Walking Tour in Rotterdam
Embark on a captivating 2.5-hour walking tour through Rotterdam, where modern architecture meets historical charm. Begin at the bustling Lijnbaan, explore the majestic City Hall, and wander through the enchanting Oude Haven, Rotterdam’s oldest harbor. Admire the innovative Cube Houses and learn about the city’s ambitious urban planning. Conclude at the extraordinary Markthal, savoring the vibrant market and striking architecture. Discover Rotterdam’s unique spirit, blending tradition and innovation, in this unforgettable exploration of the city’s gems. Lace up your walking shoes and join us for an incredible journey through Rotterdam’s past and present!
Price / 29 USD
You can pay online
Monday to Friday
2 hours 30 minutes
Included / excluded
2.5-hour guided walking tour
A tour guide
Food and drinks
Explore the vibrant city of Rotterdam on this captivating 2.5-hour walking tour, where modern architecture meets historical charm. Get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty and innovation of one of Europe’s most dynamic cities.
We begin our journey at the iconic Lijnbaan, a bustling shopping district known for its cutting-edge design and trendy boutiques. As you stroll along this pedestrian-only street, feel the pulse of the city as locals and visitors alike go about their day, and witness the architectural marvels that line the horizon.
Next, we head to the majestic City Hall Rotterdam, a monumental building that serves as the administrative heart of the city. Admire its impressive facade and learn about the history and significance of this iconic landmark.
Leaving the City Hall behind, we venture towards the enchanting Oude Haven, Rotterdam’s oldest harbor. Here, you’ll be transported back in time as you explore the quaint and charming surroundings, characterized by historic ships and picturesque buildings. Listen to captivating stories of the harbor’s past and understand its transformation into a lively waterfront area with an array of bars and restaurants.
Prepare to be awestruck as we arrive at the architectural marvel of the Cube Houses. Designed by Piet Blom, these innovative and tilted cubes challenge the conventions of traditional urban living. Walk around these tilted abodes, take in their unique design, and even visit the Kijk-Kubus, a furnished cube house turned museum, to experience life inside these extraordinary structures.
We then continue our journey through the city’s contemporary urban landscape, marvelling at the modern skyscrapers and stunning architecture that defines Rotterdam’s skyline. Your knowledgeable guide will share insights into the city’s ambitious urban planning and post-war reconstruction, which has earned it the title of “The City of Architecture.”
Finally, we conclude our adventure at the extraordinary Markthal, a culinary paradise and architectural gem rolled into one. This horseshoe-shaped building features a sprawling market hall with a striking, colorful ceiling adorned with a breathtaking artwork. Explore the diverse stalls offering an assortment of fresh produce, local delicacies, and international cuisine. Take a moment to savor the vibrant atmosphere and enjoy some delicious treats before bidding farewell to this captivating city.
Throughout the tour, you’ll experience the city’s spirit, a perfect blend of old and new, tradition and innovation. Rotterdam’s resilience, visionary design, and unique character will leave you with lasting memories and a deep appreciation for this incredible city.
So lace up your walking shoes and get ready for an unforgettable journey through Rotterdam’s history, architecture, and culture, as we explore the gems of Lijnbaan, City Hall Rotterdam, Oude Haven, Cube Houses, and conclude with a feast for the senses at Markthal. Let’s embark on this remarkable adventure together!
Meet your guide at Stationsplein, 3013 AJ Rotterdam, Países Bajos,the guide will be in front of the main door of Rotterdam Central Train Station carrying a beige backpack and an open black umbrella.
This tour will take place rain or shine.