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Church of St. Lawrence (Sint Laurenskerk)
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Church of St. Lawrence (Sint Laurenskerk) Tours and Tickets

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The Church of St. Lawrence (Sint Laurenskerk) is the primary landmark of Rotterdam, and the only remaining building of medieval times in the city. The late-Gothic structure was built between 1449 and 1525, originally consecrated as a Catholic cathedral before being converted to a Protestant place of worship following the Reformation in 1572. Much of the ornate decoration from the interior was removed at this time.

For a time, from 1619 to 1642, the church was topped with a wooden spire designed by architect Hendrick de Keyser, but this was demolished due to rot. The next idea was to top the tower with a stone pinnacle, but this caused the tower to tilt, requiring new piles to be added under the foundation. Much of the remaining interior decoration was removed during the Batavian Revolution of 1795.

Sint Laurenskerk was heavily damaged in the German bombing of May 14, 1940, the images of which still symbolize the hardship the city endured during this period. After the bombing, there was controversy over whether to keep or demolish the church, and in the end, a restoration was agreed upon.

One of the main attractions of the Sint Laurenskerk is the Carillon of bells, which were originally installed in 1661 as a set of 36 designed by F. Hemony. More were later added during the post-war renovation, and there are now 49.

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Rotterdam Highlights Bicycle Tour
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Rotterdam Highlights Bicycle Tour

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Get to experience Rotterdam on a bicycle on this group tour. Equipped with your own bicycle, set out in the company of your guide and learn about the history and architecture of the city. Hear stories about Rotterdam and get tips for good restaurants, nightlife, and shopping along the way.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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USD30.32
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Cultural Walking Tour in Rotterdam

Cultural Walking Tour in Rotterdam

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Rotterdam is known for its history, art, and architecture, but it can be hard to tick off all of the city’s cultural highlights on a self-led excursion. Benefit from insights provided by an art historian on a walking tour of the city and explore iconic landmarks including the Markthal, Timmerhuis, and Erasmus Bridge. Along the way, pause for snacks and gain insight into daily life in the city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Top rated: Rotterdam 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Top rated: Rotterdam 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

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This 2-hour guided walking tour takes you from the newly built Central Station, past architecturally iconic locations, and buildings such as The Timmerhuis, designed by the world-famous architects of OMA, and the Markthal, Europe's most unique and beautiful covered market. Your guide will expose you to the everyday life and history of the city. Meet your guide at Rotterdam's Central Station and learn about the Town Hall, St. Lawrence Church, and Europe's first high-rise building. Hear about what happened during the World War II bombing and why the wealth of modern architecture is so abundant in Rotterdam. Next, your guide will take you to see the city's modern structures. Admire the impressive new Markthal, the renowned Cube Houses, and the Erasmus Bridge. Keep walking through beautiful shopping streets and experience the modern Rotterdam lifestyle. As you go along, feel free to ask your guide any questions about the city you may have.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD93.73
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Private Tour: Rotterdam Walking Tour Including Harbor Cruise

Private Tour: Rotterdam Walking Tour Including Harbor Cruise

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Discover the different facets of Rotterdam with a customizable itinerary on this half-day private walking tour that ends with a relaxing cruise. With the help of your personalized guide, admire the city’s modern architecture as well as the buildings that survived WWII. Wander around Museumpark, the Rotterdam Centrum and the Old Harbor dating back to the 14th century. Make sure to visit Piet Blom’s Cubic Houses before kicking back on a boat cruise along Rotterdam Harbor.
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  • 4 hours
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Rotterdam in half a day: All-inclusive, Authentic private Tour of Rotterdam

Rotterdam in half a day: All-inclusive, Authentic private Tour of Rotterdam

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Make the most of your time in Rotterdam with a private half-day tour that covers the city’s top highlights, including the Old Harbor, Euromast, the Meent shopping district, and the Luchtsingel Bridge. For your convenience, the tour includes snacks, lunch, and all necessary admission tickets. Booking a private tour ensures a customized experience and your guide’s full attention.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Rotterdam + Kinderdijk: All Inclusive, Guided Private Tour in Rotterdam

