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Rotterdam: Breweries and Water Taxi Tour

1. 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: De Rotterdam, Cube Houses, Watertaxi and Markthal

2. Rotterdam: De Rotterdam, Cube Houses, Watertaxi and Markthal

Join an enthusiastic tour guide who will tell you all about the places visited and their unique stories. The tour starts in Katendrecht, from where you explore Fenix 1 and Deliplein. Then, walk over the Wilhelminapier, where you can admire views of the city's skyline. Cross the river with a water taxi, passing under the de Erasmusbrug Bridge. The water taxi brings you to the old harbor, where you will start a guided walk around the spot where Rotterdam originated. Here you will visit the rooftop of Het Witte Huis, the oldest skyscraper in the world, where you have an amazing 360-degree view over the city. Next, see the famous Cube Houses, before visiting the Markthal. Here, the tour guide will tell you about the archaeological treasures found right at this spot. Experience the elevated walkway with the best view of the art ceiling, see the Horn of Plenty, and join a "meet and taste" with an entrepreneur who will treat you to a small bite to eat.

Rotterdam Architecture: Centre and South Bank with watertaxi

3. Rotterdam Architecture: Centre and South Bank with watertaxi

Explore Rotterdam through the eyes of an architect on this walking tour with a local architect guide. After meeting your guide at the newly-built Central Station, begin your journey through the city, following an architecturally iconic route which passes highlights like the Lijnbaan post-war modernist shopping area, Timmerhuis – designed by the world-famous architects of OMA, St.Laurens Church, the most unique indoor market in Europe – the Markthal and of course the Cube Houses. At the riverside, board the Watertaxi speedboat and enjoy a thrilling ride to the South Bank, passing under the city's most iconic landmark – the Erasmus bridge. Learn more about the history and future plans for the former harbor area that’s now a must-see flourishing semi-island with high-end architecture and some of the best cafes and restaurants in the city. You will also see the Rotterdam OMA building, the historic Hotel New York, the Fenixloods and the Fenix Food Factory.

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4.6 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Great city tour with a focus on three breweries. Therefore, the city is a bit neglected, but you can see a lot from Rotterdam. The water taxi rides also bring a different perspective of the city. Since we were in Rotterdam with friends for a weekend, this tour was perfect for us. I advise against this if you are planning a more detailed tour of Rotterdam. Our guide Willem was a perfect match for our 8-strong group, and I would like to give him great praise. A real Rotterdam veteran got us through the day in a refreshing and nice way. There were also tips for further evening planning.

What a fantastic tour this was! Our guide Thomas really made it a great afternoon. He knows everything about Rotterdam, but also a lot about beer and good cafes. The water taxis are also highly recommended to experience.

Guided tour that literally and figuratively gives a nice overview of what Rotterdam has to offer. Extra asset: access to places (including the White House) that you simply cannot enter as a free tourist.

A wonderful tour with William! We particularly liked the high locations where we could see the city. It was great to go to two very different parts of the city with the help of the water taxi.

was very interesting and informative, saw a lot in the 2 1/2 hours and learned about Rotterdam :-)