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Private Rotterdam Architecture Walking Tour
"Meet your guide at Rotterdam Central Station from where your private 3-hour architecture walking tour will start. See the architectural sights of Rotterdam in 3 hours with a private guide. Pass by sights such as Rotterdam's Cube Houses Markthal City Hall Kunsthal Erasmus Bridge and many more. In total you will walk past about 40 architectural sights with your private guide! Learn about these from your personal guide and listen to stories about their creation and the meaning behind the architecture of this unique such as City Hall. Enjoy a relaxing break and a refreshing beverage at a central Rotterdam location after 1.5 hours into the tour. Continue touring Rotterdam after your 30-minute break and enjoy the second half of your architecture walk refreshed your tour will end in central Rotterdam.Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required."
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Skip the Line: Rotterdam and Holland Pass
"Pick up your Rotterdam and Holland Pass from Rotterdam Central Station Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or various Travelex branches throughout the Netherlands. Then choose from more than 60 museums and attractions in Rotterdam and its neighboring cities for free skip-the-line entry (see the Itinerary for a full list). Valid for one month your pass gives you your choice of two four or six entrance tickets divided into gold silver and transport tickets. Each attraction accepts a certain type of ticket in exchange for entrance. Simply show your pass to the attendant and you can bypass the queue
From EUR40.00
 
Private Tour: Rotterdam Walking Tour Including Harbor Cruise
"Your walking tour departs from central Rotterdam at your chosen time. As this is a private tour the exact itinerary can be tailored to your interests; simply notify your guide which sights you'd like to see.Start with a visit to one of the most fascinating architectural projects of post-war Rotterdam the Cubic Houses built by renowned architect Piet Blom. Hear about Blom’s imaginative approach and designs as you step inside these unique high-density housing cubes which are tilted on hexagonal poles. It will change your perspective on modern architecture — literally!From here walk to the Old Harbor (Oude Haven) Rotterdam’s historic harbor whose oldest parts date back to the 14th century. Now a busy waterfront offering a number of fine restaurants and cafés
From EUR55.00

Rotterdam Watercity (Waterstad) Tips (4)

Europoort

Favorite thing The Europoort is an industrial and port south of the New Waterway and north of the Hartel Canal, east of the Maasvlakte and west of the Botlek. The area belongs to the municipality of Rotterdam is 3600 ha.

The Europoort Botlek together with the one of the largest petrochemical industrial areas of the world. At the beginning of the Caland Canal takes place in ore throughput Ertsoverslagbedrijf Europoort. In the east of the Europoort area is overtopping of cars, steel and wood instead of specialized terminals.

The area was between 1958 and 1964 built on the island Rozenburg requiring largely been dug. Besides the village of Blankenburg (400 inhabitants) and many farms also had the bird De Beer ensure neighborhoods.

Channels and ports in Europoort:

For the oil and ore carriers (Eurogeul of 23 meters)
Calandkanaal
Beerkanaal
fourth Petroleum
fifth Petroleum
Sixth Petroleum
seventh Petroleum
For roll-on/roll-off ships:
Beneluxhaven
Brittanniëhaven
For inland:
Dintelhaven
Hartelkanaal

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Oct 17, 2012

Four lions bridge or Regentessebrug

Favorite thing In former days the Waterstad was the area of the former docklands of Rotterdam. Later it became a stately residential area.

Coming from the Old Harbour with the White house and some old merchant houses from the 18th century, giving an image how the city looked like in former days, I walked along the quai of the Wijnhaven along new buildings. I was very surprised to discover unexpectedly the historical Regentesse Brug, also called the Four Lions Bridge in pretty contrast with the new apartments nearby.

The Regentessebrug, connecting the Glashaven and Posthoornstreet, dates back from 1899 and has survived the WO II. The bridge is designed by D.G. Logemann at he moment the harbours moved westbound and this area became a stately residential area. The scenic bridge has lions at four corners and some pillars. It's obvious the designer is inspired by the bridges of Paris like the Pont Alexandre III.

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sachara
Nov 11, 2006

Oude Haven

Favorite thing In the 13th century the ships sailed away from the Oude Haven, being a natural harbour in the Rotte estuary. The origin of Rotterdam as harbour city has started here. Later in the 16th century new harbours were dugged out more west like the Haringvliet and the Leuvehaven.

You cannot only see historical vessels of the Open-air Inland Shipping Museum in the old harbour, but also the the White House, which was built in the late 19th century with 45m the highest building in Europe in those days.

Besides the White House are some Merchants Houses of the 18th century as well, though temporary removed for the construction of a railwaytunnel and afterwards rebuilt.

The Oude Haven (or the Old Harbour) is a scenic place in the citycentre.
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Nov 10, 2006

Leuvehaven

Favorite thing In the Leuvehaven (Leuve Harbour) is the open air part of the maritime museum. You can see several ships, derricks, cranes, a lighthouse and get an idea of the typical atmosphere of the harbour in the old days.

From 1600 the Leuvehaven was a seaport during three centuries. Till the 1970s it was still a lively harbour for the inland shipping.

The Leuvehaven is situated in the original maritime heart of Rotterdam, the Waterstad. The Waterstad contains the eldest docklands of Rotterdam. Nowadays the historical maritime character of this area is mixed with modern architecture and new residential areas.

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Euromast

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