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Rotterdam Harbor Tour

1. Rotterdam Harbor Tour

Explore one of the world's most innovative ports on this 75-minute tour. See the busy traffic of sea-going and inland ships, and admire Rotterdam's impressive skyline as its imposing buildings glide by. Get a unique perspective of the harbor's shipyards, docks and the hypermodern transshipping of thousands of containers. Last but not least, the tour will end with views of the steamship 'Rotterdam', the former cruise flagship of shipping company Holland America Line.

Rotterdam: Euromast Lookout Tower Ticket

2. 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 brunch, lunch, dinner, high tea, or high wine at 300 feet high in the brasserie. In the coffee corner on the ground floor, you’ll find some the best coffee in Rotterdam. You can also enjoy fresh pastries, a warm panini, or a wrap. Get an adrenaline rush by adding a ticket to the Euroscoop. Enjoy dizzying views of Rotterdam from a rotating elevator 185 meters in the air on the outside of the Euromast.

The Hague: City Canal Cruise

3. The Hague: City Canal Cruise

Board this canal cruise for a relaxing and informative tour through the canals of The Hague. Your guide will show you all sides of the city from the posh to the modest, both the working-class and upper-class parts of The Hague. The boat is very comfortable and your knowledgeable guide will tell you all that you could ever want to know about the city. During this cruise, you'll be able to learn about the history of The Hague and see its sights from a different perspective. While cruising the canals, you can take in many sights of this international city of Peace and Justice. Please note that not all of the canal cruises are conducted in English. Due to the many nationalities of passengers handouts are provided in Dutch, English, German, French, and Spanish.

The Hague: Mauritshuis Entrance Ticket

4. The Hague: Mauritshuis Entrance Ticket

Indulge the art-lover in you at the Mauritshuis, home to the best of Dutch paintings 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. From July 9 to August 28, explore Hello Vermeer!, an interactive exhibition for all the family. The exhibition will take you to the world of seventeenth-century Delft, where you can discover everything you ever wanted to know about world-famous painter Johannes Vermeer. Dressing up, puzzles, films – there’s a host of things to do. See Vermeer’s masterpieces for real, and make your own version of one of his paintings at the Art Workshop, which will be offering sessions for kids aged 3 to 12 throughout the summer holiday.

From Leiden City: Kaag Lakes Windmill Cruise

5. From Leiden City: Kaag Lakes Windmill Cruise

Embark on a scenic boat cruise on the Kaag Lakes from Leiden and discover the beautiful landscape, known for its shallow lakes, islands, polders, and many windmills. Sit back and relax as you enjoy the views and get to know the Green Heart of Holland.  Sail from the historical city of 'Leiden' for a beautiful cruise through the Green Heart, characterized by shallow lakes and islands. The islands are polders and are still being drained by 18 restored polder mills in operation. Most of these mills can be seen during the cruise. This is Holland in its entirety: polders, cows, windmills, lakes, beautiful views and beautiful Dutch villages. The different areas within the Green Heart of Holland have their own character and appearance.  The captain informs you about all the sights during the trip and in good weather you can of course also enjoy the deck where you have a wide view of the surroundings. Drinks, snacks, and simple lunch items are available to purchase. 

Rotterdam: 1-Hour Sightseeing Splash Tour

6. Rotterdam: 1-Hour Sightseeing Splash Tour

Take a tour of the city to see the most exceptional and beautiful places in Rotterdam, followed by a thrilling splash — a spectacular dive into the Maas River. Suddenly the bus turns into a seaworthy vessel, sailing down the river with spectacular views of the city skyline.  Board the amphibious bus in the center of Rotterdam and enjoy a 1-hour sightseeing tour that takes you past the city’s highlights. Learn about the history of this port town from your expert guide, or through the multilingual audio commentary available on board.

Royal Delft: Delftblue Factory and Museum

7. 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.

Rotterdam: River Cruise and Euromast Entrance Ticket

8. Rotterdam: River Cruise and Euromast Entrance Ticket

Admire Rotterdam’s famous attractions from the water aboard a 1-hour cruise sailing down the Maas River, which includes live commentary and an entrance ticket to the popular Euromast viewing tower. Board the cruise and, as the journey begins, look up to see a unique view of the Euromast. Glide past such renown landmarks like SS Rotterdam, Kop van Zuid, and Hotel New York. Continue down the river an pass by the White House, the Willems Bridge, city’s port, and other impressive buildings decorating the skyline. Listen to the onboard guide as they tell you interesting facts about Rotterdam and what makes the city’s architecture so special. Explore the open decks that allow you to feel the cooling river breeze and see the city from many vantage points that provide perfect photo opportunities. Experience a relaxing alternative to sightsee in Rotterdam- a perfect way to see the city free of traffic noise and congestion. After the cruise, receive your ticket to visit the Euromast. Make your way up glass elevator of the highest watchtower in the Netherlands and enjoy breathing panoramic views from 185 meters up in the air.

