1. Netherlands
  2. South Holland
  3. Rotterdam
  4. Markthal

Rotterdam: Architecture Tour with Watertaxi and Rooftop View

Product ID: 249047
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Visit the most iconic locations of Rotterdam in one neat 2.5-hour tour, exploring Rotterdam Zuid and Noord as well as some special areas usually closed off from the public while learning about the city's history from your expert guide.
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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Discover the most iconic areas of Rotterdam plus some hidden secrets
  • Visit Rotterdam Central Station and Museum Rotterdam
  • Experience the enormous, colorful Markthal and taste a sample from one of the market stalls
  • Take a spectacular water taxi ride under the Erasmus Bridge
  • Learn more about the spectacular transformation of the Wilhelminapier, the former home of the Holland America Line
  • Visit the beautiful main hall and atrium of De Rotterdam
  • Marvel at the panoramic views from the rooftop of the former warehouse Pakhuismeesteren
Full description
Your tour will begin at Rotterdam Central Station, an iconic work of architecture, where you’ll meet your expert guide. You’ll then start off by walking along the Luchtsingel, a spectacular 390-meter wooden bridge connecting the Central Station to Rotterdam North and the city centre.

Next, you’ll arrive at the Timmerhuis, a beautiful inner-city redevelopment project in which renowned architectural firm OMA merged a municipal office block from the 1950s with a pixellated steel-and-glass structure. At this point you’ll also make a quick visit to Museum Rotterdam, where scale models tell the story of the city’s evolution. 

Next, after a walk along the bustling Meent and through the new city park in front of the medieval Laurenskerk, you’ll arrive in the Markthal. Here your guide will tell you all about this fabulous construction and its colorful ceiling, and you’ll be treated to some tasty samples from one of the market stalls.

To finish things off you’ll enjoy a thrilling water taxi ride under the Erasmusbrug Bridge. The water taxi will bring you to De Rotterdam, where your professional guide will shed light on the history, concept, and design of this eye catcher. After De Rotterdam, journey to the rooftop of Pakhuismeesteren and enjoy a scenic view of the Wilhelminapier and its remarkable architecture.
  • Expert guide
  • Entrance fee to Museum Rotterdam
  • Water taxi ride
  • Food sample at the Markthal
  • A voucher for a discount or a free drink
  • 3 postcards (Timmerhuis, Markthal, De Rotterdam) of Rotterdam architectural photographer Ossip van
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

You'll meet your guide in the main hall of Rotterdam Central Station under 'the cloud'.

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From US$ 36.31 per person

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Product ID: 249047