Explore the beauty of the city of Amsterdam with its historical center, multitude of museums and miles of picturesque canals. Visit the world's largest flower auction in Aalsmeer, the picturesque towns of 17th century Delft (known for its pottery), beautiful Rotterdam, and The Hague, where the seat of Government sits, all with a local English speaking Guide. Commence your trip with a private airport transfer to your accommodation and enjoy a blend of guided (shared) tours as well as a Canal Pass which gives you access to all of the major sites and places of interest in the city by the waterways. Take advantage of your Holland Pass which saves you time when you visit any of a number of museums and attractions. Take some time to sit on the sidewalk of one of the coffee houses and take it all in, as the locals get around their city on two wheels - and maybe even follow suit by renting a bike of your own for an afternoon. There is plenty to see and do for a few days, and when you are fully sated after some wonderful food and culture, your private vehicle and English speaking driver will drop you back at the airport.
A transfer from the airport to your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.
A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be given to you by your driver upon arrival. Alternative arrangements will be made if you do not have a private transfer at the start of your itinerary.
The rest of the day is for you to enjoy at your leisure.
It can be said the heart and soul of The Netherlands resides at InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam. A shimmering presence located directly on the banks of the famous Amstel River, this luxurious five-star Amsterdam hotel welcomed its first guests in 1867 and has been celebrated for its regal magnificence and residential warmth ever since. Step into our grand lobby and the effect is immediate and inspiring. A Grand Dutch ambience – with soaring archways and twinkling chandeliers – belies a truly intimate greeting, established by our Clefs d’Or concierges as they welcome you from the lobby’s private antique desk. While we see to your accommodation, enjoy a glass of champagne or perhaps a stroll along our riverside terrace. Located in the heart of downtown Amsterdam, at the junction of the financial, cultural, and shopping districts, this prestigious central Amsterdam hotel beckons with a rich blend of classic elegance and modern luxury.
Take this shared opportunity to discover Amsterdam in the most flexible way you can imagine: 4 different routes during 24 hours. In the tourist bus you will receive information in your own language. Because of the extensive canal system the canal bus (boat) is a great way to experience the beauty of the Netherlands capital. With 18 stops, your favourite museum or attraction is always within short walking distance.
Begin with a visit to the Aalsmeer´s world famous flower auction (closed Sundays and replaced by a visit of a traditional wooden shoe maker). Continue to Rotterdam, the second largest city of the Netherlands, characterized by its contemporary and fascinating architecture. The next stop is at the picturesque town of Delft. During your visit to the Delft Blue Pottery Factory, you'll learn about the historical developments of these ceramic techniques. From Delft you drive to The Hague for a city tour. Pass by the highlights of their governmental city like the House of Parliament and the Peace Palace. During this excursion you can visit Madurodam. This miniature city offers you the highlights of the Netherlands on a scale 1:25.
A transfer from your hotel to the airport with a private vehicle and driver is provided.
The Best Western Apollo Museum Hotel (3*) is located in the heart of the city right next to the Rijksmuseum and Museumplein. The magnificently renovated Apollo Museum Hotel is located right where the fashionable P.C. Hooftstraat meets the atmospheric Stadhouderskade. It would be hard to find a more central spot to stay in Amsterdam. The Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum, Stedelijk museum, the Leidseplein, the old city centre, and canals are all located within a few minutes walking distance.
Ann Saxon ,
November 06, 2013
"Our trip was fantastic!!! I cannot say enough good things. Lianne worked with our exact dates and time frame beautifully.Our drivers were prompt and friendly. The private guides were so knowledgeable. We left with an appreciation of the history, the culture, and the beauty of Andulasia. We were very pleased and will certainly recommend your company to friends and family."
Edwards Family ,
November 28, 2013
"People do not know what they are missing by not going to Romania. The landscape: beautiful, clean, untouched. The people: People exceeded friendly! Super safe. Wherever we went, we received the reception of "Welcome, welcome! You are our guest", by everyone. Food & Drink: Everything had such incredible flavor! They use only the freshest ingredients and everything is organic. Every meal was a new, exciting experience to our palettes. Architecture: The beauty, intricacy, history. One cannot help but appreciate the abundance of castles, churches and buildings boasting such incredible architecture. Experience Romania sooner than later! You’ll be so glad you did! Once again, Kensington Tours, and special thank you to Claudia.
Coby Scherr ,
November 05, 2013
"Everyone involved in our Portugal trip made it terrific. Exactly as advertised. Every event on time and most pleasant. Guides were well-informed, courteous and friendly. Really made for a great journey every time. Each hotel was clean, upgraded and staffed with knowledgeable and friendly folks. Breakfasts were complete -- almost too much to eat. It will always be a wonderful memory thanks to Kensington Tours."
Mike Mikkelsen ,
November 15, 2013
"Lianne Kim did a great job for us (on our tour of Spain). Most enjoyable - thanks for all you did."
November 09, 2013
"My trip to Holland and Belgium was a lifelong dream and Kensington Tours made it greater than my dream. I was treated like royalty, even when I missed some of my connections. They quickly solved any problems that U had. All the drivers were courteous and helpful. My accommodations were top notch. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a better tour experience. Thanks to Richard Racicot for booking the best fo me."
Couples Dellinger & Hubbell ,
November 06, 2013
"We've been raving to everyone about the food, the friendliness of the people and the amazing history and sites in Turkey. Yes, we want to go back."
John Edstrom ,
October 22, 2013
"Overall, our tour in Spain was very enjoyable, and well planned and executed. Our private tour of the Alhambra was excellent. Virginia, tour guide for royal palace ruins outside of Cordoba, was also excellent. In Seville, we went to the Flamenco Show/dinner, and the Flamenco was outstanding!"
Kevin Wilshere ,
October 19, 2013
"Great trip to Spain! Thanks again for all your help, Lianne. The destinations, hotels, guides and everything were all top notch."
Chery lWestlund ,
November 07, 2013
"My husband and I took a 3 week vacation to southern Europe and North Africa and had a great time. All the guides were very knowledgeable and bend over backwards to accommodate us. The arrangement made by Kensington went off without a hitch. This is our second trip with Kensington (we went to Peru in 2009) and we will certainly book with them again."
Randy Gramlich ,
October 07, 2013
"Thank you for your follow up, we both loved our time in Croatia. It’s really a beautiful place, especially the coast. Our time in Dubrovnik and Split were awesome, in hind sight we both wished we would have went back to Split from Plitvice Lakes rather than carry on to Zagreb. We both found Split much more appealing and would have definitely preferred to spend another night there rather than Zagreb. We’ll know for next time! Your choice of hotels was great. It was an incredible view from the Bellevue hotel in Dubrovnik and the Vestibule in Split was in the best possible location. We were able to relax in our room listening to the wonderful singers in the courtyard and its central location made it so easy to walk anywhere we wanted to see with ease. "
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