Program 1: Kinderdijk (5˝ hours)
After a comfortable bus trip you will get off the bus at one of Holland’s most well-known and well-visited sites, Kinderdijk. Kinderdijk is famous for its mills. This site has recently been named World Heritage by UNESCO. Here you will first visit a pumping station, where you will be stunned with the amount of water passing by every minute. After that, you will be invited into a windmill, which you can also climb. Lunch is included.
Program 2: Boat trip, visit Stadium Feyenoord (De Kuip) (5˝ hours)
After arriving at the pick-up point of Spido Rotterdam, next to the well-known Erasmusbrug, you will be able to see Europe’s main port, Rotterdam harbour, from the water. In a 1˝ hour boat trip you will be surprised by the enormous size of both ships and machinery used in the docks. After the lunch, you will visit one of Holland’s biggest football stadiums, Stadium Feyenoord. This stadium has hosted some main events in the past years, such as the EURO 2000 final and the UEFA-cup final in 2002. Also big artists have performed here, such as Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, Prince and Dutch superstar Marco Borsato. You will be taken on a tour in and around the stadium, visiting places that are usually closed to public.
Program 3: Masterclass soccer at Stadium Feyenoord (De Kuip) ( 5 hours)
At De Kuip you will be welcomed by former Feyenoord and Dutch team player Ben Wijnstekers. He will present a masterclass soccer on the pitch of Stadium Feyenoord. After this unique experience, a lunch will be served in the restaurant at the stadium. After lunch, you will join a tour in and around the stadium. After the tour, you will receive a personal souvenir to remind you of this special day. Suitable footwear is obligatory. Please note that there is only a very limited number of places for this program, so please respond early to avoid a disappointment.
Program 4: Boat trip Rotterdam harbour XL, possible exit at Maassluis (4˝ hours)
Your trip on a luxurious boat will start at the Erasmusbrug, from where this ship will bring you to the further-away parts of Rotterdam harbour. This trip will give you an impression of the massive size of this port. It is also possible to leave the boat at Maassluis, a nice small city where you can choose from two different walks. One is the culinary walk, the other is the maritime walk. At the end of these walks you will re-enter the boat to cruise back to the starting point.
Program 5: Neeltje Jans (7˝ hours)
After the massive flooding of the Netherlands in 1953, which flooded huge parts of The Netherlands, plans were made to ensure that this kind of drama would not happen again. The last part of these so called Deltawerken were finished and opened by the Dutch queen Beatrix in 1986. The Neeltje Jans was a big part in the defence of Holland against the water. At the venue, you will be shown a video in the visitors centre of the Neeltje Jans. After that you will visit these impressive buildings and you will have a boat trip in a beautiful part of nature.
Program 6: Boat trip and Euromast (4 hours)
You will make a 1˝ hour boat trip through main port Rotterdam, in which you will see a great deal of impressive constructions. During this trip you will get some useful information to make this trip more interesting. After this trip you will be taken to the Euromast, one of Rotterdam’s most distinctive buildings. If the weather is right, you will be able to see Antwerpen, as well as The Hague. Your lunch will be served in the restaurant, at a height of 100 metres.
Program 7: Blijdorp Zoo (5 hours)
You will drive to Blijdorp Zoo with a luxurious touringcar. You will receive a zooplan, so you can make your own plans to see whatever you like. You will start your visit with a tour, showing you a lot of `behind the scenes` activities and locations. After this tour you will receive special “Blijdorp Zoo money to have lunch in any restaurant in the zoo.
Program 8: Industrial tourism (4˝ hours)
With this unique bustour you will see Rotterdam from the road instead of from the water. This gives you the opportunity to take a closer look inside the massive buildings. This is what actually happens: the bus will drive through one of the largest terminals in Rotterdam harbour. During the trip the guides will give you a lot of useful information to make this trip a very special one! After having lunch in one of the hotels, you will take a tour, passing lots of nice places before returning to Rotterdam.
Program 9: Rotterdam ByCycle (5 hours)
best places of Rotterdam are not accessible by car. That is why we offer you
the possibility to see the special places by bike which remain hidden to the
other guests. After a nice tour, you will see perhaps the most fascinating houses
in Rotterdam, the so called Kubuswoningen, or cubehouses. You have to see them
from the inside to believe what you see from the outside. That is exactly what
you are going to do. Lunch included.
Program 10: Archiguides Rotterdam (4 hours)
In the year of the Architecture, a walk passing some of Rotterdam’s most spectacular sites can not be forgotten. Rotterdam has a quite interesting mix of old buildings and after-war built structures. You will also visit a very interesting architectural building to see from the inside, and have lunch there as well.
Program 11: The Hague (9 hours)
Of course a visit to the residence of the Dutch parliament is not to be missed. You will start with a visit to Madurodam, where Holland is built in a miniature scale. You can go from The Hague back to Rotterdam in a few steps. After lunch you will have the opportunity to discover the city of The Hague for yourself.
Program 12: Amsterdam (8 hours)
Our last program gives you the opportunity to visit the Dutch capital, Amsterdam. Upon arrival you will make a tour with a canal touring boat to visit typical Amsterdam waterways. During this tour, the guides will provide you with all kinds of information. After lunch you will have the opportunity to explore Amsterdam by yourself.