The Hague & Delft

Palaces, Politics, Paintings & Pottery

6, or 8 hours Private car tour. Historical The Hague – Government center – Museum `Mauritshuis` – Royal Palace – Delft Blue Pottery – Historical town of Delft. No hurry, no worries; instead: lot of information about Dutch history, culture, architecture and society

Itinerary 6 hour tour:

The Hague: See the modern Town Hall, walk through the mediaeval Government center. Visit the Mauritshuis: a small museum with a top collection of paintings of Dutch Golden Age: “Anatomic lesson” by Rembrandt, “View on Delft”, “Girl with Pearl Earring” by Vermeer, “The Gold Finch” by Fabricius. Free choice to discover the museum on your own, or be accompanied by the guide. Time for having a light lunch in a nice Dutch restaurant (included). Continued by a walking tour passing Royal Palace, the mediaeval Prison Gate, a nice covered 19th century shopping mall.

Itinerary 8 hour tour, adding Delft:

Leave The Hague and drive 20 min. to Delft: a beautiful, well preserved 17th Century town, famous for Delft Blue Pottery and Delft is the town of the famous painter Johannes Vermeer! Start the city walking tour, see the original hand painting of Delft blue pottery, the New Church with its famous baroque tomb of the Dutch Royal Family, the market Square with 17th Century town hall, have a walk in the small streets with scenic canals and bridges


  • Languages: English & German & Dutch & Frisian.
  • Pick up & drop off at your hotel, Air B&B, cruise ship terminal in Amsterdam Centre
  • Included: Museum tickets, your experienced private guide, local taxes, parking fees, free bottles of water in the car, Stroop waffles and a light lunch in a nice Dutch restaurant.
  • Number of People: 1 – 6 people: 4 adults + 2 children (must be able to walk some distances, each about 30 minutes).
  • Type of car: Toyota Prius Wagon, having 6 passengers seats. (= 4 adults and 2 children)
  • Driving time: 1 ½ hour, to The Hague. Back to Amsterdam also about 1 ½ hour, depending on traffic
  • 6 Hrs. Tour: 09.30 AM 15.30 PM to The Hague or: 8 Hrs. Tour: 09.30 AM 17.30 PM to The Hague & Delft


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