Rotterdam, The Hague, Delft tours

Dutch Parliament, Royal Palaces, Delft Blue, City of Vermeer, the green heart or Holland

On this day trip from Amsterdam we visit the cities Rotterdam, The Hague and Delft and/or Leiden.
Each in their own way very different from Amsterdam.
Rotterdam was completely rebuild with stunning modern architecture after its bombing in the Second World War.
The Hague was never a walled city, so its lay-out is completely different from other Dutch cities.
Delft and Leiden are both examples of the many beautiful medium-sized historical cities in The Netherlands.
We recommend visiting Delft or Leiden during our Rotterdam, The Hague, Delft tours.

Itinerary Rotterdam, The Hague, Delft tours

  • pick-up anywhere in the greater Amsterdam area
  • city tour of Rotterdam with several photo stops: Markthal, Cube Houses, modern architecture by Rem Koolhaas, Renzo Piano, etc
  • 1 hour walking tour(s) of Delft and/or Leiden (both lovely medium-sized university towns):
    – Delft offers the famous Delft Blue, and a lot of interesting Dutch history
    – Leiden was home to the Pilgrim Fathers for 12 years before crossing over to America, and is therefore of special historical interest to U. S. citizens
  • approximately one hour free time for lunch
  • city tour of The Hague, with photo stops at the Peace Palace (International Court of Justice), Parliament (13th Century Gothic Castle) and the Work Residence of the Dutch King)
  • drop-off anywhere in greater Amsterdam area

Optional visits. We may have to adjust the itinerary:

  • Delft Blue Factory
  • Panorama Mesdag, an amazing 1881 Panoramic Painting
  • Mauritshuis Museum (with 17th century Master Painters Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals)
  • Madurodam: Holland in miniature
  • Rotterdam Harbour Boat Tour
  • Maeslantkering storm surge barrier
  • Leiden Pilgrim Fathers Museum
  • Louwman Car Museum
  • Keukenhof Gardens and surrounding (open 19th March until 8th May 2022).