Days Out: Trips & Tours

Options for day trips, sightseeing tours and boat excursions in The Hague, Rotterdam, Delft, Leiden, Gouda and Dordrecht areas of Zuid-Holland. There's a lot to choose from!

Spido Harbour Tour
A sightseeing tour of Rotterdam harbour, largest port in Europe. Tour takes approximately 75 minutes. Tour frequency and sail time vary by month/season. Departure from the base of the Erasmus Bridge, Willemsplein 85, Rotterdam. Tram #7 (Willemsplein).
Hofstad Tours
Custom day tours with English-speaking guide of The Hague and surroundings. Van and bus transport for sightseeing tourist, visiting trade missions, business outings. Vehicle capacities from 15-50 persons. Partial or full day excursions.
Rotterdam Zoo
Family excursion to the Rotterdam Zoo. Animals from around the world can be visited in their natural habitats along a continent-to-continent route through the park. Oceanium with sharks and Tropical Butterfly dome. Metro to Blijdorp.
Rotterdam sightseeing aboard Splashtours amphibious bus. First a trip through the city streets to the most famous sites, then take a dive into the Meuse River, as the bus turns into a seaworthy vessel. Tours are 60 minutes and depart from Parkhaven (near....
Dordrecht Tours
Guided tours of the historic city of Dordrecht offered from beginning of June to end of September. You are driven in a multi-wagon covered tram. you can hop on/hop off as often as you like. Operates Sat and Sun 10:30-16:30 from outside main train station.
Europoort Harbour Tours
Daily boat tours of Rotterdams Europoort complex and Maasvlakte2, a port extension being built on reclaimed land. Tours run mid-April to end-October. 2 hr excursion. Departs Maeslantkering, near Hook of Holland.
Walking Tour Leiden Almshouses
A walking tour of the almshouses in the city of Leiden. A sign-posted walking route, which is available from the Tourist Office (VVV), takes you past most of the almshouses. The walk also takes you through some of the most scenic parts of Leiden.
Canal Tour of Gouda
Reederij de Ijsel operates canal boat sightseeing tours in Gouda from May to September. Tue to Sat at 11:30, 13:30, 15:00. Commentary on landmarks by the skipper. Departure is from Museum Harbour (Museumhaven Gouda).
Clingendael Gardens
Located on the border of The Hague and Wassenaar, you can find both Japanese and Dutch gardens, which were created in 1910 and 1915 respectively. The walking trails are open year round, the Japanese garden only select times of the year. Wheelchair accessi...
Duindigt Horse Racing
Horse racing track in The Hague area (Wassenaar). Afternoon races take place selected times between March and October (see website for agenda). Bus #43 (Wittenburgerweg), #90, 91 (Waalsdorperlaan). Waalsdorperlaan 29, 2244 BN Wassennaar.
De Biesbosch National Park
The only one of 12 Dutch national parks partially located in Zuid Holland. The Biesbosch Visitor Center near Dordrecht is the entrance and can provide maps to tour the park by foot, bike, canoe, kayak or motor boat. Temporary exhibits also.
Castle Duivenvoorde
Historic Dutch castle in The Hague-Leiden area, dating to the 13th century, is open to tourists and visitors. Guided tours are offered mid-April to end October every day except Monday. Bus #39 or 45 (Kniplaan). Laan van Duivenvoorde 4, Voorschoten
Verhuur Scheveningen
Segway, scooter or bicycle guided tours of The Hague and Scheveningen. See the sights of the historical city center or visit the highlights of the beach community and harbour area. Rentals also available without tour guide. Badhuisstraat 118, Den Haag
Kinderdijk Windmill Park
Windmill reserve and UNESCO historic site in Rotterdam-Dordrecht area (Barendrecht),16 km from Rotterdam. 19 windmills with most built between 1738-1740. One of the windmills is now a museum open during tourist season. Accessible by bus and boat from Rott...
Gilde Den Haag Walking Tours
Guided walking tours of The Hague historic city center. English/French/German tours offered. Monday - Friday 09:30 - 12:30. Riviervismarkt 2, 2513 AM Den Haag.
Salon Boat Den Haag & Delft
Sightseeing canal tours on 1925 antique salon boat. Different routes Leidschendam-Voorburg, Delft, Rijswijk) and theme trips (such as high tea, wine tasting, candlelight cruise). Maximum 12 passengers. Private arrangements available.
