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Rotterdam: Exclusive Rooftop Tour with 360˚ Skyline Views

1. Rotterdam: Exclusive Rooftop Tour with 360˚ Skyline Views

Take in panoramic views of Rotterdam on an exclusive rooftop tour. Visit four rooftops that are not usually accessible to the general public and admire the city's stunning skyline. Start inside the Rotterdam Discovery where you'll learn about Rotterdam's history and the reason why the city has more than 18 million m2 of flat rooftops. After approximately 10 minutes you will head to your first rooftop. Situated in a hotel on the Coolsingel, the rooftop gives you a marvelous view over the Coolsingel and the East part of the city center. Learn about the crucial role of multifunctional rooftops and what the city of Rotterdam is doing to develop more rooftops. After a short walk on the Coolsingel, passing the City Hall and Hofplein, you'll visit the second rooftop, the Dakakker. This is a green rooftop that is being used as a vegetable and fruit garden. They also have rooftop buffering water and a small cafe is included on top. The third rooftop is on a magical place right in the middle of the city center opposite the Sint Laurenschurch. Get an amazing 360˚ view of the skyline of Rotterdam, the Laurenschurch, the Markthal, and more. Afterward, your guide will take you along the Markthal, Cube Houses, and Old Harbor to end at the White House. Your last rooftop will be at the White House, once the highest building in Europe. Get an impressive view of the Meuse river, the Erasmus bridge, the Cube houses from the top, and beyond.

Rotterdam: WWII Walking Tour

2. Rotterdam: WWII Walking Tour

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.

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4.2 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Willem was a top guide: very pleasant and knew a lot about the city, the buildings and the history. Especially the start on top of the White House is great with a view and explanation. The walk is called WWII and in my opinion the amount of information about Rotterdam during WWII was somewhat limited and it was also a lot about the city and the buildings of today. All in all, we had a very nice and pleasant walk and would definitely recommend the Rotterdam city walks.

was fantastic to see the city from above, in so many different places, and in the meantime learn a lot about the history of the city, guide knew a lot and nice to tell. top!

Personable and knowledgeable guide. Adjustments made due to weather were appreciated.

Very nice tour, the story is beautiful and is clearly told, definitely recommended

Very interesting tour with a very enthusiastic guide. Highly recommended!