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From Amsterdam: Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Full-Day Tour

1. From Amsterdam: Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Full-Day Tour

See the best of Holland on a day-long tour that includes a visit to Rotterdam, and the old port with its charming yellow houses. Take a river cruise, visit the food market, stop in Delft and tour The Hague. Begin your tour with a drive to Rotterdam, famous for its modern architecture. During the city tour, drive along the banks of the river Maas, to the old port and the remarkable yellow cube houses. Embark on an amazing 1-hour river cruise and then visit the famous food market. Continue on to Delft for lunch (not included) and a visit to the Royal Delft Manufactory, the last remaining Dutch ceramic factory from the 17th century. Take a city tour of The Hague, where you will see the beautiful Houses of Parliament, the working palace of the Dutch king, and the Peace Palace. The last stop, before heading back to Amsterdam, will be at the miniature town Madurodam.

The Hague: City Bike Tour

2. The Hague: City Bike Tour

Travelling by bike is the Dutch way of doing things, and The Hague’s bicycle infrastructure is up there with the best in the world. There’s no better way to discover the city than cycling around with a comedian guide. While rolling around town, your guide will show you the local treasures, from the historic center to the natural parks, and the beach and beyond. Just before you get tired, he will take you back to the start for a coffee and debrief. Be ready to interact, because you will be not only be actively taking part in the tour by moving your legs – we will get you guessing, matching, and tasting as well. Our guide will tell you about The Hague's interesting historical figures and architecture, as well as what is hot and happening today. After we take a coffee break when we finish, you'll know exactly where to go.

The Hague: City Center Walking Tour

3. The Hague: City Center Walking Tour

Discover the open-minded, creative, and modern city of The Hague with an expert guide. Learn more about the rich history of the city and its role within the history of The Netherlands and Europe. Also, get insider tips on modern attractions and local hotspots. Trace the origins of the city's open-minded culture by seeing a variety of sites and famous buildings throughout the city center. Discover the government buildings of the Binnenhof, including one of the oldest parliament buildings in the world still in use. Admire the exterior of the majestic International Peace Palace, which houses the International Court of Justice. See Noordeinde Palace which is one of the three official residences of the Dutch royal family and the official workplace of King Willem-Alexander.

Amsterdam: Guided Trip to Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague

4. 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.

From Amsterdam: Rotterdam and The Hague Tour in Spanish

5. From Amsterdam: Rotterdam and The Hague Tour in Spanish

Depart Amsterdam and journey by bus to explore the seat of power in the Netherlands in the elegant city of The Hague, where highlights include the royal Noordeinde Palace and the government buildings of the Binnenhof. Continue to the Mauritshuis Museum, where art by Rembrandt and Vermeer is on display and then see the headquarters of the International Court of Justice at the Peace Palace. You then journey to Rotterdam, known for its innovative architecture. On arrival, look at The Man without a Heart sculpture by Ossip Zadkine, built to reflect on the destruction of the city during World War II. See the only medieval building still standing in the city, admire the interesting Cube Houses by Piet Blom and go to the old port area of Oude Haven. Marvel at the food on display in the historic Markthal and stroll along the banks of the River Meuse to get a panoramic view of the city's skyscrapers. Get some free time in Rotterdam for lunch and before making your way back to Amsterdam.

The Hague Walking Tour

6. The Hague Walking Tour

Your morning or afternoon in The Hague will start at your hotel or if you travel to The Hague 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. The Hague is often mistaken as the capital of the Netherlands as it seats the Dutch parliament, the International Court of Justice, and many embassies as well as being the city where King William Alexander has his offices. Discover all the highlights of the city on this 2-hour walking tour. You will visit the parliament buildings, constructed on the site that once used to be the hunting area for the Counts of Holland. See where the Dutch Prime minister works and if you are lucky you may get a glimpse of the Dutch King and Queen at work in their palace in the old town of The Hague. Pass through busy shopping streets and be surprised by some daring modern architecture highlights such as the underground tramway tunnel and City Hall. As many of the top sites are located within a small area, a walking tour is the perfect way to explore this beautiful city. Finish the tour by the Peace Palace, where you will have an audio guide to take you through the visitors center. Learn about the laws of international justice and the role Carnegie played in developing this building.

