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Rotterdam: Pancake Cruise

1. Rotterdam: Pancake Cruise

In a relaxed atmosphere, enjoy a mixture of sightseeing and culinary adventure with this pancake cruise along the waterways of Rotterdam. Feast on freshly baked natural, apple and bacon pancakes and a plethora of garnishes such as cheese, ham, fruits, jams and eggs. How many pancakes can you eat in-75 minutes? You'll find out on this tour.  For the younger guests, there is a large playroom filled with balls in the hold of the boat. Also colouring pictures and colour pencils. Plenty of fun is to be had for people of all ages. As you sail across the Rotterdam waters, you will have a beautiful view over the impressive skyline. From the water you can not miss the famous and bold architecture of Rotterdam’s large buildings!

Rotterdam: Food Tour by Bike

2. Rotterdam: Food Tour by Bike

One thing is for certain - Rotterdam is an up and coming place. The architecture, the harbor, the art in public spaces, the fantastic museums, and the many international influences make it a unique city. On top of all that the food scene is also exploding, and it's time to let you get a taste of it all. On this food tour you will experience and taste Rotterdam in all its glory. A savvy local guide will tell you wonderful stories about the city, and on the way you will stop many times for a special bite and/or drink. Of course you will taste poffertjes, cheese, and bitterballen, but you also get to try a Surinamese chicken curry sandwich, Moroccan tapas with a glass of cider, original Rotterdam-brewed craft beer, and what is probably the best chocolate in the city. The food is comparable to a big lunch, so come hungry. As you partake in all this food, you will also get to see and experience the city's architectural, historical, and cultural highlights - plus its hidden gems. So if you are a food lover and want to get to know the city, its history, its products, and its people, look no further. Come for a ride that will leave you wanting more.

Rotterdam: Guided Walking Food Tour

3. Rotterdam: Guided Walking Food Tour

Discover how Rotterdam is an up-and-coming place. The architecture, harbor, art in public spaces, fantastic museums, and many international influences make it an extremely unique city. On top of all that, the food scene is also exploding, and it's about time you got to get a taste of it all. On this food tour you will experience and taste Rotterdam in all its glory. A savvy local guide will tell you wonderful stories about the city, and on the way you will stop many times for a special bite and/or drink. You will of course taste poffertjes, cheese, and bitterballen, but will also get to try a Surinamese chicken curry sandwich, some of the best chips in town, and original Rotterdam-brewed craft beer. As you partake in all this food, you will also get to see and experience the city's architectural, historical, and cultural highlights, as well as its hidden gems. If you are a food lover and want to get to know the city, its history, its products, and its people, look no further than this delicious experience.

Rotterdam: Stadshaven Brewery Tour with Beer Tastings

4. Rotterdam: Stadshaven Brewery Tour with Beer Tastings

See the beer brewing process from up close on this guided tour through the Stadshaven Brewery in Rotterdam, a 100-year-old, fully restored fruit warehouse where approximately 2 million liters of craft beer is brewed annually. Quench your thirst with a beer tasting. Step into what was once the world's largest fruit port in the area and learn about the history of the location and the full story behind the brewery’s contemporary and tough craft beer lines. Learn something new whether you’re an expert or beer newcomer. Hear about the brewery’s goals toward innovation and sustainability and its role in the exciting redevelopment project of Merwe-Vierhavens as a new city district in the making. Discover how the brewery and crew will contribute to the area. Head to a table in the gastropub to enjoy a tasting while your guide gives you more inside info about what you are drinking. Enjoy either 1 beer or soda or 3 beers with snacks, depending on the tour option you choose. 

Rotterdam: Breweries and Water Taxi Tour

5. Rotterdam: Breweries and Water Taxi Tour

Take in the cultural highlights of Rotterdam while visiting different breweries along the way for tasty beers and snacks. Listen to your guide telling you wonderful stories about the city and receive detailed information about the beers at each brewery. Choose your preferred beer or taste beforehand if you're not sure which one to take. During the tour, take two water taxi rides and enjoy the unique view of the city from the water. End the tour close to the Kaapse Brouwers brewery and feel free to continue the afternoon here.

