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Cultural Walking Tour in Rotterdam

  • Follow an itinerary that includes a number of city landmarks

  • Learn about the city’s architectural history from a professional art historian

  • Enjoy an authentic taste of Rotterdam life with a snack in the local market

Cultural Walking Tour in Rotterdam
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Walk Centre 10:00AMMost Popular
2,5h walking tour starting at Central Station Rotterdam at 10:00 AM
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Walk Centre 13:30PM
2,5h walking tour starting at Central Station Rotterdam at 13:30 PM
From US$28.86

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.

What to Expect

Begin your walking tour of Rotterdam's highlights when you meet your guide under the clock at Central Station at 10am. Depart from the modern Central Station and head toward the city center, passing post-war reconstruction monuments like the shopping area "the Lijnbaan." Walk to the Mondriaaan-esque Cafe de Unie, an architectural icon of the de Stijl movement. Stop for a photo of the Timmerhuis, rising like a cloud of glass and steel above the city.

Hear about Rotterdam's history from your guides–experts on architecture and art history–as you explore landmarks like the pre-WWII Laurens church, Rotterdam's Cubic houses, and the modern Markthal, famous for its ceiling artwork. Relax over a snack and a cup of coffee in the indoor market before continuing your walk.

Stroll along the river Maas, taking in the impressive views, and see the new developments on the south bank before concluding the tour around 12:30pm at Rotterdam's best-known landmark — the Erasmus bridge.

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Reviews (18)
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Reviewed 2 January 2018
Great thematic walking tour in Rotterdam

I really enjoyed my walking tour with Tania on Dec 30 in Rotterdam. I'm not an architect, just someone who likes looking at interesting buildings and she did a fantastic job of describing the concepts and history of buildings in Rotterdam. It was a really...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank John A
Reviewed 2 December 2017
A knowledgeable guide

We enjoyed and learnt a lot during this walking tour although it was a rainy and windy day in Rotterdam. Many thanksi

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank UllaS536
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile
That was a great experience

We learned a lot about Rotterdam. It was extremely pleasant to walk around with a with our guide who is an architect showing us all the places of interest and also not that famous but interesting places that only the local people know. If you...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Petya P
Reviewed 28 August 2017
Highlight of our Rotterdam tour!

I highly recommend this tour! It's great for anyone who is new to the amazing architecture of Rotterdam.

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Date of experience: August 2017
Thank sja0205
Reviewed 24 August 2017
Enriching Cultural Experience. Highly Reccommend.

I took this tour without any knowledge of Rotterdam or its architectural history. Tania of Walk Rotterdam provided an inspiring and informative view of Rotterdam's built environment. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and it's a also great way to see the city and its many...More

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Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Lynne C
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