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Private Tour: Rotterdam Walking Tour Including Harbor Cruise

Your walking tour departs from central Rotterdam at your chosen time. As this is a private tour, the exact itinerary can be tailored to your interests; simply notify your guide which sights you'd like to see.Start with a visit to one of the most fascinating architectural projects of post-war Rotterdam, the Cubic Houses, built by renowned architect Piet Blom. Hear about Blom’s imaginative approach and designs as you step inside these unique high-density housing cubes, which are tilted on hexagonal poles. It will change your perspective on modern architecture — literally!From here, walk to the Old Harbor (Oude Haven), Rotterdam’s historic harbor whose oldest parts date back to the 14th century. Now a busy waterfront offering a number of fine restaurants and cafés, Old Harbor is perfect for an afternoon stroll. Continue to Museumpark. Wander around the park past a number of museums including the Netherlands Architecture Institute, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, the Chabot Museum, the Kunsthal museum, Villa Sonneveld and the Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam. Next, head to the borough of Rotterdam Centrum to visit St Lauren’s Church, a beautiful 16th-century church that was heavily damaged during a bomb attack in 1940 but has been restored to preserve its former grandeur. Also known as the Great Church of Rotterdam, this is the only remaining medieval structure in the city, and offers a wonderful view of the city from its spire.Your walk will last between 2.5 and 3 hours. Afterwards, head to the Port of Rotterdam for your cruise. Learn about the long history of the port, which helped Rotterdam develop from a small town into a major harbor city. The port expanded heavily, eventually becoming the largest port in Europe (it was the busiest port from 1962 to 2002, until Singapore snagged the title, followed by Shanghai).Rest your feet on a 75-minute narrated cruise along Rotterdam Harbor. Take in the city skyline and get a unique view of the harbor shipyards, docks and shipping containers, ending with a view of the Rotterdam steamship, the former cruise flagship of the shipping company Holland America Line. Your tour ends back at the port.

$35.04 Private & Custom Tours

Private Rotterdam Walking Tour Including Cube House Entrance

Meet your private guide at the central station of Rotterdam under the 'meeting cloud'. From here you will start your 2-hour walking tour. Your guide will provide an overview of the city's history as you take in several historic sites, including the Town Hall, St. Laurens Church, and the first high-rise building in Europe. Learn what happened in the WWII bombings and why Rotterdam boasts such a wealth of modern architecture.Next you’ll see some examples of the most modern structures. Admire the new and imposing Markthal, the famous cube houses, and the Erasmus Bridge. The tour also includes admission to the Cube House Museum.Continue your walk along the lovely shopping streets and experience the lifestyle of modern Rotterdam. Feel free to ask your guide as many questions as you like!

$22.19 Tours & Sightseeing

Rotterdam Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Pass

Rotterdam is one of Europe’s largest ports, and is known for its maritime history and pretty riverside setting. See its highlights from a hop-on hop-off City Sightseeing bus, and travel around town at your own pace!Your tour includes stops at six key sites around the city, allowing you to hop on and off whenever you please. If you'd prefer, you can also do a full loop of the tour, taking approximately 1 hour. As you travel, you can also take full advantage of our included audio on-board commentary, giving you all the information you need to know about this beautiful city! The commentary is accessible in English, Spanish, German, French and Dutch. The first stop along the route is Central Station, hop-on here and admire the views from our open-top deck of one of the largest stations in the country. It's also a perfectly situated stop for those travelling into the city via Central Station - you can begin your tour with City Sightseeing Rotterdam straight away! Dive into the history of Rotterdam at Museum Park, hop-off and visit the Museum Quarter where you will find many interesting collections portraying Rotterdam's unique culture and historic background as well as modern pieces of artwork by iconic artists such as Picasso! There's plenty to see and do at this Museum and when you're finished, you can take a peaceful stroll around the beautiful surrounding urban park.One of the most iconic landmarks in Rotterdam is the Euromast. The Euromast is an observation tower and was the tallest building in the city for many years until 1968, when it was overtaken. In 1970, the tower added the Euroscoop, re-gaining it's top spot as the tallest building in Rotterdam again! Today, visitors can explore the Euromast and even enjoy a dinner at it's built-in restaurant over 150 metres in the air - it's arguably the best place to experience panoramic views of Rotterdam and an experience that won't be easy to forget!Another of the city's iconic landmarks is the Erasmusbrug, the city's cable-stayed bridge that connects the North and Southern parts of Rotterdam. It is the second largest bridge in the whole of the Netherlands.Hop-off at Stop 6, the Markthal, where you can get a real feel for the culture of Rotterdam and what it's like to live there! Try some traditional Dutch foods and drinks or have a look at some Dutch souvenirs to take home! The tour stops along the route are as follows: Central Station Museum Park Euromast Erasmusbridge Kop Van Zuid (Cruise Terminal) Market Hall

