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Rotterdam: Harbour Boat Tour

1. Rotterdam: Harbour Boat Tour

Embark on a round-trip city cruise of Rotterdam to see one of the world's most innovative ports in the world. See the busy traffic of sea-going and inland ships, listen to informative commentary via an audio guide, and admire the city's impressive skyline as its imposing buildings glide by. Start your boat tour from Willemsplein. Get a unique perspective of the harbor's shipyards, docks, and the hypermodern transshipping of thousands of containers. On the way back, soak in views of the steamship 'Rotterdam', the former cruise flagship of shipping company Holland America Line.

The Hague: Mauritshuis Entrance Ticket

2. The Hague: Mauritshuis Entrance Ticket

Indulge the art-lover in you at the Mauritshuis, home to the best of Dutch paintings 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 anniversary year concludes with a very special exhibition: ten paintings from The Frick Collection in New York. This will be a one-time opportunity to view this selection of paintings in Europe, which (with one exception) left the continent more than a hundred years ago and have been in the United States ever since. From September 29 to January 15, the greatest masterpiece on view will be Rembrandt’s self-portrait from 1658. The painter immortalized himself many times, but many consider this self-portrait to be one of the very best.

From Amsterdam: Full-Day Keukenhof Entry Ticket w/Transfers

3. From Amsterdam: Full-Day Keukenhof Entry Ticket w/Transfers

Enjoy hassle-free transportation from central Amsterdam to the Keukenhof Gardens. Explore the gardens with your entry ticket for as long as you like before returning to Amsterdam. Buses to Keukenhof Gardens depart daily from the 'This is Holland' experience, opposite Central Station. Simply take the free ferry from behind Amsterdam Central Station to the opposite side of the IJ, where 'This is Holland' is a mere 3-minute walk away.   Board the bus, and then admire the Dutch landscape en route to Keukenhof Gardens. Upon arrival at Keukenhof Gardens, discover the floral displays of the spring garden at your own pace. Marvel at up to 7 million bulbs in bloom, and see vibrant flower beds and fragrant floral displays. Enjoy the Keukenhof Gardens at your leisure, and benefit from frequent departures with guaranteed seating on a luxury bus back to Amsterdam.

Rotterdam: "Remastered" Digital Art Audiovisual Experience

4. Rotterdam: "Remastered" Digital Art Audiovisual Experience

Experience the old Dutch Masters reimagined by the new Dutch Masters. Discover a new digital art audiovisual world created by the best Dutch digital artists.  March up with Jeroen Bosch's eerie creatures. Immerse yourself in the colorful scenes of Van Gogh and dance to the beats of Mondrian's "Victory Boogie Woogie." This unique 60-minute experience includes walking through a waterfall, making your own UFO fly on a gigantic LED screen, interacting with schools of fish and sailing through the clouds. The digital wonders of the world Over 1,500 square meters includes 60 state-of-the-art projectors, 50 loudspeakers, 15 km of cables, the largest indoor LED screen in Europe with 245 million pixels and a 20,000-pixels resolution.  Enjoy one of the best views of the skyline of Rotterdam from a terrace located under the Erasmus Bridge. Playground Create your own 3D digital art by drawing and scanning your image. It will be displayed on Europe's biggest indoor LED screen. Push the buttons to make Godzilla appear! Or maybe even rainbows, octopuses, rain, confetti and falling stars. Waterfall Enter the Digital World through the tide. Let waves of LED guide you through the waterfall and enter the dark. Blackout Alley It’s your first encounter with some of the creatures by Jeroen Bosch; get below the surface and hear the sounds of what lives underneath. Underworld Dive without the need for scuba equipment. Interact with thousands of fish and admire their serenity. Dripping Cave and Elevator Step out the water into the dripping cave and get into the elevator which will take you to the clouds. Overworld Walk through the clouds and gaze at the birds dancing in flocks. Step into the boat and sail over the clouds. Speculum: Eden, Paradise and Hell Enter the garden of earthly delights. Remastered Relax and enjoy the show! Earth Back to our planet. Let’s take care of it!

The Hague: The Pier SkyView Ticket with Drink and Snack

5. The Hague: The Pier SkyView Ticket with Drink and Snack

SkyView de Pier is the first Ferris wheel constructed over the sea in Europe. It was built at the Pier in Scheveningen and is a great possibility to get to see the city of The Hague from above.  Fly to a height of 50 meters and enjoy the amazing views over the North Sea, the beach and if you're lucky, you might even be able to see Rotterdam. Take advantage of a closed climate-controlled gondola and enjoy the ride with your friends and family.  Savor some freshly baked apple pie or muffin with tea or coffee that you can take with you on the ride.

