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Hotel New York: Our most recommended tours and activities

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 Highlights 2.5-Hour Bike Tour

2. 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: Guided Maas River Cruise

3. Rotterdam: Guided Maas River Cruise

Enjoy a cruise on the Nieuwe Meuse river and admire the sites from the sea. See another side of Rotterdam as you marvel at the Kop van Zuid, the White House, and many more. After meeting with your guide at the pier, board your boat for a cruise on the Nieuwe Meuse river. This experience will see you pass along all of the highlights of Rotterdam. Enjoy beautiful views over the impressive skyline and the various ports, as your enthusiastic guide tells you about all the ins and outs of the sailing route throughout your journey. Sail past the famous SS Rotterdam, Kop van Zuid, the Hotel New York, the White House, the Willems Bridge, and the Euromast, as well as other more special places that you should not miss. You can find a cozy inside place inside the salon as you travel, or instead, opt to sit outside on the sun deck. Onboard is a bar where drinks and snacks are available. You also have the option to include a cup of coffee and sweet cake when booking. At the conclusion of your sightseeing experience, you'll return to your tour starting point.

Rotterdam: Evening Harbour Cruise

4. Rotterdam: Evening Harbour Cruise

Experience the beauty of Rotterdam from a different perspective with an evening sightseeing cruise in the harbor. Admire the twinkling city skyline as you drift under the Erasmusbrug and sail by the ships in port. Make your way to the Hafenrundfahrt ferry terminal and meet your friendly captain and group for the day. Climb on board your ship and settle down into your seats as the boat drifts into the harbor. Admire the shining city lights from the waters as you cruise by the Botlek area and the former ocean liner, the SS Rotterdam. Keep a look out for Hotel New York on the horizon too. Take the chance to gaze in wonder at Rotterdam's illuminated skyline as you sail under the Erasmusbrug and Willems bridge. Snap some great photos and head back to the harbor.

Rotterdam: City Highlights RIB Boat Experience

5. Rotterdam: City Highlights RIB Boat Experience

Take a chance to see more of Rotterdam in a unique way. Admire the best sights on this fantastic skyline and visit the ports. Race at top speeds, feel the breeze, visit Parkhaven to Koningshaven, and much more. Arrive at Euromast for your departure and learn the safety procedures from the captain. Jump into a RIB speedboat and begin the adventure of sightseeing in Rotterdam. Head towards Schiedam at high speeds and gain insight into the industrial side of the city. Go from Oarkhaven to Koningshaven, from Erasmus Bridge to the Botlek. Get adventurous and meet all the ports of this famous place.

Rotterdam: River Cruise and Euromast Entrance Ticket

6. Rotterdam: River Cruise and Euromast Entrance Ticket

Admire Rotterdam’s famous attractions from the water aboard a 1-hour cruise sailing down the Maas River, which includes live commentary and an entrance ticket to the popular Euromast viewing tower. Board the cruise and, as the journey begins, look up to see a unique view of the Euromast. Glide past such renown landmarks like SS Rotterdam, Kop van Zuid, and Hotel New York. Continue down the river an pass by the White House, the Willems Bridge, city’s port, and other impressive buildings decorating the skyline. Listen to the onboard guide as they tell you interesting facts about Rotterdam and what makes the city’s architecture so special. Explore the open decks that allow you to feel the cooling river breeze and see the city from many vantage points that provide perfect photo opportunities. Experience a relaxing alternative to sightsee 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 glass elevator of the highest watchtower in the Netherlands and enjoy breathing panoramic views from 185 meters up in the air.

Rotterdam: Cheese and Wine Harbor Cruise

7. Rotterdam: Cheese and Wine Harbor Cruise

Experience a unique wine and cheese cruise through the bustling port of Rotterdam. Witness the hustle and bustle of cargo giants, ferries, cruise ships, and tugboats in their natural habitat. Savor Dutch cheeses and sip on wines as you learn about the history of the city from your audio guide. Set sail from Erasmus Bridge for the perfect way to spend the night in the city. Along the way, see famous landmarks such as the Veerhaven, Parkhaven, Euromast, Schiedam, Waalhaven, the former RDM, Eemhaven, SS Rotterdam, and the Old Hotel New York. Learn more about the history and architecture of Rotterdam from a multilingual audio guide. Savor the flavors of Dutch cheese, served with bread and grapes and washed down with your choice of white, red, or rosé wine.

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What people are saying about Hotel New York

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,511 reviews

It was a great tour with many stops in small canals with lots of information. But of course we didn't miss out on having fun either. Only the fact that we had to book for four even though there were only three of us pissed us off. There could have been more registrations. But we were told beforehand that there was no money back.

Although we were late, we were able to join the next tour. Very nice crew And very informative, the most important thing about Rotterdam. On deck you sit protected from the sun, I think that's great

Nice boat. Friendly staff. Bar and snacks available. Lovely views of the city.

What a fun. Nicely and enthusiastically told. Good coffee with warm apple pie

The guide speaks several languages and also very well.