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Half-Day Small-Group Harbor Bike Tour in Rotterdam

  • Small-group tour size ensures personalized attention from your guide
  • Cover more ground than by foot while still enjoying an up-close experience
  • Learn about the harbor's far reaching history and modern development
Half-Day Small-Group Harbor Bike Tour in Rotterdam
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Half-Day Small-Group Harbor Bike Tour in Rotterdam
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Rotterdam’s port is the largest in Europe, but it can be difficult to get a close look at the busy working harbor in a big tourist group. Discover the harbor’s historic and modern areas on a small-group bike tour, covering ground quickly and easily, and gaining intimate perspective of the port hub, with insights provided by professional guide. Afterward, relax with a boat journey back into the city.
What to Expect
This 3-hour small group tour starts at Rotterdam Central Station at 10am, where your knowledgeable and fun guide will pick you up, and where you collect the bikes. In this dynamic 9.5-mile/15-kilometer tour, you will bike through the city and stop at the old city harbor Veerhaven, then continue biking through a tunnel under the Meuse River to end up in one of the most interesting harbors of the port of Rotterdam - the Waalhaven. This harbor is not only used for the transshipment of thousands of containers, but also many bulk cargo ships dock here to load and offload. Especially during weekdays this Rotterdam harbor is very active and there is much to see and explore.
You will bike between enormous container-ships and cranes, learn how the port is developing into the ‘smartest’ harbor in the world, and see massive bulk and salvage ships. Also on the list is an exploration of an old dry dock area, which recently has been transformed into a hub for research, design and manufacturing. Here you can learn everything about innovation in the port. See interesting sustainability initiatives and even find a little secret beach, with an ominous history, where the locals go for a swim in the Meuse. After biking, you'll board a boat taking your bike with you and enjoy a nice ride back to the city.
At the end of the tour, you'll ride back to your original departure point at Central Station arriving around 1pm.
Please note: Meeting time is 9:45am at Rotterdam Central Station. Your guide will be waiting for you directly outside the main entrance of Rotterdam Central Station on the big square. You will recognize your guide by a big blue folder on which Inside Rotterdam is written.
Reviews (13)
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Reviewed 2 May 2018
Great tour around Rotterdam

We had a great time Rotterdam. Ariane knows all the spots, including the secret ones. Totally recommended.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Odyssey396569
Reviewed 1 May 2018
Amazing experience!

The half-day harbor tour didn't have enough people and we joined the city tour instead. Ariane informed us right after our booking and we were happy to join the city tour. It is a great way to get to know the city if you are...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ziyand2015
Reviewed 24 April 2018
Amazing experience - Great way to see the city

A very enjoyable and informative tour through the harbor of Rotterdam delivered by an incredibly kind and passionate tour guide. Highly recommend! Thanks Ariane!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Amaan T
Reviewed 21 April 2018
Good tour around Rotterdam harbor

We enjoyed our bike tour around Rotterdam harbor very much. It starts from Rotterdam Central Station. Then you ride across Erasmus Bridge, to the south part, take a ferry, pass through what once was workers village, and then you finally reach the tip of the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TheAleosha
Reviewed 12 March 2018
Amazing tour!

My name is Joshua Brenton and I had the opportunity to take this tour during a Study Abroad with Purdue University for Dr. Jim Tanoos’s class. Seriously, if you are in Rotterdam, this bike tour is an absolute must! Our tour guide, Ariane Nooteboom, was...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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