Water Taxi Tour
Sightseeing tours of Rotterdam from the harbor on Maas Fast Taxi boats. Standard tour routes include SS Rotterdam or Noodereiland (15 min), harbour/skyline (30 mins), Rotterdam port (45-60 min), Hook of Holland (90 min). Custom routes also.
One of Rotterdams top tourist attractions and the tallest tower opened to the public in the Netherlands. Observation deck, Euroscoop panoramic elevator, restaurant-brasserie, hotel suites. Tram #8 (Euromast). Parkhaven 20, 3016 GM Rotterdam.
Punselie Cookie Factory Tour
Home of the original Dutch stroopcookie, the Punselie Cookie Factory in Gouda offers tours, childrens parties and Hollands finest stroopkoekjes. Our online webshop offers the cookies packed in a decorative box. Spieringstraat 121, 2801 ZK Gouda.
Gouda Traditional Cheese Market
The traditional Gouda cheese market is a favorite of tourists and locals alike, operating the it did for hundreds of years with cheese buyers and sellers negotiating on price in the town square and settling the transaction with a hand shake. Traditionally...
Bike Tours in The Hague
The Hague Guide offers bike tours in and around The Hague. Options include a tour from the city center to the beach community of Scheveningen, a tour past buildings of 'peace' and a tour of remembrance monuments. All cycle tours are approximately 2 hours.
Bike & Bite Cycle Tour of Rotterdam
See the sights of Rotterdam by bike with a tour guide and stop at several Dutch eateries along the way for some sweet and savoury delicacies. There are two tour options: 4-hour and 2.5-hour. BYOB or have guide arrange a rental for just €5. Meeting point i...
Storm Surge Barrier Tour
Guided tours in English of the Maeslant storm surge barrier, the largest manmade movable barrier in the world are available (for free) every Sunday at 15:15. The barrier completed the Delta Works flood protection construction project. Maeslantkeringweg 13...
St Janskerk Gouda
Longest church in the Netherlands, the St Janskerk is known for its collection of original 16th-century stained glass windows (both the church and windows are registered monuments). Open for visits, guided tours Mon to Sat. Achter de Kerk, 2801 JX Gouda
Cheese Farm Hoogerwaard
Visit and tour the historic Cheese Farm Hoogerwaard in Gouda area (Ouderkerk aan den Ijssel), which still makes cheese today. Min persons: 30. Mon to Sat. (advance reservations required). Mini golf also. Lageweg 45, 2935 CD Ouderkerk a/d Ijssel
De Delftse Pauw Pottery Factory
An original Delft pottery maker, De Delftse Paux offers free guided tours of the factory workshop in The Hague area, offering insight to pottery production and historical events. Tile painting classes available. Tram 1, 19. Delftweg 133, 2289 BD Rijswijk
Botanical Garden TU Delft
On the campus of TU Delft, a botanical garden exists, which is accessible to the public. Open Mon to Fri 08:30-17:00, Sat10.00-16.00, Sun 12.00--16.00. Bus #82 from Delft train station to Poortlandplein. Poortlandplein 6, Delft.
Kijk-Kubus (Cube Houses)
The cube houses in Rotterdam Blaak area were designed by architect Piet Blom. They have become a major tourist attraction in Rotterdam. Open daily 11:00-17:00. Accessible by metro, tram # 1 (Rotterdam Blaak). Overblaak 70, 3011 MH Rotterdam.
Nieuw Tuinzight
Large Westland orchard grows table grapes from 1500 vines in 14 greenhouses. They offer tasting workshops with greenhouse tour as well as a polder tour with tasting. Located in the Rijswijk - Delft area. Zwethkade-Zuid 45, 2635 CW Den Hoorn
PRGTE offers guided tours of The Hague as well as sightseeing tours of South Holland, Amsterdam and North Holland. Our standard routes can be customized to fit the needs of the client, including families, tour groups and business travelers. Call us today!
Arboretum Trompenburg
Originally an English country garden, today this arboretum and botanical garden covers 8 hectares of land and consists of over 4,000 shrubs and trees. Tea house in park. Open 7 days. Access by tram #21 (Woudestein). Honingerdijk 86, 3062 NX Rotterdam.
