Netherlands & Belgium Explorer

6 days from $4,944 per person*
  • Cruise the canals of Amsterdam on a gentle boat ride.
  • With private guide, discover the charming medieval town of Bruges.
  • Explore Grand Place and see the Royal Palace in Brussels with private guide.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected premium hotels.
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From extravagant palaces to elaborate canals, and even medieval charm, explore the Netherlands and Belgium on a combined discovery.

In Amsterdam, discover the city on a private guided walking tour, then take to the city's network of canals on a scenic boat cruise for a different perspective of the capital. Venture outward into the country to discover other gems of Holland including Rotterdam, the pottery city of Delft (of Blue Pottery fame), and The Hague, house of the Dutch parliament. In Belgium, first explore historic Antwerp, home of 17th century master painter Peter Paul Rubens, then see the magnificent Grand Place in the nation's capital, Brussels, as you tour the city and this famous square with your own private guide. Take a day trip with private transportation and guide to the quaint town of Bruges, renowned for its romantic medieval charm, forever encapsulated in the Hollywood film "In Bruges".

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Amsterdam
    Amsterdam
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Hotel with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Netherlands - Welcome Package
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Tour with Canal Cruise (4hrs) - Guide/Cruise
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Amsterdam
    Amsterdam
    • Small Group Tour - Grand Holland Tour: Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague (9 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Amsterdam to Antwerp
    Amsterdam to Antwerp
    • Private Transfer - Hotel - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Amsterdam - Antwerp [2 hrs] - 1st Class Train Ticket
    • Private Transfer - Train Station with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Walking Tour (4 hrs) - Guide
  • Day 4 Antwerp to Brussels
    Antwerp to Brussels
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Antwerp - Brussels [1hr ] - 1st Class Train Ticket
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour (3hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 5 Brussels
    Brussels
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Bruges (5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 6 Brussels
    Brussels
    • Private Transfer - Airport (Brussels Airport) - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Amsterdam

For your added comfort, you will have Meet & Greet guide assistance upon your arrival, which will be waiting for you outside the customs. Your representative will help to co-ordinate meeting up with your private chauffeur at the airport and accompany you to your accommodation.

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.

Your English speaking guide will meet you at your hotel and take you on a tour of wonderful Amsterdam. Your guide will take you through the most picturesque neighborhood of Amsterdam on foot, the canals, the bridges, and to the beautiful 17th and 18th century mansions along the canals. You will also see the Royal Palace on Dam square, the historic buildings along the Amstel River, the colorful flower market and more. Cruise the canals by boat, the best way to see Amsterdam; Holland’s capital has 100 canals and 1000 bridges. While cruising through the old city you will see elegant merchant's mansions, carillon-topped churches and warehouses dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries.

Accommodation: NH Doelen

Amsterdam’s oldest and most celebrated hotel, the NH Doelen rests on the banks of the Amstel River in the heart of the city’s historic center. The NH Doelen in Amsterdam is centrally located between both Dam and Rembrandt Square, putting you within walking distance of countless museums, shopping streets, cultural areas and tourist attractions. All rooms feature classical décor, large windows, plenty of natural light and a wide range of amenities. With extra-comfortable beds, you’re guaranteed to get a good night’s sleep. Start your day with a delicious breakfast while taking in the stunning canal views at the NH Amsterdam Doelen hotel restaurant before heading out to explore the city.

Netherlands & Belgium Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Amsterdam traditional canal side houses
Amsterdam traditional canal side houses
Netherlands & Belgium Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Amsterdam
Amsterdam

Day 2: Amsterdam

Discover the Grand Holland experience today on a small group tour to Rotterdam, Delft, and The Hague. Departing with a guide and no more than 8 participants, you’ll first drive to Rotterdam, the second-largest city of The Netherlands. Famed for its commercial harbor and lively culture amongst a beautiful riverside setting, Rotterdam is Europe's largest port and was recognized as the European Capital of Culture in 2001. Board a 75 minute Spido boat to glide by the bustling harbor and observe Rotterdam's imposing skyline and cutting-edge architecture. Continue to the picturesque city of Delft, known as the Princes’ city, the birthplace of famed Renaissance artist Johannes Vermeer. Experience the city's rich culture and  awe-inspiring historical monuments; discover the Old Church - one of the few remaining gothic structures in the city, the New Church, and town hall - a palatial city structure that survived the bombing of Rotterdam in 1940. Continue your cultural exploration with a visit to De Delftse Pauw, a factory specializing in handmade Delft Blue pottery, the most coveted porcelain since the 17th century. Journey onward to take in the sights of The Hague, the third largest city in the country and home to the Dutch royal family. A hub for foreign embassies, the city houses a number of royal palaces and museums, as well as the Dutch Parliament - the Binnenhof. Return to Amsterdam after a full day of exploring.

