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Rotterdam: Kinderdijk Windmill Village Entry Ticket

1. Rotterdam: Kinderdijk Windmill Village Entry Ticket

Explore the windmill village of Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See museum mills and a pumping station, then glide across the polders on a tour boat. Journey back through time to a world of old Dutch windmills. Stroll through the centuries-old buildings of a delightful village, and see fascinating exhibits from different historical eras. Visit two museum mills, open-air displays, and a pumping station. There's also an interactive scavenger hunt for kids, a multi-screen film, and an app to make the most of your visit. Then, clamber aboard one of the inclusive tour boats. Glide across the polder waters as the many windmills of the village drift past.

Small Group Tour to UNESCO Kinderdijk & The Hague

2. Small Group Tour to UNESCO Kinderdijk & The Hague

Meet your guide and driver at a central meeting point in Amsterdam. A comfortable, air-conditioned luxurious minivan will take you to today’s destination in about 75 minutes. Sit back, relax and enjoy the distinctive views of the Dutch flat landscape. A visit to Kinderdijk gives you the extraordinary opportunity to visit a UNESCO World Heritage site in Holland. In 1997, the windmill complex of Kinderdijk was added to the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage list because of its unique character. UNESCO considers the polder area with its dikes, mills, and pumping stations to be proof of human inventiveness in reclaiming and protecting the land. This is worldwide recognition of the fact this vulnerable area must be preserved for the future. On arrival in Kinderdijk, your personal guide will take you to the visitor center, situated in an old pumping station. Watch the film about the Kinderdijk area before walking through the area. If possible, you will visit a working windmill from the inside (depending on how busy it is). After a 90 minute visit, it's back aboard the minivan and onto The Hague. 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, and the Binnenhof (the Dutch parliament). At arrival in The Hague, you will do a city tour in a minivan to see all these highlights and a stop will be made for lunch before enjoying a visit to one of the 3 cultural highlights of The Hague: - The Mauritshuis; home to some of the best Dutch paintings from the Golden Age. Discover masterpieces such as Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl earring and paintings of the famous Rembrandt van Rijn. Enjoy an audio tour. - Escher in Het Paleis; This former royal winter palace now homes over 120 prints of the famous M.C. Escher. The way he played with perspective, space, and reality means he remains fascinating even today. His playful prints delight the eye and have been a rich source of inspiration for mathematicians, filmmakers, and architects throughout the world for many years. - Madurodam; what makes the small country of the Netherlands so great? Discover this and more at Madurodam, a small city full of beautiful miniatures, playful activities, and the best attractions. You will return to Amsterdam in the late afternoon. A professional, experienced, and friendly driver/guide will accompany you throughout the tour.

Keukenhof: Flower Fields Small-Group Cultural Bike Tour

3. Keukenhof: Flower Fields Small-Group Cultural Bike Tour

Make your way to the bike rental shop next to Keukenhof. Meet your guide there, and skip the lines for bike rental as your guide will already be ready for you. Then, together with a small group of up to 12 people, set off on your amazing bike tour around the flower fields in the neighborhood of Keukenhof. During the ride, you'll visit Tulip Experience Amsterdam. Learn everything about growing tulips here, and take beautiful pictures in the field with 1 million tulips in 500 different varieties. You can have a cup of coffee and pick your own tulips to take with you. Learn about this magnificent part of Holland and its flower culture and history with your guide. At a few of the stops, taste authentic Dutch food and candy. After approximately 3 hours, arrive back at the Keukenhof, where you can visit the beautiful gardens on your own (at your own cost). If you decide to visit Keukenhof, head there before or after the bike tour, depending on the departure time of your bike tour.

Noordwijk: Beach and Dunes Bike Tour

4. Noordwijk: Beach and Dunes Bike Tour

Discover this unique landscape in the Netherlands by bike. Start off your tour in Noordwijkerhout on one of the most beautiful squares in the area. Cycle along a lake to the beautiful dunes and enjoy the view over the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen, where the city of Amsterdam gets the drinking water. See a glider aerodrome that is very active at the weekends.  Stop at Nederzandt, a lovely beach club near the sandy beach. Taste real dutch apple pie with coffee or tea. After this break, cycle through the dunes and woods which are part of the National Park "de Hollandse Duinen". Take in the beautiful landscapes and with some luck, you might see rabbits, a deer or a fox.  Most of the cycle paths are paved, so your bike tour will not be too hard. After a nice tour in nature, you cycle along the Atlantic Wall museum in Noordwijk. In this lovely place at the beach, you have some spare time (about an hour) to visit the beach, the shops or one of the beach clubs. Take a walk on the boulevard with beautiful hotels and terraces and eat some fish at the fish seller on the boulevard. Head back to Noordwijkerhout after this break and cycle through the country lanes of the Bollenstreek. In spring there are many tulips and daffodils blooming here. In late summer there are dahlias or gladiolus blooming.  Back in Noordwijkerhout, you will hand off your bike at the bike rental.

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What people are saying about South Holland

I had a great afternoon on the site. I was able to visit the mills and get on the boat but be careful, the guide told me that it was the first time he had seen this kind of ticket (ticket with Get your guide) so he had to check and I I was afraid at the time of not being able to enjoy... Also I did not check if the value for money is worth it (price visit mills vs this ticket)

Our visit to Kinderdijk went very well. It was not busy but very quiet, there were not many visitors. We didn't have to wait anywhere. All the staff/volunteers were very friendly and willing to answer any questions we asked.

All the staff were very helpful and most informative. We had a wonderful time at the village and would recommend it to everyone. Well worth the trip from Rotterdam.

Very nice place where it is good to walk and discover or re-discover the ingenuity of the Dutch.

Site full of charm. The presentations are not in French