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From Amsterdam: Day Trip to Bruges in Spanish or English

1. From Amsterdam: Day Trip to Bruges in Spanish or English

From Amsterdam you will go to Bruges by bus. During the tour you will have an introduction to the history of Belgium and cities near the route like Utrecht and Breda, both connected with Spanish history. This journey takes approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes. The city of Bruges owes its name to the various bridges you will find in it. It was declared a World Heritage City in 2000 and is also known as the Venice of the North.  It also has a great Medieval period architectural heritage, which you can enjoy as you walk through the city. Once you reach the Belgian city of Bruges, have a guided tour of 1.5 hours and visit the most attractive and interesting places of this city. The guided walking tour in Bruges starts at the Minnewater or Lake of Love. During the tour, see important places of the city such as the Markt Square dominated by the Belfry, the Brug Square and Town Hall, the Church of Our Lady where you can appreciate one of Michelangelo's masterpieces "The Madonna of Bruges," the Cathedral of San Salvador, and the old Beaterio, among others. At the end of the guided tour, the guide will indicate a collection point and time to return to the bus, after free time in the city. Then have free time to eat, take a walk, go shopping, or continue discovering Bruges on your own. Later, you will return to the starting point of this excursion, the Dutch capital of Amsterdam.

Eindhoven: Motion Imagination Experience

2. Eindhoven: Motion Imagination Experience

Be amazed Motion Imagination Experience is an immersive experience that takes the visitor into an imaginary world of images, sound and interaction. This unique combination stimulates your senses and lets you escape reality for a while. Discover, laugh and be amazed. Discover this new experience and be surprised by light shows with compelling music and huge floor projections. Are you ready for a new adventure?

Tilburg: Entry Ticket to Doloris' Meta Maze

3. Tilburg: Entry Ticket to Doloris' Meta Maze

Embark on an adventure and visit Doloris' Meta Maze in the city of Tilburg which is unlike the traditional hedge pathways in Baroque gardens or plastic indoor playgrounds. While it is built to make you lose your orientation, it also fulfills you with the immense joy of discovering something new. Entering the Meta Maze, you find a sheer multitude of surreal rooms where you can dive through dream-like landscapes, profoundly strange spaces, and flabbergasting art pieces, all integrated into one big creation. It’s sometimes dark but never made to frighten the visitor, but rather encourage them to pause and marvel. Take your time, as there’s surely enough to discover inside. Witness this unique activity that cannot be properly described by words, you need to see with your own eyes. The Meta Maze was created by the Berlin-based artist platform Karmanoia. The Meta Maze is nested into a larger event space called Doloris. On the rooftop, there is a bar and restaurant serving excellent street food and providing a fabulous scenic view over the city of Tilburg.

Eindhoven: See the City with a Full-Day E-Fatbike Rental

4. Eindhoven: See the City with a Full-Day E-Fatbike Rental

Chart your own course through Eindhoven with an E-Fatbike rental. Take advantage of the city's excellent bike infrastructure. Follow your own tour with the included web-based app that has content about routes and sights to see in the city. Pick up your bike from the easy-to-access location and hit the streets at speeds of up to 25 kilometers per hour. Peddle with almost no effort with this electronic bike. Enjoy Dutch landscapes at the perfect speed with your fully-charged battery. Bike around the city without a license to spots like the working-class district of Woensel-West and the former factories in Philipsdorp. Bring along the kids with child seats that are suitable for most children aged 7-11 and older children that are 1.4 meters or taller can ride on their own. Peddle smoothly with a high-quality bike that is maintained to the highest safety standards. Learn about the city with the app that works as an in-pocket guide.

Zundert: Vincent van Gogh House Entrance Ticket

5. Zundert: Vincent van Gogh House Entrance Ticket

Follow in the footsteps of the Dutch master, Vincent van Gogh at the interactive Vincent van Gogh House museum in the small town of Zundert. Van Gogh was born and spent his childhood in the picturesque Noord Brabant town, known for its strawberry and farming industries. The museum was built on the site where the artist was born, and presents an active world of experiences. See the permanent “Vincent van Gogh: The Roots of a Master” exhibition to explore Vincent's childhood, as well as temporary exhibits about artists of the 20th and 21st century who were inspired by Van Gogh’s techniques. Students and scholars can access the archive and extensive book collection in the Van Gogh Documentation Centre. The research team will give short presentations about their ongoing work, while the lovely café and garden terrace is a perfect spot for a cup of coffee or meal.

Nuenen: Museum Vincentre Entry Ticket With Audio Tour

6. Nuenen: Museum Vincentre Entry Ticket With Audio Tour

Vincent van Gogh lived and worked for two years in Nuenen, from 1883 to 1885. During his stay, he produced almost 25% of his total work and painted his first world-famous masterpiece the “Potato Eaters”. In the Vincentre Museum, you will hear all about Van Gogh and read his own stories about Nuenen. Understand why he was so passionate about this city and the surroundings of Eindhoven. Also, during his time in Nuenen, Vincent gave lessons. Discover a unique collection of original artworks by four of Vincent's students. Benefit from an audio guide in no fewer than eight languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Chinese. In the village itself, there is 23 locations that have a direct link with Van Gogh. Together, they form a walking and cycling route with interactive informational signs in Dutch and English.

