This trip was full value for money. A big factor was both the tour guides for the morning and afternoon were excellent, knowledgeable and fun. The morning trip included visits to the cheese factory in Volendam with a very good presenter, followed by a highly entertaining clog making demonstrator on the island of Marken and then the visit to the picturesque windmills of Zaanse Schans.
The afternoon took us to the quaint village of Delft where we were given a very informative presentation of Delft Pauw's special pottery. We then toured through The Hague seeing important sites and finished at the excellent Madurodam miniature display. Highly recommended
This tour gave a glimpse of the different sights of Netherlands, from the modern architecture of Rotterdam and the trip to Euromast, to the historic buildings of Delft and Den Haag. The trip to Madurodam was fun. It captured the highlights of Amsterdam that we didn't get to actually see. I hope they'll include Gouda in this itinerary as well. We visited the following day and enjoyed the historic sights, shops and restaurants.
Doing what: Holland in One Day Sightseeing Tour
A full day of seeing some lovely sights. I would rather have had more free time to spend in Delft than have the stop at Madurodam. This miniature world was not interesting and most of the tour group were ready to leave after only ten minutes.
The morning portion to the windmills, clog factory and the village was great. The amount of time was good and the location for lunch had a lot of options, although we were there at Carnival and it was very crowded. We found the afternoon portion a bit long - a lot of bus travel for very little scenery. The Delft factory felt rushed, Madurodam seemed just right. Riding through the Hague seeing yet another embassy or consulate got to be quite tedious. The only other comment is that the directions to where to exchange your voucher for the bus tickets is a bit vague. Suggest you provide the exact street address on Damrak with the confirmation or a link to a map showing the exact location.
We didn't have much time in the Netherlands, so this was the perfect day trip to see a glimpse of this beautiful country. The Delft Blue factory tour and Madurodam were highlights.
Doing what: Holland in One Day Sightseeing Tour
Nice combination tour to see Netherland's highlights in one day. Coach was very comfortable and guide informative. See authentic windmills, wooden shoe and cheese making, Delft, fishing village, and drive by Hague. Thought Madurodam would be a tourist trap stop to fill out the afternoon, but was pleasantly surprised. It 's one of the highlights of the tour. Realistic and interactive models bring out the child in everyone. Definitely worth seeing.
Outstanding tour. Loved our tourist guide with insights of the windmills and Delft. Was surprised that in order to go inside the windmills the cost was extra (3 Euros) per person. But loved the view. Highly recommended.
Great afternoon outing from Amsterdam. We traveled on a comfortable bus with a female guide who seemed to switch effortlessly among 5 languages. We appreciated the opportunity to wander around on our own to view different types of historic windmills and visit the shops at Zaanse Schans. Delightful grounds and restored homes. Then it was on to Delft, where we thoroughly enjoyed the lovely town square and exploration of the scenic nearby lanes, as well as a visit to one of the 2 remaining Delft pottery factories (fulfilled a long-held desire for a genuine Delft plate). Our tour of The Hague was done strictly by coach, but that was fine with us. We definitely got a good overview of the government buildings, embassies, Peace Palace, and the International Court of Justice. A few of my photos were problematic, but fortunately our last stop was at Madurodam, where I got great pictures of several of the same buildings--only these buildings were 1:25 scale model replicas! We had about an hour to view famous Dutch castles, churches, public buildings, and transportation systems. There was even a great model of Schiphol Airport with miniature planes that moved around the tarmac.The drive back to Amsterdam was quick and pleasant. All in all, we had a marvelous time and felt that the excursion was well worth the money.
A very good trip but not enough time in Delft i.e. looking around the square etc. Could have spent all day there!!!!!
Interesting and fun trip. Could have started a little earlier to give us more time to look around Delft.
By the time we had some lunch there was no time left.
My 14-year-old granddaughter loved Madurodam.
really needed more time at the Delft factory
This tour was done in two parts, having us come back to Amsterdam to drop off and pick up other travellers.
Great to get out of the city and enjoy the country side. The day went quickly as they was lots to see and do. Really enjoyed the Vollendam and Marken area of Netherlands. The windmills great . The Delft and Hague were interesting and the Madurodam was awesome. We enjoyed all. It did feel like a very long day having taken the opportunity to have two tours on one day.
Overall we enjoyed the tour. We had never been to Amsterdam before so we enjoyed the scenery and the sites. We had just gotten off of the plane so we did not have any money and the Windmills charge a small amount to go inside. They would not take us dollars or CC. In Delft we were able to spend some time in the downtown area and at the church there. At The Hague we just drove around but the guide did an excellent job. We did not enjoy the Madurodam that much, it is very nice and very unique. Just not our cup of tea.
I loved the whole trip except for the Hague. Just a big city and not much to see. Loved the Windmills, Delft and the Madurodam.
Volendam is a cute township picturesque houses and could have spent a lot more time there.Cheese and clog factories were interesting as were the windmills.
The lunch at Delft was good and interesting visit to the Delft pottery.
Madurodam was great to see, but a bit of a long stop
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