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Rotterdam: 1-Hour River Cruise and 3-Course Meal

1. Rotterdam: 1-Hour River Cruise and 3-Course Meal

Admire Rotterdam’s famous attractions from the water aboard a 1-hour cruise sailing down the Maas River, which includes live commentary from a local expert guide. Board the cruise and, as the journey begins, look up to see a unique view of the Euromast. Glide past renowned landmarks like SS Rotterdam, Kop van Zuid, and Hotel New York. Continue down the river and pass by the White House, Willems Bridge, the city’s port, and other impressive buildings decorating the skyline. Listen to the onboard guide tell you interesting facts about Rotterdam and what makes the city’s architecture so special. Explore the open decks to feel the cool river breeze and see the city from many vantage points, providing perfect photo opportunities. Experience a relaxing alternative to sightseeing in Rotterdam — a perfect way to see the city free of traffic noise and congestion. After the river cruise you will eat at de Zwarte Zwaan, next to the departure location of the cruise. You may choose a starter, main course, and dessert from the menu, with a variety of meat, fish, and vegetarian options to choose from.

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Rotterdam: Steamship Rotterdam Audio Tour Entry Ticket

2. Rotterdam: Steamship Rotterdam Audio Tour Entry Ticket

Take a journey into the past and roam the decks above and under the water line like the world traveller you are. Expect to be dazzled by the stylish decorated rooms before taking time to unwind on the ship's impressive bow. The Steamship Rotterdam is the biggest oceanliner ever built in the Netherlands. As the former flagship of the Holland-America Line, this ship has sailed many of the world’s seas since 1959. The ship is now moored permanently in the Maashaven in Rotterdam, by Katendrecht. Look across the monumental bow, watch the heavy windlasses, climb up the towering bridge, check out the chart room, the radio room and visit the original captain’s cabin. Explore the glorious past and follow in the footsteps of emigrants and world travellers by taking the Rotterdam Complete Tour, the Seabreeze Deluxe Tour or the Steam and Chrome Tour.

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What people are saying about Rotterdam

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

The tour could start when the scanner and headphones were handed over. Hold the device at the scan point at 12 stations in order to be told about 1-2 minute episodes about the special location, often with memories from the crew. That was nice, easy to understand and very interesting. The scan points were sometimes not easy to find because they were relatively small and inconspicuous. Unfortunately, the tour was shortened, including the engine room. But that was not possible (and had nothing to do with Corona). In some places (salons) there were also employees on site who could explain something. Unfortunately, they weren't always there, or they were busy with foreign-speaking tourists. The tour is a must for those interested in the maritime sector, but it is also recommended for others, as it is an adventure for children too. But I wouldn't book the full tour again, I'd rather ask on-site what's possible.

It was a fantastic experience to see the beautiful ship from the inside! We arrived around 11am and disembarked around 5am! We had booked the audio tour, but experienced guides in uniform (!) were everywhere who told fantastic stories about the history of the ship! Highly recommended! My husband (74) sailed for a year on the Rotterdam as a 19-year-old and it was very special for him to be able to look around parts of the ship where he never had access at the time. Unforgettable experience, thank you!

A day in Rotterdam with our 9-year-old grandson, including a visit to the SS R'dam. Open again the first day and what an enthusiastic staff. We enjoyed. Lots to see and experience!! Super!

Amazingly beautiful and impressive We enjoyed ourselves to the fullest!