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  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration:  5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Go beyond Amsterdam with a half-day tour of two important Dutch cities: Delft and The Hague. Admire the Netherlands’ famous Delft blue-and-white pottery on a tour of the Royal Delft, followed by free time to explore Delft's historic city center. Then take a sightseeing tour of The Hague, the seat of the Dutch Parliament, whose sights include the Binnenhof complex, the Parliament buildings, Noordeinde Palace and the Peace Palace, home to the International Court of Justice. Your multilingual guide will provide insightful commentary throughout the afternoon.

Highlights

  • Afternoon tour of Delft and The Hague from Amsterdam
  • Visit the Royal Delft to admire and learn about the country's famous Delft pottery
  • See The Hague’s highlights including the Binnenhof, the Dutch Parliament and Noordeinde Palace
  • Discover the significance of the Peace Palace, which houses the International Court of Justice
  • Learn about the sights from your multilingual guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

All you need is one afternoon to visit two of Holland's most iconic cities. A smart choice if you're short on time.

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What You Can Expect

Delft and The Hague Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam

Visit The Hague during your half-day trip

After pickup from central Amsterdam, head an hour south to the beautiful old town of Delft. Here you’ll take a tour of the Royal Delft, where the Netherlands’ famous Delft pottery is made.

As your guide will explain, this is the only remaining factory of the 32 that were established in Delft during the 17th century. See the production process throughout the factory and tour the museum to see a huge collection of Delft earthenware antiques, giving you a glimpse of the history of this iconic blue-and-white pottery, which was inspired by Chinese porcelain. You’ll also see a reproduction of Rembrandt's The Night Watch artwork made from original Delft blue tiles.

After your Royal Delft visit, you’ll have about 30 minutes to explore the city independently. Walk through the historic town center, filled with canals and historical sights such as Oude Kerk (Old Church), Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), the Oostpoort (Eastern Gate) city wall remains and the historic Waag (Weigh House).

From Delft, continue your journey to The Hague, the former capital of the Netherlands and today the seat of the Dutch Parliament. The Hague is often referred to as the judicial capital of the world, home to many international courts, European Union institutions, multinational companies and embassies.

Hop off the coach for a 30-minute walking tour of the Binnenhof, a complex of buildings that has been the meeting place of Parliament since 1446 and the center of Dutch politics for many centuries after. Walk by the Houses of Parliament and Noordeinde Palace, one of the three official palaces of the Dutch royal family. This is the 'working palace' of King Willem-Alexander.

Finally, make a photo stop at the Peace Palace, which houses the International Court of Justice and is used by the United Nations and the Permanent Court of Arbitration. Your guide will explain this site's significance.

Your half-day trip ends in central Amsterdam in the evening.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

The ride to Delft was lovely and the town of Delft was so charming. Our only complaint is that we were not given enough time to browse around the city. The choice was to browse or eat lunch, and we chose the latter because of the timing. The factory tour in Delft was terrific, but once again we needed more time to shop at the end.
The Hague tour was interesting and well worth the trip. The tour guide was knowledgeable and was eager to share the history and culture of his country. All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed this introduction to the Netherlands.

M Ling
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Interesting Delft factory with informative commentary by the person from the factory. The tour guide provided interesting info during the coach ride about Netherlands. We get to wander around the city square in Delft. It rained very heavily while we were there so we just had a drink in one of the cafés. More shops here selling Delft ceramics. The walk in The Hague is not strenuous at all.

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