Eindhoven: 1.5-Hour City Centre Walking Tour

7. Eindhoven: 1.5-Hour City Centre Walking Tour

Discover Eindhoven's rich industrial past, the modern and transparent architecture of the Blob and van Abbemuseum, and the general spirit of creative entrepreneurship on a guided walking tour of the inner city. What makes Eindhoven so unique? The reuse of raw industrial heritage factories, the creativity in the design field, and the exciting transformation of this friendly city. Led by an experienced and enthusiastic city guide, discover the versatility of this modern, but at the same time, historic city. See transformed buildings like the Stadsbrouwerij (brewery) and the Kazerne (design hotspot), the first lightbulb factory of Philips, and the beautiful St. Catharinakerk. Get a real feel for Eindhoven, known as the center of the Brainport region.

Footsteps of Van Gogh Tour and Van Gogh Museum

8. Footsteps of Van Gogh Tour and Van Gogh Museum

After a 90-120 minutes drive from Amsterdam your first destination will be Nuenen. Nuenen: Van Gogh Village Delve into the life and work of Vincent van Gogh and visit a range of locations in Nuenen that inspired the artist, including the reformed church featured in his painting. This excursion will give you an insight into Vincent’s life in Nuenen, where he lived from December 1883 to November 1885. Vincent was very productive in this village, completing more than 500 paintings and drawings within a period of just two years. One of these was The Potato Eaters, now one of Vincent’s most famous works. During your time in Nuenen you'll have the change to visit the Vincentre Museum, explore some of  the 23 ‘Van Gogh locations’ by bike or on foot and soak up the renowned Brabant hospitality at the numerous shops and cafes. After exploring Vincent’s homeland, return to Amsterdam to explore the world’s largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Renowned masterpieces, quotes from letters and audio fragments all unite to answer your burning questions about the artist. Learn about his numerous self-portraits, the time he spent in Southern France, where he painted Sunflowers and about why he painted Almond Blossom.

Eindhoven: Private Transfer to/from Eindhoven Airport (EIN)

9. Eindhoven: Private Transfer to/from Eindhoven Airport (EIN)

Ensure your trip to Eindhoven is hassle free with a convenient private transfer to or from Eindhoven Airport (EIN). Choose from 3 suitable vehicle options that all give you the comfort and space your transfer needs. For groups of 3 passengers or fewer, choose from a Sedan vehicle or Business Sedan that can fit 3 standard-sized pieces of luggage. Alternatively, for groups of up to 6 passengers, choose the minivan option that can fit 6 standard-sized pieces of luggage. On the day of travel, enjoy a friendly meet and greet service from an English-speaking professional driver at the airport's arrivals hall. Have assistance with your luggage, then board the comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as you are taken to your destination.

From Amsterdam: Nuenen Day Tour with Van Gogh Museum Entry

10. From Amsterdam: Nuenen Day Tour with Van Gogh Museum Entry

Nuenen seen through the eyes of Vincent van Gogh. By train from Amsterdam, you will go to Eindhoven to visit the village of Nuenen. Oasis of peace and green, wedged in between the urban areas of Eindhoven and Helmond. Vincent only lived in Nuenen for two years, but painted a quarter of his oeuvre there, including his first masterpiece ‘The Potato Eaters’. Of course, the world-famous painter worked in several countries and produced his most characteristic and best-known works in France. But it was not without reason that Vincent van Gogh’s painting really flourished in Nuenen. It was his fascination with peasant life and the beauty of the village that inspired Van Gogh. The typical structure of a ribbon settlement with triangular squares and hamlets. He saw the Park and the Mountain where the cattle stood drinking. The historic core which gave way to a typical Brabant landscape with small fields, rows of poplars and the former flood plains of the Dommel in the Nuenens Broek. This Nuenen you can still see today. Cycling through a painting Just outside Nuenen, a unique cycle path located at the place where Van Gogh painted the Opwettense Watermill and the Collse Watermill. Exactly between these two mills lies this unique 600 meter cycle path, inspired by The Starry Night. As dusk falls, the path is illuminated by thousands of sparkling stones. You cycle through the painting. After your visit to Nuenen, you will return to Amsterdam and visit the van Gogh Museum. Here you'll admire Vincent's work and see his take on the places you've just been. You will add your own experience to the painting and the painting will take on a personal touch.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 191 reviews

It was such a unique experience. Pascal, the local tour guide, was the best ambassador of the city. All credits to him ! We learned so many things about the history of Bruges, that we must visit the city again. Unfortunately, we had only 3 hours available, but someone must stay 2-3 days in this amazing place. Nevertheless, that tour was remarkable! Don't miss out.

The tour is very good, the journey is a bit long but the time they give you is enough to see the city and Facundo is an excellent guide

The bus very clean, we left at the appointed time and the return was at the scheduled time also Great trip

Bruges is a beautiful medieval city with cobblestone streets and beautiful architecture.

Great trip, amazing place, good transport and guide