Oude Haven

Oude Haven: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Amsterdam: Rotterdam and The Hague Tour in Spanish

1. From Amsterdam: Rotterdam and The Hague Tour in Spanish

Depart Amsterdam and journey by bus to explore the seat of power in the Netherlands in the elegant city of The Hague, where highlights include the royal Noordeinde Palace and the government buildings of the Binnenhof. Continue to the Mauritshuis Museum, where art by Rembrandt and Vermeer is on display and then see the headquarters of the International Court of Justice at the Peace Palace. You then journey to Rotterdam, known for its innovative architecture. On arrival, look at The Man without a Heart sculpture by Ossip Zadkine, built to reflect on the destruction of the city during World War II. See the only medieval building still standing in the city, admire the interesting Cube Houses by Piet Blom and go to the old port area of Oude Haven. Marvel at the food on display in the historic Markthal and stroll along the banks of the River Meuse to get a panoramic view of the city's skyscrapers. Get some free time in Rotterdam for lunch and before making your way back to Amsterdam.

Rotterdam: City Center Electric Boat Rental

2. Rotterdam: City Center Electric Boat Rental

Discover Rotterdam from the water with an electric boat rental from a jetty in Oude Haven. Enjoy the use of life jackets and get detailed instructions on how to use the boat without needing a boating license. Choose from a 1 or 2-hour rental period. Head to the jetty next to the iconic yellow cube houses in Oude Haven and check in at the front desk. Listen as a staff member explains how to operate the electric boat. Embark on a self-guided adventure from the jetty aboard the boat. Make your way to see the stunning architecture that lines the city's waterways with time to visit districts like Scheepsmakershaven, Leuvehaven, Wijnhaven, Haringvliet, Boerengat, and Buizengat. Return your boat to the jetty at the end of the rental period.

Rotterdam: Maritime District Open Boat Cruise

3. Rotterdam: Maritime District Open Boat Cruise

Sail thorugh the heart of Rotterdam on this open boat tour from the Oude Haven district. Have the option to purchase acholic and non-acholic beverages as you admire the waterside sights. Go past attractions like the City Grain Elevator 19, the last working grain elevator in the world.  Head to the pier close to the iconic cube houses and hop aboard the comfortable boat. Capture a picture of cube houses from the water as you embark on your cruise through the city center. Get facinating insights into the sights that you see along the route from your skipper.  Take in the unique architectural environment as you glide by the Art Nouveau-style, towering White House and the City Grain Elevator 19. Expereince going under historic bridges. Return to the starting point at the end of your cruise. 

Rotterdam: Hightlights City Centre Walking Tour

4. Rotterdam: Hightlights City Centre Walking Tour

During your free (tip-based) walking tour, you will be taken to the sights that make Rotterdam. From iconic structures like the Cube House, Erasmusbrug and Markthal, to a visit of the picturesque Townhall, Buttplug Gnome and other buildings on main street Coolsingel. Route and main sights: Centraal station (central station): Modern and interesting shaped train station Lijnbaan: Shopping area with an interesting history! Townhall (stadshuis): One of the few pre-war buildings, with a non-expected and special honorary-member. Coolsingel: The main street of Rotterdam Santa Claus: Is it that time of year already?! No, it is a statue with a funny twist! Witte de With: let's walk over the (voted) 6th coolest street in the world! Erasmusbrug: The 137m 'swan' bridge, connection north and south over De Maas. Flag parade: walk along the river Meuse (de Maas) and enjoy the skyline views and flag parade. The White House: No, not like the one in the USA, but with fascinating stories! Oude haven: get cozy in the terraced filled old-harbor, with sights on the Cube houses Cube houses: The funny cube shaped houses, which form a forest. Markthal: The final stop will give you time to dive into the world's cuisine!

