One-day City trip: Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague

There is more to the Netherlands than Amsterdam. Go on a day excursion and visit Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague, three historical cities close to Amsterdam, yet all three different in character. Rotterdam was bombed in the Second World War and since then completely rebuilt. The Hague is the seat of government and Delft is known for its Delft blue pottery.

Highlights City Trip

The Hague: Madurodam, miniature village
Delft: Royal Delft Factory
Rotterdam: river cruise

Duration: 10 hours
Transport: air-conditioned bus
Included: English-speaking guide

Sights and attractions
Rotterdam: boat cruise, Markthal and Cube houses
Delft: visit Royal Delft Museum
The Hague: city sightseeing tour, Madurodam miniature village.

photo: Madurodam miniature village in The Hague

The Hague: Madurodam

Madurodam is a miniature village with many famous Dutch landmarks all built at a scale of 1:25. You will see the Port of Rotterdam, Schiphol Airport and many windmills. You will see scale models of famous Dutch buildings like the Peace Palace (The Hague), Dam Square and the Palace (Amsterdam). The model railway with NS (Dutch Railways) trains and miniature Rotterdam Train Station: with train running through the whole village. There are walkways through the village from which you can see all the buildings in detail.

Delft and Delft Blue Pottery

Delft blue pottery is famous. The Royal Delft Museum is the place where you can see how the pottery is made and hand pained. You will learn about the history of Delftware and walk through the factory and see the production process. You can buy real Delftware at the factory shop. Items in souvenir shops are not genuine Delft Blue. The markings at the bottom of Delftware will tell if the piece is real Delftware or made in China.’

photo: cube houses in Rotterdam

Rotterdam Skyscrapers and Cube Houses

Rotterdam was bombed during the Second World War and was completely rebuilt. Skyscrapers are the hallmark and that’s why Rotterdam’s nickname is Manhattan on the River Meuse.
The Cube houses in Rotterdam are unique in design. These houses are made up of blocks that are tilted at a 45 degree angle. It is mind boggling and people actually live in them!

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The excursions and tours are constantly adapted to the wishes of the visitors and descriptions may differ slightly. Therefore, it is recommended to read the product description.

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