Rotterdam + Kinderdijk: All Inclusive, Guided Private Tour in Rotterdam

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The Whole City in Half A Day + Kinderdijk Tour, gives you a beautifull combination of a vibrant city and a unique traditional Dutch world Heritage cite. We will start the day with a cup of coffee or tea. After that we will go by boat to the beuatifull Dutch world Heritage site of Kinderdijk. Here we will discover this Dutch landscape by bike (or walking if you can't ride a bike). We will also go inside in one of the historical windmills. After we go back to Rotterdam by boat, you will be taken to the familiar and unknown places in the versatile city of Rotterdam. The tour is all inclusive and we have a no-wallet policy. This means that we pay for all the expenses (like food, drinks, entrance tickets, transportation, etc.) In that way you can just enjoy the tour. The tour is also flexible, we can adjust the tour based on your preferences and during the tour we will walk at your pace. So no rushing and stress and a mass of people. We will give you just a nice and memorable day!
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  • 7 hours to 8 hours 20 minutes
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Rotterdam Extra Large Private Tour
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Rotterdam Extra Large Private Tour

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Experience Rotterdam on a bicycle on this private tour. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide as you ride your provided bicycle around the city. Learn about the history, culture, and architecture of Rotterdam and visit a variety of neighborhoods. Admire the views of the city as you ride through it.
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  • 4 hours
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Highlights Rotterdam PRIVE bicycle tour
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Highlights Rotterdam PRIVE bicycle tour

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Get to know Rotterdam on the back of a bike on this group bicycle tour. Riding a provided bicycle, take off into the streets of the city and admire the architecture as you pedal past. Learn about the history of the city from your guide and visit a few hidden places in Rotterdam along the way.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Highlights Rotterdam Wandeltour
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Highlights Rotterdam Wandeltour

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We are 2 stewardesses who are professionals in the world of travel with many years of experience under our belt of service, customer care and knowledge of international travel. We will gladly take you through our metropolis allowing you to admire famous icons. The part we always liked about a tour was being introduced to those hidden local gems: A hidden garden, a quirky name of a building or statue, a winding, trendy alley were 'things happen' a place to get authentic food or simply be able to get into the beat of the city as it reveals itself to us! You know that satisfying feeling in your heart when you have been to a city and felt really embraced by it? That is the feeling we are determined you will leave Rotterdam with.
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  • 2 hours 5 minutes
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Second World War Walking Tour in Rotterdam

Second World War Walking Tour in Rotterdam

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Uncover the World War II history of the Netherlands, particularly Rotterdam, on this walking tour through the city. Alongside a private guide, discover the historical sights of the city and listen to your guide recount the day Rotterdam was bombed to the ground by Nazis. Visit the Destroyed City memorial, Lijnbaan, and the only building to survive the bombing, Rotterdam City Hall.
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  • 2 hours
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The Hague & Rotterdam: Past and Future Tour

The Hague & Rotterdam: Past and Future Tour

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See two sides of the Netherlands on a tour that focuses on the country’s past and future. Departing from Amsterdam, you’ll be transported to the Hague and Rotterdam in the air-conditioned comfort of a private vehicle—so you can keep your eyes on the scenery rather than the road. Plus, taking a private tour means you’ll enjoy the freedom to tailor your itinerary according to your interests.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD1,058.60
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USD1,058.60
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Rotterdam Self-Guided Tour with Scavenger Hunt

Rotterdam Self-Guided Tour with Scavenger Hunt

The Rotterdam Tourist Scavenger Hunt takes you on a self-guided walking tour, with challenges through the heart of the city. See all the sights while having fun and learning some history! You will walk from City Hall to the Cube Houses while taking a few side trips and taking on various challenges.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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The Hague, Delft and Rotterdam Sightseeing Tour Max.8 Persons

