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Seasonal & Holiday Activities

Our most recommended South Holland Seasonal & Holiday Activities

Rotterdam Harbor Tour

1. Rotterdam Harbor Tour

Explore one of the world's most innovative ports on this 75-minute tour. See the busy traffic of sea-going and inland ships, and admire Rotterdam's impressive skyline as its imposing buildings glide by. Get a unique perspective of the harbor's shipyards, docks and the hypermodern transshipping of thousands of containers. Last but not least, the tour will end with views of the steamship 'Rotterdam', the former cruise flagship of shipping company Holland America Line.

The Hague: City Canal Cruise

2. The Hague: City Canal Cruise

Board this canal cruise for a relaxing and informative tour through the canals of The Hague. Your guide will show you all sides of the city from the posh to the modest, both the working-class and upper-class parts of The Hague. The boat is very comfortable and your knowledgeable guide will tell you all that you could ever want to know about the city. During this cruise, you'll be able to learn about the history of The Hague and see its sights from a different perspective. While cruising the canals, you can take in many sights of this international city of Peace and Justice. Please note that not all of the canal cruises are conducted in English. Due to the many nationalities of passengers handouts are provided in Dutch, English, German, French, and Spanish.

Rotterdam: Euromast Lookout Tower Ticket

3. Rotterdam: Euromast Lookout Tower Ticket

The Euromast is Rotterdam's icon. At 600-feet high, it’s the highest watchtower in the Netherlands and an essential part of the skyline of the city. Discover amazing stories about the city using our Magnicity app. Take incredible photos and marvel at the unique view of Rotterdam. When the weather allows it you can see up to 18 miles in the distance and at night you can see the stars come to life. Enjoy your visit to Euromast for a brunch, lunch, dinner, high tea, or high wine at 300 feet high in the brasserie. In the coffee corner on the ground floor, you’ll find some the best coffee in Rotterdam. You can also enjoy fresh pastries, a warm panini, or a wrap. Get an adrenaline rush by adding a ticket to the Euroscoop. Enjoy dizzying views of Rotterdam from a rotating elevator 185 meters in the air on the outside of the Euromast.

The Hague: The Pier SkyView Ticket with Drink and Snack

4. The Hague: The Pier SkyView Ticket with Drink and Snack

SkyView de Pier is the first Ferris wheel constructed over the sea in Europe. It was built at the Pier in Scheveningen and is a great possibility to get to see the city of The Hague from above.  Fly to a height of 50 meters and enjoy the amazing views over the North Sea, the beach and if you're lucky, you might even be able to see Rotterdam. Take advantage of a closed climate-controlled gondola and enjoy the ride with your friends and family.  Savor some freshly baked apple pie or muffin with tea or coffee that you can take with you on the ride.

Rotterdam: City Center Electric Boat Rental

5. Rotterdam: City Center Electric Boat Rental

Discover Rotterdam from the water with an electric boat rental from a jetty in Oude Haven. Enjoy the use of life jackets and get detailed instructions on how to use the boat without needing a boating license. Choose from a 1 or 2-hour rental period. Head to the jetty next to the iconic yellow cube houses in Oude Haven and check in at the front desk. Listen as a staff member explains how to operate the electric boat. Embark on a self-guided adventure from the jetty aboard the boat. Make your way to see the stunning architecture that lines the city's waterways with time to visit districts like Scheepsmakershaven, Leuvehaven, Wijnhaven, Haringvliet, Boerengat, and Buizengat. Return your boat to the jetty at the end of the rental period.

From Amsterdam: Keukenhof Full-Day Trip with Tulip Farm

6. From Amsterdam: Keukenhof Full-Day Trip with Tulip Farm

Encounter the gorgeous colors of Keukenhof, the famous Dutch flower garden. Enjoy return transportation from Amsterdam, and stop for pictures in the colorful tulip fields. Meet your guide opposite Amsterdam's iconic Central Station and get ready for your full-day flower experience. Head to the Keukenhof and explore the colorful atmosphere at your own pace. Next, enjoy a spring cruise through authentic and picturesque Dutch villages. Stop at an original windmill and meet the miller. Then, visit a tulip farm and meet and greet with the family. Learn all about how these flowers are grown and take some pictures in the colorful fields. Complete your day with return transportation back to Amsterdam.

Lisse: Spring Cruise through Kagerplassen

7. Lisse: Spring Cruise through Kagerplassen

Depart from Lisse and make your way through the Kagerplassen lake system on this 1.5 hour group tour. Sail through Dutch villages and relax as you enjoy the serenity that comes with being on the water. During the cruise, you can enjoy the beautiful views, historic windmills, and typical Dutch villages in the famous bulb region. The boats are covered, and some offer an open deck as well, providing great photo opportunities, so be sure to bring your camera. Discover the historic mills and Dutch cottages that dot the banks as you sail. Cruise through country landscapes in the Groene Hart before returning to Lisse.

