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Rotterdam Highlights 2.5-Hour Bike Tour

1. 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.

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Rotterdam: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

2. Rotterdam: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

This 2-hour guided walking tour takes you from the newly built Central Station, past architecturally iconic locations, and buildings such as The Timmerhuis, designed by the world-famous architects of OMA, and the Markthal, Europe's most unique and beautiful covered market. Your guide will expose you to the everyday life and history of the city. Meet your guide at Rotterdam's Central Station and learn about the Town Hall, St. Lawrence Church, and Europe's first high-rise building. Hear about what happened during the World War II bombing and why the wealth of modern architecture is so abundant in Rotterdam. Next, your guide will take you to see the city's modern structures. Admire the impressive new Markthal, the renowned Cube Houses, and the Erasmus Bridge. Keep walking through beautiful shopping streets and experience the modern Rotterdam lifestyle. As you go along, feel free to ask your guide any questions about the city you may have.

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Rotterdam: Center and South Walk with Speedboat Ride

3. 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 Rotterdam Central Station

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 211 reviews

This was an amazing tour with our guide Stephan! For anyone visiting Rotterdam you HAVE to take this tour!! It was a very small group what made it even a better experience. Stephan was really friendly and knowledgeable about the city. He showed us many sights we would have never discovered on our own. This is really one of the best tours we have ever been on. We are really thankful and want to wish Stephan all the best. A MUST DO..

Awesome tour guide, knowledgeable, personable, very friendly and engaging. His friendly style was great and though his knowledge is extensive, he didn’t rush through and talk at us the whole time. I had a great evening.

Lovely tour bike

I had a good time on the bike around Rotterdam and I had useful information about the city with the group and the tour leader.

Soooo gooood!!

Our tour guide made us fall in love with the city! She was so good and so much fun!

Our guide was excellent (Anu).

Really felt we saw the city. Far more than if we had tried to walk it