Rotterdam Historical and Iconic tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Reyes
Quality Verified Registered on February 13, 2023

Hello! I am a Spanish rotterdamer who has been here for 8 years, with experience as a tour guide. My maxim is to show you Rotterdam as I see it and that you end up delighted to have known it! It is a city that breaks the mold starting with its architecture and ending with its people.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Guided tour of the iconic places in Rotterdam.
Welcome to the so-called Manhattan on the Meuse! a reinvented city that breaks with the architectural and traditional schemes of the Netherlands.

We start the tour at the stunning Central Station , and I'll reveal what it points to.
The bombardment in 1940 and its devastation pushed the city to completely reorganize itself, which is why we will pass through Lijbaan, a commercial area from 1953 that was so pioneering that it was imitated in other European cities.
We will continue our tour of Coolsingel where we will visit and discover why buildings such as the Stadhuis (the town hall), the Witte Huis , or Saint Laurenskerk were left intact in the war. We will see where Napoleon Bonaparte stayed , you will enjoy the contrasts offered by the surroundings of the Oude Haven ( the old port), we will arrive at the banks of the Meuse river where we will see the Erasmusbrug, Willemsburg and De Hef bridges and we will talk about the battle against the Nazis that took place in one of them.
On our 2.5-hour walk we will also see the Witte House, the Cubic Houses, Markthall and the foods that the Dutch like the most, sculptures, mosaics, anecdotes... and surely the odd duck!

We finish the walk in the Saint Laurentskerk Gothic Church and the sculpture of the prodigal son of Rotterdam: Desiderius Erasmus.
After this tour you will feel as Roterdamers as I do!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Stationsplein, 3013 AJ Rotterdam, Net...
    Stationsplein, 3013 AJ Rotterdam, Netherlands
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    I will be in front of the main gate of the Rotterdam central train station, I am carrying a beige backpack and an open black umbrella.

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    Outside visit
    De Bijenkorf Rotterdam
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    City Hall Rotterdam
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    Oude Haven
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  • 6
    Outside visit
    Cube Houses
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    Outside visit

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Roser 27 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Me encantó el tour, nos fué genial para visitar la ciudad, la guía muy atenta, nos lo explicó todo muy bien, y con mucha pasión, muy recomendable hacer el tour, solas no hubiésemos visto la mitad de las cosas, muy interesante, una guía de 10!!
Alberto 26 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Fue un tour con poca conexión con el público y super lleno (+20 personas).
Enrique 24 Sep 2023
Mexico City

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
El guía fue tan amable, voz clara y fuerte , información precisa y muy dinámico
Emilio 18 Sep 2023
Álvaro Obregón

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
No hay mejor manera de conocer una ciudad que con un gurú
Daniela 17 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Excelente tour!!! Mis amigas y yo lo disfrutamos un montón y nos encantaron los sitios que visitamos! De paso, la historia e información acerca de cada sitio fue muy interesante :)
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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