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The Committee for the NGV GLOBAL 2016 Conference & Exhibition have secured some excellent tours to highlight the city and provide you with an easy way to enjoy your visit. There is some information below on the tours on offer however for full details either click the lins in each tour option or visit the main tour page here.

Guided Rotterdam Highlights Tour by foot ca. 2,5 hours

With this Rotterdam Highlights Tour you will get to know the best Rotterdam has to offer. Our experienced guide will show you the highlights of our exciting city and tell you stories of their history, the architectures or artists, special events or future plans and intentions. You will see Central Station, de Meent, Timmerhuis, Markthal, Coolsingel, Erasmus Bridge and much more.

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This guided Rotterdam Highlights Tour is available for 4 – 15 persons and starts in the morning around 10am and evening around 7pm. If you want a private tour or if you are with more than 15 persons, please contact us for a tailor made tour. We can organize any tour customized to your wishes, needs and budget. We would love to help making your stay in Rotterdam unforgettable.

 

For further information, pricing and to book this tour please click here.

Guided Architecture Tour by bike ca. 2,5 hours (including one day bike rental)

After the many grand openings of the Markthal, Koolhaas’ ‘de Rotterdam’ and the spectacularly newly renovated central station, we can safely say, Rotterdam has put itself on the international map as one of the most interesting architectural cities of Europe!

But Rotterdam is more than the modern blockbuster-architecture you see at first sight. Throughout the entire 20th century, Rotterdam has been built up, torn down and renewed several times. Modern architectural history is found here. You will find the pre-war innovators of architecture, the modernists after the war, the social architects from the 70/80’s and the STARchitects from the ‘booming nineties’. Rotterdam has it all!
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In just 2.5 hours, you’ll crisscross through the centre, over the striking bridges, along the docks and you’ll get off the bike, to experience the majesty of these beautiful buildings. Our architecture guides are highly knowledgeable, enthusiastic and aren’t afraid to give you their opinion! The bike will be available for you all day long or you can use it only during the tour. That’s up to you.

 

For further information, pricing and to book this tour please click here.

Guided Port of Rotterdam Boat Tour & visit Euromast ca. 3 hours

Among the busy traffic of sea-going and inland ships, this trip is a special journey through one of the largest harbours in the world. You can see Rotterdam’s impressive skyline with its imposing buildings glide by, and then get a unique view of the harbours shipyards,
docks and the hypermodern transshipping of thousands of containers. You will also get a view of the steamship ‘Rotterdam’, the former cruise flagship of shipping company Holland America Line.

images (1)After the harbour tour your guide will take you along the Maasboulevard to the highest view tower of the Netherlands, the Euromast. This tower provides an amazing 360degrees view over Rotterdam and surroundings. The guide will explain what you see at all sides. On your way to the Euromast you’ll walk on the boulevard passing beautiful old buildings and the Veerhaven with it’s historical ships.

For further information, pricing and to book this tour please click here.

UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk Windmill Tour 3,5 hours

We will travel by waterbus to UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk (opening hours 9 – 17:30). During this waterbus trip we will have a great view of Rotterdam and her bridges. The most important aspect of UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk is undoubtedly the unique collection of 19 authentic windmills, which are considered a Dutch icon throughout the entire world. A wonderful and unforgettable trip in the Netherlands close to Rotterdam.windmills

At the Kinderdijk site our experienced guide will show you around the windmills, the museum mill, the windmill workshop and the surrounding nature. You will get plenty of opportunity to ask questions and you will visit places that aren’t normally open to the public. Afterwards, a cycling or hiking trip through the characteristic surroundings is a great way to end this tour. If you choose a cycling trip, the extra costs are € 10 per person. Please state in your booking.

For further information, pricing and to book this tour please click here.

Guided Highlights and Dutch Tasting Tour by bike ca. 2,5 hours (including one day bike rental)

The Highlights and Dutch Tasting Tour brings you along the special places in Rotterdam where you can taste typical and traditional Dutch food.
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This tour is the ideal way to experience Rotterdam at it’s best in a relaxed way. Our experienced guide will show you the Erasmus Bridge, City Hall, the new award winning Central Station, the famous Hotel New York, Cubic Houses and the Euromast. You’ll make a few stops to taste the local specialities and you’ll visit the Markthal (food market) and the Fenix Food Factory. Depending on the season and availability this tour includes 3 tastings from cheese, poffertjes (Dutch mini pancakes), beer, gin, gehaktbal (Dutch meatball), bitterbal, chocolate, Dutch apple pie or gin. Our transport during this tour will be a Dutch city bike.

For further information, pricing and to book this tour please click here.

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NGV Global 2017 Conference
20 - 23 March 2017

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