- Destination: Rotterdam and Delft
- Kind of trip: Nature and the culture of the modern city of Rotterdam and the historic city of Delft
- Duration: 4 days
- Difficulty trip:
- Inclusive: Three nights in comfortable 3 star hotels including breakfast, VAT, tourist tax, maps, English route descriptions, GPS track, contribution to the STO-travel guarantee, free parking, a coupon Royal Delft and a small contribution to Stichting Zuid Hollands landschap (www.zuidhollandslandschap.nl), for maintaining nature in this province
- Exclusive: Your Journey to Delft and your return home, lunch, dinner, your transport of lugage and a travel- and cancellation insurance
- Dog: Not allowed
€ 329,- per person by 2 persons (Optional luggage transport is € 20,- with a surcharge of € 10,- per weekend day)
€ 479,- for 1 person (Optional luggage transport € 40,- with a surcharge of € 20,- per weekend day)
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You will walk in 4 days in and around metropolis Rotterdam and ancient city Delft. On arrival you can do a city tour of Delft and see the historical town centre. The first full day you’ll walk from Delft to Rotterdam through some surprising nature in this densely inhabited part of Holland. The next day you’ll make an original walk through the vivid city of Rotterdam. This walk is somewhat shorter, so you’ll have plenty of time to visit one of the museums, make a tour of the harbor or take the elevator to the top of the Euromast, where you can see Rotteradm from above. The next day you’ll walk back to Delft in a different way before travelling home.
This tour gets you acquainted with the historical city center of Delft, with meadows with some wonderful waders. You’ll walk along an ancient waterway from Delft to Rotterdam, you’ll visit the modern city of Rotterdam (nominated in 2014 to be one of the top 10 cities to visit). Our walk visits some of the amazing architecture, like the new Markthal, a covered market, or the new train station of Rotterdam. Both buildings that will amaze you. In short, this is a varied tour that gives you a bit of everyting.
The big bleu hart in the middle of Delft
Day 1 Arrival in Delft and Citywalk Delft (6 km)
You’ll arrive in your hotel in the centre of Delft, where you may park your car in the hotel parking place. If you have time it is recommended to pay a visit to the town and walk our unique Citywalk. Further more the possibilities are many. Climb the “Nieuwe Kerk” (New church, over a 100 metres in height), visit the Prinsenhof, home of William of Orange, or the Vermeer Centre, where you can find out anything on the famous painter. You can take a boat tour through the canals or visit a Delft Blue porcelain factory.
Lamb enjoying the spring sunshine
Day 2 Delft – Rotterdam (21 km)
Today you’ll walk from Delft to Rotterdam. You’ll leave Delft along an old waterway to the village of Den Hoorn. Then along an old horse tram quay we head south. We’ll pass through some parks before we enter the wonderful nature area of Midden Delfland. This is a very Dutch area with one small ditch or stream after another and in the right season thousands of geese, but always some cows. We can already see the skyline of Rotterdam and we slowly walk to it. We pass by the old village of Overschie and then continue our walk along a waterway which brings us past the Unesco World Heritage site of the Van Nelle Factory. Finally we walk on an old avenue with lovely brick houses that brings you to your hotel.
The famous brand new Markthal of Rotterdam
Day 3 City Walk Rotterdam (10 km)
Today you’ll walk through metropolis Rotterdam. There’s many architectural highlights in Rotterdam (mainly because Rotterdam had to be totally rebuilt after World War II). You’ll have time to visit some highlights of Rotterdam. You walk will pass through the Museum Quarter, it will pass the place where you can take a boat trip through the harbour, and we will walk closely by the Euromast, where you can get the best view of Rotterdam. We’ll even pass the main shopping area if you have energy for that. Of course you can also visit things outside our route, like the Zoo you passed yesterday or the ancient harbour of Delfshaven.
Through the nature of Midden-Delfland
Day 4 Rotterdam – Delft (19 km) and journey home
Today you’ll walk back to Delft. You’ll exit Rotterdam along the stately Heemraadssingel and will pass Blijdorp Zoo. You’ll pass through a nice park and and by an old windmill, before we arrive canal Delftse Schie. We’ll follow this for a while (passing the hamlet of Kandelaar on your way). From the river dike you can see the water on one side and the typical Dutch landscapes on the other. We divert from the river for a while to guide you through some new nature in the Abtswoudse Bos (forest), before entering Delft. You’ll pass through the bustling University Campus before entering the old city center of Delft and reaching your hotel.
This trip can be extended both in Delft and in Rotterdam. In Delft you can take a boat tour through the canals, climb the church tower, visit the Porceleyne Fles Delft Blue factory or visit the Vermeer museum, dedicated to our famous painter. Also you can take the tram and visit the city of Hague, or take it a little further and go to Scheveningen and visit the beach and stroll down the Boulevard. In Rotterdam you can take a harbour tour, visit one of the many museums, or visit Blijdorp, one of Europ’s best zoo’s, or you can go shopping in the city center. If you’ve got any questions http://www.rotterdam.nl/home_englishabout either city, please email (info@hike-in-Holland.nl) or call (+31(0)6 10135509) for a personal advice.
Price is per person per night and includes breakfast and tourist taxes.