Rotterdam: Heineken Gebouw Brewery Guided Tour

6. Rotterdam: Heineken Gebouw Brewery Guided Tour

Explore the Heineken Brewery in Rotterdam with a guide and learn the history of this famous company. Discover the tales of this world-renowned brand and find out all about the Brewing process. Afterward, end up in a secret bar for a beer and some snacks. Meet your guide at the brewery and begin your walk through the history of Heineken. Listen to one of the company's former employees and feel the delight of the story of the brewery coming alive. Find out all about the clever marketing strategies of Freddy Heineken and how yeast is created. Once the tour is over, find yourself in a secret bar for a beer and some snacks while looking out over a spectacular view of the city of Rotterdam.

Day trip to Gouda, Volendam and Zaanse Schaans.

7. Day trip to Gouda, Volendam and Zaanse Schaans.

Visit the city of Gouda, discover the Dutch countryside, and visit the picturesque towns of Volendam, and Zaanse Schans on a day trip from Amsterdam. Hear all about local history and culture from your guide and visit a traditional clog and cheese factory. The first stop on this 10-hour trip from Amsterdam will be Gouda, famous for giving its name to one of the best known Dutch. Continue to the region of Waterland, and visit the villages of Volendam, and Zaanse Schans, where the famous windmills are located. Your guide will tell you about the history of each place and the traditional houses of the 15th century. Visit a factory where the popular clogs are made. You'll also learn how they produce world-famous Dutch cheeses as well. Spend some of your free time enjoying a meal (not included in the tour price), before returning to Amsterdam in the evening.

Rotterdam Private 2-Hour Food Tour with Tastings

8. Rotterdam Private 2-Hour Food Tour with Tastings

This 2-hour tour begins outside Rotterdam’s new central station, where you’ll meet your guide under the Meeting Cloud. The guide will tell you about the history of Rotterdam as you walk past the Groothandelsgebouw, located next to the station. Completed in 1953, it is one of the first major buildings constructed after the bombing of the city in WWII. Walk from there to the famous kruiskade neighborhood, a large multicultural area with shops from all over the world. This is also home to Rotterdam's Chinatown. See many hidden architectural gems and monuments that only locals know about. Your tour continues to Rotterdam's town hall, one of the few buildings that survived the bombing during the war. This is also the area where you’ll stop for your first food tasting. Walk to the market hall and cube houses area. The market hall was opened in 2014 and is one of the most stunning sights in Rotterdam. At the Markthal you’ll enjoy some Dutch food tastings, choosing from the kroket, stroopwafel, Dutch cheese, herring and kibbeling. The tour ends at the new market hall, but before it’s over feel free to ask your guide as many questions as you like!

Rotterdam: Cheese and Wine Harbor Cruise

9. Rotterdam: Cheese and Wine Harbor Cruise

Experience a unique wine and cheese cruise through the bustling port of Rotterdam. Witness the hustle and bustle of cargo giants, ferries, cruise ships, and tugboats in their natural habitat. Savor Dutch cheeses and sip on wines as you learn about the history of the city from your audio guide. Set sail from Erasmus Bridge for the perfect way to spend the night in the city. Along the way, see famous landmarks such as the Veerhaven, Parkhaven, Euromast, Schiedam, Waalhaven, the former RDM, Eemhaven, SS Rotterdam, and the Old Hotel New York. Learn more about the history and architecture of Rotterdam from a multilingual audio guide. Savor the flavors of Dutch cheese, served with bread and grapes and washed down with your choice of white, red, or rosé wine.

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What people are saying about Rotterdam

We (my partner and I) enjoyed a long weekend in Rotterdam. Since we had inquired about activities in advance, we booked this trip directly. Pros: - fast and friendly service - delicious pancakes and fair drink prices - super organized (first children, then adults so that the children can go to the ball pool afterwards) - German-speaking captain, English-speaking service Cons: - over much too quickly :( - loudspeakers only below, therefore difficult to understand above

Great communication from the Bike & bite team to organise the tour as we initally did not have enough people for the tour. Even in the rain our tour guide Rob was enthusiastic. He was happy to share his stories and experiences of Rotterdam with us. The route was easy to ride, coffee, beer and food stops were all fantastic. Would definitely recommend this tour

Gorgeous fall weather and a really fun afternoon with Bram as our guide. Informative, interesting and we learned a lot about Rotterdam over the course of the tour, not to mention taste a variety of popular Dutch foods. Thanks for a great time!

The pancake boat is a lot of fun. While traveling around a portion of the port, pancakes are served cafeteria style with many different toppings. My grandchildren loved all the sweet things available as well as cheese and fruit.

It was super interesting! The tour guy was amazing! But the best part was the food and beer! 100% recommend!