$37.38 Walking & Biking Tours

Half-Day Small-Group Harbor Bike Tour in Rotterdam

This 3-hour small group tour starts at Rotterdam Central Station at 10am, where your knowledgeable and fun guide will pick you up, and where you collect the bikes. In this dynamic 9.5-mile/15-kilometer tour, you will bike through the city and stop at the old city harbor Veerhaven, then continue biking through a tunnel under the Meuse River to end up in one of the most interesting harbors of the port of Rotterdam - the Waalhaven. This harbor is not only used for the transshipment of thousands of containers, but also many bulk cargo ships dock here to load and offload. Especially during weekdays this Rotterdam harbor is very active and there is much to see and explore. You will bike between enormous container-ships and cranes, learn how the port is developing into the ‘smartest’ harbor in the world, and see massive bulk and salvage ships. Also on the list is an exploration of an old dry dock area, which recently has been transformed into a hub for research, design and manufacturing. Here you can learn everything about innovation in the port. See interesting sustainability initiatives and even find a little secret beach, with an ominous history, where the locals go for a swim in the Meuse. After biking, you'll board a boat taking your bike with you and enjoy a nice ride back to the city. At the end of the tour, you'll ride back to your original departure point at Central Station arriving around 1pm. Please note: Meeting time is 9:45am at Rotterdam Central Station. Your guide will be waiting for you directly outside the main entrance of Rotterdam Central Station on the big square. You will recognize your guide by a big blue folder on which Inside Rotterdam is written.

$29.20 Walking & Biking Tours

Bike Tour of Rotterdam

During the tour you will see all the interesting places in and around the center of Rotterdam such as City Hall, the Laurenschurch, the Markthal, Cubic Houses, the Erasmusbridge, Hotel New York and more. During the coffee break and at the end of the tour there's plenty of time to ask your guide some advice on restaurants, museum's, nightlife etc. The bikes are included in the price of the tour and are comfortable and easy to use. There are also ponchos included in case of rain.

$29.20 Walking & Biking Tours

Cultural Walking Tour in Rotterdam

Begin your walking tour of Rotterdam's highlights when you meet your guide under the clock at Central Station at 10am. Depart from the modern Central Station and head toward the city center, passing post-war reconstruction monuments like the shopping area "the Lijnbaan." Walk to the Mondriaaan-esque Cafe de Unie, an architectural icon of the de Stijl movement. Stop for a photo of the Timmerhuis, rising like a cloud of glass and steel above the city. Hear about Rotterdam's history from your guides–experts on architecture and art history–as you explore landmarks like the pre-WWII Laurens church, Rotterdam's Cubic houses, and the modern Markthal, famous for its ceiling artwork. Relax over a snack and a cup of coffee in the indoor market before continuing your walk.Stroll along the river Maas, taking in the impressive views, and see the new developments on the south bank before concluding the tour around 12:30pm at Rotterdam's best-known landmark — the Erasmus bridge.