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Rotterdam: Steamship Rotterdam Audio Tour Entry Ticket

1. Rotterdam: Steamship Rotterdam Audio Tour Entry Ticket

Take a journey into the past and roam the decks above and under the water line like the world traveller you are. Expect to be dazzled by the stylish decorated rooms before taking time to unwind on the ship's impressive bow. The Steamship Rotterdam is the biggest oceanliner ever built in the Netherlands. As the former flagship of the Holland-America Line, this ship has sailed many of the world’s seas since 1959. The ship is now moored permanently in the Maashaven in Rotterdam, by Katendrecht. Look across the monumental bow, watch the heavy windlasses, climb up the towering bridge, check out the chart room, the radio room and visit the original captain’s cabin. Explore the glorious past and follow in the footsteps of emigrants and world travellers by taking the Rotterdam Complete Tour, the Seabreeze Deluxe Tour or the Steam and Chrome Tour.

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Rotterdam: Rotterdam Welcome Card

2. Rotterdam: Rotterdam Welcome Card

Experience Rotterdam's top attractions, tours, and eateries, with between 25%-50% off with the Rotterdam Welcome Card.  Benefit from the flexibility of 1, 2, or 3-day cards, suitable for day trips or a short city break. ONce you've exchanged your voucher, head off on your Rotterdam adventures.  Choose from multiple Rotterdam cruises, bike tours, walking tours, museum and attraction tickets, as well as many ‘local favourite’ bars and eateries.  Decide what you feel like doing on the day, so you don't even need to plan in advance. The possibilities are endless.

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Rotterdam Private 2-Hour Food Tour with Tastings

3. Rotterdam Private 2-Hour Food Tour with Tastings

This 2-hour tour begins outside Rotterdam’s new central station, where you’ll meet your guide under the Meeting Cloud. The guide will tell you about the history of Rotterdam as you walk past the Groothandelsgebouw, located next to the station. Completed in 1953, it is one of the first major buildings constructed after the bombing of the city in WWII. Walk from there to the famous kruiskade neighborhood, a large multicultural area with shops from all over the world. This is also home to Rotterdam's Chinatown. See many hidden architectural gems and monuments that only locals know about. Your tour continues to Rotterdam's town hall, one of the few buildings that survived the bombing during the war. This is also the area where you’ll stop for your first food tasting. Walk to the market hall and cube houses area. The market hall was opened in 2014 and is one of the most stunning sights in Rotterdam. At the Markthal you’ll enjoy some Dutch food tastings, choosing from the kroket, stroopwafel, Dutch cheese, herring and kibbeling. The tour ends at the new market hall, but before it’s over feel free to ask your guide as many questions as you like!

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Rotterdam: Markthal Tour, Meet & Taste, and Het Witte Huis

4. Rotterdam: Markthal Tour, Meet & Taste, and Het Witte Huis

See and taste the Markthal in an original way with this 1-hour walking tour. Join an enthusiastic guide who will take you to the most interesting parts of the Markthal and explain all about this Rotterdam Foodwalhalla. Be amazed by fun facts you’ve never heard before and get a special look behind the scenes! Your tour will include the Timestairs in the Markthal, a unique architectural structure surrounded by archaeological treasures. Learn all about the elevated walkway and get the best view of the art on the ceiling, a spectacular work full of colors and details called “the Horn of Plenty”.  Finally, you’ll visit the underground Expedition, only accessible to market professionals and their vans. Complete your tour with a “meet and taste” with an entrepreneur on the market floor. Following your tour of the Markthall, visit the rooftop of Het Witte Huis, the Oldest Skyscraper of the world, where you have a fantastic 360º view over the city and you can take the most beautiful pictures. At the end of the tour you can see the famous Cube Houses, your guide will give you a voucher for a discount for entrance to one of the Cube Houses.

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Rotterdam: Center and South Walk with Speedboat Ride

5. 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.

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Amsterdam: Keukenhof, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans Tour

6. Amsterdam: Keukenhof, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans Tour

Experience the fantastic Keukenhof Tulips Gardens up close. Keukenhof is the place to enjoy millions of flowering tulips, daffodils, and other bulb flowers in the spring. This most beautiful spring garden offers a unique scent and color experience, with over 20 spectacular flower shows, surprising inspirational gardens, and exciting events. Surrounding Keukenhof lies the famous bulb fields and from the windmill you will enjoy spectacular views of some of the bulb fields. There are activities for all ages allowing you to stimulate your senses as you smell, taste, listen, and enjoy. Keukenhof is a treat for the whole family where children can enjoy themselves in the playground, pet the animals in the petting zoo, and go on a scavenger hunt. Follow the stepping stones on the lake, meander in the maze, and eat delicious poffertjes (mini pancakes) at the Miffy playground. Your trip will then continue to the village of Volendam, where you can admire brightly painted wooden houses and see locals wearing their colorful regional attire. Your guide will take you on a short walk through the Volendam Harbor, which has been one of the most popular tourist attractions in the village since 1875. This is a great place to pick up souvenirs and gifts for those at home or for yourself, and you can also have photos taken in traditional Dutch costume in one of the many photo studios in the village. Your final destination is to explore the most picturesque traditional 17th-century village containing houses and a collection of beautifully preserved windmills from the nation’s industrial heritage. In the Zaanse Schans village, you can stroll past the charming greenhouses and visit a factory where the clogs popular in this part of the country are made. There’s nothing more Dutch than cheese, and you can try some at the Catharina Hoeve Farm.

