Our Free Tour Rotterdam is the ideal start for your city trip Rotterdam. Why? We are happy to explain to you why our tour is the most enjoyable, informative and unique tour in Rotterdam!
1. Enjoy all the landmarks
After our Free Tour Rotterdam, the city center has no secrets for you. We always start from the impressive Market Hall (Markthal) and along the way you will see all the landmarks. We visit the Cube Houses, the war memorial The Destroyed City by Zadkine, the traditional town hall and the St. Laurens Church. We also like to surprise you, so you’ll also see hidden colorful street art during the tour.
But this tour is certainly also suitable for getting well oriented in the city center. How do I get to the Witte de Withstraat and which bars and restaurants are recommended? How far is it to walk from the city center to the Erasmus Bridge and Hotel New York? Where can I take the Watertaxi and how much does a ticket cost? Of course, we will answer all these questions during our Free Tour Rotterdam.
2. Discover the true identity of Rotterdam
Our tour is not only designed to see the highlights, but we also like to share the beautiful and special background stories. A goal of our Free Tour Rotterdam is to discover the true identity of Rotterdam. Get to know the city better and discover Rotterdam as a modern architecture city, port city and post-war reconstruction city.
We like to use practical examples to tell you how the great bombardment during the Second World War, the reconstruction and today’s modern architecture are connected. During the tour, we will also use a handy photo book so that you can compare the old and the new Rotterdam with each other. In addition, we would like to explain how the real Rotterdam port mentality is still tangible and visible in our port city.
3. Authentic Rotterdam guides
It’s the tone that makes the music. We can tell and show a lot of things, but of course this has to be done in a fun way. Don’t be afraid that our Free Tour Rotterdam is boring, because our guides are real entertainers. This is of course also reflected in our five star TripAdvisor rating.
All our guides are of course local Rotterdammers and they all have a different background. Richard is the youngest of the wolfpack and still a student. As a good student, he knows how to find all the nice bars and restaurants. Marco and Edwin are a bit older (don’t let them hear this ;), but certainly young in spirit. Born and raised in Rotterdam, they know every corner of the city and like to share their own experiences with the group.
4. Rotterdammertje and other extras
We like to do something extra for our customers. Everybody gets a local candy at the beginning of the Free Tour Rotterdam and this local candy is called ‘Rotterdammertje’. This local candy tells a lot about Rotterdam and is therefore certainly more than just candy. And at the end of the tour we hand out our free Rotterdam maps. Very handy for the rest of your stay in the city so you won’t get lost.
When the tour is over, you’ll want to have a drink. We end the tour at the Laurenskerk and nearby is Sherlock’s Place. This is a lovely place where you can have delicious coffee or homemade ice tea. On presentation of our business card you get a 10% discount. Not a bad start to your city trip, right?