Day Trip to Keukenhof, Tulip Fields & Delft

6. From Amsterdam: Day Trip to Keukenhof, Tulip Fields & Delft

Arrive in Keukenhof before noon and follow your guide to skip the lines. Learn all the interesting facts about tulips and history of the Netherlands on a walking tour amongst the themed floral displays of Keukenhof Gardens. See millions of daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths in bloom. Enjoy the stunning scenery and photo opportunities in the endless sea of flowers in Keukenhof. Later in the afternoon, visit the canal city of Delft. You will get to see a typical Dutch town which is famous for its iconic Delftware. Join the workshop prepared at Delft Blue Pottery Factory to learn about the Dutch handcraft tradition. Your guide will then take you to the lively market square of Delft where you can stroll along historic canals, cobblestone streets and the medieval architecture in the Old Church, City Hall, the New Church and more. You’ll have time to explore museums, shops, bars and cafés at your own pace.

Delft: Private Historical and Cultural Guided Walking Tour

7. Delft: Private Historical and Cultural Guided Walking Tour

See the historical sights of Delft on a guided walking tour in English, German,Dutch, French or Spanish, on this customizable tour. Marvel at the mausoleum of Prince William of Orange, the founding father of the Netherlands. Stroll over the medieval square to the beautiful city town hall in Renaissance style. Let us peek inside and see how justice was spoken here centuries ago. Venture down small alleys to find charming courtyards, cross historic bridges over the numerous canals and find several highlights along the old streets, like the ancient church, the Prince´s Court, the beguinage, the only remaining historical windmill and the best hidden court of Delft: the court of Almonde. Walk into the paintings of legendary Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, on this guided walking tour through the artist's hometown and visit the places where his masterpieces were set. Delft is famous for 1 other thing, aside from its connection to Vermeer and William of Orange: Delft Blue pottery. Learn about its origins and see a master painter at work in one of the pottery places in town.

Lisse: Drive-it-Yourself History and Castle Audio Tour

8. Lisse: Drive-it-Yourself History and Castle Audio Tour

Discover some of South Holland's most beautiful castles and luxurious estates with the ease of a compact electric car. The region of South Holland has a rich history, and this has resulted in several beautiful castles, churches and luxurious estates. These sites are usually hidden, but with this drive-it-yourself GPS audio tour, you can discover some of them freely. In a 100% electric 2-person Renault Twizy, complete with GPS navigation and an audio guide, you can explore a number of historical sights and buildings at your own pace. The unique open design of your Renault Twizi will give you a sense of complete freedom. You will feel, smell and experience where you drive. Driving a Renault Twizy is super easy and fun, and on the road you attract a lot of attention.

Delft: City Tour with Dutch Food and Drink

9. Delft: City Tour with Dutch Food and Drink

Explore Delft's architectural, historical, and cultural highlights, as well as its hidden gems together with a local guide. On your way, stop for local bites such as poffertjes, cheese, bitterballen, an Indonesian rice table, local fried fish (or raw herring if you dare), and what is probably the best chocolate and ice cream in the city.  Listen to your guide telling interesting stories and anecdotes about the city and Dutch food. Finish the tour in a local brewery enjoying a " borrel" which is the Dutch word for "a cozy drink with friends".

Holland Four City Charm Tour - Private Day Tour

10. Holland Four City Charm Tour - Private Day Tour

Enjoy a full-day excursion to the picturesque cities of Delft, Leiden, The Hague, and Haarlem from Amsterdam. See historic architecture, visit the birthplace of Rembrandt, and discover some hidden gems with your guide. Have a comfortable trip from your accommodations in Amsterdam on your way to your first stop in Delft. Take a walking tour, passing canals, Medieval buildings, and churches. Learn about the history of William of Orange. Next, take in the mix of modern and old architecture in The Hague. See the impressive Houses of Parliament and walk the historic streets of this administrative capital. Visit Leiden; an extraordinarily beautiful hidden gem and birthplace of Rembrandt. Take in the fabulous Market Square and stroll the alleys and courtyards on your last stop in Haarlem.

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What people are saying about Delft

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Mr Bram, our guide cum driver, was simply fantastic. He took lot of effort to explain all details, took us thru various lanes and by lanes, and ensured we have an enjoyable and enriching tour

Прекрасная экскурсия. Всем рекомендую. Насыщенная впечатлениями. Гид Ива замечательная: много интересного рассказывала и в ее зажигательная энергия не иссякла до самого конца поездки

The trip is well planned and on time. It is a lot fun and we learn a lot knowledge from the tour guide

An efficient way to visit three cities in one day when you're short of time.

A very good service, and very friendly, definirle recomendable.