See the best of Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ dynamic second city, on this private 2-hour walking tour. With your own personal guide, you’ll get a glimpse into the city’s past, present and future as you explore top sights and architectural highlights such as the Old Harbor, the cutting-edge Rotterdam Market Hall (Markthal) and Rotterdam Central Station. In addition to the services of a private guide, this tour includes admission to the city’s iconic cube houses.
2-hour private walking tour of Rotterdam
See the city's highlights including Rotterdam Market Hall (Martkhal), SS 'Rotterdam' and more
Head inside Rotterdam's iconic, yellow cube houses (Kubuswoningen)
Learn about Rotterdam's history and culture while admiring the city's ultra-modern skyline
Receive the undivided attention of a private guide
Why Travellers Choose This Tour
On this private tour you’ll receive one-on-one attention from the private guide. Feel free to ask any questions you have to get the most out of your Rotterdam walking tour.
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Meeting And Pickup
Stationsplein 2, 3013 AJ Rotterdam, Netherlands
The meeting point is inside the Rotterdam Central station under the `meeting cloud´. This is right in front of the Tourist information center.
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Meet your guide at your Rotterdam hotel or the prearranged central meeting point, and then set off to begin your private tour of the city's top architectural and cultural sights.
Learn about Rotterdam’s past and present as you take in some of the city’s landmark buildings, including Rotterdam Centraal Station; the Old Harbor, or Oude Haven, which dates back to 1350; and the SS Rotterdam, a former ocean liner and cruise ship that’s been converted into a hotel.
Roughly halfway through your tour, you’ll stop for refreshments (own expense) in Rotterdam Market Hall (Markthal), the jewel in the city’s architectural crown. Then, continue to the eye-catching cube houses (Kubuswoningen) and make use of your included admission to the complex’s kijk-kubus (show-cube), a house museum designed to give you a feel of what life is like in a cube house.
After three hours, your private tour concludes in central Rotterdam.
Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 16 reviews
Fantastic walking tour
Raymond_D, May 2023
We had a fantastic day touring Rotterdam! This was a wonderful experience and we highly recommend it for all families interested in a walking tour. Thank you so much!
A Great Way to See and Learn About Rotterdam
Martha_E, May 2023
Walking by and hearing about Rotterdam before, during and after the war as well as learning about the new architecture in the city. Going through the cube houses was also a highlight.
Tracy_H, Apr 2023
Really enjoyed learning about the markers in the sidewalk to note victims being pulled out of their homes and sent to concentration camps. Not sure if there was a misunderstanding of who pays the entrance fee at the cube houses. We had to pay 9 Euros which isn't expensive, however, in the description of this tour, it says the fee is included.
Our guide from Trigger...
RAHIM_A, Nov 2022
Our guide from Trigger Tours was very helpful and knowledgeable even though she wasn’t a native Dutch….. awesome service!
The tour with Michel, was...
Elena_V, Apr 2022
The tour with Michel, was very enjoyable as he knows a lot of anecdotes that makes the tour very entertaining.
great way to start your journey
Tashasiregar, Oct 2019
Just arrived at Rotterdam around 3pm, but because the kindness of the tour agent, we manage to start the private tour at 4pm. Our guide name is Stephan, a very nice and soft spoken guy and gave us a lot of information about Rotterdam historical important things.
We had great weather the day we...
Christine_B, Oct 2016
We had great weather the day we visited which makes a walking tour an ideal option. The tour starts at Rotterdam Centraal and takes a good pace noodling through the city and docks area. Guide, Tony, is enthusiastic and knowledgeable and has thought through what might be interesting for his groups. He includes lots of local knowledge and takes you to places off the standard tourist trail. His English is good too! We were drawn to this tour for the emphasis on the architecture which is unique to Rotterdam and how the city is rebuilding itself as opposed to the traditional historical or sight-seeing tours. There is a short stop at the markets for a sit and refreshment if you want. It gives you a bit of time to really appreciate this novel building. We also very much enjoyed the short peek inside the cube house. Something completely different! Highly recommend this tour. Wear appropriate walking shoes!
Easy town to walk. Tour could have...
Nelson G, Mar 2016
Easy town to walk. Tour could have started with pre war history, maybe something about original inhabitants. Guide was extremely cordial. Market hall was great. Cube houses are nice on outside not worth going in. Overall it was ok. If your in Rotterdam, it is a good way to learn the city.
Our tour guide was terrific. We had a...
Yoran Hart, Jan 2016
Our tour guide was terrific. We had a wonderful time. Tony is an excellent guide, very informative and funny. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Our guide did an outstanding job! He...
Nick T, Dec 2015
Our guide did an outstanding job! He was able to answer all our questions and gave some great suggestions for other activities in Rotterdam! Would highly recommend this tour to anyone!
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