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Madurodam: Miniature Park Entrance Ticket

1. Madurodam: Miniature Park Entrance Ticket

Discover the highlights and heritage of Holland at Madurodam, world famous for its model village, the Netherlands in miniature. The park consists of 338 miniatures as well as flowers in bloom from April until October. Enjoy interactive activities and two playgrounds. Visit Little Amsterdam, have a look at the Parliament Building in The Hague, or see what a real Dutch cheese market looks like. Everything is built to a scale of 1:25 including miniature trains, boats, and cars that move around. Visit the indoor attractions to find out more about Holland’s rich history. Hear about the Dutch’s ability to transform water into land. Experience the waters threatening the Netherlands in the Waterwolf and help the steam engine keep Holland dry.

The Hague: Mauritshuis Entrance Ticket

2. The Hague: Mauritshuis Entrance Ticket

Indulge the art-lover in you at the Mauritshuis, home to the best of Dutch painting from the Golden Age. Explore one of the most iconic buildings in the Hague, located next to the Parliament. Look out of its windows for a view of the pond.  Discover the art museum's compact, yet world-renowned collection. See more than 200 masterpieces such as Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring", "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp" by Rembrandt, "The Goldfinch" by Fabritius, and "The Bull" by Potter on permanent display. Appreciate the collection's rich variety, with genre paintings by Jan Steen, landscapes by Jacob van Ruisdael, still lifes by Adriaen Coorte, and portraits by Rubens. Admire the 17th-century monument's historic yet intimate interior, with its silken wall coverings, sparkling chandeliers, and monumental painted ceilings. Stay as long as you wish and visit the museum at your own pace. Allow around 1.5 hours, which is the average visit duration. Visit the restaurant and coffee shop, purchase some souvenirs, or visit the temporary exhibition. The current Facelifts & Make-overs exhibition tells the story of paintings that have been treated in the Mauritshuis over the past 25 years. What do you do if a painting is damaged by woodworm? Why was something added to a painting by Frans Hals for no apparent reason? And what dilemma does a conservator face if an extra figure suddenly reappears in a picture? Learn all about making the lower layers of paintings visible (sometimes revealing a completely different composition underneath) and the development of ‘craquelure’ (those fine cracks in the paint of old paintings). Find out how ‘dendrochronology’ (a technique for dating wood by studying the annual growth rings in tree trunks).

Rotterdam: Euromast Lookout Tower Ticket

3. Rotterdam: Euromast Lookout Tower Ticket

The Euromast is Rotterdam's icon. At 600-feet high, it’s the highest watchtower in the Netherlands and an essential part of the skyline of the city. Discover amazing stories about the city using our Magnicity app. Take incredible photos and marvel at the unique view of Rotterdam. When the weather allows it you can see up to 18 miles in the distance and at night you can see the stars come to life. Enjoy your visit to Euromast for a lunch, dinner, high tea or high wine at 300-feet high in the brasserie. In the Deli restaurant on the ground floor, you’ll find the best coffee in Rotterdam. You can also enjoy fresh pastries, a warm panini or one of the homemade tarte flambées For the youngsters amongst you, there’s lots to do at the Euromast. Children can go on a space tour adventure, together with the mascots Rox, Ziza and NomNom. On Sundays there is also the Euromast Kidsclub on the ground floor in the Deli restaurant. Children can play, craft and build for free, and they even have the opportunity to build their own Euromast out of Lego.

Rotterdam: Kinderdijk Windmill Village Entry Ticket

4. Rotterdam: Kinderdijk Windmill Village Entry Ticket

Explore the windmill village of Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See museum mills and a pumping station, then glide across the polders on a tour boat. Journey back through time to a world of old Dutch windmills. Stroll through the centuries-old buildings of a delightful village, and see fascinating exhibits from different historical eras. Visit three museum mills, open-air displays, and a pumping station. There's also an interactive scavenger hunt for kids, a multi-screen film, and an app to make the most of your visit. Then, clamber aboard one of the inclusive tour boats. Glide across the polder waters as the many windmills of the village drift past.

The Hague: Classic Cars Louwman Museum Entry

5. The Hague: Classic Cars Louwman Museum Entry

The Louwman Museum is home to the world’s oldest private collection of motor cars, compiled by two generations of the Louwman family. The museum dates back to 1934 and now comprises over two hundred and fifty antique and classic motor cars. Experts regard the collection as one of the most beautiful in the world. The museum exudes passion. Each car has its own story to tell, its own contribution to history. The motor car is a mirror of culture. The collection is housed in a purpose-built museum in The Hague, the city where P.W. Louwman established his Dodge and Chrysler import company. The building, designed by American architect Michael Graves, blends in sympathetically with its historic surroundings. The landscape gardens, designed by Lodewijk Baljon, complement the architecture of the building.

