The Hague, Madurodam & Mauritshuis Visit

6.5 hours | Rotterdam | R T M - 1 2 0
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  • The Hague
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Explore Holland's heritage on this fun-filled and culturally rich full-day tour in The Hague.

A comfortable 1-hour motorcoach ride brings you to The Hague for your first stop of the day, Madurodam, where the history of the Netherlands comes to life - in miniature! One of the most beloved attractions in Holland, this amazing recreational park tells the history of Holland through models and replicas of buildings built in 1:25 scale. So meticulously crafted is this miniature city that even tiny flowers, trees and fig trees (with real figs!) have been built to scale! Take a close look at the clothing worn by the model people - their outfits change with the seasons!

Wander through the windmills, canals, ornamental bridges and all of the most famous landmarks in Holland. It's like visiting the entire country in one stop! There are three themed areas, each with their own story to tell. In Water World, you'll learn more about water's impact on the people of the Netherlands; in Innovation Island, you can discover the country's innovative advances in architecture, design and entertainment; and in the City Center, marvel at detailed replicas of buildings from the historical cities of Holland. Fully interactive, Madurodam puts you in the center of the action - pilot a plane taking off from Schiphol Airport, load cargo at the Port of Rotterdam, or even participate in a flower auction. There is so much to do and see in Madurodam, there is practically no end to the fun that can be had here by children and adults alike.

Lunch on your own in Madurodam's Taste of Holland Restaurant or the Panorama Café, which overlooks the playground, then re-board your motorcoach and travel to The Hague city center for your next attraction, the Mauritshuis.

The Mauritshuis is a compact gem of a museum housed in a 17th century heritage building and is home to an excellent collection of Dutch Golden Age artwork.

Stroll through intimate galleries showcasing such renowned works as Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer, The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius, and The Bull by Paulus Potter in addition to an entire room dedicated to the works of Rembrandt. Newly renovated, the museum has soft LED lighting that mimics candlelight and richly colored silk wall coverings to enhance the beauty of the paintings. Even the exterior has been refurbished, although the soft yellow color of the façade was painted as close to the original color as possible.

The museum offers you the option of downloading a visitor's app onto your smartphone with an expert audio guide and commentary. If you don't have a smartphone, a device will be provided, and children can enjoy specific programming designed to introduce them to the Dutch masters through games and quizzes.

At the end of your day, meet your motorcoach and enjoy the relaxing ride back to Rotterdam.

Special Notes:

Bring Euro or credit cards for additional purchases.

Please note that the visit to Madurodam is a non-guided visit.

Mauritshuis App can be downloaded for free on iPhone and Android (not Windows Phone).

Multimedia tour devices can be borrowed at the museum (free of charge).

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship to The Hague for free time at Madurodam

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:00
Time at site:
01:30
Free time at site:
90
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
1000
Steps:
5
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Inside visit of Mauritshuis and free time in or around Museum

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
02:00
Free time at site:
90
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
1000
Steps:
80
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Re-board motorcoach and return to ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
400
Steps:
5
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No