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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 will begin as you depart from Amsterdam on your coach 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, the 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. You will see Rotterdam’s imposing skyline, cutting-edge architecture, harbors, shipyards, and docks. After the harbor cruise you will continue your city tour, which includes a stop at the famous Markethall and Cube Houses.  The next stop is the picturesque city of Delft, which is 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 to 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. You will also visit De Delftse Pauw, a factory specializing in handmade Delft Blue pottery, which has been the most coveted porcelain since the 17th century.  Finally, you will head 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.

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From Amsterdam: Rotterdam and The Hague Tour in Spanish

2. 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.

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Rotterdam: Keukenhoftour, Harbor Cruise and Euromast Tour

3. Rotterdam: Keukenhoftour, Harbor Cruise and Euromast Tour

After a panoramic ride from Rotterdam to the bulb flower area around Lisse, you will start your tour by taking a scenic ride through this area. Depending upon the season, you will see a landscape consisting of colorful bulb flower carpets in almost every color you could imagine. Afterwards, you will continue to the Keukenhof. Once a mere kitchen garden filled with vegetables and herbs, it now has the distinction of being the world’s largest flower garden, hosting 1 million visitors per year. You can let an experienced guided take you through the 15 kilometers of footpaths and 32 hectares of gardens, where millions of bulbs are planted each year. Afterwards, you can enjoy a few hours of free time to wander through the park and discover everything the Keukenhof Gardens have to offer on your own. After returning to Rotterdam, you will be issued your tickets for the Spido Harbour Cruise and the famous Euromast. You will then sail onboard a modern vessel for 75 minutes, seeing the busy traffic of sea-going and inland ships, and admiring Rotterdam's impressive skyline. Finally, your cruise tour will end with views of the steamship "Rotterdam", the former cruise flagship of the shipping company Holland America Line. Finally, you will experience the Euromast. At 185 meters high, it’s the highest watchtower in the Netherlands, and an essential part of the skyline of the city. You can listen to amazing stories about the city as you make your way to the top of the glass elevator, and when the weather allows it, you can see up to 30 kilometers.

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Private Day Trip From Amsterdam to Rotterdam and Kinderdijk

4. Private Day Trip From Amsterdam to Rotterdam and Kinderdijk

Discover the beautiful countryside and the amazing city of Rotterdam on this one-day private tour from Amsterdam. Take the opportunity to visit the picturesque village of Kinderdijk and the amazing city of Rotterdam learning about the culture and history of the Netherlands that has influenced the innovation and architecture you will see on the tour.  Your day tour will begin when you are picked up from your accommodations in Amsterdam by your guide and driver. From Amsterdam, you will die into the countryside of the Netherlands and explore Kinderdijk, a village home of UNESCO World Heritage Site windmills which you will explore. You will also see the dykes and learn about their use in the Netherlands to deal with water. You will then go on a 1-hour boat tour of Kinderdijk to further explore the Dutch countryside with your guide. From Kinderdijk your tour will continue on to Rotterdam, the second city of the Netherlands. With your guide, you will explore both the old and new within the city and learn about how the city was shaped. The city boasts amazing examples of modern architecture in the Netherlands as well as historical landmarks. You will find many architectural sights throughout the city like Markthal, the famous Cube Houses, the Erasmus Bridge and the Town Hall of Rotterdam. After you have explored Rotterdam, your guide will drive you back to your accommodations in Amsterdam. 

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

5. 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.

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Private Day Trip from Amsterdam to Rotterdam and the Hague

6. Private Day Trip from Amsterdam to Rotterdam and the Hague

Be collected from at your accommodation or another location in the city. Be driven to the second city of the Netherlands, Rotterdam. Discover this modern city filled with stunning architecture and hidden gems. Explore the many sights Rotterdam has to offer including the new Markthal, the famous Cube Houses, the Erasmus Bridge, and the Townhall. Learn about the history of the city and the modern architecture. At the beautiful Markthal take a break to have food and drinks. Take some free time to explore on your own.  Follow your guide to the Hague for the last stop of this tour. The Hague is the political center of the Netherlands. Explore the many sights including the Parliament buildings, Noordeine Palace, Binnenhof, and the City hall. Learn about the political situation in the Netherlands. Your guide will give you a tour of the Hague where tell you about all the sights and the history of this beautiful city. Return in your transportation to your accommodation. 

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From Amsterdam: Rotterdam, Delft, The Hague and 1 Attraction

7. From Amsterdam: Rotterdam, Delft, The Hague and 1 Attraction

Discover the best of the Netherlands on this all-encompassing tour. Departing from Amsterdam, head to Rotterdam, the Netherlands' 2nd largest city, where you will enjoy a quick city tour before heading to Spido for a 75-minute boat tour, the best way to view one of the world’s largest ports. Admire Rotterdam’s imposing skyline, cutting-edge architecture, harbors, shipyards, and docks. After the harbor cruise, continue your tour with stops at the famous Market Hall and Cube Houses. Next stop is the picturesque city of Delft. Enjoy some free time for lunch and to discover Delft’s canal-streaked historic town center, packed with awe-inspiring historical monuments including the Old Church, the New Church, and the town hall. Afterward, pay a visit to a factory specializing in the coveted handmade Delft Blue pottery before swinging by The Hague for a city tour. See the home of the Dutch government and royal family, as well as the headquarters of several international organizations and embassies before beginning the journey back to Amsterdam.  On the way back to the capital, stop at the nearby Madurodam, an outdoor park featuring miniature replicas of the Netherlands’ most famed locations. See the Rijksmuseum, the Binnenhof, Amsterdam Airport, the Port of Rotterdam, traditional Dutch canal houses and windmills, all on a miniature scale. Finally, finish your day with a choice of 2 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 canalside.

