Guided tour

Rotterdam: WWII Walking Tour

4.1 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: De Rotterdam Tours

Rotterdam: WWII Walking Tour

Activity provider: De Rotterdam Tours

From US$ 326.76 per group up to 7

Get to know everything about the devastating bombing, the occupation, and the reconstruction of the city of Rotterdam. Join this 3-hour tour through the city center and along the riverside. Enjoy the view over the city from the rooftop of Het Witte Huis.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English, German
Private group


  • Learn about the destruction of Rotterdam during the WWII
  • Hear about the Occupation and Liberation from your guide
  • See all the monuments that have been built since the reconstruction of the city
  • Visit the roof of Het Witte Huis for an impressive 360º-view over the city
  • Enjoy a tasty bite in the modern architectural icon of the Markthal
Full description
Take a shared group or private guided walking tour through Rotterdam to learn all about the impact WWII has had on this city and its resilience after being completely bombed during the war. This tour will take you through the history of the battlefields, the devastating bombing on May 14th, 1940, and the capitulation. Follow the borders of the fire zone, see the remaining scars left on the city, and discover the beauty of the Reconstruction period. Enjoy the views over the city rebuilt from the ashes, seen from the rooftops of the historical Het Witte Huis. Experience Rotterdam's tenacious spirit and ‘can do’ mentality during this impressive and informative tour.
  • Expert local and professional guide
  • Entrance to the Het Witte Huis rooftop
  • A snack in the Markthal
  • A postcard by Rotterdam architectural photographer Ossip van Duivenbode
  • 50% discount entrance to the Cube Houses
  • Discount at one of the stalls in the Markthal
  • Additional snacks and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Your tour guide will meet you outside of the front entrance of Wijnhaven 3. Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the activity starts. The tour will leave promptly at the departure time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Face mask or protective covering

Know before you go

  • Wear clothing comfortable for walking
Customer reviews

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4.1 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Willem was a top guide: very pleasant and knew a lot about the city, the buildings and the history. Especially the start on top of the White House is great with a view and explanation. The walk is called WWII and in my opinion the amount of information about Rotterdam during WWII was somewhat limited and it was also a lot about the city and the buildings of today. All in all, we had a very nice and pleasant walk and would definitely recommend the Rotterdam city walks.

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November 8, 2021

Great tour, thank you

September 29, 2022

Positives: Rotterdam's rich history, beautiful views and long walks. Negatives: the guide's English was poor, the guide spoke more about himself than about the city and the events of the WWII in it, the guide didn't know much about the WWII and the Netherlands'p and could not answer basic questions about it.

July 4, 2022

Product ID: 394962