Rotterdam Harbor Tour
- Duration: 75 minutes
- Optional audio guide
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Having visited Euromast more years ago than I would like to own up to, I was keen to share it with my partner during a recent visit to Rotterdam to celebrate his birthday. Needless to say, he was blown away by the whole experience, but thankfully not literally despite the windy conditions at the top! The entry procedure was efficient and we were soon into a lift and whisked to the first level. However the best was yet to come. At the next level we sat in a rotating glass enclosed “pod” that went round and up in a spiral fashion and then back down again giving an excellent and changing view of the city and port with a bi-lingual commentary. On the way down we could not resist the restaurant/café that also had an excellent view in addition to a nice menu and staff. Unusually, cash is not accepted anywhere in the building which may be worth bearing in mind if visiting with a prepaid ticket and no bank cards. We will be back to Rotterdam, with Euromast high on our itinerary.
The tour itself was nice, interesting especially if you like to know a bit about the big Rotterdam harbour and see some containers around. It doesn't go very technical, so it's easy to follow. The boat is well equipped with indoor and outdoor seats. However it was still cold inside.Loudspeakers comment some sights in Dutch, German, English and French. We knew there was no Spanish audio-guide, but it was said there would be some brochure - this was non-existing.
Very well organized and on time. Pity about the weather though . I can recommend this excursion especially at the price! Maybe personalized earphones will improve the audio as passengers talking made hearing the information difficult at times.
It is really a good option to travel in amsterdam and its region. The only bad aspect of it is that you can not active it online and you must go to the centers to active it. So online sale is a joking.
Being a bit scared of heights I would never have agreed to the top part of the mast if i knew it rotated - I am so glad I didn't, & went along with it as it was the most amazing views & experience!