The Hague, Delft and Rotterdam Sightseeing Tour Max.8 Persons

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This day tour brings you to the most histroric sites and scenic spots in the Netherlands, which are The Hague, Delft and Rotterdam. On this tour, you will know stories about the history of the Netherlands. In the beginning of our journey, we will visit Rotterdam, which has Europe's largest seaport. Rotterdam is known for its maritime heritage and modern architecture. The near-complete destruction of the city centre in the World War II has resulted in a varied architectural landscape. After that, we will travel to Delft, which is famous for its blue pottery. You would have time to seat on the market square to have lunch here. In the afternoon, we will go to the political city of the Netherlands: The Hague. It is the administrative and royal capital of the Netherlands and its seat of government. This tour offers free hotel pick-up service in Amsterdam; a luxury and comforable mini bus (Mecedes brand) with maximum 8 persons; and a free bottle of water (one bottle per traveler).
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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USD153.28
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USD153.28
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Private Rotterdam World War II and the Reconstruction Walking Tour

Private Rotterdam World War II and the Reconstruction Walking Tour

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Join this adventurous walking tour through the centre of Rotterdam and along the riverside. The guide will explain the course of history of the devastating bombing and the occupation. Walk along the Fire Boundary, discover the scars and recognize the beauty of the Reconstruction. Enjoy the view over the city from the rooftop of Het Witte Huis.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Rotterdam Running Tour
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Private Rotterdam Running Tour

Would you like your own private tour? Would you like a ‘special group’ tour (birthday/ bachelor(ette) party/ family tour)? Then this Tour is the best option for you! Our crewmembers want to show you how awesome Rotterdam is! By combining running and sightseeing, you will have a unique, interactive and indeed a fit way of getting to know this great city. Wether you are a die hard runner or ‘just a beginner’, we want our tours to be accessible to all types of runners. During our tours we will not only provide you with interesting information and trivia. We will also make sure there is enough picture and fun time and a warm up and cooling down time, as we care about the physical wellbeing of our runners. Every runner gets a bottle of water to stay well hydrated during the run.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 25 minutes
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Walking tour Rotterdam

Walking tour Rotterdam

Beyond Rotterdam goes a step further. The beyond Tour will show you the most know sites to see in Rotterdam!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD31.43
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USD31.43

Best Intro Tour of Rotterdam with a Local

Best Intro Tour of Rotterdam with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Enjoy this enchanting and colourful city, full of coffee shops, with a local who will show you all of their favourite spots. Discover the best of the "Gateway of the World, be venturing to off-the-beaten path tracks to see Rotterdam and experience it with a local! You will feel as if you've stumbled into a city from another era and getting to know more about the local culture, the local spots where people like to go for a coffee or for having dinner! You will get introduced to the city as if you just met your best friend from overseas and he would be showing you his city!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD95.30
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USD95.30

Exclusive Private Guided Tour through the History of Rotterdam with a Local

Exclusive Private Guided Tour through the History of Rotterdam with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. The group size is up to 8 people. Discover the historical side of Rotterdam with a passionate local who wants to share all the best kept secrets of Rotterdam! Our excursion will start at the Nieuwe Binnenweg. You will learn about the various architectural styles from different time periods and find out how the city has changed over time. From visiting churches to discovering the history behind the Witte Huis or even Erasmus Bridge, you will encounter unique sites that an ordinary tourist tour won’t show you! We always knew travelling was the best way of learning, but having a knowledgeable Local by your side to give you insider tips and share local secrets is even better! Of course, if you wish to learn about something in particular or have a special interest, just let me know, and I will adjust the itinerary for you!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD660.52
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Half-Day Rotterdam City of the Future Walking Tour

Half-Day Rotterdam City of the Future Walking Tour

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Would you like to get acquainted with the futuristic ideas in all the different areas of urban life there is? Are you curious to see what Europe will look like in the 22nd century? Then we would like to invite you for this Rotterdam tour! There are so many fascinating things to discover in Rotterdam: modern architecture, fabolous landscape design projects, social or technological innovations, contemporary street art, innovative fashion projects like a clothing made of orange peel, delicious food and many other things, that will definitely blow your imagination! Our road will take us to all of the most famous and absolutely amazing buildings, such as a futuristic church Nieuwe Pauluskerk designed by William Alsop, The Cube Houses designed by Piet Blom, Erasmus Bridge, the first European skyscraper called White House, ‘The Pencil’ and ‘The Apple’ buildings and some other projects designed by Rem Koolhaas, the other well-known Bureaus of Architecture and, of course, Markthall.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD122.40
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USD122.40
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Day Tour to Rotterdam, Delft, The Hague Incl. Madurodam or Royal Delft
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Day Tour to Rotterdam, Delft, The Hague Incl. Madurodam or Royal Delft

