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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Rotterdam and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Rotterdam activities? We have 29 tour ideas.


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Air Tours

Dutch Coastline Tour by Plane from Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 112.25


Holland is well-known for its beautiful coast, sand dunes and splendid beaches. In this tour you will fly along the coastline from Hoek van Holland towards Scheveningen. Here you will see the Kurhaus from up above which is one of the most beautiful buildings in Scheveningen. This is combined with the nice patchwork of the greenhouses of Westland which are one of the biggest Dutch exporters of tomatoes and other vegetables.

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Air Tours

Harbor City Tour by Plane from Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 112.25


Discover the industrial beauty of the port of Rotterdam, the biggest port of Europe. This region is one of the most important engines driving the Dutch economy and defines the character of the city on the Maas river. Anyone who wants to truly experience Rotterdam has to embrace the port and a good way to do this is by plane.

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Attraction Tickets

SS Rotterdam Exploration Tour

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 1 or 1.5 hours
Priced From: USD 15.76


Journey back in time to the heyday of the Netherlands' largest — and some say greatest — passenger liner during a tour of the SS 'Rotterdam.' Choose between a 1-hour above-deck tour that includes a visit to the captain's cabin, or a 1-hour below-deck tour that includes a trip to the engine rooms and offers insight into the working life of the steamship`s crew. Alternatively, upgrade to combine... Read More

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Private Rotterdam Highlights Bike Tour

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 59.91


Join this 2,5/ 3-hour Private Rotterdam cycling tour and see Rotterdam's highlights and hidden treasures on a bike tour. Experience the city like locals do when you explore explore different parts of the city while stopping to taste typical Dutch delicacies and enjoy the modern architecture. Listen to your guide point out historical facts, explain Dutch culture and share stories and secrets of the city's hip and happening... Read More

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Half-Day Small-Group Harbor Bike Tour in Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 37.84


Join this small-group harbor bike tour and sail away to Europe's largest port. During this 3-hour tour limited to 10 people, you will bike through old, new and redeveloped parts of the harbor, seeing a very diverse mix of harbor activities. After biking, hop on a boat with the bikes to enjoy a nice and relaxing trip back to the city. The bike tour is a very dynamic, informative and active tour where you will really experience... Read More

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Private Harbour Bike Tour

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 65.58


Join this harbour bike tour and <strong>sail away to Europe's biggest port. </strong>In this 3-hour small group tour you will bike through old, new and redeveloped parts of the harbour, seeing a very diverse mix of harbour activities. At the end we hop on a boat (price included), with our bikes, for a nice and relaxing trip back to the city. The Harbour bike tour is a very <strong>dynamic, informative... Read More

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Bike Tour of Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 31.53


Rotterdam has a lot to offer including architecture like you've never seen before, a long and moving history, a bustling harbour, loads of restaurants, bars, shops and museums and over 1,000 outdoor sculptures.On this bike tour of the city you will be able to see what Rotterdam is like today. The tour which lasts between 2.5 and 3 hours takes you along the buildings that are shaping Rotterdam... Read More

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Private Bike Tour of Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 31.53


Rotterdam has a lot to offer including architecture like you've never seen before, a long and moving history, a bustling harbour, loads of restaurants, bars, shops and museums and over 1,000 outdoor sculptures.On this bike tour of the city you will be able to see what Rotterdam is like today. The tour which lasts between 2.5 and 3 hours takes you along the buildings that are shaping... Read More

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City Tours

Sightseeing Bus Tour of Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 75 minutes
Priced From: USD 22.07


Spot the highlights of Rotterdam with a sightseeing tour in an open-top bus. Get in and discover Rotterdam in a stylish way. The bus will pass all the highlights and important places of interest of Rotterdam including Market Hall, cube houses, the Central Railway Station and Euromast. During this tour you will get information about all the highlights of Rotterdam and you can imagine yourself being the Queen of Kop van Zuid... Read More

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Day Trips

Day Trip to Keukenhof Garden and Flower Fields from Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 74.41


From Rotterdam, a 90 minutes ride will take you to the most famous tulip park in the Netherlands; Keukenhof. Before enjoying an orientation guided tour of the park, see the breathtaking views of the flowerfields (in season). Then enjoy some hours of free time to wander through the park. Before you... Read More

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Food Tours

3-hour Private Food Tasting Walking Tour of Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 74.41


Discover Rotterdam on this 3-hour private walking tour with food tasting. Learn about Rotterdam's past and present, see the modern architecture and take a few breaks to taste four typical Dutch products that you can choose between Kroket, Stroopwafel, Dutch Cheese, Herring, and... Read More

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Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Hop-On Hop-Off Rotterdam City Sightseeing Tour

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 22.70


See Rotterdam, the Dutch port town, at leisure on a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour! <br />As you travel around the city by open-top, double-decker bus, create your own itinerary and visit the sights that interest you most! Learn about key attractions from the audio commentary, see the Euromast space tower and pay visits to renowned museums such as Rotterdam's Natural History Museum. Enjoy unlimited hop-on... Read More

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Museum Tickets & Passes

Maritime Museum Rotterdam Admission Ticket

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 15.76


In the Maritime Museum Rotterdam, you can discover the enormous effect that shipping has on our daily lives. Go on a journey with us through the maritime past and present in modern exhibitions for adventurers large and small. Listen to the stories, admire the prize exhibits from our leading collection or join in some of the numerous activities. The museum is in one of the oldest and largest museum harbours of the Netherlands,... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Guided Tour of Rotterdam City Center and Boijmans Museum with Art Historian