Amsterdam: Keukenhof Tulip Garden and Giethoorn Experience

8. Amsterdam: Keukenhof Tulip Garden and Giethoorn Experience

Explore the extraordinary phenomenon of Keukenhof from up close. Keukenhof is a place to enjoy millions of flowering tulips, daffodils, and other bulb flowers in the spring. This beautiful spring garden offers a unique scent and color experience, over 20 spectacular flower shows, surprising inspirational gardens, and exciting events. Surrounding Keukenhof lie the famous bulb fields. Take in spectacular views of some of the bulb fields from the windmill, with a visit to Keukenhof guaranteeing beautiful photographs. There are activities for all ages, allowing you to stimulate your senses as you smell, taste, listen, and enjoy. Keukenhof is a treat for the whole family with children being able to enjoy themselves in the playground, pet the animals in the petting zoo, and go on a scavenger hunt. Your tour will continue to visit the enchanting village of Giethoorn in the north of the Netherlands for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Known as the “Venice of North”, the village is notable for its many canals and complete lack of roads. Explore the fairy tale village, where less than 3,000 people live, on a 1-hour guided boat tour. Experience the scenery on a leisurely trip through the canals. Explore the preserved village on foot, and see how each farmhouse is built on a small man-made island. Wander the narrow footpaths to discover hundreds of bridges, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village.

Kagerplassen: Spring Cruise & Keukenhof Gardens Entry Ticket

9. Kagerplassen: Spring Cruise & Keukenhof Gardens Entry Ticket

Combine a visit to the Keukenhof Gardens with a beautiful spring cruise lasting approximately 1.5 hours on one of the great ships of Rederij van Huls. Journey along the beautiful 'Kagerplassen', also known as the 'Amsterdam Lakes' During the cruise, you can enjoy the beautiful views, historic windmills, and typical Dutch villages in the famous bulb region. The boat is covered and offers an open deck as well, providing great photo opportunities, so be sure to bring your camera. After the cruise, go to the Keukenhof Gardens which are located only 10 minutes by car, transfer is not provided, from the cruise departing point. With the Keukenhof ticket, you will have direct access to the gardens where you'll see plenty of blooming tulips.

Amsterdam: Guided Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans Tour

10. Amsterdam: Guided Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans Tour

Begin your day with a pickup from one of the pickup points in central Amsterdam. As you leave Amsterdam, gaze out at the vivid flower fields of the Dutch countryside, which are awash with colorful crocuses, tulips, and daffodil. These blooming fields are remarkably beautiful, and as you admire them you can listen to your guide reveal more about the history of this region. Depending on the time, you might also stop to take photographs of this stunning landscape. When you arrive at Keukenhof Gardens, step off the bus and embark on a guided tour of the grounds. Covering an area of more than 79 acres (32 hectares), these magnificent gardens are home to innumerable blooming bulbs, all meticulously landscaped into aesthetically pleasing patterns. The gardens are filled with delicate blossoms of all sorts of colors and textures, which emanate a gently perfumed fragrance. After soaking up the garden vistas, continue to Zaanse Schans. The windmill village of Zaanse Schans is an open-air museum that has a collection of working windmills, wooden houses, barns, and shops dating back to the 18th and 19th Century. These buildings were brought there from 1961 onward, bringing back to life this most prosperous period of the Zaan region. The prosperity of the 18th and 19th century can be seen in the Zaanse Schans windmill village in several ways. Alongside windmills, barns, and other buildings, you will see beautiful houses that were originally built as homes to rich windmill owners and merchants. These houses have attractive facades and have been painted in traditional colors such as green, beige, and light blue. Upon arrival to the village, your guide will take you on an orientation tour. You will visit the clog museum and annex wooden shoemaker shop, and will also get to taste Dutch farmer cheese in the cheese farm. It is then time to further explore the village on your own. Before you set off to discover Zaanse Schans, your guide will provide you with further information on the unique character of Zaanse Schans, teach you the local history and culture, and give you insider’s tips about what to do and where to go.

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What people are saying about South Holland

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

great boat, round trip was long enough to get an impression of the big port. View of the city from the water very beautiful. Service on board was nice and very friendly. Everything was served on all decks, great! Come back.

The guide was very nice and knowledgeable. The boat was comfortable. The city is gorgeous and the weather was picture-perfect. Highly recommended excursion as you get the taste of the city.

Very nice 90 minutes. The German speaking guide was very good. Can be recommended to learn a little more about The Hague.

Loved it, amazing views and friendly helpful staff. Was perfect.

Great trip, fantastic scenery great value for money