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Things to Do in Rotterdam

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 23 tour ideas.


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Air Tours

Dutch Coastline Tour by Plane from Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 103.64


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 103.64


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 14.56


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

Half-Day Small-Group Harbor Bike Tour in Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 34.93


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 60.55


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

Highlights of Rotterdam Bike Tour

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 33.19


Looking for the best experience in Rotterdam’ It is a fun and easy way to discover the city. A local guide will take you on brand new, easy to ride white bikes to highlights and hidden places in Rotterdam.

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Bike Tour of Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 29.11


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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City Tours

Sightseeing Bus Tour of Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 75 minutes
Priced From: USD 20.38


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 68.70


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

Private Rotterdam Food Tour

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 68.70


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 Kibbeling. See some of the sights and places that only locals know about and learn the unique history of Rotterdam in this private... Read More

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Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Hop-On Hop-Off Rotterdam City Sightseeing Tour Including Bike Rental

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 20.96


See Rotterdam, the Dutch port town, at leisure on a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. 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... 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 292.29


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: Rotterdam Walking Tour Including Harbor Cruise

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 57.64


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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Sightseeing & City Passes

Skip the Line: Rotterdam and Holland Pass

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 46.58


With the Rotterdam and Holland Pass, gain free or discounted admission to must-see attractions and museums in Rotterdam and other popular Dutch cities including Amsterdam and The Hague. Valid for one month, this is the only city sightseeing pass in the Netherlands that gives you skip-the-line entry to top tourist attractions including Keukenhof Gardens, Rotterdam Maritime Museum, Euromast and the famous Cube houses.

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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 12.81


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: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 52.40


On this private 3-hour Rotterdam walking tour, explore the city's picturesque sights with a private guide, who shows you both the modern and historical sides of Rotterdam. See attractions such as the new Markthal (marketplace), Old Harbor, and Rotterdam Central Station, and visit the city's cube... Read More

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Walking Tours

Cultural Walking Tour in Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 29.11


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

Graffiti Walking Tour of Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 16.30


Graffiti in the Netherlands is illegal. <br /><br />How then do most works get displayed in public’ <br /><br />Others wonder, 'I have been in Rotterdam for 2 days already and I haven't seen any graffiti. How is it possible to organize a graffiti tour’'This is precisely the essence of the Graffiti Walking Tour. You will learn about the different groups and... Read More

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Walking Tours

City Walking Tour of Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 17.47


Explore one the most unique and modern cities in the Netherlands, with a 3-hour guided walking tour of Rotterdam. Although not the newest city in the Netherlands, there is much to discover on these streets.Gain an understanding of how the city was shaped by the historic Blitz of 1940, see the new architecture that replaced the old, and explore the remaining few buildings that survived the attack. Choose from... Read More

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Walking Tours

Private Rotterdam Architecture Walking Tour

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 58.22


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 51.03


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 17.47


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 70.84


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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