Accommodation: NH Doelen
Netherlands & Belgium Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Rotterdam
Rotterdam

Day 3: Amsterdam - Antwerp

A transfer from your hotel to the train station with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Antwerp. The train ride takes approximately 2 hours.

For your added comfort, you will have an English-speaking guide assistance waiting for you at the train station with a sign and your name on it. Your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

 

A knowledgeable guide will meet you at your hotel and embark on an enriching stroll of the city. Spend some time discovering Belgium’s second largest city of Antwerp, home to revered 17th-century artist Rubens and some of his artistic masterpieces. A walk through the city is the perfect way to get to know Antwerp. Follow your guide through Antwerp’s historic streets and discover beautiful landmarks such as ‘Rubens House’ and ‘The Cathedral of Our Lady.' The tour concludes at your hotel.

Accommodation: Hilton Antwerp Old Town

The Hilton Antwerp Old Town hotel is located on Antwerp's most famous and historic town square in the heart of Antwerp city center and within walking distance of all the main attractions. The hotel building formerly housed the Grand Bazar Shopping mall and the original 1864 facade still forms part of the hotel. The four-star hotel offers a mix of old world charm and modern luxury, combining traditional sophistication with contemporary comfort and convenience. Guest rooms and suites at the Hilton Antwerp Old Town feature flat-screen televisions, comfortable work stations, and the chain's signature Serenity beds. Guests can enjoy High Tea in the hotel lobby or a gourmet meal in the hotel's Brasserie Flo Antwerp Restaurant and Bar.

Netherlands & Belgium Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Cathedral of Our Lady
The Cathedral of Our Lady
Netherlands & Belgium Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Antwerp
Antwerp

Day 4: Antwerp - Brussels

Meet your private driver and transportation for a train station transfer.

Enjoy a transfer by train from Antwerp to Brussels on an intercity train. Travel time is approximately 1 hour.

A private vehicle transfer between the train station and your hotel or city with a driver is provided.

Enjoy a half day private sightseeing tour of Brussels with your English speaking guide. Begin your tour with a short stroll in the old city centre. You will get to see the world-famous Grand Place with its unique city hall and splendid guild houses before continuing by vehicle to the magnificent St. Michael’s Cathedral, the Congress Column, the Heizel district with the renowned Atomium, the remarkable Chinese pavilion, and the Japanese Tower. After the impressive Court of Justice and the elegant Louiza Square, you will drive to the stately Place Royale, the Royal Palace, and the old Palace of the Nations, which is now the home of Parliament.

Accommodation: NH Collection Brussels Grand Sablon

The NH Collection Brussels Grand Sablon is on Brussels’ most beautiful square, famous for its antique shops and chocolatiers, and only a short walk to the luxury boutiques along Avenue Louise. The hotel is also conveniently located near the Grand Palace, the centerpiece of the city, and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts. Rooms and suites offer modern comforts and match the sophistication and elegance of the antique shops on Sablon square. The Il Cortile restaurant showcases fine Italian cuisine, where only the freshest ingredients are used. For after-dinner drinks, the lobby bar offers an array of Belgian beers.

Netherlands & Belgium Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Grand Place
Grand Place
Netherlands & Belgium Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Brussels
Brussels

Day 5: Brussels

Meet your driver for a private half day tour of Bruges, the most romantic city in Belgium with its medieval bridges and meandering canals. Discover the 'Venice of the North' with your own English speaking guide as you walk through the city. Your guide will introduce you to the main sights and give you the history of the town as you stroll by the artistic wealth of the innumerable monuments, historical buildings, and churches. Stand in admiration of the marvelous market square, the city hall, the belfry and its halls, the numerous canals, and the typical God houses – late medieval-looking houses bearing a name and a year on the outside wall – which can be seen everywhere in the city. The city center is car free, allowing for a pleasant, traffic-free walking tour. Return to Brussels.

