Tour code: 6290ROTTERDAM1
Discover the different facets of Rotterdam with a customizable itinerary on this half-day private walking tour that ends with a relaxing cruise. With the help of your personalized guide, admire the city’s modern architecture as well as the buildings that survived WWII. Wander around Museumpark, the Rotterdam Centrum and the Old Harbor dating back to the 14th century. Make sure to visit Piet Blom’s Cubic Houses before kicking back on a boat cruise along Rotterdam Harbor.

Highlights

  • Private walking tour of Rotterdam
  • Witness the two sides of Rotterdam, before and after WWII
  • See the Cubic Houses, the old town hall and St Lauren’s Church, known as the Great Church of Rotterdam
  • Explore Museumpark, home to the Kunsthal museum and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
  • Walk around the Old Harbor and visit the Port of Rotterdam, once the largest in the world
  • Enjoy a relaxing 75-minute Rotterdam Harbor cruise after your walking tour
  • Learn about Rotterdam’s history, architecture and culture from your expert guide

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Rotterdam Walking Tour Including Harbor Cruise

Enjoy Rotterdam Harbor Cruise during your private tour

A multi-faceted city with layers of history, Rotterdam is one of the most intriguing cities in the Netherlands. Get to know the city, from its reconstruction after World War II to its busy cargo port on this 4-hour private tour available in the morning and afternoon.

Meet your guide in central Rotterdam and discuss your preferred sites, as the exact itinerary of the 2.5- to 3-hour walking tour can be tailored to your interests. Some of the top attractions you should not miss include as follows:

In the borough of Rotterdam Centrum, stop by St Lauren’s Church, a 16th-century church that was heavily damaged in a 1940 bomb attack but has been restored to its former grandeur. Also known as the Great Church of Rotterdam, this is the city’s sole remaining medieval structure. Enjoy a spectacular view of the city from its spire.

Stroll through Museumpark, home to a number of museums including the Chabot Museum, the Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam, the Netherlands Architecture Institute, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, the Kunsthal museum and Villa Sonneveld.

Check out the Cubic Houses built by renowned architect Piet Blom. Step inside these unique high-density housing cubes, architectural projects of post-war Rotterdam, which are tilted on hexagonal poles.

Visit the Old Harbor (Oude Haven), Rotterdam’s historic harbor that dates back to the 14th century. Now a lively waterfront lined with fine restaurants and cafés, Old Harbor is ideal for an afternoon stroll.

After your walking tour, head to the Port of Rotterdam for your 75-minute cruise. Rest your feet and soak up the city skyline and views of the harbor shipyards, docks and shipping containers, as well as the Rotterdam steamship, the former cruise flagship of the shipping company Holland America Line.

Hear about the port’s history, which transformed Rotterdam into a major harbor city, eventually becoming the largest port in Europe (it was the world’s busiest until 2002 when until Singapore snagged the title, followed by Shanghai). Your tour ends back at the port.

Customer Reviews

Antonio C Portugal

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Was a good experience. Anthony was a very good professional with a perfect knowledge of the town and the infornation about it. Besides his high professional skills he was also a nice person. I absolutely recommend him as a tourist guide and wish him a very good luck.

Barbara G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Anthony was very informative and gave us the history of the mostly modern city. The harbor cruise was a nice relaxing way to end the walking tour.

Wendy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was great fun. I enjoyed the large amount of knowledge the guide had about the city and its archetecture. I would highly reccomend this tour to anyone.

Lonnie L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The tour was great!

We had only one day in Rotterdam and this was an excellent way to learn about the city. Anthony was very knowledgeable and gave us a good overview of Rotterdam history and architecture. He was personable and professional and a wonderful tour guide!

We highly recommend!

Thomas W M

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

This private tour was just excellent. Be aware that it is all walking except for the harbor ride at the end.
Lots of information on how the city developed and the various cultures. The shopping mall was extremely impressive. Our guide was perfect. When I can get to her card, I will be sending her an appreciative note.

Helen M. J

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

The tour guide was excellent. It was nice to see the remaining old and the new of Rotterdam. The harbour part of the tour was very good also but it would have been nice to see more of this. My husband enjoyed this part the most.

nov255

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

We were a little slow and missed out on the gardens. Otherwise everything was very good.

Andrew F USA

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Fascinating architectural walking tour, and restful harbor tour was welcome after. Guide was very responsive, but could have initiated sharing more information.

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