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Madurodam: Miniature Park Entrance Ticket

1. Madurodam: Miniature Park Entrance Ticket

Discover the highlights and heritage of Holland at Madurodam, world famous for its model village, the Netherlands in miniature. The park consists of 338 miniatures as well as flowers in bloom from April until October. Enjoy interactive activities and two playgrounds. Visit Little Amsterdam, have a look at the Parliament Building in The Hague, or see what a real Dutch cheese market looks like. Everything is built to a scale of 1:25 including miniature trains, boats, and cars that move around. Visit the indoor attractions to find out more about Holland’s rich history. Hear about the Dutch’s ability to transform water into land. Experience the waters threatening the Netherlands in the Waterwolf and help the steam engine keep Holland dry.

Scheveningen, The Hague: Sea Life Entry Ticket

2. Scheveningen, The Hague: Sea Life Entry Ticket

Take a fascinating journey from Dutch rivers to the ocean depth through 15 themed zones. Come nose-to-nose with incredible seahorses, rays, sharks, and hundreds of tropical fish. Meet the playful otters and penguins. With fun talks and animal feeding sessions, there is plenty for everyone to enjoy at Sea Life Scheveningen. Sea Life is open daily from 10:00 AM, closed Christmas Day. Last entry is one hour before closing.

The Hague: Mauritshuis Entrance Ticket

3. The Hague: Mauritshuis Entrance Ticket

Indulge the art-lover in you at the Mauritshuis, home to the best of Dutch painting from the Golden Age. Explore one of the most iconic buildings in the Hague, located next to the Parliament. Look out of its windows for a view of the pond.  Discover the art museum's compact, yet world-renowned collection. See more than 200 masterpieces such as Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring", "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp" by Rembrandt, "The Goldfinch" by Fabritius, and "The Bull" by Potter on permanent display. Appreciate the collection's rich variety, with genre paintings by Jan Steen, landscapes by Jacob van Ruisdael, still lifes by Adriaen Coorte, and portraits by Rubens. Admire the 17th-century monument's historic yet intimate interior, with its silken wall coverings, sparkling chandeliers, and monumental painted ceilings. Stay as long as you wish and visit the museum at your own pace. Allow around 1.5 hours, which is the average visit duration. Visit the restaurant and coffee shop, purchase some souvenirs, or visit the temporary exhibition. The current Facelifts & Make-overs exhibition tells the story of paintings that have been treated in the Mauritshuis over the past 25 years. What do you do if a painting is damaged by woodworm? Why was something added to a painting by Frans Hals for no apparent reason? And what dilemma does a conservator face if an extra figure suddenly reappears in a picture? Learn all about making the lower layers of paintings visible (sometimes revealing a completely different composition underneath) and the development of ‘craquelure’ (those fine cracks in the paint of old paintings). Find out how ‘dendrochronology’ (a technique for dating wood by studying the annual growth rings in tree trunks).

The Hague: Classic Cars Louwman Museum Entry

4. The Hague: Classic Cars Louwman Museum Entry

The Louwman Museum is home to the world’s oldest private collection of motor cars, compiled by two generations of the Louwman family. The museum dates back to 1934 and now comprises over two hundred and fifty antique and classic motor cars. Experts regard the collection as one of the most beautiful in the world. The museum exudes passion. Each car has its own story to tell, its own contribution to history. The motor car is a mirror of culture. The collection is housed in a purpose-built museum in The Hague, the city where P.W. Louwman established his Dodge and Chrysler import company. The building, designed by American architect Michael Graves, blends in sympathetically with its historic surroundings. The landscape gardens, designed by Lodewijk Baljon, complement the architecture of the building.

The Hague: Hop-on Hop-off Tourist Tram

5. The Hague: Hop-on Hop-off Tourist Tram

See the highlights of The Hague with full-day access to the hop-on hop-off tram. Jump on and off the tram as much as you like, stopping by the Houses of Parliament, Peace Palace, the beach of Scheveningen, and more. You can start your journey at any of the 16 tram stops of the hop-on hop-off tram: • Stop 1 (2511 BL Den Haag): Centrum (10:15 AM, then every 30 min until 4:45 PM) • Stop 2 (2595 DC Den Haag): Centraal Station (10:20 AM, then every 30 min until 4:50 PM) • Stop 3 (2514 AR Den Haag): Malieveld (10:22 AM, then every 30 min until 4:52 PM) • Stop 4 (2585 HZ Den Haag): Madurodam (10:27 AM, then every 30 min until 4:57 PM) • Stop 5 (2587 AB Den Haag): Nieuwe Duinweg/Westbroekpark (10:30 AM, then every 30 min until 5:00 PM) • Stop 6 (2586 CP Den Haag): Kurhaus (10:32 AM, then every 30 min until 5:02 PM) • Stop 7 (2586 HP Den Haag): Scheveningen/Zwarte Pad (10:37 AM, then every 30 min until 5:07 PM) • Stop 8 (2586 KV Den Haag): Scheveningseslag/Beelden aan Zee (10:41 AM, then every 30 min until 5:11 PM) • Stop 9 (2584 SX Den Haag): Keizerstraat (10:43 AM, then every 30 min until 5:13 PM) • Stop 10 (2586 AA Den Haag): Scheveningen/Strandweg (10:56 AM, then every 30 min until 5:26 PM) • Stop 11 (2583 VP Den Haag): Statenlaan (11:00 AM, then every 30 min until 5:30 PM) • Stop 12 (2582 EX Den Haag): Statenplein (11:03 AM, then every 30 min until 5:33 PM) • Stop 13 (2517 KK Den Haag): World Forum/Johan de Wittlaan (11:05 AM, then every 30 min until 5:35 PM) • Stop 14 (2518 BD Den Haag): Vredespaleis/Peace Palace (11:09 AM, then every 30 min until 5:39 PM) • Stop 15 (2514 JH Den Haag): Mauritskade (11:11 AM, then every 30 min until 5:41 PM) • Stop 16 (2513 AD Den Haag): Kneuterdijk (11:13 AM, then every 30 min until 5:43 PM) For the location of each stop, see the image with the map and QR code provided for the exact location.

