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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 was declared a World Heritage City in 2000 and is also known as the Venice of the North. Enjoy a guided tour and visit the most attractive and interesting places of this city. Begin 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," 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. Have free time to eat, take a walk, or go shopping. 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?

Eindhoven: Self-Guided Vincent van Gogh Bicycle Tour

3. Eindhoven: Self-Guided Vincent van Gogh Bicycle Tour

Follow in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh as you ride between Eindhoven to Nuenen on a self-guided bicycle tour that visits locations that were significant for the famous Dutch artist. Visit the Vincente Museum in Nuenen and discover even more about the painter. The tour starts in the center of Eindhoven at the historic NRE site where the pickup is for the bike rental if rented. Follow the route that Vincent walked from the station in Eindhoven to his parents in Nuenen. The route is available in a specially designed web app (Dutch and automatically translated into 8 languages) to be followed on your phone. Experience the places (visible and invisible) where his painter friends Antoon Hermans, Anton Kerssemakers, Willem van de Wakker, and Dimmen Gestel lived and where he bought his painting supplies. You can see the house of his friend Anton Hermans and the Catharina church that Van Gogh sketched from Hermans' backyard, but also the Tongelre district with the Collse watermill and the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path. Then you cycle into Nuenen and drink coffee/tea with cake at the Watermolen van Opwetten, which was painted by van Gogh. Via the Clemenskerk, windmill de Roosdonck, the place where the potato eaters' house stood, the Van Gogh church, andthe Vincente museum. Part of this tour is the Vincentre museum, where you can catch your breath in the coffee corner after cycling. After the rest, you have the opportunity to visit the museum including an audio system (with the same languages as the web app). There is no other place in the Netherlands where you can get so close to the painter. Nuenen alone has 14 locations painted or sketched by Vincent van Gogh and Eindhoven has 4 official locations. After the visit to the museum, you'll cycle past a number of important points such as the vicar's house, Nune Ville, the Begemann factory, the Broek nature reserve, and some monuments. Cycle back to Eindhoven via a beautiful rural route and look back on a beautiful tour where you really came closer to Van Gogh.

Eindhoven: City Center Walking Tour

4. Eindhoven: City Center 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.

Nuenen: Museum Vincentre Entry Ticket With Audio Tour

5. 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.

Zundert: Vincent van Gogh House Entrance Ticket

6. 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.

Footsteps of Van Gogh Tour and Van Gogh Museum

7. 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.

Vught: Small Group Tour of the WWII National Memorial Camp

8. Vught: Small Group Tour of the WWII National Memorial Camp

On this small group tour, we will visit the remainders of the concentration camp with its reconstructed watchtowers, barracks, crematorium and children’s memorial. This impressive memorial, which is centrally located on the campgrounds, lists the names and ages of the 1,269 Jewish children who were deported in June 1943. After a visit to the memorial center and museum, there will be time to walk to the execution area, located in the surrounding woods. A memorial has been erected here that displays the names of the prisoners who were executed at this site.

Eindhoven: Strijp-S Industrial Park Guided Walking Tour

9. Eindhoven: Strijp-S Industrial Park Guided Walking Tour

Explore the Strijp-S district and see how creative architecture has reshaped this area from the former Philips industrial area into a shopping and working hotspot in Eindhoven. Purchase a coffee or tea with the included discount and take home a gadget as a souvenir. Meet your guide at the hip restaurant BLOK 63-S. Begin your journey to uncover the impact that Philips has had on this area. See how the former factory buildings have been transformed into a dynamic area for living, working and culture. Witness how industrial themes become artistic. View how this company that made transformational technologies had a lasting impact in the area at stops like at the Klokgebouw where the numbers of the clock show the letters of PHILIPS instead of numbers. End your tour at the relaxed and vibrant Feelgood Market where you purchase some handcrafts, eat some local delicacies, or buy a drink.

Amsterdam: Van Gogh Tour & Museum Entry Plus One Attraction

10. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Tour & Museum Entry Plus One Attraction

Delve into the life and work of Vincent van Gogh as you trace the footsteps of this world-famous artist. Meet your guide in Amsterdam and relax during the 2-hour drive to Nuenen. Visit various locations that inspired the artist during his 2 years living in the village, where he completed over 500 paintings and drawings. Enjoy entrance to the Vincentre and explore the exhibits with an audio guide. Discover some of the 23 Van Gogh locations in the village by bike or on foot, including the Reformed Church that featured in his painting. Soak up the renowned Brabant hospitality in the shops and cafes in the village. Head back to Amsterdam to visit the Van Gogh Museum. See the world’s largest collection of works by the artist as you wander through the museum. Afterwards, finish your day with your choice of two incredible attractions.  Choose either a 5D VR flight experience over the Dutch countryside or a relaxing canal cruise. With the 5D flight, breathtaking film and special effects will take you soaring over the must-see sites of the Netherlands. The canal cruise allows you to admire Amsterdam’s most famous attractions from the water.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 15 reviews

The walk is pleasant (and the tour is much cheaper than going by train or renting a car; Bruges is a beautiful town and full of interesting nooks and crannies; but above all Enrique was an exceptional guide. Enrique's explanations were complete, detailed, knowledgeable, and as well expressed in Spanish as in English.Everyone in our group was impressed and very pleased with the preparation and dedication that Enrique demonstrated, and they certainly added to and greatly enriched the experience.

The tour was great, this was just to look at the museum and when you get there if you buy a ticket for the stadium tour the museum part is included. Really good experience though even bought a scarf at the end. Good luck for the season

Great, Juan Carlos, the guide, a total genius, explaining everything perfectly and with very good recommendations to do in your free time in Bruges. Out of 10 everything. Super recommended. Very punctual. Excellent.

Our guide Juan Carlos was excellent, he explained every detail of the tour. The company complied with what was agreed in schedules and service.

The host was really really good and we had an awesome experience to Bruges from Amsterdam