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Rotterdam: Pancake Cruise

1. Rotterdam: Pancake Cruise

In a relaxed atmosphere, enjoy a mixture of sightseeing and culinary adventure with this pancake cruise along the waterways of Rotterdam. Feast on freshly baked natural, apple and bacon pancakes and a plethora of garnishes such as cheese, ham, fruits, jams and eggs. How many pancakes can you eat in-75 minutes? You'll find out on this tour.  For the younger guests, there is a large playroom filled with balls in the hold of the boat. Also colouring pictures and colour pencils. Plenty of fun is to be had for people of all ages. As you sail across the Rotterdam waters, you will have a beautiful view over the impressive skyline. From the water you can not miss the famous and bold architecture of Rotterdam’s large buildings!

Gouda: Gouda Cheese Experience Entry Ticket

2. Gouda: Gouda Cheese Experience Entry Ticket

Journey to the heart of Gouda and find out what makes the world crave this Dutch city's famous cheese. Housed in an enormous Gouda, experience a unique, interactive show that introduces you to all aspects of the Gouda cheese universe. Discover the traditions and the taste of authentic Gouda. Begin your experience in Gouda's city center. Get ready to hear the odes to the cow as you enter the exhibit, designed inside a giant Gouda cheese. Then, embark on a trip through time and learn about the centuries-old tradition of cheesemaking. Continue your Gouda discovery experience with hands-on, interactive panels. Try out virtual milking, cheese-turning, and find out the time-honored tradition of "clapping hands." Next, follow the lifespan of a wheel of cheese as it goes from the polder to the cheese market and then to you.

Gouda: Dining Experience at a Historic Restaurant

3. Gouda: Dining Experience at a Historic Restaurant

Sample local food and drinks at a historic restaurant located in the center of Gouda, the origin of the famous Gouda cheese. This local restaurant is an oasis of tranquility in the city center and serves both old favorites and some local specialties that you might not have tried before. Enjoy dishes that will give you a taste of the area and make a selection from the following options: • Tasting of Dutch cheeses - 4 different kinds of Dutch cheese with accompanying snacks and toast • High tea - consists of hearty and sweet treats that are served in courses. The dishes change seasonally and unlimited tea is included • Cheese fondue - various varieties are available and the flavors are adapted to the season. Fondues are served with brown and white baguettes, tomatoes, bell peppers, sautéed potatoes, and mushrooms• Beer tasting - Dutch specialty beers from 3 breweries with light snacks included • Unlimited pancakes

From Amsterdam: Keukenhof and Dutch Countryside Tour

4. From Amsterdam: Keukenhof and Dutch Countryside Tour

Visit the largest flower garden in Europe and discover traditional Holland on a guided tour from Amsterdam. Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Dutch villages of Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken, and discover a world of colors and fragrances at Keukenhof. This 10-hour day trip takes you from Amsterdam's lively city centre to the beautiful countryside outside the city. Travel from Amsterdam Central to the Zaanse Schans open-air museum to see and visit the windmills, before travelling on to Volendam and Marken to discover these traditional fishing villages and some of the products made there. Board the bus again to head south to the gardens of Keukenhof. The order of the tour may change. Embark on a bus trip and receive fast-track admission to the world-famous flower park, where you will find more than seven million tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils of all colors, shapes, and sizes. Have free time to explore the park and buy tulip bulbs to take back home. Pay a visit to the scenic towns and windmills in Holland. See what life is like in the picturesque villages of Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken. See how the Zaanse Schans windmills work and even go inside a working one to take pictures. Finally, explore an authentic Dutch bakery and a cheese factory, with a cheese tasting included. See a live demonstration by a traditional clog maker and take a boat trip on the IJsselmeer lake.

Rotterdam: Food Tour by Bike

5. Rotterdam: Food Tour by Bike

One thing is for certain - Rotterdam is an up and coming place. The architecture, the harbor, the art in public spaces, the fantastic museums, and the many international influences make it a unique city. On top of all that the food scene is also exploding, and it's time to let you get a taste of it all. On this food tour you will experience and taste Rotterdam in all its glory. A savvy local guide will tell you wonderful stories about the city, and on the way you will stop many times for a special bite and/or drink. Of course you will taste poffertjes, cheese, and bitterballen, but you also get to try a Surinamese chicken curry sandwich, Moroccan tapas with a glass of cider, original Rotterdam-brewed craft beer, and what is probably the best chocolate in the city. The food is comparable to a big lunch, so come hungry. As you partake in all this food, you will also get to see and experience the city's architectural, historical, and cultural highlights - plus its hidden gems. So if you are a food lover and want to get to know the city, its history, its products, and its people, look no further. Come for a ride that will leave you wanting more.