From Amsterdam: Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Full-Day Tour

6. From Amsterdam: Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Full-Day Tour

See the best of Holland on a day-long tour that includes a visit to Rotterdam, and the old port with its charming yellow houses. Take a river cruise, visit the food market, stop in Delft and tour The Hague. Begin your tour with a drive to Rotterdam, famous for its modern architecture. During the city tour, drive along the banks of the river Maas, to the old port and the remarkable yellow cube houses. Embark on an amazing 1-hour river cruise and then visit the famous food market. Continue on to Delft for lunch (not included) and a visit to the Royal Delft Manufactory, the last remaining Dutch ceramic factory from the 17th century. Take a city tour of The Hague, where you will see the beautiful Houses of Parliament, the working palace of the Dutch king, and the Peace Palace. The last stop, before heading back to Amsterdam, will be at the miniature town Madurodam.

The Hague: Escher in The Palace Museum Ticket

7. The Hague: Escher in The Palace Museum Ticket

Get discounted entry to Escher in Het Paleis, a permanent exhibition dedicated to the world-famous artist M.C. Escher, whose art startled millions of people all over the world. The collection is housed in the former Winter Palace of Queen Mother Emma of the Netherlands and is the only public building in The Hague where the original royal ambience has been maintained. See almost all of the works of the Dutch artist, including the 7-meter long Metamorphosis III, an enormous woodcut displayed in a non-conventional way that let’s you experience Escher combining time and space as an organic unity. Escher instills a sense of wonder, fascinating young and old alike. The exhibition includes famous “impossible” prints, such as “Day and Night”, where the Dutch landscape appears to morph into a flock of birds, and the famous “Climbing and Descending” depicting rows of people perpetually ascending and descending a flight of stairs. Located on the second floor of The Palace is the interactive exhibition “Looking as Escher Does” where as well as doing puzzles with your eyes, you can unravel some of Escher’s mysteries with your hands.

The Hague: City Center Walking Tour

8. The Hague: City Center Walking Tour

Discover the open-minded, creative, and modern city of The Hague with an expert guide. Learn more about the rich history of the city and its role within the history of The Netherlands and Europe. Also, get insider tips on modern attractions and local hotspots. Trace the origins of the city's open-minded culture by seeing a variety of sites and famous buildings throughout the city center. Discover the government buildings of the Binnenhof, including one of the oldest parliament buildings in the world still in use. Admire the exterior of the majestic International Peace Palace, which houses the International Court of Justice. See Noordeinde Palace which is one of the three official residences of the Dutch royal family and the official workplace of King Willem-Alexander.

Scheveningen: LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Entry Ticket

9. Scheveningen: LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Entry Ticket

Enjoy a fun-filled visit to the LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre in Scheveningen. Discover the 7 different zones of the park and take a ride through LEGO® city in the Fantasy Express. Reach for the stars in the 4D Cinema, build with the girls from LEGO Friends, and explore the LEGO® NINJAGO® Training Zone and train to become a real ninja! Explore the DUPLO® Park and Pirate Island and in between stop for a drink and a snack in the Café. At the end of your visit, stroll through the LEGO Shop with exclusive LEGO sets and items.

From Amsterdam: Rotterdam and The Hague Tour in Spanish

10. From Amsterdam: Rotterdam and The Hague Tour in Spanish

Depart Amsterdam and journey by bus to explore the seat of power in the Netherlands in the elegant city of The Hague, where highlights include the royal Noordeinde Palace and the government buildings of the Binnenhof. Continue to the Mauritshuis Museum, where art by Rembrandt and Vermeer is on display and then see the headquarters of the International Court of Justice at the Peace Palace. You then journey to Rotterdam, known for its innovative architecture. On arrival, look at The Man without a Heart sculpture by Ossip Zadkine, built to reflect on the destruction of the city during World War II. See the only medieval building still standing in the city, admire the interesting Cube Houses by Piet Blom and go to the old port area of Oude Haven. Marvel at the food on display in the historic Markthal and stroll along the banks of the River Meuse to get a panoramic view of the city's skyscrapers. Get some free time in Rotterdam for lunch and before making your way back to Amsterdam.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 315 reviews

Fabulous tour and tour guide (Adrian and driver Ryan). We enjoyed every stop, and the time allotted was perfect in most cases. The double decker bus was comfortable, and Adian did a great job of getting everyone to be timely. We had originally booked a small group tour (through another company) that canceled for lack of participants). We were so lucky to find this tour at the last minute. It was almost half the price and twice as many inclusions. We didn't even realize there was a wonderful and delicious pancake cruise at the end in Rotterdam. This excursion was a highlight of our trip. We did not mind that the excursion lasted almost 11 hours; it was time well spent.

Very well maintained and really a mini version of the Netherlands. Interactive which my kids loved. The ONLY downside is the fact that is was extremely busy. Waited 1hr just to get into the plane. No tables available to eat at and queues were long to get food. Will do this again, maybe in the week is better in crowd control.

An excellent tour guide plus a great experience of some Dutch cities. A lot to explore amd to do in one package, already figured out by the experts.

Excellent place such fun activities for both kids and adults

Starting difficulties when activating, but then great