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The Hague: Old City Private Walking Tour

1. The Hague: Old City Private Walking Tour

Experience the regal manners of the Dutch capital on a private 2-hour walking tour of The Hague, and see royal palaces and handsome administrative buildings with long and interesting histories. From the old hunting residence of the Counts of Holland, built by Count Floris IV in 1230, The Hague has developed over the centuries from a wealthy village (called the most beautiful and richest in Europe by the 16th-century Italian travel writer Lodovico Guicciardini) to a place of grandeur and the seat of the Dutch government and parliament. As you explore the sights, including the historic Binnenhof complex of buildings built in the 13th century, learn the hidden history of the city. Hear how Emperor Charles V gave the command to plant 4 rows of lime trees in the Voorhout, and learn about the dramatic decapitation of Van Oldenbarnevelt, as well as the assassination of the De Witt brothers. Along the route you will pass a series of former and current royal palaces, including the Noordeinde Palace, the “working palace” for the present King Willem-Alexander.

Delft: Guided Walking Tour

2. Delft: Guided Walking Tour

Your morning or afternoon in Delft will start at your hotel or if you travel to Delft from elsewhere at the train station. Set off in a relaxing pace to make sure you really get to see, feel and learn all about this town. Walk into the paintings of legendary Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer, on this lovely guided walking tour through the artist's hometown, and the place where the great majority of his masterpieces were set – the old town of Delft. Find several highlights as you walk along the old streets, including the town hall, the ancient church, and the beautiful Agnetapark. Many of the sights of Delft are closely tied to the royal family; it was in the Prince's Court, for instance, that the founding father of the Netherlands, William of Orange, was murdered, and it is in the town's new church that his tomb as well as the graves of the Dutch royal family are displayed. Delft is famous for one other thing, aside from its connection to Vermeer and William of Orange – its celebrated pottery tradition. Those who would like admire the traditional earthenware and the famous "Delft Blue" hues in which they come can visit some of the pottery places in town.

Lisse: Drive-it-Yourself Electric Dune & Beach Audio Tour

3. Lisse: Drive-it-Yourself Electric Dune & Beach Audio Tour

Enjoy a leisurely journey across the coastal region of South-Holland in an electric, 2-person Renault Twizy with GPS navigation. The unique open and contemporary design of electric car will give you a sense of freedom on the open road. You feel, smell and experience where you drive. Ride through nature, sand dunes, and picturesque coastal villages at your own pace. As you explore the area, an onboard audio guide shares additional information and facts about the area. Park the Twizy to see the beach and sea up close for some excellent photo opportunites.

Dordrecht Walking Tour: the Oldest City in the Netherlands

4. Dordrecht Walking Tour: the Oldest City in the Netherlands

Your morning or afternoon in Dordrecht will start at your hotel, river cruise ship or if you travel to Dordrecht from elsewhere at the train station. Set off in a relaxing pace to make sure you really get to see, feel and learn all about this town. The most important sights that your private guide will show are the Groothoofdspoort city gate dating back to the middle ages and situated at the crossing of 3 rivers. Have a close look at the Our sweet lady church with its typical unfinished leaning tower and admire the town hall built in 1383. During the tour you will visit the house van Gijn, a wealthy banker who lived and worked in Dordrecht from 1836 until 1922. The museum offers a view into the life and huge art collection of one of the wealthiest inhabitants of Dordrecht. In its golden age Dordrecht was one of the 6 main towns of Holland. In those days the so called Dordt gable was developed. This gable looks like a standard stepped gable as found anywhere else in the Netherlands, but has some distinctive marks that makes it stand apart. Officially Dordrecht is the oldest ‘city’ of the country. Already in the year 1220, before any other city in the Netherlands, Dordrecht was granted the privilege of city rights. Make sure you do not miss out on the hidden gems of Dordrecht, the patio gardens. After about 3 hours time will come to say goodbye to your local host. You can then take off on your own to discover more about Dordrecht, go shopping in the crowded shopping streets or if you feel like taking a break, sit down on one of the many terraces in Dordrecht.

Rotterdam: Private Tour with a Local

5. Rotterdam: Private Tour with a Local

Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Rotterdam from a local eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. You can meet at your hotel or Airbnb accommodation and get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn all the insider tips, such as the best places to eat and buy groceries, and the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Hear about the top things to see and do in the city, customized to your interests. By the end of your tour, you will feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need.

Lisse: Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour

6. Lisse: Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour

Experience the enchanting and iconic tulip fields at their purest. You will enjoy a drive-it-yourself trip through the famous flower bulb region, taking in the colors and smells, and stopping as often as you want for a selfie among the tulip and flower fields. You will drive in a tough open-cab Twizy over a 20-kilometer rout among the colorful tulip and flower fields. The road will lead you through the the famous flower bulb region and through to an authentic flower bulb nursery. Throughout your tour, your audio guide will inform you of all the ins and outs of the area, whilst also sharing with you some cool tulip facts. You will cruise down country roads through the flowering tulips and park your Twizy beside the road to admire the sea of flowers up close. Driving a Renault Twizy is super easy and fun, and on the road you will be sure to attract a lot of attention.