Ballooning from Dordrecht
Hot air balloon excursions over Dordrecht, Rotterdam and the surrounding Dutch countryside. Scheduled flying trips and custom-planned itineraries for parties up to 10 persons. Scenic sightseeing of Holland from the air.
The Hague Boat
Sightseeing canal boat tours of The Hague with an English-speaking guide. Tours are approximately 90 minutes. Tickets can be purchased online or on boat (cash only). Departure from Caesars Spa terrace, Mauritskade 10, 2514 HC Den HaagPlease mention you fo...
South Holland Balloon Rides
There are several hot air balloon companies which operate in South Holland and offer sightseeing balloon trips over the countryside as well as cities such as Gouda, Delft, The Hague, Rotterdam and Dordrecht. Find those options listed HERE.
Lion Air
Sightseeing airplane tours over South Holland departing from Rotterdam-The Hague Airport. 7 days/week 09:00-20:00 (until 21:00 in summer), reservations required. Available for photography purposes, marriage proposals. Dijkje 128, 3077 CM Rotterdam
South Holland Museums
The Hague, Rotterdam and Leiden all offer a wide range of museums from natural history, botany and earth sciences to classic painters and modern art. See the following pages:Museums in The Hague AreaMuseums in Leiden AreaMuseums in Rotterdam AreaMuseums i...
Amaze Escape Events
Live escape game where you get 60 minutes to decipher clues and solve riddles to escape the room youre in. Entertaining puzzle-solving, team building for private or company groups. Reserve online or by phone. Binckhorstlaan 135, 2nd Fl, Den Haag
Canal Tour of Leiden
Rondvaart Leiden operates English-language canal boat tours through the waterways of Leiden. The route passes city landmarks such as Pieterskerk, the University of Leiden and the windmill in the center of the old city. Aalmarkt 13, 2311 EC Leiden.
De Pelgrim Stadsbrouwerij
Rotterdam's only brewery offers guided tours of the facilities and offers insight on the brewing process. Beer tastings included. Tours Wed to Sun 12:00-16:30. Metro, Tram 4, 8 (Delfshaven). Aelbrechtskolk 12, 3024 RE Rotterdam
Kanoverhuur Den Haag
Canoe rental in The Hague available from from Apr to Oct. Paddle along the canal ring that circles the historic city center. Open everyday 10:00-20:00. Boarding/de-boarding point: Groenewegje 144, 2515 NC Den Haag
Educational activity for kids and adults in the Rotterdam area. See first hand what it is like to build a new port by reclaiming land from the sea. Interactive screens provide aerial views. Car or fast ferry accessible. Europaweg 902, 3199 LC Rotterdam
Keukenhof Gardens
Popular Dutch botanical gardens and tulip fields in South Holland. Seen by millions in colorful aerial postcard images. Greenhouse pavilion exhibitions. Open mid March until mid May from 08:00-19:30. Stationsweg 166a, 2161 AM Lisse.
Boat Tour Vlaardingen to Vlietlanden
Sightseeing boat trip trip from Vlaardingen (in the Rotterdam area) to Vlietland (in the Leiden area) on a covered fluister boat. Departure point is the Polderpoort. Wed at 14:30, Sat/Sun at 13:00 and 15:30.
Cheese Farm De Schef
Family owned dairy farm in Zuid-Holland was awarded prize for tastiest cheese in Netherlands. Visitors can tke a guided tour of the farm, visit the cows during milking and see how cheese is made. Zuidbroek 153, 2861 LL Bergambacht
Voted South Holland's most fun attraction, this miniature version of Rotterdam and the Dutch countryside has moving trains, working lights and 1000's of hand-crafted parts. Night falls every 24 mins in Miniworld. Open Wed to Sun. 5-min walk from Rotterdam...
FlyOver Holland
Sightseeing plane tours of South Holland sun from April to October. Flights 20-60 mins long. Choose from Rotterdam city or port, The Hague beach (Scheveningen), Dutch countryside tulip fields or windmills. Tours depart Rotterdam-The Hague Airport
Hortus Botanicus
Botanical garden attraction in Leiden with trees, shrubs dating to 17th century, tropical greenhouses, rose garden and Von Siebold Japanese memorial garden. Open 10:00-18:00 (summer),10:00-16:00 (winter). Rapenburg 73, 2311 GN Leiden.