Rotterdam: Guided Food Tour

5. Rotterdam: Guided Food Tour

Discover Rotterdam through its delectable cuisine! Join our immersive three-hour food tour, exploring five local gems for an authentic taste of the city's diverse dishes. Indulge in mouthwatering treats curated by passionate chefs, discover hidden culinary treasures, and mingle with fellow food enthusiasts. One drink is included, but you can choose to enhance your experience with more optional drinks. Our budget-friendly tour ensures a delightful culinary exploration, leaving you both satisfied and connected to Rotterdam's vibrant food scene. Seize the moment – secure your spot now for an unforgettable gastronomic adventure! Tour Highlights: - Flavorful Delights: Embark on a culinary journey through Rotterdam, sampling delicious bites from five unique local establishments. - Authentic & Local: Delight in genuine Rotterdam cuisine crafted by enthusiastic local chefs, gaining insights into the city's rich culinary tapestry. - Social Excursion: Connect with like-minded travelers, share a drink, and discuss your favorite culinary discoveries during a casual post-tour gathering. - Budget-Friendly: Explore Rotterdam's culinary wonders without breaking the bank – our tour is one of the most affordable in the city. What to Anticipate: Join our passionate food guide for a leisurely three-hour adventure, navigating Rotterdam's culinary landscape by foot. Immerse yourself in the city's flavors with a mix of seated tastings and on-the-go delights. Optional drinks are available for purchase at the restaurants. While you absorb fascinating facts about Rotterdam and its culinary history, the focus is on savoring the experience together. Conclude the journey with optional post-tour drinks at a local bar. Get ready for a delightful culinary exploration – eat with you soon! Allergies and Substitutions: We happily accommodate most dietary preferences and restrictions. Just let us know in advance, and we'll ensure you have a delicious and worry-free experience.

Rotterdam: Escape the City - Selfguided Citygame in Dutch

6. Rotterdam: Escape the City - Selfguided Citygame in Dutch

During this game, you will go back in time to World War I. In this period, Rotterdam was a spy headquarters because of its neutral status and strategic location. Professor Van Veen stumbled upon an old letter from that time that mentions a valuable chest hidden somewhere in the city. But be wary because the information has been leaked. You must find the chest before others do. Help Professor Van Veen to uncover and open this mysterious chest! Escape the City is a fun combination of an escape room and city walk. Discover the hidden gems and tourist highlights of Rotterdam while solving tasks and puzzles to get closer to solving the mystery. After purchase, you will receive the login details and instructions to start the game. Choose when you want to play. The app will automatically guide you through the story. The starting location is Rotterdam City Hall, located on Coolsingel and you finish at a central location. The game is self-guided and played by an app.

Rotterdam: Highlight & Hidden Gems Walking Tour With Local

7. Rotterdam: Highlight & Hidden Gems Walking Tour With Local

During your walking tour, I take you to the highlights of my city and some hidden gems even locals don't know about! What do you think of a peaceful botanical garden, for example? I will tell you the beautiful and sad stories of this city full of history. But of course, the present and future will be included as well. All of these locations are in/near the city center and walkable. We will start at Eendrachtsplein (Santa Claus/Gnome) and end at the Binnenrotte, where you can visit the Markthal and Cube houses after the tour ends. During this tour there is time for a (bathroom) break if you would like to.

Rotterdam: Expert Walking Tour & Professional Photography

8. Rotterdam: Expert Walking Tour & Professional Photography

Join Yoreh, your local guide and photographer, and explore the city of Rotterdam on a walking tour. Discover notable landmarks and hidden gems as your guide takes your photo at some of the most beautiful locations in the city. We meet at Eendrachtsplein and will set off on your walking tour. Learn about the history, present, and future of the historic harbor city. Admire some of the most notable sights of the city, including the Oude Haven, Markthal and the iconic Cube Houses. Explore the lesser-known Veerhaven area and Boijmans Depot. Discover some of the hidden gems with expert insights from your local guide throughout the tour.

Rotterdam: Private Highlight & Hidden Gems Walk With Local

9. Rotterdam: Private Highlight & Hidden Gems Walk With Local

During your walking tour, I take you to the highlights of my city and some hidden gems even locals don't know about! What do you think of a peaceful botanical garden, for example? I will tell you the beautiful and sad stories of this city full of history. But of course, the present and future will be included as well. All of these locations are in/near the city center and walkable. And of course, during this private tour we can always take a break, have a drink or change the route a bit, so it will suit your wishes. We will start at Eendrachtsplein (Santa Claus/Gnome) and end at the Binnenrotte, where you can visit the Markthal and Cube houses after the tour ends.

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What people are saying about Oude Haven

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4.5
(132 reviews)

Enjoyed it a lot. Yoreh really took the time to explain every part of the city in detail and was very knowledgeable. I liked all the enthusiasm and effort het put into the experience part as well, and made sure I was okay during the walk. Especially reaching places I didn’t even know existed, just outside of the center, like the botanical garden, were great to visit. For me, this is the reason to spend money on (private) tours, instead of free ones. The experience is better overall! Now I am enjoying food at one of the places he recommended me to go for lunch. Thank you!

my tour in Italian was suddenly canceled so I had to take this one which was the only one available, even though I don't understand much Spanish the guide was very kind and helpful and seemed very well prepared, I would have preferred to visit more Delft than The Hague but patience

Thanks to our guide and driver. Excellent service and support. Highly recommended this experience in Rotterdam and The Hague

Excellent Silvia as a guide, and Pedro's condition is very good. The walk was beautiful!!!!!

Carolina is a great guide, very interesting. we recommand!