Gouda: Audiotour of Goudsche Waag Cheese and Crafts Museum

6. Gouda: Audiotour of Goudsche Waag Cheese and Crafts Museum

Enter the Goudsche Waag and find yourself in another world. Take a guided audiotour of the building and learn about the centuries-old Gouda crafts. Taste the flavor, from beer to plateel, syrup waffles to cheese. Get the whole story. Explore the ground floor museum of the De Goudse Waag historic building. View the different products that were weighed and traded there, and discover the secrets contained in the sculptures.  

Rotterdam: Breweries and Water Taxi Tour

7. Rotterdam: Breweries and Water Taxi Tour

Take in the cultural highlights of Rotterdam while visiting different breweries along the way for tasty beers and snacks. Listen to your guide telling you wonderful stories about the city and receive detailed information about the beers at each brewery. Choose your preferred beer or taste beforehand if you're not sure which one to take. During the tour, take two water taxi rides and enjoy the unique view of the city from the water. End the tour close to the Kaapse Brouwers brewery and feel free to continue the afternoon here.

Rotterdam: Stadshaven Brewery Tour with Beer Tastings

8. Rotterdam: Stadshaven Brewery Tour with Beer Tastings

See the beer brewing process from up close on this guided tour through the Stadshaven Brewery in Rotterdam, a 100-year-old, fully restored fruit warehouse where approximately 2 million liters of craft beer is brewed annually. Quench your thirst with a beer tasting. Step into what was once the world's largest fruit port in the area and learn about the history of the location and the full story behind the brewery’s contemporary and tough craft beer lines. Learn something new whether you’re an expert or beer newcomer. Hear about the brewery’s goals toward innovation and sustainability and its role in the exciting redevelopment project of Merwe-Vierhavens as a new city district in the making. Discover how the brewery and crew will contribute to the area. Head to a table in the gastropub to enjoy a tasting while your guide gives you more inside info about what you are drinking. Enjoy either 1 beer or soda or 3 beers with snacks, depending on the tour option you choose. 

Gouda: City Hall Entrance Ticket

9. Gouda: City Hall Entrance Ticket

Book your entry ticket to the city hall of Gouda and wander through this magnificent building that’s been the jewel of the market square for over 5.5 centuries. Discover the Wedding Hall, the Mayor's Room, the Council Room, and the Civic Hall in the basement. As you explore the rooms in the town hall, from the basement where meat used to be inspected to the attic where until recently the city council met, gain insight about the town and its people. Learn about the various renovations that illustrate how fashion and taste have changed over the centuries. In the Middle Ages, Gouda was already an important center due to its position near the rivers Hollandsche IJssel and Gouwe. As the town grew in importance, it needed a new and impressive town hall. The new town hall cost more than half the town’s annual budget. The town hired Jan Kelderman III, a member of a famous Mechelen-based family of architects. More than a hundred skilled workers from home and abroad worked for two years to create this elegant palace. In 1450, the building was more or less complete. The steps and landing were added 150 years later. 

Gouda, Witches & Cheese - Private Day Tour

10. Gouda, Witches & Cheese - Private Day Tour

Be driven directly to Gouda on a comfortable 1-hour journey. Pass the typical Dutch polder landscape on the way. Begin a walking tour of Gouda and learn about the city’s history. See highlights like the famous cheese Weighing House (De Waag), the town hall, and Sint Jan church. During your trip to Gouda, you do not only get to taste the famous Gouda cheese, but also the famous Stroopwafels (syrup waffles). Visit a real cheese farm or the Cheese experience. After Gouda, be driven through the idyllic countryside beside rivers, passing country mansions, windmills, and farmland in the direction of Oudewater. Go for a short stroll over cobblestones as your guide shows you the city's highlights. After this inspiring journey, be dropped off at your hotel, vacation address, boat pier, or Schiphol Airport.

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Spectacular. He went to fill his belly with sweet and savory pancakes. After eating, the children went to the ball pool. It was still possible to take pictures of Rotterdam.

funny story with the harbor cruise and the pancakes. The service is very friendly. Best to do the tour in the evening because of the lights.

We had a very nice trip. Everything super organized. There were enough pancakes and they were delicious. The view of the city was beautiful

Nice cruise and delicious pancakes, well cared for, friendly staff

This was a great experience and we enjoyed it immensely.