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From Amsterdam: Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Full-Day Tour

1. From Amsterdam: Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Full-Day Tour

A great impression of Holland that starts with a drive to Rotterdam, famous for its modern architecture. During the city tour you will 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, 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.

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.

Amsterdam: Guided Trip to Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague

3. 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.

Rotterdam: Private Maas River Speedboat Cruise

4. Rotterdam: Private Maas River Speedboat Cruise

Embark on a thrilling experience and explore Rotterdam in the most unique way aboard a speedboat traveling up to 90 km/h over the Maas River. Feel the adrenaline rushing through your body while you see and learn about the city’s famous water-side highlights. Start your thrilling river adventure in the city center of Rotterdam and marvel at impressive highlights like the Erasmus bridge and the Euromast Tower. After, head into the big river where, on a lucky day, the RIB boat will cruise along the huge containerships that visit Rotterdam on a daily basis. Sail up to the city of Vlaardingen and see, among other things, the vastness of the 'Waalhaven', the village of Pernis after which the Shell refinery is named. Continue to the Wilton Harbor with all its offshore activities and of course the city from the Maas with the SS Rotterdam, Erasmus Bridge, and Willemsbrug, The North Island, and Hotel New York. Gaze at all the sights while your knowledgeable captain explains the history and interesting facts about the city, the harbor, and the surrounding attractions. From March 1, 2022, your RIB-Footprint will be compensated by Trees for All.

Private Day Trip From Amsterdam to Rotterdam and Kinderdijk

5. 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. 

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

6. 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.

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.

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.

Amsterdam: Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Tour with Attraction

9. Amsterdam: Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Tour with Attraction

Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and is well-known for its commercial harbor. Stop at Spido for a 75-minute boat tour and 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, with its old and new churches, 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. See the Peace Palace, a number of royal palaces, the Mauritshuis, and the Binnenhof. Finally, finish your day with the choice of two attractions: the ultimate 5-D VR flight experience over the Dutch countryside or a relaxing canal cruise to admire Amsterdam's most famous attractions.

Private Day Trip from Amsterdam to Rotterdam and the Hague

10. 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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What people are saying about Rotterdam

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 322 reviews

Tour started on time, 9.30am, coach was comfortable and clean, driver good. Guide was very good, well informed, excellent linguistics and delivery plus a sense of humour. Great way to see highlights of The Hague, Delft plus pottery tour, miniature park, Rotterdam and lastly a harbour cruise. Tour took longer than advertised, back to Amsterdam at 8pm

An impeccable tour, the cities we visited wonderful. I would only recommend more time in The Hague and Delf, less time in the miniature park. The park will be very nice but we would have preferred The Hague and Delf more.

Great trip! Hague, Delft, Maduroland, Rotterdam-it would have taken days to hit all this one our own. Our guide, Pedro, was the absolute best! He kept everything moving and was very informative.

Excellent tour. We covered much ground. Enjoyed it all! Very well planned tour. Guide and driver were very nice, knowledgeable and helpful.

Great organizations! Thanks alot to Adrian - fantastic guide! Recommend this excursion!