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This day tour brings you to the most histroric sites and scenic spots in the Netherlands, which are The Hague, Delft and Rotterdam. On this tour, you will know stories about the history of the Netherlands. In the beginning of our journey, we will visit Rotterdam, which has Europe's largest seaport. Rotterdam is known for its maritime heritage and modern architecture. The near-complete destruction of the city centre in the World War II has resulted in a varied architectural landscape. After that, we will travel to Delft, which is famous for its blue pottery. You would have time to seat on the market square to have lunch here. In the afternoon, we will go to the political city of the Netherlands: The Hague. It is the administrative and royal capital of the Netherlands and its seat of government. This tour offers free hotel pick-up service in Amsterdam; a luxury and comforable mini bus (Mecedes brand) with maximum 8 persons; and a free bottle of water (one bottle per traveler).
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD137.95
USD153.28
USD15.33 savings
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USD153.28
USD15.33 savings
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Explore Rotterdam’s history and architecture on private walking tour

Explore Rotterdam’s history and architecture on private walking tour

Rotterdam is a museum of Modern Architecture under the open sky. The world's largest port survived almost complete destruction in 1940. Subsequently, Rotterdam became a platform for various architectural experiments, and the first skyscraper in Europe appeared in this city. On this private walking tour of Rotterdam, you will learn about the city's unique architecture, explore Rotterdam's amazing architecture and see building such as Markthal (marketplace of Rotterdam), Rotterdam Central Station, the famous cube houses of Rotterdam and much more! Meet your guide at Cruise Port Terminal, Hotel in Rotterdam city center or Central Station. The walking tour will include the Central Railway Station, Cubic Houses, Market Hall, The Rotterdam by Rem Koolhaas, Witte Huis (Europe’s oldest high rise from 1898), Erasmus Bridge and much more. Tour ends at Cruise Port or at some other point in the city you prefer.
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  • 4 hours
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USD467.00
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USD467.00
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Private city tour in Rotterdam

Private city tour in Rotterdam

On this city tour on foot you will see the most important sights and interesting districts in the center of Rotterdam at your leisure and you will get to know some districts in more detail. The guide will tell you about the history of the city, how it developed from an insignificant fishing village to a world port of world importance. You will see how old and modern harmoniously stand next to each other in Rotterdam or how they contrast sharply. You will of course see the latest architectural works of art, but also what has been preserved through the centuries. You will hear funny and interesting stories and because we also see lesser-known spots, you will be enriched with a different, surprising, new perspective on Rotterdam and the people of Rotterdam.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD248.11
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South Holland in one day: Rotterdam, The Hague and Delft cities private tour

South Holland in one day: Rotterdam, The Hague and Delft cities private tour

Explore what South Holland has to offer on this full-day trip from Rotterdam. Start with a private tour of Rotterdam on a Harbour boat cruise and admire views of famous Rotterdam sites and its skyline. Drive to Delft old town and relive its glorious past as you wander along canals and churches. Then we will show you The Hague, where you will see the city center and the Binnenhof - the world’s oldest House of Parliament.
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  • 8 hours
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USD1,067.00
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Rotterdam Shore Walking Tour
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Rotterdam Shore Walking Tour

Planning a trip to Nederlands? Looking for Off-the-Beaten-Path Tour in Rotterdam? What about discovering famous Rotterdam Shore? Rotterdam offers you the chance to discover an interesting collection of sights: modern buildings, stunning views, parks and gardens, the quays and the docks. Wha’s included in the Rotterdam Shore Walking Tour? You will have the chance to discover the main Rotterdam’s sights while you enjoy a walk around the city center and the shore. The Market Hall, Old Port, Cubic Houses, White House, and the Erasmus Bridge are some of the included stops. Get ready to experience Nederlands from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal interesting facts about Rotterdam City.
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  • 3 hours
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Church of St. Lawrence (Sint Laurenskerk) hours of operation: Tue-Sat 11am-5pm, Closed Sunday & Mon except for church services. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.