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From Amsterdam: Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Full-Day Tour

1. From Amsterdam: Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Full-Day Tour

See the best of Holland on a day-long tour that includes a visit to Rotterdam, and the old port with its charming yellow houses. Take a river cruise, visit the food market, stop in Delft and tour The Hague. Begin your tour with a drive to Rotterdam, famous for its modern architecture. During the city tour, drive along the banks of the river Maas, to the old port and the remarkable yellow cube houses. Embark on an amazing 1-hour river cruise and then visit the famous food market. Continue on to Delft for lunch (not included) and a visit to the Royal Delft Manufactory, the last remaining Dutch ceramic factory from the 17th century. Take a city tour of The Hague, where you will see the beautiful Houses of Parliament, the working palace of the Dutch king, and the Peace Palace. The last stop, before heading back to Amsterdam, will be at the miniature town Madurodam.

Rotterdam: 75-Minute Segway Tour

2. 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: De Rotterdam, Cube Houses, Watertaxi and Markthal

3. Rotterdam: De Rotterdam, Cube Houses, Watertaxi and Markthal

Join an enthusiastic tour guide who will tell you all about the places visited and their unique stories. The tour starts in Katendrecht, from where you explore Fenix 1 and Deliplein. Then, walk over the Wilhelminapier, where you can admire views of the city's skyline. Cross the river with a water taxi, passing under the de Erasmusbrug Bridge. The water taxi brings you to the old harbor, where you will start a guided walk around the spot where Rotterdam originated. Here you will visit the rooftop of Het Witte Huis, the oldest skyscraper in the world, where you have an amazing 360-degree view over the city. Next, see the famous Cube Houses, before visiting the Markthal. Here, the tour guide will tell you about the archaeological treasures found right at this spot. Experience the elevated walkway with the best view of the art ceiling, see the Horn of Plenty, and join a "meet and taste" with an entrepreneur who will treat you to a small bite to eat.

Rotterdam Architecture Walking Tour

4. Rotterdam Architecture Walking Tour

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.

Rotterdam Highlights 2.5-Hour Bike Tour

5. 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: Exclusive Rooftop Tour with 360˚ Skyline Views

6. Rotterdam: Exclusive Rooftop Tour with 360˚ Skyline Views

Take in panoramic views of Rotterdam on an exclusive rooftop tour. Visit four rooftops that are not usually accessible to the general public and admire the city's stunning skyline. Start inside the Rotterdam Discovery where you'll learn about Rotterdam's history and the reason why the city has more than 18 million m2 of flat rooftops. After approximately 10 minutes you will head to your first rooftop. Situated in a hotel on the Coolsingel, the rooftop gives you a marvelous view over the Coolsingel and the East part of the city center. Learn about the crucial role of multifunctional rooftops and what the city of Rotterdam is doing to develop more rooftops. After a short walk on the Coolsingel, passing the City Hall and Hofplein, you'll visit the second rooftop, the Dakakker. This is a green rooftop that is being used as a vegetable and fruit garden. They also have rooftop buffering water and a small cafe is included on top. The third rooftop is on a magical place right in the middle of the city center opposite the Sint Laurenschurch. Get an amazing 360˚ view of the skyline of Rotterdam, the Laurenschurch, the Markthal, and more. Afterward, your guide will take you along the Markthal, Cube Houses, and Old Harbor to end at the White House. Your last rooftop will be at the White House, once the highest building in Europe. Get an impressive view of the Meuse river, the Erasmus bridge, the Cube houses from the top, and beyond.

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

7. 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.

From Amsterdam: Rotterdam and The Hague Tour in Spanish

8. From Amsterdam: Rotterdam and The Hague Tour in Spanish

Depart Amsterdam and journey by bus to explore the seat of power in the Netherlands in the elegant city of The Hague, where highlights include the royal Noordeinde Palace and the government buildings of the Binnenhof. Continue to the Mauritshuis Museum, where art by Rembrandt and Vermeer is on display and then see the headquarters of the International Court of Justice at the Peace Palace. You then journey to Rotterdam, known for its innovative architecture. On arrival, look at The Man without a Heart sculpture by Ossip Zadkine, built to reflect on the destruction of the city during World War II. See the only medieval building still standing in the city, admire the interesting Cube Houses by Piet Blom and go to the old port area of Oude Haven. Marvel at the food on display in the historic Markthal and stroll along the banks of the River Meuse to get a panoramic view of the city's skyscrapers. Get some free time in Rotterdam for lunch and before making your way back to Amsterdam.

Amsterdam: Guided Trip to Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague

9. Amsterdam: Guided Trip to Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague

Your tour begins as you depart from Amsterdam on your bus and head to Rotterdam. Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands, and is quite famous for its architecture and commercial harbor. After a short city tour, your first stop will be Spido for your 1-hour and 15-minute boat tour, which is the best way to view one of the world’s largest ports. See Rotterdam’s imposing skyline, cutting-edge architecture, harbors, shipyards, and docks. After the harbor cruise, continue your city tour, which includes a stop at the famous Market hall and Cube Houses.  Then, head to the picturesque city of Delft, the birthplace and final resting place of Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. Known as the Princes’ City, it is also where countless members of the Dutch royal family have been buried for centuries. Enjoy some free time for lunch and discover Delft’s canal-streaked historic town center. It is packed with awe-inspiring historical monuments including the Old Church, the New Church, and the Town Hall. Visit De Delftse Pauw, a factory specializing in handmade Delft Blue pottery, which has been the most coveted porcelain since the 17th century.  Finally, make your way to The Hague for a city tour. In addition to being the seat of the Dutch government, this city is also the home of the Dutch royal family and is the third-largest city in the country. The Hague is where most foreign embassies in the Netherlands are located, as well as 150 international organizations, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. Stop and take pictures at the Peace Palace, the Mauritshuis (featuring work by Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Andy Warhol), and the Binnenhof (the meeting place of the Dutch government).  Before returning to Amsterdam, hit the nearby Madurodam, which is an outdoor park featuring miniature replicas of the Netherlands’ most famed locations. See the Rijksmuseum, the Binnenhof, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the Port of Rotterdam, traditional Dutch canal houses, Thalys highspeed train, Erasmusbridge, and windmills on a 1:25 scale. In the late afternoon, you will return to Amsterdam.

Rotterdam 2-Hour Grand Walking Tour

10. Rotterdam 2-Hour Grand Walking Tour

Meet your guide by the spectacular new gate of Rotterdam, the recently built Central Station. On this 2-hour walking tour you will be introduced to the history and the character of the port city and the chronology of its post-war reconstruction. Enjoy a walk through the city center and visit architectural icons and national monuments such as the Groothandelsgebouw, the Lijnbaan shopping area, the neo-classical City Hall and the contemporary Timmerhuis. In the stunning new Markthal, or indoor market, you’ll stop for a 10-minute break. Afterwards, your walk continues along the River Maas with amazing views of the Head of South, which is a new development on the south bank. The tour ends at the Erasmus Bridge – the symbol of modern Rotterdam.

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What people are saying about Markthal

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 985 reviews

Opportunity to get to know the countryside of Holland, seat of government, porcelain factory and the Rotterdam Public Market, and what a market, with numerous food stalls, of the most diverse types, from snacks, sweets to more complete meals.

Highly recommended tour for tourist who wish to get a glimpse of other good places to visit in the Netherlands apart from Amsterdam.

This tour was seriously fun and amazing. The tour guide was great and the bus was comfortable. I highly recommend it!

A very pleasant and informative walk through Rotterdam. Good overview of the city.

Tania was an amazing guide: interesting, knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining.