Rotterdam, our first stop on this day tour from Amsterdam, is the second largest city in the Netherlands and famous for its architecture and commercial harbour. After a short city tour of Rotterdam, our first stop we will hop on a 75-minute boat tour, the best way to view one of the world’s largest ports. You’ll see Rotterdam’s imposing skyline, cutting-edge architecture, harbours, shipyards, and docks. We will also make sure to stop at the famous Markethall and Cube Houses.
Next stop is the picturesque city of Delft, birth 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 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. We will also visit the De Delftse Pauw, a factory specializing in handmade Delft Blue pottery, the most coveted porcelain since the 17th century.
Then, we’ll swing by 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 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 Worhol, among others), and the Binnenhof (the meeting place of the Dutch government).
Before returning to Amsterdam, we’ll hit the nearby Madurodam, 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, windmills, and more on a 1:25 scale.