Rotterdam: 1-Hour Sightseeing Splash Tour

6. Rotterdam: 1-Hour Sightseeing Splash Tour

Take a tour of the city to see the most exceptional and beautiful places in Rotterdam, followed by a thrilling splash — a spectacular dive into the Maas River. Suddenly the bus turns into a seaworthy vessel, sailing down the river with spectacular views of the city skyline.  Board the amphibious bus in the center of Rotterdam and enjoy a 1-hour sightseeing tour that takes you past the city’s highlights. Learn about the history of this port town from your expert guide, or through the multilingual audio commentary available on board.

From Amsterdam: Keukenhof Flower Park Trip with Transfer

7. From Amsterdam: Keukenhof Flower Park Trip with Transfer

Join the Keukenhof tour to explore the most famous flower garden in the world. Be amazed by the more than seven million flowers and walk along 15 kilometers of footpaths across the park. The Keukenhof tour picks you up at Amsterdam Central Station and takes you straight to the park's entrance. Your entry tickets are included. You will be accompanied by a live guide on the bus if you select the option with a guide. This option also includes a GPS audio guide on the bus, available in several languages. Make the most of this trip and learn about the flowers, the park, the Netherlands, Dutch culture, and the Bulb region. Travel by air-conditioned bus through an area with endless tulip fields, one of the country’s most photographed and iconic landscapes. At Keukenhof, enter one of the largest flower parks in the world with ease. The Keukenhof park contains over 7 million flower bulbs including tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils. Get your tickets on time, the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens are only open for less than two months a year and sell out quickly.

Rotterdam: Euromast Lookout Tower Ticket

8. Rotterdam: Euromast Lookout Tower Ticket

The Euromast is Rotterdam's icon. At 600-feet high, it’s the highest watchtower in the Netherlands and an essential part of the skyline of the city. Discover amazing stories about the city using our Magnicity app. Take incredible photos and marvel at the unique view of Rotterdam. When the weather allows it you can see up to 18 miles in the distance and at night you can see the stars come to life. Enjoy your visit to Euromast for a brunch, lunch, dinner, high tea, or high wine at 300 feet high in the brasserie. In the coffee corner on the ground floor, you’ll find some the best coffee in Rotterdam. You can also enjoy fresh pastries, a warm panini, or a wrap. Get an adrenaline rush by adding a ticket to the Euroscoop. Enjoy dizzying views of Rotterdam from a rotating elevator 185 meters in the air on the outside of the Euromast.

Amsterdam: Day Trip Keukenhof Gardens with Windmill Cruise

9. Amsterdam: Day Trip Keukenhof Gardens with Windmill Cruise

Be inspired by the sights and smells of more than seven million bulbs in bloom at Keukenhof. Make the most of your time with access to this popular attraction. Sail thorugh the countryside on a canal cruise through the Kager lakes and stop at a windmill. Travel in comfort by bus to Keukenhof from Amsterdam. Embark on a sightseeing boat ride from the 'Ringvaart' Canal and enjoy views of the colorful bulb fields, traditional windmills, and authentic villages. Sail through the Amsterdam Kager lakes, which include ten unique islands. While traveling through narrower passages between the islands, marvel at historical mansions. Disembark at an operating windmill. After the visit to the windmill, take a 10-minute shuttle to the Keukenhof Gardens. Explore the Keukenhof Gardens at your own pace and stay as long as you wish.

The Hague: Madurodam Miniature Park Entry Ticket

10. The Hague: Madurodam Miniature Park Entry 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.

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Great experience. You will be greeted warmly at the entrance and the process will be explained to you. There is a small cloakroom and a bar. You can take the drinks with you, but I didn't see a waste bin between the different exhibition stations... so hold on to the end. There are three rooms with video installations and then a large room with a show. In the first room you are under water, then above the clouds. The third room shows strange figures reminiscent of desires, imagination and even hell. The main room hosts a great show of sounds, modern and ancient art, and beats. A great experience. also suitable for children.

Great communication from the Bike & bite team to organise the tour as we initally did not have enough people for the tour. Even in the rain our tour guide Rob was enthusiastic. He was happy to share his stories and experiences of Rotterdam with us. The route was easy to ride, coffee, beer and food stops were all fantastic. Would definitely recommend this tour

This was super cool!! BUT make sure they put you on the right bus as I was directed to the wrong one so I didn’t get to do the cruise.. however keukenhoff is absolutely beautiful and an amazing experience!!

It's honestly worth it. There are still museums like the Wonder Experience or the Upside down house I wish were included. But I would not complain about what's already here

Enjoyed the route, guide and foremost the timetable.