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From Amsterdam: Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Guided Day Tour

From Amsterdam: Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Guided Day Tour

See the best of Holland on a day-long tour that includes a visit to Rotterdam, and the old port with its charming yellow houses. Take a river cruise, visit the food market, stop in Delft and tour The Hague. Begin your tour with a drive to Rotterdam, famous for its modern architecture. During the city tour, drive along the banks of the river Maas, to the old port and the remarkable yellow cube houses. Embark on an amazing 1-hour river cruise and then visit the famous food market. Continue on to Delft for lunch (not included) and a visit to the Royal Delft Manufactory, the last remaining Dutch ceramic factory from the 17th century. Take a city tour of The Hague by bus, where you will see the beautiful Houses of Parliament, the working palace of the Dutch king, and the Peace Palace. The last stop, before heading back to Amsterdam, will be at the miniature town Madurodam.

Delft: Canal Cruise with Guided Commentary

Delft: Canal Cruise with Guided Commentary

Get to know Delft in the best way possible by exploring its centuries-old system of canals. Find about one of the most important cities in Dutch 17th-century history, and admire its picturesque buildings and canal houses. During your cruise, see many of the city's highlights and hear about their history from an experienced team of captains and guides. Learn about the city's patriotic history, the old town center, Delft Blue, Johannes Vermeer, the East-Indian Trading Company, and much more.

Amsterdam: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 3 to 7 Attractions

Amsterdam: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 3 to 7 Attractions

Visit 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 top attractions of your choice and save up to 50%* compared to buying individual tickets with an Amsterdam Explorer Pass. Learn all about the brewing process at the Heineken Experience, soar over the Netherlands on a 5D flight simulator at THIS IS HOLLAND, enjoy some window-shopping on a private guided tour at Royal Coster Diamonds, take in the views on the 100 Highlights Canal Cruise, and many more. Browse the included digital guide to plan and book ahead the attractions you want to visit, then show the digital or printed copy of your pass on the day. With the Amsterdam Explorer Pass, you can choose 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 attractions from the following: • Heineken Experience • Rijksmuseum • THIS IS HOLLAND • Moco Museum - Banksy & more • A'DAM LOOKOUT • Amsterdam Canal Cruise • Madame Tussauds Amsterdam • Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Live Guided Tour • Tour de BonTon • The life of Anne Frank & Neighbourhood Tour • Rembrandts Amsterdam Experience • House of Bols Cocktail Experience • Royal Experience - Royal Coster Diamonds • Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise (1 Dec - 21 Jan | reservations required) • Pedal Boat 1-hour • MacBike Bike Rental • Houseboat Museum • Our House Experience • Boom Chicago • Ferry to Muiderslot Castle (Seasonal - April to October) • Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot • Volendam, Edam & Windmills Tour • Diamond Museum Amsterdam • Zaanse Schans Tour • Museum Het Rembrandthuis • AMAZE Amsterdam - immersive audiovisual experience by ID&T • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam • The Amsterdam Dungeon • Amsterdam Uncovered - Guided Walking Tour (reservations required) • Self guided Foodie Tour of Jordaan (reservations required) • Keukenhof Entry and Shuttle Bus (Seasonal | reservations required) Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check the Go City digital guide included on your confirmation voucher for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions, when applicable, before you go. *Savings based on itineraries on Go City website.

Royal Delft: Delftblue Factory and Museum

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.

From Amsterdam: Guided Trip to Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague

From Amsterdam: Guided Trip to Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague

Your tour begins as you depart from Amsterdam on your bus and head to Rotterdam. Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and is quite famous for its architecture and commercial harbor. See Rotterdam’s imposing skyline, cutting-edge architecture, harbors, shipyards, and docks. After the harbor cruise, continue your city tour, which includes a stop at the famous Market hall and Cube Houses.  Then, head to the picturesque city of Delft, 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 (not included) and 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. Visit De Delftse Pauw, a factory specializing in handmade Delft Blue pottery, which has been the most coveted porcelain since the 17th century.  Make your way 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. See The Hague, 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). Finally, choose to add a scenic canal cruise in Amsterdam and see some of the city's top sights including canal houses from the Golden Age, the Westerkerk, and the Anne Frank House.

