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Rotterdam Central Station: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rotterdam Highlights 2.5-Hour Bike Tour

1. 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: Art and Architecture Highlights Walking Tour

2. Rotterdam: Art and Architecture Highlights Walking Tour

The tour follows architecture icons like Central Station, The Calipso building and Theater square. We present The Museum Quarter : The Kunsthal and the New Institute and with the new rising icon – The Depot of Museum Boijmans, the first accessible museum depot in the world. On the route there is a series of art dedicated to the drama of the bombarded city, a fresh mix of street art, a spread of art masterpieces whose artists names speak for themselves: Henry Moore, Roden, Picasso, Van Lieshout. Our guide brings you to the most popular art venue – the young, avant-garde Witte de Wit street. The tour includes the area of the futuristic Cube Houses and ends in the Markthal where art and architecture combine in a spectacular way!

Rotterdam: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

3. Rotterdam: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

This 2-hour guided walking tour takes you from the newly built Central Station, past architecturally iconic locations, and buildings such as The Timmerhuis, designed by the world-famous architects of OMA, and the Markthal, Europe's most unique and beautiful covered market. Your guide will expose you to the everyday life and history of the city. Meet your guide at Rotterdam's Central Station and learn about the Town Hall, St. Lawrence Church, and Europe's first high-rise building. Hear about what happened during the World War II bombing and why the wealth of modern architecture is so abundant in Rotterdam. Next, your guide will take you to see the city's modern structures. Admire the impressive new Markthal, the renowned Cube Houses, and the Erasmus Bridge. Keep walking through beautiful shopping streets and experience the modern Rotterdam lifestyle. As you go along, feel free to ask your guide any questions about the city you may have.

Rotterdam: Center and South Walk with Speedboat Ride

4. Rotterdam: Center and South Walk with Speedboat Ride

Explore Rotterdam through the eyes of an architect on this walking tour with a local architect guide. After meeting your guide at the newly-built Central Station, begin your journey through the city, following an architecturally iconic route which passes highlights like the Lijnbaan post-war modernist shopping area, Timmerhuis – designed by the world-famous architects of OMA, St.Laurens Church, the most unique indoor market in Europe – the Markthal and of course the Cube Houses. At the riverside, board the Watertaxi speedboat and enjoy a thrilling ride to the South Bank, passing under the city's most iconic landmark – the Erasmus bridge. Learn more about the history and future plans for the former harbor area that’s now a must-see flourishing semi-island with high-end architecture and some of the best cafes and restaurants in the city. You will also see the Rotterdam OMA building, the historic Hotel New York, the Fenixloods and the Fenix Food Factory.

Rotterdam: Self-Guided Food Tour

5. Rotterdam: Self-Guided Food Tour

On our self-guided food tour of Rotterdam you get to see, taste and experience the city in all its glory with your phone as your guide. A carefully curated route takes you through the exciting city centre, and on the way you get to partake of delicious Dutch and international bites. You will also find out lots of interesting information about Rotterdam's history, architecture, hidden gems and hotspots. To finish things off nicely you can enjoy a 'borrel', which is Dutch for a cosy drink with friends. At the end you'll feel like a true Rotterdammert! Itinerary: Central Station Kruisplein for a typical Dutch bite. West Kruiskade for some authentic Chinese streetfood. Westersingel and Sculpture International outdoor art route Nieuwe Binnenweg for the best chocolate in the city Eendrachtsplein for more outdoor art and a Surinam chicken curry sandwich Laurenskerk and statue of Erasmus, the godfather of Rotterdam Markthal for raw herring and kibbeling Botersloot and Pannenkoekstraat for luxury bitterballen and a drink of choice

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What people are saying about Rotterdam Central Station

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 260 reviews

Our guide was originally from Rotterdam and put his heart and soul into it (also in German). Which resulted in it being a bit longer. We had no objection to that. We really enjoyed the tour and learned a lot about Rotterdam. At the end you could ask questions and get personal tips. The tour is highly recommended!

Unfortunately, our second attempt, the first tour that we had booked, did not take place. Apparently too few participants had registered! There were (also) only four of us on this tour, but our guide Stefan really got involved to show us his hometown extensively. Great!

Very nice bike ride through the center of Rotterdam. Gives you a good idea of the city. We had a very good guide, I forgot her name but she was of Flemish descent. She did a very good job, TOP!

Prima en leuke informatie, verteld op een enthousiaste manier door gids Erik. Fietstour is goed te doen, zelfs met 2 klimmetjes.

Super fun, interesting and pleasant bike ride to get to know Rotterdam in a different way. Nice background information too!!