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The only optional excursion we took on our 'Tulips' cruise was to Delft. We enjoyed it very much and also thought it was a good value. My husband had been to Delft on his own about a year b/f when he was in Holland on business and had free time. He thought he gained a great deal more from our ship's excursion, with a guide, than he did doing it on his own.
We have done the Delft and the Kroller-Muller Museum optionals and enjoyed both of them very much. The K-M Museum is an inside and an outside museum.
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I went on the Battlefield Tour and the Museum is excellent. Very interesting exhibits and knowledgable guides. If you are familiar with the movie "A Bridge To Far", you will enjoy the insights and details this tour provides.