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Rotterdam: Breweries and Water Taxi Tour

7. Rotterdam: Breweries and Water Taxi Tour

Take in the cultural highlights of Rotterdam while visiting different breweries along the way for tasty beers and snacks. Listen to your guide telling you wonderful stories about the city and receive detailed information about the beers at each brewery. Choose your preferred beer or taste beforehand if you're not sure which one to take. During the tour, take two water taxi rides and enjoy the unique view of the city from the water. End the tour close to the Kaapse Brouwers brewery and feel free to continue the afternoon here.

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Keukenhof: Flower Fields Small-Group Cultural Bike Tour

8. Keukenhof: Flower Fields Small-Group Cultural Bike Tour

Make your way to the bike rental shop next to Keukenhof. Meet your guide there, and skip the lines for bike rental as your guide will already be ready for you. Then, together with a small group of up to 12 people, set off on your amazing bike tour around the flower fields in the neighborhood of Keukenhof. During the ride, you'll visit Tulip Experience Amsterdam. Learn everything about growing tulips here, and take beautiful pictures in the field with 1 million tulips in 500 different varieties. You can have a cup of coffee and pick your own tulips to take with you. Learn about this magnificent part of Holland and its flower culture and history with your guide. At a few of the stops, taste authentic Dutch food and candy. After approximately 3 hours, arrive back at the Keukenhof, where you can visit the beautiful gardens on your own (at your own cost). If you decide to visit Keukenhof, head there before or after the bike tour, depending on the departure time of your bike tour.

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Rotterdam: Stadshaven Brewery Tour with Beer Tastings

9. Rotterdam: Stadshaven Brewery Tour with Beer Tastings

See the beer brewing process from up close on this guided tour through the Stadshaven Brewery in Rotterdam, a 100-year-old, fully restored fruit warehouse where approximately 2 million liters of craft beer is brewed annually. Quench your thirst with a beer tasting. Step into what was once the world's largest fruit port in the area and learn about the history of the location and the full story behind the brewery’s contemporary and tough craft beer lines. Learn something new whether you’re an expert or beer newcomer. Hear about the brewery’s goals toward innovation and sustainability and its role in the exciting redevelopment project of Merwe-Vierhavens as a new city district in the making. Discover how the brewery and crew will contribute to the area. Head to a table in the gastropub to enjoy a tasting while your guide gives you more inside info about what you are drinking. Enjoy either 1 beer or soda or 3 beers with snacks, depending on the tour option you choose. 

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Rotterdam: Food Tour by Bike

10. Rotterdam: Food Tour by Bike

One thing is for certain - Rotterdam is an up and coming place. The architecture, the harbor, the art in public spaces, the fantastic museums, and the many international influences make it a unique city. On top of all that the food scene is also exploding, and it's time to let you get a taste of it all. On this food tour you will experience and taste Rotterdam in all its glory. A savvy local guide will tell you wonderful stories about the city, and on the way you will stop many times for a special bite and/or drink. Of course you will taste poffertjes, cheese, and bitterballen, but you also get to try a Surinamese chicken curry sandwich, Moroccan tapas with a glass of cider, original Rotterdam-brewed craft beer, and what is probably the best chocolate in the city. The food is comparable to a big lunch, so come hungry. As you partake in all this food, you will also get to see and experience the city's architectural, historical, and cultural highlights - plus its hidden gems. So if you are a food lover and want to get to know the city, its history, its products, and its people, look no further. Come for a ride that will leave you wanting more.

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What people are saying about South Holland

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It was a fantastic experience to see the beautiful ship from the inside! We arrived around 11am and disembarked around 5am! We had booked the audio tour, but experienced guides in uniform (!) were everywhere who told fantastic stories about the history of the ship! Highly recommended! My husband (74) sailed for a year on the Rotterdam as a 19-year-old and it was very special for him to be able to look around parts of the ship where he never had access at the time. Unforgettable experience, thank you!

A day in Rotterdam with our 9-year-old grandson, including a visit to the SS R'dam. Open again the first day and what an enthusiastic staff. We enjoyed. Lots to see and experience!! Super!

It was a great tour. The guide was great. We have seen a lot. The snacks and location were good. Great price-performance ratio.

Great guide, great tour with a lot of interesting sights and some cool snacks!

Lovely walk with plenty of varied snacks in between. Highly recommended!