The Hague: Hop-on Hop-off Tourist Tram

9. The Hague: Hop-on Hop-off Tourist Tram

See the highlights of The Hague with full-day access to the hop-on hop-off tram. Jump on and off the tram as much as you like, stopping by the Houses of Parliament, Peace Palace, the beach of Scheveningen, and more. You can start your journey at any of the 16 tram stops of the hop-on hop-off tram: • Stop 1 (2511 BL Den Haag): Centrum (10:15 AM, then every 60 min until 5:15 PM) • Stop 2 (2595 DC Den Haag): Centraal Station (10:20 AM, then every 60 min until 5:20 PM) • Stop 3 (2511 VB Den Haag): Korte Voorhout (10:22 AM, then every 60 min until 5:22 PM) • Stop 4 (2514 EM Den Haag): Kneuterdijk (10:24 AM, then every 60 min until 5:24 PM) • Stop 5 (2514 JH Den Haag): Mauritskade (10:26 AM, then every 60 min until 5:26 PM) • Stop 6 (2518 BD Den Haag): Vredespaleis/Peace Palace (10:29 AM, then every 60 min until 5:29 PM) • Stop 7 (2585 JZ Den Haag): World Forum (10:32 AM, then every 60 min until 5:32 PM) • Stop 8 (2584 SX Den Haag): Keizerstraat (10:36 AM, then every 60 min until 5:36 PM) • Stop 9 (2586 KV Den Haag): Scheveningseslag/Beelden aan Zee (10:38 AM, then every 60 min until 5:38 PM) • Stop 10 (2586 CP Den Haag): Kurhaus (10:39 AM, then every 60 min until 5:39 PM) • Stop 11 (2586 HP Den Haag): Scheveningen/Zwarte Pad (10:45 AM, then every 60 min until 5:45 PM) • Stop 12 (2583 VP Den Haag): Statenlaan (10:55 AM, then every 60 min until 5:55 PM) • Stop 13 (2581 AX Den Haag): Willem de Zwijgerlaan (10:56 AM, then every 60 min until 5:56 PM) • Stop 14 (2517 BL Den Haag): Laan van Meerdervoort (11:01 AM, then every 60 min until 6:01 PM) • Stop 15 (2526 JD Den Haag): Haagse Markt / The Hague Market (11:06 AM, then every 60 min until 6:06 PM) • Stop 16 (2513 AL Den Haag): Gravenstraat (11:13 AM, then every 60 min until 6:13 PM) For the location of each stop, see the image with the map and QR code provided for the exact location.

Rotterdam: Guided Maas River Cruise

10. Rotterdam: Guided Maas River Cruise

Enjoy a cruise on the Nieuwe Meuse river and admire the sites from the sea. See another side of Rotterdam as you marvel at the Kop van Zuid, the White House, and many more. After meeting with your guide at the pier, board your boat for a cruise on the Nieuwe Meuse river. This experience will see you pass along all of the highlights of Rotterdam. Enjoy beautiful views over the impressive skyline and the various ports, as your enthusiastic guide tells you about all the ins and outs of the sailing route throughout your journey. Sail past the famous SS Rotterdam, Kop van Zuid, the Hotel New York, the White House, the Willems Bridge, and the Euromast, as well as other more special places that you should not miss. You can find a cozy inside place inside the salon as you travel, or instead, opt to sit outside on the sun deck. Onboard is a bar where drinks and snacks are available. You also have the option to include a cup of coffee and sweet cake when booking. At the conclusion of your sightseeing experience, you'll return to your tour starting point.

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What people are saying about South Holland

Really good museum ! Very good explanation ! It´s a very nice place. The visit of the factory was a good plus. Too bad it's a bit far from the city center but it’s walkable

Nice view, perfect information with regard to the building and town. This is a perfect hour on a trip to the hague!

Very good experience and the boat was comfortable. Too bad there was no audio guide in French as indicated

Enjoyed the stories, the humour, the history, info and the fellow passengers! Despite the pouring rain!

Wonderful tour, great tour guides. Definitely a must do in The Hague