Private tour to the Netherlands & Belgium - Firebird Tours ®

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Trip Overview

Travel from the canals of Amsterdam and the windmills of Holland in Rotterdam to the open-air museum of medieval architecture in Bruges, before relaxing in the beer and waffles powered hub of Brussels! Taking our 8-day tour, you will start in Amsterdam amidst its fantastic architecture and museums, then on to Rotterdam and scenic windmills and the top attractions of the Hague. After that, you head to the breathtaking architectural and cultural masterpieces of Belgium, including the best of Antwerp, Bruges, and Brussels.
Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.84 / 5, Based on
  • 4-star central hotels
    7 nights
  • Private transfers
    3 train rides
    Canal boat ride
  • 6 guided tours
    Visit to Anne Frank House
  • 7 breakfasts
    Chocolate tasting


Day 1
Arrival into Amsterdam

Welcome to the incredible capital of the Kingdom of the Netherlands - Amsterdam! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

  • Optional tour: Van Gogh Museum Tour, Amsterdam
  • Optional pre-tour extensions available: extend your trip to Paris or London. Contact your travel specialist for details.

No meals included.

Day 2
Amsterdam City Tour & Anne Frank Museum

Following breakfast at the hotel, you meet your guide in the lobby and have a walking city tour around the most famous Amsterdam attractions.

The tour starts with a walk along the canals in order to reach the Anne Frank House, where the girl and her family lived in hiding for more than two years during World War II. Now converted into a museum it contains a sobering exhibition about the persecution of the Jews during the war, about Anne Frank, her diary, and death in a concentration camp after the secret annex was discovered.

Then walk through the historic city center of Amsterdam. At first, you walk towards the Dam Square. The exciting Royal Palace and the National Monument to remember the victims of the Second World war are situated there.

After you explore the beguinage, the beautiful houses which are the oases of silence in the middle of noisy Amsterdam. Then you pass by the Floating Flower market. The highlight of your day is a fantastic canal cruise on a public boat to enjoy Amsterdam from the water side.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at your leisure.

  • Optional tour: Rijksmuseum Tour, Amsterdam

Breakfast is included.

Day 3
Rotterdam & Windmills of Holland

After breakfast in the hotel you meet your driver who takes you to the train station for your departure to Rotterdam, the most important river port in Europe. The duration of your trip is about 1 hour. Upon arrival, you are met by your driver and head for your centrally located hotel for check-in.

Later the same day meet your guide and enjoy a comprehensive walking tour of Rotterdam. You start your exploration from the impressive new Central Railway Station, then you see the Market Hall and the spectacular cube houses. As a highlight of the day, you visit the Euromast Tower for exciting panoramic views of the city and the famous harbor. Imagine yourself being the Queen of Kop van Zuid and wave back to all the cheerful people along the road. Your walking part of the tour ends at Erasmus Bridge, from where you take a waterbus to spend the rest of the day "windmill hunting".

After a short ride you arrive to Kinderdijk. The remarkable village situated in the southern province of the Netherlands is world-known for its picturesque 18th-century windmills. Thanks to the outstanding contribution of the Dutch to the technology of handling water, Kinderdijk windmills were granted UNESCO World Heritage status.

After the tour you take a waterbus back to Rotterdam and return to your hotel.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4
The Hague Exploration

Today after breakfast at your hotel prepare for another day of incredible sightseeing. You first head for the train station located within walking distance from your hotel and take a short train ride to the Hague.

Upon arrival you meet your guide and start a walking tour of the Hague, one of the most extraordinary cities in Holland. It boasts many monuments, historic districts and its location near the beautiful North Sea coastline. The Hague is also known as "the Royal City by the Sea" and is often called "the Residence City".

After your tour you return to Rotterdam by train. The rest of the day is free for you to do as you wish.

  • Optional tour: Day Trip to Utrecht, Netherlands
    Explore the lovely car-free center of Utrecht, an ancient city which dates back to the Middle Ages.
  • Optional tour: Trip to Delft, the Netherlands
    After the tour of the Hague, proceed to Delft, a canal-ringed city in the western Netherlands.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
Antwerp City Tour
 & Transfer to Bruges

In the morning after breakfast you check out from your hotel. Your guide-driver meets you at the lobby and you embark on an exciting day-tour.

