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Rotterdam: Rotterdam Zoo Skip-the-Line Ticket

1. Rotterdam: Rotterdam Zoo Skip-the-Line Ticket

Visit Rotterdam Zoo and see fascinating animals that feel perfectly at home in specially-imitated natural landscapes. Avoid the long lines and explore one of Europe’s most beautiful zoos. Rotterdam Zoo supports a number of conservation projects in the wild and actively participates in many breeding programmes for endangered species and is one of the international top ten of zoos in this field. Dive into Oceanium and take a magical voyage over the bottom of the sea and along coastal regions, meeting many marine and coastal inhabitants such as fish (from herring to sharks), puffins, snakes and a large group of king penguins. Discover beautiful butterfly paradise Amazonica where you'll experience tropical temperatures, fragrant flowers, thousands of colorful South American butterflies, the awesome anaconda and greedy piranhas.  In Africa, an exciting path takes you safely past a group of large crocodiles! Once you’re at the top of the path, stand eye to eye with the giraffes. At a safe altitude, admire the other inhabitants of the new savanna such as hyenas, kudus, ostriches and zebras. On the African Gorilla Island, you will be delighted by Bokito’s playful gorilla family. ...and much more! On top of these experiences, see a rare species of forest giraffe, take a voyage through Asian marshes, and discover the Ice Cave for a magnificent view of polar bears.

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Rotterdam: Euromast Lookout Tower Ticket

2. Rotterdam: Euromast Lookout Tower Ticket

The Euromast is Rotterdam's icon. At 600-feet high, it’s the highest watchtower in the Netherlands and an essential part of the skyline of the city. Discover amazing stories about the city using our Magnicity app. Take incredible photos and marvel at the unique view of Rotterdam. When the weather allows it you can see up to 18 miles in the distance and at night you can see the stars come to life. Enjoy your visit to Euromast for a lunch, dinner, high tea or high wine at 300-feet high in the brasserie. In the Deli restaurant on the ground floor, you’ll find the best coffee in Rotterdam. You can also enjoy fresh pastries, a warm panini or one of the homemade tarte flambées For the youngsters amongst you, there’s lots to do at the Euromast. Children can go on a space tour adventure, together with the mascots Rox, Ziza and NomNom. On Sundays there is also the Euromast Kidsclub on the ground floor in the Deli restaurant. Children can play, craft and build for free, and they even have the opportunity to build their own Euromast out of Lego.

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Rotterdam: Old Town and Harbor Exploration Game & Tour

3. Rotterdam: Old Town and Harbor Exploration Game & Tour

Explore the city by slipping in the role of a WWII spy trying to save the city from an apocalyptic bombing raid. In your mission, you will discover incredible places and solve clues on your phone that will walk you through stories of honor, love, and war, whilst exploring Rotterdam in its old glory. The journey will take you around 1.5 to 2-hours to complete, but there’s no time limit so you can finish it at your own pace. The total length of the route is about 3 kilometers. Embark on a self-guided quest by merely downloading the app and heading to the starting point. Get ready to go on a unique and thrilling city exploration adventure. As you solve the clues, you will discover new locations and stories. This game is one of the most exciting and unique ways to have fun while acquainting yourself with the marvelous city of Rotterdam. Join this fantastic game for families and groups of friends. If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group and meet the group at the end.

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Rotterdam: Kinderdijk Windmill Village Entry Ticket

4. Rotterdam: Kinderdijk Windmill Village Entry Ticket

Explore the windmill village of Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See museum mills and a pumping station, then glide across the polders on a tour boat. Journey back through time to a world of old Dutch windmills. Stroll through the centuries-old buildings of a delightful village, and see fascinating exhibits from different historical eras. Visit three museum mills, open-air displays, and a pumping station. There's also an interactive scavenger hunt for kids, a multi-screen film, and an app to make the most of your visit. Then, clamber aboard one of the inclusive tour boats. Glide across the polder waters as the many windmills of the village drift past.

