During this full day small group tour in minivan, your first destination will be the well known UNESCO site Kinderdijk, with its glorious collection of 19 authentic windmills. Next is the royal town of The Hague with an included visit to the Mauritshuis.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and driver at the central meeting point just across from Central Station Amsterdam. A comfortable, air-conditioned luxurious minivan will take you to today’s destination in about 75 minutes. Sit back, relax and enjoy the distinctive views of the Dutch flat landscape.
A visit to Kinderdijk gives you the extraordinary opportunity to visit a UNESCO World Heritage site in Holland. In 1997, the windmill complex of Kinderdijk was added to the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage list because of its unique character. UNESCO considers the polder area with its dykes, mills and pumping stations to be proof of human inventiveness in reclaiming and protecting the land. This is worldwide recognition of the fact this vulnerable area must be preserved for the future.
At arrival in Kinderdijk your personal guide will take you to the visitor center, situated in an old pumping station. Watch the film about the Kinderdijk area before walking through the area. If possible, you will visit a working windmill from the inside (depending on how busy it is).
After a 90 minute visit, it's back aboard the minivan and onto 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. 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. It is also the home of the Peace Palace, a number of royal palaces, the Mauritshuis (featuring work by Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Andy Warhol among others), and the Binnenhof (the Dutch parliament).
At arrival in The Hague you will do a citytour in the minivan to see all these highlights. Before visiting the Mauritshuis, a stop will be made for lunch.
You will return to Amsterdam late afternoon.
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Transport by luxurious minivan with free wifi
What's Not Included
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
Gray Line Shop/Victoria Hotel. Prins Hendrikkade 47, Amsterdam
Know Before You Go
• Please wear comfortable shoes
• This is a small group tour of no more than 8 people