Small Group Tour: Kinderdijk, The Hague & Bonus Attraction

7. Small Group Tour: Kinderdijk, The Hague & Bonus Attraction

On arrival in Kinderdijk, your personal guide will take you to the visitor center, situated in an old pumping station. Watch the film and visit a working windmill from the inside, depending on how busy it is. After Kinderdijk, visit the Hague. 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. See the home of the Peace Palace, a number of royal palaces, Mauritshuis, works from M. C. Escher in Het Paleis, the Madurodam, and the Binnenhof, from the comfort of a minivan. See the best Dutch paintings from the Golden Age, wander through beautiful day-lit galleries and enter a small city full of beautiful miniatures. Finally, finish your day with a choice of two attractions. Either enjoy the ultimate 5D VR flight experience over the Dutch countryside without leaving the city or, sit back and relax on a canal cruise and admire Amsterdam's most famous attractions from the canal.

The Hague: Private Guided Walking Tour

8. The Hague: Private Guided Walking Tour

During this tour, we will visit not only main attractions but also hidden gems. I will be more than happy to show you the secret gardens, unique locations, and tiny streets. I will navigate you through the center on the most beautiful streets and you will feel its unique atmosphere: from an old bar of the XV century to modern skyscrapers. You going to learn which bird is a symbol of The Hague and why, and why the government resides here but not in the capital. Depending on your wishes we can visit the favorite bar of Van Gogh who lived 6 years in the Hague or taste local beer made in the old centrum by monks. I will adapt the route individually for you. I finish my tour by The Peace Palace which traces the history of peace in Europe. The Organisations it houses have given The Hague worldwide recognition as the Internationale city of Peace and Justice. This city walk is informative and full of great stories. You will learn about local traditions and what makes this city different. The Hague has a rich history but we will also discuss present and new innovative projects. Any of your questions will be answered with great pleasure. Additionally, I can give you an extra tour in Scheveningen, to see the contrast between the city and relaxing on the beach by remarkable Kurhaus.

From Amsterdam: Dutch Coastline Bike Tour

9. From Amsterdam: Dutch Coastline Bike Tour

Feel like a local as you explore the Netherlands' most important highlights on this guided bike tour. Meet your guide at Amsterdam Central Station and hop on the train to The Hague, where your tour begins. Cycle past the city's many royal buildings, including Noordeinde Palace and the Palace Gardens, as well as Binnenhof, where you will learn about the country's political past. At the Peace Palace, learn about the history and development of European peace. From The Hague, cycle along the coast through the Hollandse Duinen National Park and pass through the Hook of Holland, the country's most southwestern point. From there, board the ferry to Rotterdam and experience the hustle and bustle of this iconic port. Afterward, follow the cruise ships and container ships along the coast to the Maeslantkering storm surge barrier. Pay a visit to the Maeslantkering visitor museum and learn how this feat of hydraulic engineering works. Finally, arrive in Westland, also known as the vegetable garden of the Netherlands. Admire the vast amount of greenhouses in the city and visit the Westlands Museum to learn more about the history of vegetable and flower production. After your visit to the museum, hop on the train back to Amsterdam.

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What people are saying about Peace Palace

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 200 reviews

We have made a fantastic extensive bike tour through The Hague. Thanks in part to the enthusiastic guide Jurjen with his rickshaw, his comical way of telling, tasty jokes and wonderfully sober and nonchalant behavior, we had a wonderful sporty afternoon. Seen parts of The Hague and surroundings that we didn't know were there. And the three-hour tour turned into a 5.5-hour tour. Jurjen doesn't look so closely. We cycled our legs out of our bodies (the rickshaw is electric and the bikes are not) but it was definitely worth it. Fancy a nice tour....we recommend him wholeheartedly.

We visited Amsterdam in a city break in June and this tour was a very good opportunity to visit The Hage, Delfth and Rotterdam. The tour was explained very well by the guide and we were able to visit everything planned in a full day.

The trip was very well organised and the guide was very clear about how long we had at each place. We had a great time.

Absolutely wonderful trip, we cannot recommend this tour highly enough. Five star trip without doubt.

Registered for German information was in English and Spanish very ok with us