Guided tour

Rotterdam: WWII Walking Tour

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Rotterdam: WWII Walking Tour

From US$ 36.73 per person

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English, German
Private group available


  • 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
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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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4.5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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Willem was een top gids: erg gezellig en wist veel van de stad, de gebouwen en de geschiedenis. Vooral de start boven op het Witte Huis is geweldig met uitzicht en uitleg. De wandeling heet WO-II en naar mijn mening was de hoeveelheid info over Rotterdam tijdens WO-II enigszins beperkt en ging het ook veel over de stad en de gebouwen van nu. Al met al erg leuke en gezellige wandeling gehad en zou de Rotterdam stadswandelingen zeker aanraden.

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November 8, 2021


Hele leuke tour het verhaal is prachtig en wordt duidelijk verteld zeker een aanrader

July 25, 2021


Ontzettend interessante tour met een zeer enthousiaste gids. Echt een aanrader!

July 24, 2021

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