The most beautiful city of Belgium with your own private guide!
On our way south you will see typical Dutch polder landscape. This area is marked by windmills, dikes and little canals.
We will pass Rotterdam, the biggest port and gateway to Europe, and cross the former islands of the province of Zealand with its neat villages, beautiful countryside and sandy beaches. We will also see the huge flood barriers that protect the lowlands and keep our feet dry. We cross the Belgian border and soon after we will arrive in medieval Bruges. You can explore the city on board of a canal cruise, followed by a guided city walk. You will be impressed by the Market square and the Burgt square, the beautiful city hall, the fish market and the church of Our Lady with a statue of Michelangelo. What's about tasting Bruges' chocolate, a waffle, Flemish fries or the famous beer? There is time for shopping too!
On our way back to Amsterdam we will have a short stop in Antwerp or at the border (time permitting).
Amsterdam - Rotterdam - Zealand - Bruges - Antwerp - Amsterdam
We will stay In Bruges for approximately 3 hours and we will see all the highlights, such as:
* Church of Our Lady with the Madonna (Michelangelo) of Bruges
* Markt Square with the belfry
* Burght Square with the city hall and the Holy Blood Chapel
* Canals, gabled houses, proud churches and much more!
It is possible to use this tour as a transfer and end this tour in Bruges or Brussels, please ask for details.
More time? Extend the tour with another day, explore Bruges by night and see medieval Ghent or Brussels too!
Since all streets in the historic center of Bruges have cobble stones I recommend comfortable walking shoes. Please bring also appropriate weather gear and some cash for your personal expenses for this tour. Do not forget to bring your photo camera.
We will cross the border from the Netherlands to Belgium, therefore a passport is required!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Any location in Amsterdam (your hotel, cruise ship terminal or airport)
End location: Any location in Amsterdam (your hotel, cruise ship terminal or airport)
This tour can also be booked with Belgium (Brugge, Ghent or Brussels or Brussels airport) as your final destination. The maximum number of passengers with luggage is four passengers. Please ask for details
Duration: 12 hours
The route to/from Bruges might be changed due to traffic or weather conditions.
spacious, modern and a/c rental car or mini van (e.g. Mercedes Vito), walking
The maximum number of passengers with luggage is four passengers. Please ask for details
* my services as your private tour guide and assistant during the tour;
* transportation costs for a private car (all including miles, gas, taxes, tolls, parking fees etc);
* panoramic tour Rotterdam;
* panoramic tour Zealand islands and water barriers;
* guided walking tour Bruges
* short stop in Antwerp or at the border on our way back (time permitting)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 EUR - per person for lunch, drinks and typical Belgian snacks (waffles, fries, chocolate etc.)
The local currency is the Netherlands and in Belgium is the Euro. Other currencies (e.g. USD) are not accepted. In shops, restaurants, tourist attractions and taxis you can usually pay with your credit card (Visa and Mastercard, American Express is less common).
* optional entrance fees (canal cruise, horse carriage, museums etc.)
* personal expenses (souvenirs, meals and beverages)
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Frank went well above and beyond in providing an outstanding tour. He listened as we talked about things we liked and made sure we had the best experience possible.