Guided tour

Rotterdam Architecture Walking Tour

Activity provider: Walk Rotterdam
Guided tour

Rotterdam Architecture Walking Tour

Activity provider: Walk Rotterdam

From US$ 48.76 per person

Enjoy a 2-hour walk in Rotterdam, guided by a local architect. Discover the main architecture highlights: Central Station, the Lijnbaan, the Timmerhuis, Sint-Laurenskerk, Markthal and the Cube Houses.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • See the most important architectural sights of Rotterdam
  • Enjoy a walk from Rotterdam Central Station to the riverside guided by architect
  • Follow architecture highlights like the Lijnbaan, City Hall and the Timmerhuis
  • Enter the impressive Markthal and pass along the iconic Cube Houses
  • Admire the new riverside development, including the city’s iconic Erasmus Bridge
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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.
  • Guided walking tour
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Central station (under the clock)

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Kids can join the walking tour for free. Parents should take into consideration the distance, the content, and the duration of the walk
  • The official language is English. Walks can be guided in Spanish, Dutch, or German on request. A German or Dutch-speaking guide will be provided only for groups of at least 10 people
  • The walk covers 4-6 kilometers. Comfortable shoes and seasonal clothing are recommended, as the tour operates even in rain and snow
  • During each walk there is a short break (10 minutes) to take photos, use the restroom, or enjoy a Dutch cookie
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based on 106 reviews

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Especially in this deeply designed and elaborate city, learning about the backgrounds and the architectural viewpoint, by joining this tour, is really advisable. Tania led us through all of the modern city center from central station to Maas riverbank and gave us just the right amount and kind of information, adjusted to our non-existent architecture knowledge. We also didn't have to miss any advise for restaurants, attractions and things to do, so it was a nice introduction to Rotterdam. I recommend it to everyone, who likes to walk and get a step deeper into this stylish city.

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March 24, 2023

The tour was very nice! It walks through the town with all the stories about the buildings. I enjoyed it super much and definitely recommend to people, especially those who are interested in stories and architecture. It is a very worthwhile tour to join!

March 24, 2023

Silvia led us on a three-hour plus walking tour of Rotterdam exploring the destruction of the city by bombs in WWII and the evolution of architectural styles and choices to redevelop the city. Silvia's focus on the design and functions was a mini-course in the reasons for decisions made by architects and city planners. We learned many nuances that would have otherwise escaped our notice. For example, she pointed out the lights embedded in the sidewalks that at night outline from above the section of the city that was destroyed by the bombing, thus bearing witness to that event. Along the way we learned a great deal about life in the Netherlands today and in the past. Our group of five was able to linger in some locations, ask questions, and engage in lively conversation. Silvia is an excellent guide. Highly recommended.

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 68455