Circuit Belgium and Netherlands
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Pick up at the airport and transfer by bus to the hotel.
Assisted by guide.
Panoramic tour of Brussels
We begin our journey through the capital of Europe with a panoramic tour that will allow us to see its main monuments, its government buildings, its avenues full of embassies and, of course, the well-known Atomium, where we will also make a stop to take the best pctures of the city.
Day trip to Gent and Bruges from Brussels
From Brussels we head to Gent. During the tour you will get an introduction to the history of Belgium and some cities close to our route so you can get to know how closely connected it is to Spanish history. This journey takes approximately 1 hour.
Upon arrival in the city, we go on a walking tour of the historic center of the city. Gent was the largest medieval city in Europe north of the Alps, temporary residence of the Counts of Flanders and where Charles V was baptized. A city steeped in history, palaces and stately homes. We will visit, among others, the Town Hall, the Cathedral of St. Bavon, where Charles V was baptized, the Church of St. Michael, the Masons’ Guild House and the Castle of the Counts of Flanders. We will walk through the grain and herb canals, one of the most magical places in the city.
After this, we leave the city in the direction of Bruges. This city is one of the jewels of the Flemish region of Belgium. After a journey of approximately one hour, you will be able to enter one of the most magical cities in Europe, walking through its historic center, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. For 1 hour, one of our expert guides will introduce you to the most relevant aspects of Bruges, showing you its splendid churches, as well as its beautiful canals and alleys, immersing you in the medieval atmosphere of a city that seems to have ben freezed in time.
Later, you will have free time to taste the delicious Belgian mussels or refresh yourself with one of their famous beers.
End of the day trip in Brussels.
Transfer to Amsterdam with stop at Antwerp
Leaving Brussels in the morning, we set off for Amsterdam. Along the way we will make a stop in Antwerp, an important cultural center from the early 17th century.
Antwerp has always been one of the most important commercial cities in Northern Europe. It is currently the second most populated city in Belgium behind Brussels.
Antwerp is also world famous for its production of rough diamonds, approximately 85% of the world’s production. The 35,000 people who work in this sector make Antwerp known as the “World Capital of Diamonds”.
End at the hotel in Amsterdam.
Walking historic tour of Amsterdam
With the company of our local guide we will tour the historic center of Amsterdam; talking about the history, customs, and current events of the city.
We will visit Dam Square, where the city originated, and from there we will take a tour of the history of the city through its different buildings, up to the most recent, the National Monument, also talking about the construction of the city on wooden foundations. .
The next stop takes us to the oldest area of the city, already within its walls, where De Wallen, Warmostraat and the first church built in the city are located. We have reached the Red Light District.
We will talk a little about the origin of this area, and its life today full of coffeeshops and the famous illuminated showcases.
Following the old wall we arrive at De Waag; where important episodes of the history and art of the Netherlands took place. Continuing through the Jewish quarter and Rembrandt’s house, we will arrive at the famous Waterlooplein flea market where you can find collectibles, clothing, art or souvenirs.
After crossing some of the most emblematic bridges in the city, we will arrive at the Flower Market, where we will discover why the tulip is the national flower.
Free time for lunch, and we will end the day by taking a walk along the ring of canals, passing by Anne Frank’s house to learn a little about WWII and the Jordaan neighborhood.
Full day 8 hours.
Day trip: Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken
Visit of the villages of the Dutch countryside accompanied by a guide who, in addition to informing us about Dutch history, will also tell us about the rural and current life in these charming villages.
First of all we will visit Zaanse Schans, a town located on the banks of the Zaan River, where we can visit the windmills and see how they were used during the industrial revolution of the 17th century in the Netherlands. To work in these fields you needed special footwear, the traditional wooden clogs, so we will visit a wooden shoe factory and then we will have free time in the town. Then we’ll continue our journey to Edam, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.
Along the way, we will be able to learn a little more about the drying work that the Dutch have carried out through the polders. Upon arrival in Edam we will take a walk with our guide through the historic center visiting its most characteristic buildings, since it was a very important commercial port in the 17th century. We will also accompany you to a cheese factory where they will give us a demonstration of the artisan elaboration accompanied by an extensive tasting of the local product.
We’ll continue getting to know the local life of the country by driving to Volendam, a town located on the shores of one of the numerous dikes that we find in the country today. In this fishing village we can take a stroll through its narrow streets and canals. This will also be our lunch spot, where we will try the fresh fish that the restaurants of this town offer us, such as cod or hering.
To get to our last destination we will be boarding on a ferry that will take us to Marken, located on an artificial peninsula. We will cross Lake Ijssel to find this town full of history and customs, where we can have a coffee enjoying the views. We will also visit a Calvinist church and talk about how the memory of the great floods has made the Dutch fight against the water.
Duration: 8 hours
Departures every day
Take the famous boat ride through the city’s canals. The duration of the tour is 75 minutes, and it includes individual audio in English.
Amsterdam’s canals have been the city’s economic and cultural engine since they were built in the 17th century. In 2010, UNESCO recognized its value by declaring the Amsterdam canal belt a World Heritage Site, due to a unique urban planning concept, and an architectural profile that constitutes a work of art in itself.
Furthermore, the canals symbolize the economic, political and cultural development of the city during the Golden Age, when Amsterdam was a center of world trade.
Amsterdam is known as the “Venice of the North” for its canals, but… Did you know that it has more canals than Venice? Amsterdam has 165 canals, through which you can navigate and see the city from a magical and privileged point of view.
Departures every half hour from April to September between 10:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. and from October to March between 10:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Tickets Van Gogh Museum
Adult ticket with direct entry to the museum
Private tour group: Day trip to Rotterdam and The Hague
Pick up at the hotel
First of all, we head to the city of Rotterdam, where we will make several stops and take a panoramic tour around the most modern buildings in the city. Following the architecture of the city, we will go through some of the most important events in the history of the Netherlands and Rotterdam.
Rotterdam is a modern city, with a variety of contemporary buildings designed by world-renowned architects. From the historic center with its old port, continuing along the course of the Maas River, we can see sculptures such as Verwoeste Stad, the monument by Ossip Zadkine, a French sculptor born in Russia, which represents the destruction that this city suffered during World War II or buildings such as the Cube Houses or the Witte Huis.
Another of our stops will be in the market square to see up close one of the newest buildings in the city, inaugurated in 2014. The Markthal is also known as the Sistine Chapel of Rotterdam for its 11,000 m2 surface decorated by the artists Arno Coenen and Iris Roskam. We will see another of the city’s architectural gems from the vehicle, the Rotterdam Euromast observation tower, built for the 1960 Floriade Exhibition.
After that, we set off for The Hague, the administrative center of the country, located in the province of South Holland and where the Parliament and all the international embassies are located.
We will walk through the historic center of the city, entering the group of buildings known as the Binnenhof, where the central government is located. With its majestic buildings, palaces and large expanses of green areas, we will enjoy the stately air of this city.
On our tour we will visit, among other things, a commercial passage opened in 1885, the Mauritshuis museum, the Noordeinde Palace and the Peace Palace, where the international courts of justice are located; emblematic buildings both for the history of the city and for that of the Netherlands.
Lunch is not included, but there is a varied offer of all kinds of gastronomy in the central square of The Hague.
Duration: 8 hours
Transfer to the airport
Pick up at the hotel and transfer to the airport for the flight back
Guide assistance not included