Soon after crossing the Netherlands-Belgian border you arrive to the beautiful city of Antwerp, which is not only the #1 diamond exporter in the world, but is also considered to be one of the top fashion cities in Europe. You see the Brabo's Monument located next to the amazing Antwerp City Hall, pass by the house and studio of the famous Belgian painter - Ruben's House, and stroll along the shopping street called "Meir".

After the city tour of Anterp you head to Bruges, check in to the centrally located hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6
Bruges Walking City Tour & Sightseeing Boat Ride

After breakfast, you meet your private guide at the hotel lobby and go on a wonderful walking tour around the most outstanding attractions of Bruges, the capital of West Flanders in northwest Belgium. The city boasts breathtaking canals, cobbled streets, and medieval buildings.

During the tour, you admire the sights of Bruges, including the town square, the Beguinage and the oldest Hospital in Europe built in the 12th century. You also see The Church of Our Lady, where the Emperor Maximillian of Austria Married. A special part of the day is dedicated to a sightseeing cruise on a public boat along picturesque canals.

The rest of the day is reserved for you to explore the city's charming medieval streets at your own pace.

  • Optional tour: De Halve Maan Brewery Tour, Bruges
    Visit the family-run DeHalve Mann brewery in a small group followed by a professional beer tasting in the cellars.

Breakfast is included.

Day 7
Brussels City Tour & Belgian Chocolate Tasting

Today after breakfast you check out, have a transfer to the train station and enjoy a short train ride to the capital of Belgium. Upon arrival you meet your driver who takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

Later the same day you meet your guide in the hotel lobby who takes you on a comprehensive 4-hour walking tour of​ Brussels.

During your sightseeing tour, you get to discover the legendary landmarks and impressive monuments of Brussels. Among the sight you marvel at are the medieval majesty of the Market Square and the remarkable facade of the City Hall. The world-famous Manneken Pis is naturally on the program too!

As a special treat, you get to uncover the secret recipes behind delectable Belgian chocolate during a tasting session included in your city tour.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at your leisure.

  • Optional tour: Beer Tasting Tour, Brussels
    Enjoy an authentic atmosphere of out-of-sight Belgian taverns during the beer tasting group tour.
  • Optional tour: Belgian Waffle Workshop, Brussels
    Join our Belgian waffle cooking workshop and learn how to make this delicious classic Belgian dish while having lots of fun.

Breakfast and chocolate tasting included.

Day 8
Departure from Brussels

This is the last day of your amazing tour to Netherlands & Belgium! After breakfast, your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

  • Optional tours, day trips and extensions: Tour to Waterloo, Belgium | Day Trip to Bastogne & Visit to the War Museum, Belgium | Tour to Liege, Belgium | Day Trip to Ypres, Belgium | Tour to Mons, Belgium

Breakfast is included.


7 nights at 4-star centrally located hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant
4-star accommodation at top hotels

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

What's Included
  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located hotels in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Bruges & Brussels;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Professional English-speaking guides;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary;
  • Canal boat ride on public boats in Amsterdam and Bruges;
  • Chocolate tasting in Brussels;
  • 1st class train: Amsterdam - Rotterdam and Bruges - Brussels;
  • 2nd class trains: return ride Rotterdam - the Hague;
  • Entrances to: Anne Frank House and Euromast Tower;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.
  • Not included: international flights, gratuities, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
Tour Highlights
  • Entering the Anne Frank Museum and Amsterdam sightseeing
  • Visiting the Euromast Tower in Rotterdam
  • Exploring windmills of Holland in Kinderdijk
  • Day tour of the Hague
  • Touring the historic parts of Antwerp
  • Sightseeing in Bruges
  • Brussels city tour and Belgian chocolate tasting
What to Know
  • Bringing a water-resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must
  • Be prepared for currency conversion fees when paying with a card issued in USD
  • Tips to guides, drivers and restaurant staff in Europe are accepted but are fully at your discretion

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends Trip (4+ travelers)
Deposit $638
Two travelers: double occupancy
Deposit $718
Package type Price
Friends Trip (4+ travelers)
Deposit $638
Two travelers: double occupancy
Deposit $718



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