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Rotterdam: Harbor Cruise with Live Guide & Optional Coffee

1. 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 round trip 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: Harbor Cruise and Euromast Entry Ticket

2. Rotterdam: Harbor Cruise and Euromast Entry Ticket

Relax and see Rotterdam's most spectacular landmarks as you sail down the Maas River on a harbor round 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. Pass by the Sint Jobshaven, the Waalhaven, and the Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij, home to Onderzeebootloods. Keep an eye out for the massive container ships. See the famous cruise ship SS Rotterdam and Hotel New York. Enjoy the skyline of downtown Rotterdam as you approach one of the most famous city landmarks, the Erasmus bridge. Experience a relaxing alternative to sightseeing in Rotterdam- a perfect way to see the city free of traffic noise and congestion. After the cruise, receive your ticket to visit the Euromast. Make your way up the glass elevator of the highest watchtower in the Netherlands and enjoy breathing panoramic views from 185 meters up in the air.

Rotterdam: 75-Minute Segway Tour

3. 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.

Rotterdam: RIB Speedboat Sightseeing Cruise

4. Rotterdam: RIB Speedboat Sightseeing Cruise

Feast your eyes from the center of Rotterdam all the way to Schiedam on a thrilling sightseeing cruise aboard a RIB speedboat. Enjoy views of Euromast, Hotel New York, SS Rotterdam, and more as you travel at top speed over the famous Maas River. After boarding the speedboat, dash off on your sightseeing tour. See the old part of Rotterdam, Delfshaven, and take in the city's landmarks as you zoom by. Admire the former steamship SS Rotterdam, the mesmerizing city skyline, and the impressive bridges. Head all the way to the gin city of Schiedam before making the return trip through the old city ports of Rotterdam. Listen to fun facts and information about the places you see from the skipper and feel free to ask any questions. Enjoy a guilt-free experience as the carbon footprint of your speedboat tour will be compensated by Trees for All.

Rotterdam Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

5. Rotterdam Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

Get to know Rotterdam at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Rotterdam’s most important attractions on foot. You can start the game at any time. Starting from Stadthuis, Rotterdam's city hall, see Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk, Cube Houses, the Witte Huis, the Maritime Museum Rotterdam, de Boeg, Erasmus Bridge, and the Wereldmuseum, where the tour ends. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day.

Rotterdam Highlights 2.5-Hour Bike Tour

6. 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: Modern City Center Exploration Game

7. Rotterdam: Modern City Center Exploration Game

Immerse yourself in a city exploration game and follow clues to discover hidden secrets and amazing spots in the city of Rotterdam. Walk across the city’s iconic bridges and hear the story of the many Europeans who traveled through Rotterdam to New York. Play the game by solving each piece of the puzzle on your smartphone, guess the answer to unlock the story of each secret place. Untangle the past and learn about Rotterdam’s rapid architectural transformation after the Second World War. Explore the city and be given exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Play offline as you don't need an internet connection to play the game. Enjoy as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or split into smaller teams and compete against each other. Go at your own pace as there is no time limit, the game however can be completed in 1.5 hours. Play without a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.

Rotterdam: Private Maas River Speedboat Cruise

8. Rotterdam: Private Maas River Speedboat Cruise

Embark on a thrilling experience and explore Rotterdam in the most unique way aboard a speedboat traveling up to 90 km/h over the Maas River. Feel the adrenaline rushing through your body while you see and learn about the city’s famous water-side highlights. Start your thrilling river adventure in the city center of Rotterdam and marvel at impressive highlights like the Erasmus bridge and the Euromast Tower. After, head into the big river where, on a lucky day, the RIB boat will cruise along the huge containerships that visit Rotterdam on a daily basis. Sail up to the city of Vlaardingen and see, among other things, the vastness of the 'Waalhaven', the village of Pernis after which the Shell refinery is named. Continue to the Wilton Harbor with all its offshore activities and of course the city from the Maas with the SS Rotterdam, Erasmus Bridge, and Willemsbrug, The North Island, and Hotel New York. Gaze at all the sights while your knowledgeable captain explains the history and interesting facts about the city, the harbor, and the surrounding attractions. From March 1, 2022, your RIB-Footprint will be compensated by Trees for All.

Rotterdam: Evening Harbour Cruise

9. Rotterdam: Evening Harbour Cruise

During this evening tour you will visit parts of the Rotterdam port, Europe's largest harbour. During this evening cruise, you will pass the Botlek area and the Eem harbor. The Botlek area is an area of great economic importance at regional, national and international level. Many chemical and petrochemical companies are based here, and it forms a hub for many supraregional economic activities with hinterland connections via rail, road and water. Next to the impressive harbour, you will of course also pass by ss Rotterdam, former flagship of shipping company Holland America Line, Hotel New York and the spectacular Rotterdam skyline. The tour will end with a spectacular view of Rotterdam's impressive skyline as you pass under the Erasmus bridge and Willems bridge. This tour takes 2 hour and 30 minutes. On board you can buy finger food and drinks (card only).

Rotterdam: Center and South Walk with Speedboat Ride

10. 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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What people are saying about Erasmusbrug

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Our guide was originally from Rotterdam and put his heart and soul into it (also in German). Which resulted in it being a bit longer. We had no objection to that. We really enjoyed the tour and learned a lot about Rotterdam. At the end you could ask questions and get personal tips. The tour is highly recommended!

Dear readers, we had a great experience with the speedboat. Very experienced boatman, takes time for you to explain a few things about the boat and the port of Rotterdam. It is recommended for both women and men.

The guide was very good and gave us an amusing and very informed tour of Rotterdam. We can highly recommend him. Greetings from the DRM team

Great experience! Jonathan was an excellent guide- friendly and patient when we were slow on the segways! I would recommend this experience.

Very nice experience. Suddenly seen the whole city and nice explanation of the buildings and surroundings.