Private grand Holland tours are undertaken by certain tourist agencies using a private car or a minibus with a driver who is also your tour guide. They first take you to Aalsmeer. World’s largest flower auction takes place in Aalsmeer. It is officially known as Bloemenveiling Aalsmeer in Dutch. Flowers are a massive business in Holland and Aalsmeer is the center of that business. They sell about 20 million flowers every weekday which combines earnings of billions of pounds every year. The building in which the flowers are displayed is featured in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest commercial building in the world. Once you are at one point of entry it is difficult to spot the other end of the building. The peak of the flower auction activity happens on weekday mornings. The auctions begin at 6:30 am but the visitors are allowed only at 7:30 am.
Your Grand Holland Tour then comprises of the picturesque city of Delft. It is one of the best preserved historic towns in Holland. It is well known for its pottery, canals and walkways. There are various types of pottery selling shops in the Delft. One of the main tourist attractions in this city is the Koninlijke Porceleyne Fles which is the Royal Dutch Delftware Factory. There is a church called the Oude Kerk and a tomb of William of Orange called Nieuwe Kerk. Also there are famous museums called the Stedelijk Museum Het Prinsenof and Vermeer Trail. These places are worth a visit.
Your next destination is Rotterdam. It is a city that was destroyed and rebuilt after World War II. It is one of Europe’s major ports. The major attraction of this place is the Netherland’s best art museum, the Boymans van Beuningen museum and the museum park section of the city. The boat tour of the harbor is also an added attraction. It is the world’s largest harbor for city tours. Apart from being a major seaport Rotterdam is also well known for its architecture and culture. The city is also jeweled with beautiful beaches, polders and innumerable historical monuments.
From Rotterdam your tour proceeds further to The Hague. Your initial visit is a visit to the house of parliament. It is then followed by a visit to the famous miniature town of Holland. Many of the most prominent landmarks in Holland are replicated in here in perfect proportions similar to that of the original buildings with extreme attention to detail in every aspect. This place is called Madurodam. It is one of the major tourist attractions of the city. It features life like structures of Dutch buildings embedded in landscaped settings, canals in Amsterdam, a busy seaport, beaches with miniature people and moving trains. It is a perfect place for children to visit. The final destination in The Hague is a modern and appealing beach resort called Scheveningen. Apart from the lovely sight of fishing boats arriving at the seaport, sunbathing on the sandy seafront, strolling along the pier and enjoying seafood at the restaurants close by, you also get to witness the summer sand sculpture festival and firework displays.