Accommodation: NH Collection Brussels Grand Sablon
Netherlands & Belgium Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bruges City Hall
Bruges City Hall

Day 6: Brussels

Relax on your private airport transfer to Brussels Airport with private vehicle and English speaking driver.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

NH Doelen: Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s oldest and most celebrated hotel, the NH Doelen rests on the banks of the Amstel River in the heart of the city’s historic center. The NH Doelen in Amsterdam is centrally located between both Dam and Rembrandt Square, putting you within walking distance of countless museums, shopping streets, cultural areas and tourist attractions. All rooms feature classical décor, large windows, plenty of natural light and a wide range of amenities. With extra-comfortable beds, you’re guaranteed to get a good night’s sleep. Start your day with a delicious breakfast while taking in the stunning canal views at the NH Amsterdam Doelen hotel restaurant before heading out to explore the city.

Netherlands & Belgium Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  NH Doelen Hotel
NH Doelen Hotel

Hilton Antwerp Old Town : Antwerp

The Hilton Antwerp Old Town hotel is located on Antwerp's most famous and historic town square in the heart of Antwerp city center and within walking distance of all the main attractions. The hotel building formerly housed the Grand Bazar Shopping mall and the original 1864 facade still forms part of the hotel. The four-star hotel offers a mix of old world charm and modern luxury, combining traditional sophistication with contemporary comfort and convenience. Guest rooms and suites at the Hilton Antwerp Old Town feature flat-screen televisions, comfortable work stations, and the chain's signature Serenity beds. Guests can enjoy High Tea in the hotel lobby or a gourmet meal in the hotel's Brasserie Flo Antwerp Restaurant and Bar.

Netherlands & Belgium Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hilton Antwerp Hotel
Hilton Antwerp Hotel

NH Collection Brussels Grand Sablon: Brussels

The NH Collection Brussels Grand Sablon is on Brussels’ most beautiful square, famous for its antique shops and chocolatiers, and only a short walk to the luxury boutiques along Avenue Louise. The hotel is also conveniently located near the Grand Palace, the centerpiece of the city, and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts. Rooms and suites offer modern comforts and match the sophistication and elegance of the antique shops on Sablon square. The Il Cortile restaurant showcases fine Italian cuisine, where only the freshest ingredients are used. For after-dinner drinks, the lobby bar offers an array of Belgian beers.

Netherlands & Belgium Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  NH Du Grand Sablon Hotel
NH Du Grand Sablon Hotel

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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  • Diana S — May 25, 2019 — Europe

    The itinerary was perfect, considering we only had 5 days to fit in this extension of our 22 day Transatlantic Cruise. Hope did a great job in coordinating for us the highlights of Sicily. All the guides and drivers are always helpful and knowledgeable from Kensington. In Agrigento, our guide was an archaeologist who teaches at universities. He had notebooks with diagrams and maps to show us exactly what we were looking at. He answered questions so thoroughly, we felt that we had a tour and a history lesson. It was amazing and the pace of all the tou

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    We enjoyed working with Jamie Boar. She was knowledgeable, communicated well, friendly, and professional. We got all we wanted from the personal tours planned and were impressed with the high quality of the guide. We will certainly use Kensington Tours again.

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    I found Kensington Tours on Google. At my first visit to the site, I was contacted immediately by Julie Couturier. She made my inquiry seem like we were having coffee, and she just happened to know everything I needed to make me choose her as my representative and travel expert. I was recommended to other tour companies, by friends, but it was Julie that made me realize Kensington was the best choice. We started our discovery in 2018 and because I was traveling with my grandchildren, I wanted to ensure the trip was perfect. We had to make changes as we went along, first because we were able to confirm a suite at the Marriott Grand Residence on Park St. with reward points. Julie was quick to make all the necessary changes in our tours. We felt privileged to have had the tour guides that Julie set for us, each one was so very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour which kept our 13 and 11 years old interested. Julie suggested a play and what child can say the saw “Matilda” in London. We certainly would not have enjoyed our trip as much if we had tried to do this on our own. Julie suggested a visit to Warner Bros Harry Potter and it was worth every moment. I would have never gone there, so congrats again to Julie. She was also able to advise us as to where to purchase groceries for our room, having lived in London previously. I have had many friends travel around the world and I don’t know of one that speaks as highly of their tour company or their travel expert the way my family has. Thank you Kensington Tours and especially Julie.

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  • Clark S. — November 10, 2018 — Europe

    We booked a trip to Paris for our 20th Anniversary. The trip was wonderful! We were able to customize our trip with our tour expert, Julie, and our trip was great.

  • David W. — November 21, 2018 — Europe

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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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