Royal Delft
Original Delft Blue porcelain factory which still still operates today and where ceramics are still painted by hand. Daily tours in English. Mon to Sat 09:00-17:00. Bus 40 (Jaffalaan). Rotterdamseweg 196, Delft
Rederij Rembrandt
Leiden canal boat tour operator offering scheduled tours of the citys historical center from March to October and departs from Blauwpoortshaven at the Beestenmarkt. Private parties and special occasion affairs can also be accommodated.
Binnenhof Tour
Series of buildings built around the hunting lodge of the counts of Holland. Guided tours in English in two of The Hague's premiere historic landmarks, the Hall of Knights and the Second Chamber of Parliament. Bookings recommended.
Canal Tour of The Hague
Canal boat tours in English of The Hague are available from May to Oct. Tours lasts about 1,5 hours and take you through the historic water ways of the Hague. Some routes also include Delft. Dunne Bierkade 18b, 2512 BC Den Haag
South Holland Sightseeing Landmarks
RELATED GUIDE: For an overview of the ten key sightseeing landmarks and tourist spots in The Hague, Rotterdam, Delft, Leiden and Gouda, CLICK HERE.
Sand Air
South Holland sightseeing plane tours of The Hague, Delft, Rotterdam areas. Tour starts at Rotterdam-The Hague Airport. Aerial views of the coast, harbors, windmills, tulip fields. Gift certificates available. Rotterdam Airportplein 56, 3045 AP Rotterdam.
De Pier Scheveningen
The Pier at Scheveningen beach in The Hague is open year round and offers a range of indoor/outdoor restaurants and pubs, as well as a 35-meter high ferris wheel with enclosed cabins, a flotation spa, bungy jumping, art and crafts stalls and more.
Canal Tour of Delft
Sightseeing canal boat cruises in Delft, offered April to October. Open 7 days a week 10:00-18:00. Tours every hour on the hour from 11:00-17:00. Departure is from Koornmarkt in the city centre. Accessible by train (Delft Centrum). 113, 2611 ED Delft
Katwijk Lighthouse
Built in 1605 as replacement to an older lighthouse destroyed by dune erosion, the Katwijk lighthouse is one of oldest lighthouses on the Dutch coast. It holds monument status. During summer, it is possible to climb the 30-meter (9-story) tower Mon to Sat...
South Holland Bike Tours
Verita's Visit offers various bike tours both in and around the city of The Hague (including Scheveningen beach), as well as the Dutch countryside (for example, a tulip field tour and a Gouda cheese market tour). Cycle tours on and off the beaten track. G...
Something Extra
Day out activity in Delft where you can dress up and be photographed in period costumes. Individuals, couples, families, groups. Various photos available after. Also handles special event planning. Visiting address: Oude Langendijk 36, Delft
Pancake Boat Rotterdam
All-you-can-eat pancakes boat tour of Rotterdam. Take in the sights and the city's beautiful skyline. Various departures (day/time) based on season. Saturday night 2.5 hour family cruise runs all year. Tram 8 (Euromast). Departure from Parkhaven (near Eur...
Rotterdam Bycycle
Several different 3-hour guided bike tours through Rotterdam area, including ones focused on multiple districts, the inner city and past and present architecture. Tours booked with 6 participants. Near Centraal Station. Schiekade 205, 3013 BR Rotterdam
Horse & Carriage Ride
Horse-drawn golden carriage tours of The Hague. Available on Saturdays 12:00-16:00 from early May to mid-September. Private custom tours also available. Reservations can be made at The Hague Tourist Office. Spui 68, 2511 BT Den Haag
Bird Park Avifauna
Aviary bird park in Alphen aan den Rijn, Zuid-Holland, offering family day out in Leiden - The Hague area. Boat tours through the park. A section with kids rides. Hotel in park. Bus #382 from train station. Hoorn 65, 2404 HG Alpen aan den Rijn.
Leiden Canal Boat Tour
Schuitje Vaart offers 50-min. canal boat sightseeing cruises through the historic city center of Leiden. 30-person, glass-top boat allows for tours even in rain. April to Sept from 12:00-17:00. Boarding/departure point is Stille Rijn/Stille Mare.