Day trip with luxury mini-van for max. 8 persons to the windmills of Unesco world heritage Kinderdijk and to the home of the Dutch Parliament, The Hague. Includes audio tour at the Maurits museum in The Hague. Including 100 Highlights Cruise, voucher is provided at the end of the tour. It is not necessary to go on this cruise on the same day as the Excursion.
Meet your guide and driver at our central meetingpoint just across from Central Station Amsterdam. A comfortable, air-conditioned luxurious minivan will take you to today's destination in about 75 minutes. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views of the dutch flat landscape. A visit to Kinderdijk gives you the extraordinary opportunity to visit a UNESCO World Heritage in Holland. In 1997, the windmill complex of Kinderdijk was added to the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage list because of its unique character. UNESCO considers the polder area with its dykes, mills and pumping stations to be proof of human inventiveness in reclaiming and protecting the land. This is worldwide recognition of the fact that this unique area must be preserved for the future. At arrival in Kinderdijk our personal guide will take you to the visitors centre, situated in an old pumping station. Watch the film about the Kinderdijk area before walking through the area. If possible, you will visit a working windmill from the inside, depending on how busy it is. After a 90 minute visit get back aboard the minivan to continue to The Hague. In addition to being the seat of the Dutch government, this city is also the home of the Dutch royal family and the third largest city in the country. The Hague is where most foreign embassies in the Netherlands are located, as well as 150 international organizations, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. It is also the home of the Peace Palace, a number of royal palaces, the Mauritshuis and the Binnenhof, the Dutch parliament. At arrival in The Hague you will do a citytour in the minivan to see all these highlights and a stop will be made for lunch before enjoying freetime at the Mauritshuis, home to the best Dutch paintings from the Golden Age. Discover masterpieces such as Vermeers Girl with a Pearl earring and paintings of the famous Rembrandt van Rijn. Enjoy an included audio tour. Late afternoon you will return to Amsterdam.