Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk

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Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Rotterdam Highlights 2.5-Hour Bike Tour

    1. Rotterdam Highlights 2.5-Hour Bike Tour

    See Rotterdam from a local perspective, traveling the cycle friendly streets by bike. Join an enthusiastic guide on a tour of Rotterdam’s old and new landmarks, and learn practically everything you need to know about the city and why it is so unique. Available as a group or private option, all tours start from the striking new Rotterdam Centraal Station, completed in 2014 after a decade-long reconstruction. See the imposing City Hall (Stadhuis), and the dramatic new Markthal (Market Hall). Go into the Kop van Zuid district on the south bank of the Nieuwe Maas. Marvel at some of the new developments of the old port area, along with landmark buildings such as the Hotel New York in the former headquarters of Holland America. Admire the Erasmusbridge that connects the north and south of the city, cycle through 2 beautiful parks, and pass some of the city’s most important museums. Stop for ...

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  • Rotterdam: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

    2. Rotterdam: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

    This 2-hour guided walking tour takes you from the newly built Central Station, past architecturally iconic locations, and buildings such as The Timmerhuis, designed by the world-famous architects of OMA, and the Markthal, Europe's most unique and beautiful covered market. Your guide will expose you to the everyday life and history of the city.

    Meet your guide at Rotterdam's Central Station and learn about the Town Hall, St. Lawrence Church, and Europe's first high-rise building. Hear about what happened during the World War II bombing and why the wealth of modern architecture is so abundant in Rotterdam. Next, your guide will take you to see the city's modern structures. Admire the impressive new Markthal, the renowned Cube Houses, and the Erasmus Bridge. Keep walking through beautiful shopping streets and experience the modern Rotterdam lifestyle. As you go along, fee...

    This was an amazing tour with our guide Stephan! For anyone visiting Rotterdam you HAVE to take this tour!! It was a very small group what made it even a better experience. Stephan was really friendly and knowledgeable about the city. He showed us many sights we would have never discovered on our own. This is really one of the best tours we have ever been on. We are really thankful and want to wish Stephan all the best. A MUST DO..

  • Rotterdam: Rotterdam Welcome Card

    3. Rotterdam: Rotterdam Welcome Card

    Experience Rotterdam's top attractions, tours, and eateries, with between 25%-50% off with the Rotterdam Welcome Card.  Benefit from the flexibility of 1, 2, or 3-day cards, suitable for day trips or a short city break. ONce you've exchanged your voucher, head off on your Rotterdam adventures.  Choose from multiple Rotterdam cruises, bike tours, walking tours, museum and attraction tickets, as well as many ‘local favourite’ bars and eateries.  Decide what you feel like doing on the day, so you don't even need to plan in advance. The possibilities are endless.

  • Church of Rotterdam: Ticket and Optional Tower Climb

    4. Church of Rotterdam: Ticket and Optional Tower Climb

    Explore The Laurenskerk, also known as Church of St. Lawrence, a symbol of the resilience of the people of Rotterdam. Be in awe of the only medieval building that has partially survived the bombing of Rotterdam in 1940 and learn about its reconstruction. Admire The Laurenskerk's classic design which is in sharp contrast with the hyper modern surrounding architecture. Take in the the bronze doors of war and peace designed by Italian artist Giacomo Manzù. The door’s panels depict the horrors of war and the joys of peace.  Take a look at the 18th-century brass choir screen, the baptismal font of Hans Petri, the 17th-century tombs of Witte de With, Egbert Kortenaer, and Johan van Brakel. Marvel at the three Marcussen organs – including the largest organ in the Netherlands.

  • Rotterdam: WWII Walking Tour

    5. Rotterdam: WWII Walking Tour

    Join this guided 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.

  • Rotterdam Walking Tour and Harbor Cruise

    6. Rotterdam Walking Tour and Harbor Cruise

    Your morning or afternoon in Rotterdam will start at your hotel, (river)cruise ship or if you travel to Rotterdam from elsewhere at the train station. Set off in a relaxing pace to make sure you really get to see, feel and learn all about this town. Enjoy a 3-hour private walking tour of the beautiful city of Rotterdam and discover how the destruction of World War II led to an intensive rebuilding process and to Rotterdam becoming one of the most daring examples of modern architecture in the Netherlands. See one of the most fascinating projects in post-war Rotterdam, the captivating cubic houses of famed architect Blom. Blom considered his designs as an abstract tree and the entire 38-cube complex as a dense urban forest, and his imaginative architectural approach is one of the highlights of this tour. Continue your walk through Rotterdam's old harbor and pass the central shopping are...

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What people are saying about Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk

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based on 270 reviews

This was an amazing tour with our guide Stephan! For anyone visiting Rotterdam you HAVE to take this tour!! It was a very small group what made it even a better experience. Stephan was really friendly and knowledgeable about the city. He showed us many sights we would have never discovered on our own. This is really one of the best tours we have ever been on. We are really thankful and want to wish Stephan all the best. A MUST DO..

Our very friendly guide guided us through the city, so we were able to get a picture of it within a few hours, it was a great walk! The next day (which was arranged by coincidence) did a cruise and again enjoyed

Lovely tour bike

I had a good time on the bike around Rotterdam and I had useful information about the city with the group and the tour leader.

Soooo gooood!!

Our tour guide made us fall in love with the city! She was so good and so much fun!

Nice guide, good explanation and beautiful view of the tower!