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Rotterdam: Pancake Cruise

1. Rotterdam: Pancake Cruise

In a relaxed atmosphere, enjoy a mixture of sightseeing and culinary adventure with this pancake cruise along the waterways of Rotterdam. Feast on freshly baked natural, apple and bacon pancakes and a plethora of garnishes such as cheese, ham, fruits, jams and eggs. How many pancakes can you eat in-75 minutes? You'll find out on this tour.  For the younger guests, there is a large playroom filled with balls in the hold of the boat. Also colouring pictures and colour pencils. Plenty of fun is to be had for people of all ages. As you sail across the Rotterdam waters, you will have a beautiful view over the impressive skyline. From the water you can not miss the famous and bold architecture of Rotterdam’s large buildings!

Rotterdam: Food Tour by Bike

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

Rotterdam: Stadshaven Brewery Tour with Beer Tastings

4. 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. 

Rotterdam: Guided Walking Food Tour

5. Rotterdam: Guided Walking Food Tour

Discover how Rotterdam is an up-and-coming place. The architecture, harbor, art in public spaces, fantastic museums, and many international influences make it an extremely unique city. On top of all that, the food scene is also exploding, and it's about time you got to 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. You will of course taste poffertjes, cheese, and bitterballen, but will 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. As you partake in all this food, you will also get to see and experience the city's architectural, historical, and cultural highlights, as well as its hidden gems. If you are a food lover and want to get to know the city, its history, its products, and its people, look no further than this delicious experience.

Rotterdam: City Card with Public Transport Pass

6. Rotterdam: City Card with Public Transport Pass

Experience Rotterdam's top attractions, tours, bars, and eateries with a 25% to 50% discount with the Rotterdam Welcome Card. Use the included public transport pass to get from one place to another. Highlights:• Save up to 25% on top museums and attractions like the Kunsthal, the Euromast, and Futureland• Take up to 25% off at family-friendly attractions like Rotterdam Zoo, Miniworld, and Midget Golfbaan Parkhaven• Get tasty discounts on all kinds of dining, from towering burgers at Restaurant Hudson, to healthy breakfast at Baker & Moore Choose between a 1, 2, or 3-day card, suitable for day trips or a short city break. Once you've exchanged your voucher, head off on your Rotterdam adventures. 

Private Rotterdam Tour with Cube House Admission

7. Private Rotterdam Tour with Cube House Admission

On this 2-hour tour you’ll explore Rotterdam with your private guide in a relaxed atmosphere and see and learn about Rotterdam from a local perspective. 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!

Rotterdam Private 2-Hour Food Tour with Tastings

8. 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!

Rotterdam: Center and South Walk with Speedboat Ride

9. 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.

Rotterdam: Evening Harbour Cruise

10. 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).

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What people are saying about Rotterdam

Although there were only two of us, the tour took place. The guide was great and made the experience even better for us. We booked the tour in English and were well informed about the brewing process and the history of the brewery.

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

Definitely worth taking a look inside. It is a beautiful and sustainable company and good beer too.

It really surprised us. It's quite far out of the center but it's definitely worth it.

Fun to do Enthusiastic story Sustainable Tasty beer!!