Delft: Entrance Ticket for the Old and New Churches

Delft: Entrance Ticket for the Old and New Churches

Visit two of the most famous churches in the Netherlands: the 'Oude Kerk' and 'Nieuwe Kerk' of the city of Delft. Both are architectural marvels full of history and stories and can be visited with just one ticket The New Church was completed in 1655. Almost every member of the royal family since the death of William of Orange have been laid to rest here. The church is also known for spectacular architecture, giant pipe organ, and stained-glass windows The Old Church is thought to have been founded in 1246. See its crooked tower, which is 2 meters off-center, and admire its distinctive stained-glass windows. It’s also where you’ll find the graves of famous Dutch people such as the painter Vermeer.

Delft: Vermeer Centrum Delft Museum Entry Ticket

Delft: Vermeer Centrum Delft Museum Entry Ticket

Book your ticket to the Vermeer Centrum Delft Museum to see reproductions of Johannes Vermeer. Learn about the Dutch Baroque Period painter's life, techniques, and painting at this quaint museum. Arrive at Vermeer Centrum Delft, a former Guild of St. Luke building, and speak with a volunteer to learn about the museum. Receive an audioguide and head to the basement where you'll watch a short film on Vermeer and Delft in the 17th-century. Afterward, see 37 painting reproductions by Vermeer. Learn about the artist's life and family, as well as the city he lived in. The first floor of the museum is dedicated to Vermeer’s working ­method. Use a camera obscura to play with colors and perspectives and literally step into a Vermeer painting. On the second floor of the museum learn more about the love messages in Vermeer's paintings. In the exhibition "Love messages from Vermeer" understand the meaning and symbolism of certain objects and details in the artist's paintings. Conclude your visit to the museum with a visit to the gift shop.

Magical Delft and the Keukenhof Estate: Tulips Galore

Magical Delft and the Keukenhof Estate: Tulips Galore

From the end of March to mid-May, you will get to visit Keukenhof near Amsterdam and see the tulips at their best. This tour has it all: you will enjoy the fragrances and the colors of 7 million flowers as well as the unearthly beauty of historical Delft. After a leisurely drive through the countryside you'll see the vast bulb fields in full blossom as well as the typical windmills. First, you'll visit  Delft which is said to be the most charming town of the Netherlands.  You will marvel at the picturesque canals, the city hall, the Old and the New Church that also houses the underground crypt of the Dutch Royal Family. In your free time, you will most certainly browse through the countless small but cozy Delft arts and crafts shops. After lunch and on the way to the Keukenhof estate you'll hear about the history and importance of tulip growing.  And then for three hours, you enjoy the many gardens and beautiful pavilions which show a great collection of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, orchids, roses, carnations, irises, lilies and other flowers.

From Amsterdam: Day Tour to Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague

From Amsterdam: Day Tour to Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague

Discover some of the most historic sites and scenic spots in the Netherlands on a day trip from Amsterdam. After a hotel pickup, listen to stories about the history of the country from your guide as you travel in a luxury minivan on a small-group or private tour. Start your journey by heading to Rotterdam, the largest seaport in Europe, known for its maritime heritage and modern architecture. Learn about the near-complete destruction of the city center in World War II that resulted in a varied architectural landscape. Afterward, travel to Delft, renowned for its blue pottery. Enjoy time to sit in the market square to have lunch. Enrich your experience by opting for a visit to the Royal Delft, the only remaining earthenware factory from the 17th century where Delft Blue ceramics are still made. In the afternoon, continue to the political city of The Hague. Explore the administrative and royal capital of the Netherlands and its seat of government. Choose to visit the Madurodam miniature park, home to a range of 1:25 scale model replicas of Dutch landmarks and historical cities.

Delft: Craft Beer Tasting in Medieval cellar

Delft: Craft Beer Tasting in Medieval cellar

Delfts Brouwhuis is home to the Delftse Brouwers brewery, the youngest brewery in Delft, in a beautiful historic setting. Under the supervision of Archeology Delft, the medieval cellar from 1300 was excavated and examined in 2019. Shards of a medieval beer mug are even found and guess what? The cellar appears to have served as a brewery in the past. In this 700-year-old setting for the city brewery in Delft, beautiful local beers flow from the kettle to your glass. Be surprised on this beer tour along the local big four: 4 craft beers from Delftse Brouwers. With a bit of luck you can see the brewer at work in his natural Delft habitat. Genuine, handmade, pure taste. These 4 craft beers are served with Bavarian Pretzels with a homemade cheese beer dip and mustard.

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