Hotel New York, Rotterdam

Hotel New York, Rotterdam

Hotel New York, Rotterdam: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rotterdam: Harbor Cruise with Live Guide

1. Rotterdam: Harbor Cruise with Live Guide

Relax and see Rotterdam's most spectacular landmarks as you sail down the Maas River on a round trip boat cruise with live commentary and a bar with drinks and snacks. Find a place inside the cozy salon or sit on the open deck. Start your cruise from the Parkhaven under the Euromast. The boat will pass by the Sint Jobshaven, the Waalhaven, and the Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij, home to Onderzeebootloods. Spot the container ships if you are lucky. See the famous cruise ship SS Rotterdam and the Hotel New York where the Holland America Line used to be housed. Enjoy the skyline of downtown Rotterdam, as you approach one of the most famous city landmarks, the Erasmus bridge.

Rotterdam: RIB Speedboat Sightseeing Cruise

2. Rotterdam: RIB Speedboat Sightseeing Cruise

Feast your eyes from the center of Rotterdam all the way to Schiedam on a thrilling sightseeing cruise aboard a RIB speedboat. Enjoy views of Euromast, Hotel New York, SS Rotterdam, and more as you travel at top speed over the famous Maas River. After boarding the speedboat, dash off on your sightseeing tour. See the old part of Rotterdam, Delfshaven, and take in the city's landmarks as you zoom by. Admire the former steamship SS Rotterdam, the mesmerizing city skyline, and the impressive bridges. Head all the way to the gin city of Schiedam before making the return trip through the old city ports of Rotterdam. Listen to fun facts and information about the places you see from the skipper and feel free to ask any questions. Enjoy a guilt-free experience as the carbon footprint of your speedboat tour will be compensated by Trees for All.

Rotterdam Highlights 2.5-Hour Bike Tour

3. Rotterdam Highlights 2.5-Hour Bike Tour

See Rotterdam from a local perspective, traveling the cycle friendly streets by bike. Join an enthusiastic guide on a tour of Rotterdam’s old and new landmarks, and learn practically everything you need to know about the city and why it is so unique. Available as a group or private option, all tours start from the striking new Rotterdam Centraal Station, completed in 2014 after a decade-long reconstruction. See the imposing City Hall (Stadhuis), and the dramatic new Markthal (Market Hall). Go into the Kop van Zuid district on the south bank of the Nieuwe Maas. Marvel at some of the new developments of the old port area, along with landmark buildings such as the Hotel New York in the former headquarters of Holland America. Admire the Erasmusbridge that connects the north and south of the city, cycle through 2 beautiful parks, and pass some of the city’s most important museums. Stop for a coffee break at a unique location. Get a better idea of the layout of the city, improving your experience when walking or cycling here during the rest of your stay.

Rotterdam: Pub Cruise with Drinks and Snacks

4. Rotterdam: Pub Cruise with Drinks and Snacks

Explore, sail, be surprised but above all have fun! You will feel right at home when you enter Rotterdams' only Pubcruise. During the 2-hour sail through Rotterdam you will enjoy the multiple incredible views of the highlights this city has to offer. Our host will welcome you before we start the journey with the pubcruise. If you need anything during the tour feel free to go the host at any time. They will provide you with unlimited drinks, prepare the snack platters and can tell you everything about the surroundings. Uncle Aad's Pubcruise is a classic ship from 1898 that converted into the cosiest sailing pub in Rotterdam. Interested how to sail a ship like this? Go upstairs to ask the skipper. We are looking forward welcoming you!

Rotterdam: Self-Guided History & Highlights Walking Tour

5. Rotterdam: Self-Guided History & Highlights Walking Tour

Discover Rotterdam on a self-guided tour via a WhatsApp on your smartphone. Explore the city at your own pace and admire landmarks such as the Laurenskerk, Cube houses, Market Hall and many more. Discover the stories behind the highlights and find hidden gems. Explore Rotterdam and follow a historical route through the city. Learn about the history of some of the most famous sights as you explore at your own pace. Start and stop the self-guided tour whenever you want and avoid the crowds of large groups. Enjoy secret tips as you discover the city’s history.

Rotterdam: Private Maas River Speedboat Cruise

6. Rotterdam: Private Maas River Speedboat Cruise

Embark on a thrilling experience and explore Rotterdam in the most unique way aboard a speedboat traveling up to 90 km/h over the Maas River. Feel the adrenaline rushing through your body while you see and learn about the city’s famous water-side highlights. Start your thrilling river adventure in the city center of Rotterdam and marvel at impressive highlights like the Erasmus bridge and the Euromast Tower. After, head into the big river where, on a lucky day, the RIB boat will cruise along the huge containerships that visit Rotterdam on a daily basis. Sail up to the city of Vlaardingen and see, among other things, the vastness of the 'Waalhaven', the village of Pernis after which the Shell refinery is named. Continue to the Wilton Harbor with all its offshore activities and of course the city from the Maas with the SS Rotterdam, Erasmus Bridge, and Willemsbrug, The North Island, and Hotel New York. Gaze at all the sights while your knowledgeable captain explains the history and interesting facts about the city, the harbor, and the surrounding attractions. From March 1, 2022, your RIB-Footprint will be compensated by Trees for All.

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It was perfect ride for my father (80 years old) and my mother (71 years). The tour guide spoke English and also French as well as other language but I forget what. A lot of information that I knew and never heard it before, which is good! Very informative. They also sell drinks and gebak. They have separate toilets for woman and man...and its a clean one 👍 a lot of nice pictures with cool backgroud that we took yesterday.

If you want information about the commercial port, you've come to the right place. Information about Rotterdam is rather sparse. In addition, coffee/cake and conversation on board are more important than being able to hear and understand the information. The cake was very tasty though 😋

Nice quick trip through the port of Rotterdam. The captain was also pleasant and chatted with some information at certain stops. It was a successful trip

My family and I liked everything. We saw a lot and the cake was delicious. We might book again. I recommend it.

It was a nice boat trip along the harbour. The guide told it very well and enthusiastically!👍