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From Rotterdam: UNESCO Kinderdijk, Euromast & Spido Day Trip

8. From Rotterdam: UNESCO Kinderdijk, Euromast & Spido Day Trip

Upon departure from the meeting point, relax on the air-conditioned bus and enjoy views of the Dutch landscape during the 30-minute trip to Kinderdijk. Take your time in visiting Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997. See the unique polder area of dikes, mills, and pumping stations and learn about human inventiveness in reclaiming and protecting the land. Follow your guide to the visitors’ center, situated in an old pumping station. You may be lucky enough to visit the inside of a working windmill (depending on how busy it is). On the return to Rotterdam, enjoy a Spido Harbor Cruise. Sail through Europe’s largest functioning port on a 75-minute tour. Admire as Rotterdam’s impressive skyline glides by, and see the busy shipyards and traffic of the sea-going and inland ships. The cruise ends with a view of the steamship Rotterdam, the former cruise flagship of the Holland America Line. Lastly, use the included tickets to head up the Euromast. This Rotterdam icon is 185 meters high and the highest watchtower in the Netherlands. Hear stories of the city as your ascend to the top in a glass elevator. Take in the views of Rotterdam and beyond. With good weather, you can see as far as 30km away.

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From Amsterdam: Rotterdam and Kinderdijk Private Day Trip

9. From Amsterdam: Rotterdam and Kinderdijk Private Day Trip

Start this tour with a pick-up from your hotel. From here, drive to the countryside of the Netherlands and explore Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must see when visiting the Netherlands. See the beautiful windmills, dykes and countryside and learn about the impressive way the Dutch deal with water. Join a 1-hour boat tour of Kinderdijk and explore the Dutch country side with your guide. You also get the option to have some free time to walk around by yourself. From there, you will drive to the beautiful Rotterdam, the second Dutch city you will visit on this tour. Discover how the destruction of World War II led to an intensive rebuilding process and to Rotterdam becoming one of the most daring examples of modern architecture in the Netherlands. First, you will explore the city center of Rotterdam, here you will find many architectural sights like the new Markthal, the famous Cube Houses, the Erasmus Bridge and the Town Hall of Rotterdam. When going inside the Martkhal, you are able to take a break to eat and drink something. After, the guide will drive you to a more historical part of Rotterdam called Delfshaven, this is one of the few parts of the city that wasn't destroyed by the bombing. After Delshaven, your guide will drive you to explore the port of Rotterdam. Rotterdam houses the biggest port in Europe and until 2004 it was the biggest port in the world. After your visit to Rotterdam, your guide will drive you back to your hotel or any other desired location in Amsterdam.

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Keukenhof Park and Flower Fields from Rotterdam

10. Keukenhof Park and Flower Fields from Rotterdam

Depart Rotterdam or The Hague and journey by air-conditioned coach to the famous Keukenhof Park in the historic town of Lisse. Admire the different colors of the fields of flowers grown in the region, and stop to take souvenir photos of tulips, daffodils and other plants grown for commercial use. Enter Keukenhof Park to take a guided tour of the former kitchen garden, now famous as the home of the world’s largest flower garden. Stroll along some of the 15 kilometers of footpaths, where millions of bulbs are planted each year, including tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and other spring flowers of vibrant colors. Visit the landscaped English garden, discover a Japanese country garden and admire the different floral displays and sculptures made of flowers, based on a theme that changes every year.  

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What people are saying about Rotterdam

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 322 reviews

Top notch it was really worth it! The boat trip in Rotterdam's harbor was memorable. The visit of Delft was just the right amount of touring and some time to ourselves. The Didn't do much in the Hague but at least went there. The day was full throughout. Our guide Willem did an excellent job with his maps and historical story-telling, which filled in alot of the blanks for me . Very well done and would recommend it.

Was very nice, enjoyed the trip due to the detailed explanation from our guide julliet rainmaker. Some of the facts if travelled ourselves, we would have missed out. Beautiful city view of delft, Rotterdam and hague is worth the visit. Will defenetly travel more of these guided tours.

Excellent guide of Juliette English French and Spanish Competence and professionalism You should have more time for Delft and less for Rotterdam In general the tour is good

Exceptional day and a wonderful excursion. The guide is a lovely person. He made the excursion very very enjoyable and we had a great time We will repeat next time

Juliet was very nice to us. She was explained great details and well organized trip. it was nice experince. thank you