Leiden: City Center Private Guided Walking Tour

7. Leiden: City Center Private Guided Walking Tour

The authentic city of Leiden is conveniently reached by train yet so many travellers overlook this gem of a city. Even though the city is significantly smaller than other cities in the Netherlands such as Amsterdam and Rotterdam, with its world class museums, canals, windmills and historical architecture, Leiden doesn’t fall short to any and is waiting for you to be discovered. Meet your guide right outside the station and set off on an off-the-beaten path tour. Discover ‘secret’ courtyards, pass through small alleyways and be amazed by the elegant architecture that reminds us of the past. Leiden's university is the oldest in the Netherlands and according to many it is the most prestigious university as well. History buffs can indulge themselves as there is so much interesting history. Visit the area around Pieterskerk where the Pilgrim Fathers lived who left the city to settle in a land now called the United States. And since Leiden is Rembrandt’s birthplace, a stop at the Young Rembrandt Studio is not to be missed! Leiden is like an open-air museum; there’s just so much to experience. This elegant city is incredibly photogenic.

Rotterdam: the Secrets of Rotterdam Discovery Game

8. Rotterdam: the Secrets of Rotterdam Discovery Game

Discover Rotterdam as never before with this original interactive game experience. Using your cell phone, your challenge will start in front of Central Station. Simply open your e-mail link that will be sent to you after booking and your adventure will begin. Set off to explore Rotterdam as you solve 16 clues, with each correct answer taking you to the next location. As you proceed through the challenge, learn more about the history of the city and the local culture with fun facts. If you need a little helping hand, ask for hints to help you solve the clues. See Rotterdam’s main sights in a different way, wander the center’s hidden spaces, quirky areas and end in a vibrant area filled with cosy bars and restaurants where you’ll be surrounded by locals. If you're looking for a fun way to experience the city, then this is a truly unique opportunity.

Rotterdam Private 2-Hour Food Tour with Tastings

9. Rotterdam Private 2-Hour Food Tour with Tastings

This 2-hour tour begins outside Rotterdam’s new central station, where you’ll meet your guide under the Meeting Cloud. The guide will tell you about the history of Rotterdam as you walk past the Groothandelsgebouw, located next to the station. Completed in 1953, it is one of the first major buildings constructed after the bombing of the city in WWII. Walk from there to the famous kruiskade neighborhood, a large multicultural area with shops from all over the world. This is also home to Rotterdam's Chinatown. See many hidden architectural gems and monuments that only locals know about. Your tour continues to Rotterdam's town hall, one of the few buildings that survived the bombing during the war. This is also the area where you’ll stop for your first food tasting. Walk to the market hall and cube houses area. The market hall was opened in 2014 and is one of the most stunning sights in Rotterdam. At the Markthal you’ll enjoy some Dutch food tastings, choosing from the kroket, stroopwafel, Dutch cheese, herring and kibbeling. The tour ends at the new market hall, but before it’s over feel free to ask your guide as many questions as you like!

Leiden 2-Hour Walking Tour

10. Leiden 2-Hour Walking Tour

Your morning or afternoon in Leiden will start at your hotel or if you travel to Leiden from elsewhere at the train station. Set off at a relaxing pace to make sure you really get to see, feel and learn all about this town. The most important sights that your private guide will show are the oldest university of the Netherlands, where King William Alexander graduated just like most other members of the royal family. Have your camera ready to take a picture of the 900 year old Saint Peter Church. Find out where Rembrandt was born and where he first started to paint. Admire the 16th century built town hall of Leiden. Discover the wall poems spread throughout the city. These poems are written in many different original languages and can be discovered anywhere. After a great walk through the city of Leiden with your private guide, sit back and relax aboard the boat for a canal cruise of Leiden. Sailing through Leiden in an hour-long boat trip, you experience the very rich culture of the city: many monuments, museums and almshouses are situated on the water. You will also sail past the Botanical gardens, birthplace to the Dutch Tulip. In the wintertime the canal cruise is replaced with a visit to the Museum Lakenhal, the most important art museum in town.

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What people are saying about South Holland

Mr Bram, our guide cum driver, was simply fantastic. He took lot of effort to explain all details, took us thru various lanes and by lanes, and ensured we have an enjoyable and enriching tour

A majestic guide who has given some super entertaining explanations and then a cruise of a little over an hour to finish off. I would repeat.

Even if the weather was rather so-so, everyone had a lot of fun. Went as a group of 8 people in 4 cars - even the 80+ seniors loved it.

Skip was very knowledgeable and explained everything in a clear, enjoying and fluent way.

A different experience than when you typically look at old ruins etc.