Royal Delft: Delftblue Factory and Museum

6. Royal Delft: Delftblue Factory and Museum

Royal Delft, established in 1653, is the last remaining original Delft Blue factory from the 17th century in Delft that still hand makes Delft Blue according to a centuries-old tradition. Discover the history, craftsmanship and innovation of this royal company during a visit. The Royal Delft Experience takes you on an inspirational journey through the world of the centuries-old earthenware. Paintbrushes carefully touch the white earthenware, whilst elsewhere clay is poured into handmade moulds. It is here, at Royal Delft, that craftsmen have been creating the iconic Delft Blue for almost 400 years. Admire the collection of antique and modern pieces of Delft Blue earthenware and experience the authentic production process in the factory. In the showroom, the complete collection of hand-painted classic and modern Delftware and souvenirs are displayed and can be purchased. In 2018 Royal Delft celebrated its 365th anniversary. Highlights of the year were the exhibition “Nouveau Blue: vision to realisation” until 30 September and the painting of a Delft Blue tile painting by 365 people during the year. To complete the experience you can join one of the painting workshops and discover the skill needed to be a Royal Delft craftsman (upon reservation). Finally, you can soak up the atmosphere in Brasserie1653 that overlooks the beautiful courtyard garden, whilst having a cup of coffee, High tea, or lunch. There are audio and guided tours available in 8 languages. Royal Delft is easily accessible from Amsterdam, the Hague, and Rotterdam.

The Hague: Escher in The Palace Museum Ticket

7. The Hague: Escher in The Palace Museum Ticket

Get discounted entry to Escher in Het Paleis, a permanent exhibition dedicated to the world-famous artist M.C. Escher, whose art startled millions of people all over the world. The collection is housed in the former Winter Palace of Queen Mother Emma of the Netherlands and is the only public building in The Hague where the original royal ambience has been maintained. See almost all of the works of the Dutch artist, including the 7-meter long Metamorphosis III, an enormous woodcut displayed in a non-conventional way that let’s you experience Escher combining time and space as an organic unity. Escher instills a sense of wonder, fascinating young and old alike. The exhibition includes famous “impossible” prints, such as “Day and Night”, where the Dutch landscape appears to morph into a flock of birds, and the famous “Climbing and Descending” depicting rows of people perpetually ascending and descending a flight of stairs. Located on the second floor of The Palace is the interactive exhibition “Looking as Escher Does” where as well as doing puzzles with your eyes, you can unravel some of Escher’s mysteries with your hands.

Gouda: Guided Tour of Goudsche Waag Cheese and Crafts Museum

8. Gouda: Guided Tour of Goudsche Waag Cheese and Crafts Museum

Enter the Goudsche Waag and find yourself in another world. Take a guided tour 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.  

Scheveningen: LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Entry Ticket

9. Scheveningen: LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Entry Ticket

Enjoy a fun-filled visit to the LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre in Scheveningen. Discover the 7 different zones of the park and take a ride through LEGO® city in the Fantasy Express. Reach for the stars in the 4D Cinema, build with the girls from LEGO Friends, and explore the LEGO® NINJAGO® Training Zone and train to become a real ninja! Explore the DUPLO® Park and Pirate Island and in between stop for a drink and a snack in the Café. At the end of your visit, stroll through the LEGO Shop with exclusive LEGO sets and items.

The Hague: Entry Ticket to the Panorama Mesdag Museum

10. The Hague: Entry Ticket to the Panorama Mesdag Museum

Discover the magical illusion of the panorama of Hendrik Willem Mesdag in The Hague, the largest circular canvas in Europe.  Look 360º around you and experience the optical illusion created by this panorama of Scheveningen from 1881. Experience a view that is never the same: the incidence of light is more than magnificent and changes from moment to moment.  The vista of the sea, dunes, and old fishermen’s village Scheveningen was painted by H.W. Mesdag. Panorama Mesdag is a unique cultural-historical monument. Discover Scheveningen as it was in 1881. An artistic view of the picturesque fishing village from the 19th century, the emerging cosmopolitan beach life, and the encroaching city of The Hague is presented in a feast for the senses.

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This is a small museum in a beautiful mansion. The paintings are of the highest quality - Vermeer's "Girl With a Pearl Earring," Rembrandt's stunning final self portrait, Fabritius' "The Goldfinch," along with Rubens, Van Dyck, and greatest masters of still life. More masterpiece's per square foot than any other museum. Just gorgeous.

We had a blast, the translation at the beginning of the event was a little funny and we still quote it now. Like the interaction and getting to watch the machine at work. Good memories, great Stroop waffles!

Very nice and orginized, From room to room something interesting and new or rather old full of history and nice staff!!!! Great exprerience…..

Very worth it, enjoyed the “Flying Dutchman” show inside of a replica airplane. Tickets on here were cheaper than at the gate.

This is a must visit place in The Hague. So much of the Dutch history is explained in the shows!