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 316.56


During your 3 hour tour led by an art historian guide, you will take a walk to the Boijmans Museum for an hour of Dutch Fine Art. Then, you may visit the City Center and the historic Harbor, crossing the iconic Erasmus bridge to the landing platform of Cruise ships. Taking a water taxi... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Keukenhof Gardens, Windmills and Delft from Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 857.60


Experience the legendary beauty of Holland's tulip fields in full bloom on an 8-hour tour to Keukenhof Gardens in Spring 2018. Depart from Amsterdam with your private guide as your group travels through the Dutch countryside taking in the picturesque views of vibrant green fields, historical... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Rotterdam Walking Tour Including Harbor Cruise

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 37.20


A multi-faceted city with layers of history, Rotterdam is one of the most intriguing cities in the Netherlands. This customizable private walking tour reveals Rotterdam's true character, from its reconstruction after World War II to its busy cargo port, the largest in the world. Admire the city's... Read More

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Private Transfers

Low Cost Private Transfer From Eindhoven Airport to Rotterdam City - One Way

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 345.56


Make sure you pay the lowest price for your transfer from Eindhoven Airport (EIN) to a location of your choice in the centre of Rotterdam without having to bargain.

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Private Transfers

Low Cost Private Transfer From Rotterdam Airport to Rotterdam City - One Way

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 34.05


Enjoy a private airport transfer from Rotterdam Airport (RTM) to Rotterdam city. Avoid the lines for taxis and confusion caused by language barriers or public transportation.

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Private Transfers

Low Cost Private Transfer From Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam City - One Way

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 242.15


Fast and flexible private taxi transfer from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to a location of your choice in the city centre of Rotterdam for the lowest price.

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Private Transfers

Low Cost Private Transfer From Antwerp International Airport to Rotterdam City - One Way

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 341.78


We simply want to make sure that you pay the best price for your private transfer from Antwerp International Airport (ANR) to your hotel or private address in the centre of Rotterdam.

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Sightseeing & City Passes

Rotterdam Welcome Card Including 1, 2 or 3 Days Public Transport

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 13.87


Rotterdam is a city you have to experience for yourself. It is a young, dynamic, international city with a passionately beating heart. The city keeps reinventing itself at a rapid pace, redefining and expanding its already impressive skyline every time you go out and presenting new... Read More

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Viator Private Guides

Private Rotterdam Walking Tour Including Cube House Entrance

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 37.84


Join this 2-hour walking tour of Rotterdam with a private guide. Learn about the city's history and admire its modern architecture, including the new and imposing Martkhal. Explore the unique cube houses and also go inside the cube house museum. See some of the sights and places only locals... Read More

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Walking Tours

Cultural Walking Tour in Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 31.53


Get acquainted with some of the Netherlands' most unique and modern architecture during a 2.5-hour walking tour of Rotterdam. Guided by architects you will visit iconic areas like the postmodern shopping area Lijnbaan, the new OMA building the Timmerhuis, and the one-of-a-kind Markthal. Experience a sample of daily life and learn about the history of a city where every building has a story. Walk along... Read More

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Walking Tours

Street Art Walking Tour of Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 18.92


Uncover the little-known treasures of the city. Discover Rotterdam Street Art from local and international artists, as you walk through some of the most central but quiet streets. A viewing platform will help you catch a glimpse of the skyline and the modern Rotterdam architecture. This street art route will not only help you discover the best of Rotterdam street art, but also two sculptures that you must see in... Read More

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Walking Tours

City Walking Tour of Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 21.44


In 2.5 hours this Rotterdam tour discovers how the World War II bombardment (known as the Rotterdam Blitz) affected the city and its people. Beware this is not your usual architecture tour but an all-in-one experience that will give you insight into the past, present and the future of the city. Not only will you view the best of Rotterdam architecture such as the Market Hall, the Cube Houses or the City Hall but also... Read More

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Walking Tours

Private Rotterdam Architecture Walking Tour

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 56.75


Join this 3-hour private walking tour of Rotterdam and learn about the city's unique architecture. Explore Rotterdam's amazing architecture and see building such as Markthal (marketplace of Rotterdam), Rotterdam Central Station, the famous cube houses of Rotterdam and much more!

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Departure Transfer: Rotterdam Hotel to Amsterdam Airport

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 55.26


End your Netherlands vacation on a high note with this private departure transfer from your Rotterdam hotel to Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport. Skip the hassle of finding a taxi or using public transport and instead enjoy comfortable private transport straight to the airport for your... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Arrival Transfer: Rotterdam Airport to Rotterdam Hotel With Meet And Greet Service

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 20.18


Enjoy a private transfer from Rotterdam Airport to your hotel in the centre of Rotterdam including a meet and greet service at the airport upon your arrival.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Arrival Transfer: Rotterdam Airport to Amsterdam Hotel With Meet And Greet Service

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 76.72


Book a private transfer and enjoy a relaxed trip from Rotterdam Airport to your hotel in the centre of Amsterdam with a private vehicle and driver including meet and greet service at the airport.

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