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Rotterdam: "Remastered" Digital Art Audiovisual Experience

5. Rotterdam: "Remastered" Digital Art Audiovisual Experience

Experience the old Dutch Masters reimagined by the new Dutch Masters. Discover a new digital art audiovisual world created by the best Dutch digital artists.  March up with Jeroen Bosch's eerie creatures. Immerse yourself in the colorful scenes of Van Gogh and dance to the beats of Mondrian's "Victory Boogie Woogie." This unique 60-minute experience includes walking through a waterfall, making your own UFO fly on a gigantic LED screen, interacting with schools of fish and sailing through the clouds. The digital wonders of the world Over 1,500 square meters includes 60 state-of-the-art projectors, 50 loudspeakers, 15 km of cables, the largest indoor LED screen in Europe with 245 million pixels and a 20,000-pixels resolution.  Enjoy one of the best views of the skyline of Rotterdam from a terrace located under the Erasmus Bridge. Playground Create your own 3D digital art by drawing and scanning your image. It will be displayed on Europe's biggest indoor LED screen. Push the buttons to make Godzilla appear! Or maybe even rainbows, octopuses, rain, confetti and falling stars. Waterfall Enter the Digital World through the tide. Let waves of LED guide you through the waterfall and enter the dark. Blackout Alley It’s your first encounter with some of the creatures by Jeroen Bosch; get below the surface and hear the sounds of what lives underneath. Underworld Dive without the need for scuba equipment. Interact with thousands of fish and admire their serenity. Dripping Cave and Elevator Step out the water into the dripping cave and get into the elevator which will take you to the clouds. Overworld Walk through the clouds and gaze at the birds dancing in flocks. Step into the boat and sail over the clouds. Speculum: Eden, Paradise and Hell Enter the garden of earthly delights. Remastered Relax and enjoy the show! Earth Back to our planet. Let’s take care of it!

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Rotterdam: Mini-Golf and Euromast Tower Admission Ticket

6. Rotterdam: Mini-Golf and Euromast Tower Admission Ticket

Explore the only outdoor mini-golf park in central Rotterdam, located in the monumental Euromast Park. Enjoy a fun-filled activity for all ages, with special golf sticks for toddlers. Play through the 18-hole course that will keep you competing until the very end. Every hole is laid out in a different way to keep you on your toes. After mini-golf, you'll receive your entrance ticket for the Euromast tower. The Euromast is an iconic structure of Rotterdam. At 185 meters high, it’s the highest watchtower in the Netherlands and an essential part of the skyline of the city. Listen to amazing stories about the city as you make your way to the top of the glass elevator. Shoot incredible selfies, be amazed by the view, and share a unique experience in Rotterdam with your friends or family. When the weather allows you can see up to 30km in the distance and at night, watch the city light up.

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Rotterdam Maritime Museum: Entrance Ticket

7. Rotterdam Maritime Museum: Entrance Ticket

At the Maritime Museum Rotterdam, go on a journey through the maritime past and present in modern exhibitions for adventures large and small. Listen to the stories, admire the prize exhibits from the museum's leading collection or join in some of the numerous activities: visit the Offshore Experience to go on a challenging search for energy, visit "Professor Splash" for kids aged 4-10, and discover the enormous effect that shipping has on our daily lives. The museum is located in one of the oldest and largest museum harbors of the Netherlands, where you can visit historic vessels and cranes, and experience how the world's leading port developed in this area. All the historic vessels and cranes are maintained in working condition and are just waiting to be explored. For 140 years, the museum has been able to keep welcoming new generations, infusing them with a love of the maritime world.

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Rotterdam: 18-Hole Mini-Golf Game

8. Rotterdam: 18-Hole Mini-Golf Game

Explore the only outdoor mini-golf park in central Rotterdam, located in the monumental Euromast Park. This is a fun-filled activity for all ages, with special golf sticks for toddlers.  It is an 18-hole course that will keep you competing until the very end. Every hole is laid out in a different way to keep you on your toes.  After the game, you can order some food or drinks on the terrace. If you are looking for an outdoor, relaxed and exciting family-friendly activity, this is the perfect choice.

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What people are saying about Rotterdam

Very nice to explore the city. I was stupid enough to buy 2 tickets. That is unnecessary. At one point I was asked if I wanted to take a picture of the trip. After I did this I couldn't get to the walk anymore. It is now working again. So I have to finish it again later.

This game was a lot of fun and a great way to explore the city and see cool new places. It's also really informative, because after finding and solving each clue you get some interesting facts about Rotterdam during WW2. Would recommend!

It was fantastic. Millers/women were in traditional costume. Toilets everywhere. Good explanation, good guidance.

What a fantastic experience. The Netherlands is rich with this piece of heritage.

Something else. Highly recommended! Well organized! Very competent and friendly!