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Rotterdam: Harbor Cruise on a Historic Ship

Rotterdam: Harbor Cruise on a Historic Ship

Activity provider: Rebus Varende Evenementen

From US$ 16.18 per person

Step aboard of the classic ship “Nehalennia”, a ship with a lot of nostalgia. Admire the many architectural highlights and harbor activities along the route, as the guide provides expert commentary.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English, German


  • Admire the architecture of bridges and buildings
  • Watch the activities of container ships, cranes, and ferries
  • See the best that Rotterdam Harbor has to offer
Full description

The captain welcomes you on board for an extended cruise through the ports where cargo giants, ferries, cruise ships, and tugboats are home. Experience the activity on the Maas and see the modern architecture from the other side. The best way to discover Rotterdam. Along the way see the Erasmus Bridge, Veerhaven, Parkhaven, Euromast, Schiedam, Waalhaven, the former R(otterdam) D(roogdok) M(aatschappij), Eemhaven, ss Rotterdam, and the old hotel New York.

During the tour, the audiovisual guide provides information about all the sights in Dutch, English, and German. The Dutch explanation is especially in the Rotterdam dialect, so you also learn the words of Rotterdam. Find a place inside the cozy salon or sit on the sun deck. Onboard is a bar where drinks and snacks are available.

  • 1.5-hour harbor cruise
  • Commentary
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Look for the passenger ship "Nehalennia" between the Erasmus and Willems bridges in Rotterdam. If arriving by car, you can use the parking garage at Boompjes: Parkeergarage De Boompjes Terwenakker 18, 3011 XS Rotterdam. This is 8 minutes walking distance to the meeting point.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Food and drinks are available for purchase
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 398 reviews

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I already knew this cruise. Did this one before a few years ago. Thought it was worth taking the tour again. Beautiful skyline of Rotterdam and you get a bit of an idea of what is happening in the port. With those huge ships and containers etc. And this is only a small part of the port. The boat and service are fine, so just do it.

August 18, 2022

Very successful trip with friendly crew. Regularly information is brought in a humorous way about places of interest, but there is also plenty of rest. The drinks on board were fine and for reasonable rates! Enough choice for everyone. In good weather you can sit on the sundeck; below deck in bad weather. Highly recommended! Ticket booked and paid online. Please exchange your tickets at the quay in advance. Pay for orders on board in cash.

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May 10, 2022

Unfortunately, it was not evident when booking that you can get on board 30 minutes in advance. We therefore had seats in the stern below (outdoors). Unfortunately we were not served there - despite cards on the table. A trilingual tape will be played on the tour, all explanations first in Dutch, then English and then German. For us, the English was easier to understand, not least because it was a bit louder and the voice of the German speaker was difficult to hear. Lots of interesting information, in between a bit lengthy, the port is just very big :-) Always recommended in good weather ...

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September 7, 2021

Product ID: 382204