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Rotterdam Harbor Tour

1. Rotterdam Harbor Tour

Explore one of the world's most innovative ports on this 75-minute tour. See the busy traffic of sea-going and inland ships, and admire Rotterdam's impressive skyline as its imposing buildings glide by. Get a unique perspective of the harbor's shipyards, docks and the hypermodern transshipping of thousands of containers. Last but not least, the tour will end with views of the steamship 'Rotterdam', the former cruise flagship of shipping company Holland America Line.

Rotterdam: Harbor Cruise with Live Guide & Optional Coffee

2. Rotterdam: Harbor Cruise with Live Guide & Optional Coffee

Relax and see Rotterdam's most spectacular landmarks as you sail down the Maas River on a 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: City Highlights RIB Boat Experience

3. Rotterdam: City Highlights RIB Boat Experience

Take a chance to see more of Rotterdam in a unique way. Admire the best sights on this fantastic skyline and visit the ports. Race at top speeds, feel the breeze, visit Parkhaven to Koningshaven, and much more. Arrive at Euromast for your departure and learn the safety procedures from the captain. Jump into a RIB speedboat and begin the adventure of sightseeing in Rotterdam. Head towards Schiedam at high speeds and gain insight into the industrial side of the city. Go from Oarkhaven to Koningshaven, from Erasmus Bridge to the Botlek. Get adventurous and meet all the ports of this famous place.

Rotterdam: 75-Minute Segway Tour

4. Rotterdam: 75-Minute Segway Tour

Discover the best of Rotterdam on a guided Segway tour. Navigate the charming streets of Scheepvaartkwartier, and enjoy insightful commentary from your local guide. Before the tour starts, get kitted out with the necessary equipment and get a quick safety briefing on how to use the vehicles. After 15 minutes, set out on your journey of exploration. Start at the monumental Park near the Euromast. Here, get used to riding your Segway and admire the beauty of the park. Later, glide through the Scheepvaartkwartier and admire the area's old buildings. From the Scheepvaartkwartier, head into Rotterdam city center and ride along the iconic Erasmusbrug as you discover the contrasts between the old buildings and modern architecture.

From Amsterdam: Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Full-Day Tour

5. From Amsterdam: Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Full-Day Tour

A great impression of Holland that starts with a drive to Rotterdam, famous for its modern architecture. During the city tour you will drive along the banks of the river Maas, to the old port and the remarkable yellow cube houses. Embark on an amazing 1-hour river cruise and then visit the famous food market. Continue on to Delft for lunch (not included) and a visit to the ‘Royal Delft Manufactory’, the last remaining Dutch ceramic factory from the 17th century. Take a city tour of The Hague, where you will see the beautiful Houses of Parliament, the working palace of the Dutch king and the Peace Palace. The last stop, before heading back to Amsterdam, will be at the miniature town Madurodam.

Rotterdam: Exclusive Rooftop Tour

6. Rotterdam: Exclusive Rooftop Tour

Take in panoramic views of Rotterdam on an exclusive rooftop tour. Visit four rooftops that are not usually accessible to the general public and admire the city's stunning skyline. Start inside the Rotterdam Discovery where you'll learn about Rotterdam's history and the reason why the city has more than 18 million m2 of flat rooftops. After approximately 10 minutes you will head to your first rooftop. Situated in a hotel on the Coolsingel, the rooftop gives you a marvelous view over the Coolsingel and the East part of the city center. Learn about the crucial role of multifunctional rooftops and what the city of Rotterdam is doing to develop more rooftops. After a short walk on the Coolsingel, passing the City Hall and Hofplein, you'll visit the second rooftop, the Dakakker. This is a green rooftop that is being used as a vegetable and fruit garden. They also have rooftop buffering water and a small cafe is included on top. The third rooftop is on a magical place right in the middle of the city center opposite the Sint Laurenschurch. Get an amazing 360˚ view of the skyline of Rotterdam, the Laurenschurch, the Markthal, and more. Afterward, your guide will take you along the Markthal, Cube Houses, and Old Harbor to end at the White House. Your last rooftop will be at the White House, once the highest building in Europe. Get an impressive view of the Meuse river, the Erasmus bridge, the Cube houses from the top, and beyond.

Rotterdam Architecture Walking Tour

7. Rotterdam Architecture Walking Tour

On this compact and informative 2-hour walking tour your guide will take you to see the most important architectural features of Rotterdam. From the newly built central station you’ll head out to see icons such as the Lijnbaan, the Timmerhuis, and the Markthal. Your guide will show you aspects of the daily life of the city and also tell you about its history. Nearly every building and every corner that you pass has a story to tell! You’ll also be introduced to the riverside area, where you’ll see the new development along the south bank and end by the Erasmus Bridge, the symbol of modern Rotterdam.

Rotterdam Highlights 2.5-Hour Bike Tour

8. 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

9. 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 Highlights Bike Tour - Small Group

10. Rotterdam Highlights Bike Tour - Small Group

Experience Rotterdam like a local on a small group bike tour (max 12 persons) of the city’s sights and hidden treasures. The best spots are spread out across town and can be difficult to discover on your own. Enjoy an all-Dutch cycling experience with a local guide, and do it the Dutch way. You may come as a stranger, but you’ll leave as a local. After meeting your guide collect your bike, perform a cycle check, and begin your guided bike tour of Rotterdam's highlights.  All your senses will be needed in this fun, active and informative tour as you ride through the various parts of the city. You’ll see all the highlights as well as some real hidden treasures of Rotterdam. Listen to interesting stories and facts about Rotterdam’s history and culture, uncover jaw dropping modern architecture and feel the Dutch wind blowing through your hair when cycling through Rotterdam. Nice restaurants, cafes and shops will be pointed out to you and you will receive lots of inspiration for activities during the rest of your stay. Any questions will be happily answered. Your guide is a local with a great enthusiastic personality, a genuine love for the city and will be your insider with a wealth of information to share.

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What people are saying about Rotterdam

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 818 reviews

Excellent tour. We covered much ground. Enjoyed it all! Very well planned tour. Guide and driver were very nice, knowledgeable and helpful.

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

Great organizations! Thanks alot to Adrian - fantastic guide! Recommend this excursion!

Super nice experience across the water, specially when the boat goes fast. Recommended

Great tour, seen a lot, great view, good explanations on board in 4 languages!