It was the first weekend in March, bitterly cold, and the boat only have full - but we enjoyed this harbour tour a lot!
They tell you a lot about the city, its buildings, companies doing business in the harbour, they show you the docks.
The tell you about bananas and coffee, pirates and captains, and and and.
The tour is a must if you're in Rotterdam.
Tour is done in 4 languages (Dutch, German, English, French), and they serve meals and drinks.
The harbour tour is excellent, as I have done it recently (I live close to rotterdam for 22 years, and only this year I took the tour). You get a impression of the biggest harbour in the world. There are a few tours that you can take, night tours, combination tours with museums. So something for everybody.
It is the biggest harbour in the world, and by taking the tour you will know why, so don't miss it
harbour tour: there are several companies that offer harbour tours in comfortable ships. This tour is a must when you come to Rotterdam as a tourist. Only by doing it you can realise how big this harbour is. From the Maas river you can also admire Rotterdam's skyline and bridges. You can see more pictures in my Bridges in Rotterdam.
At the 'Boompjes' near the Nieuwe Maas, you can embark for a 1 hour boattrip along the harbour on what is called the 'Spido' boat.
I am about to call it Speedo boat because of his smooth speeding up the water '-)
The one on the picture is baptized : 'mps Abel Tasman'
Year of construction: 2000
Construction number: 380
Warf of construction: De Hoop, Lobith b.v.
Very comfortable boat. You can sit inside and on open deck.
Coating of the round tables are maps of the harbour area so you can easily follow the track the boat is taking you, while you listen to a taped voice, explaining in 4 languages all details.
LOL even the Mayor of Rotterdam has his introduction on this tape in 4 different languages (to the astonishment of some of our VT members hehehe).
Roundtrip by boat to several destinations in Rotterdam and the mainport (please visit also my Europoort-pages)
Departure from the city-centre of Rotterdam, to the biggest port of the world and some other destinations.
Take a Spido boat and tour the harbor!
This huge ship holds up to 599 people and has a bar and restaurant on board. There are several floors, but if you sit out in the open be prepared to be rained on! Take a jacket also, because it can be cold once the boat gets moving.
Take a 'Spido' boat and cruise around the port of Rotterdam.
After all this is the biggest port of Europe so there's a lot to see. Unfortunately when I was there there weren't many ships in the port and the tour only goes to Europoort, the biggest part of the port, in summer.
from the 1st of Juni till 30 th of September you can make a lovely harbourtrip by boat. It will last about 3 1/4 hrs.
Departures: daily at 10.45 AM and 14.15 PM This is a unique trip: it goes from Rotterdam to Kinderdijk v.v.
Rotterdam has for many years been called the Port of Europe because of its unique situation and superior infrastructure.
From this gate of Europe we welcome you on board of the passengership Erasmus, to take you from the center of the city on a special trip, the highlights of which our on board guide will explain. Whilst cruising on the river, de Nieuwe Maas, you can relax and ejoy the view of the Rotterdam skyline. Typical for the skyline are the numerous beautiful bridges which connect the left and right banks of the river. Via the river Lek your cruise continues to Kinderdijk, this is one of the cultural items of the United Nations World monument list and is definitely worth your visit. Here you will disembark, and you will have the opportunity to explore this unique site. You can visit one of the windmills where themiller will only be too happy to relate the history of this unique spot.
For res. call REBUS: 010-2183131/06-26168685.
Tickets available on board and at the VVV/Rotterdam, (0900-403.40.65).
Rates: adults 27,50 Dutch guilders p.person (incl. entrance to the windmill, exposition room and host).
children 20,-- dutch guilders per person till 12 years)
With Spido tours you can go on a harbour cruise that takes about 75 minutes. see all the important sights of the Rotterdam harbour.
Visit our harbour, full of activity, make a trip through the harbouw bij a SPIDO boat. You will find Spido next to the Erasmus bridge.
Take a trip through the harbour with the Spido - a great way to relax and warch the city and its habours go by.