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History of Rotterdam – private tour

history walk

History of Rotterdam – private tour

18 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
history walk

History of Rotterdam – private tour

history walk

History of Rotterdam – private tour

18 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

HISTORY OF ROTTERDAM During this tour, my goal is to show you how Rotterdam’s unique history shaped the city. I will cover the history from roughly 1300 onward: from the birth and development of the city, to its destruction in 1940, and how Rotterdam rose from its ashes to become the intriguing city it is today. To enhance your understanding, I will bring along several (historic) maps and also touch upon Dutch history and culture in general. PRIVATE WALKING TOUR In 3 hours, we will traverse the city center by foot: from pre-war parts that survived the bombing, to reconstructed and newer areas. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a local or new to the city. This is a private tour, which allows me to cater exactly to your needs and prior knowledge of Rotterdam and the Netherlands.

Your host

Learn more about Rob

Rob

Hi, I’m Rob! In my spare time I give private tours of Rotterdam. I have always been fascinated by history and cities, and Rotterdam interested me ever since I moved here in 2007. The city is in no way comparable to any other place in the Netherlands. I have extensive knowledge of Rotterdam and Dutch history and I want to give you a personal feel for Rotterdam, the way only a local can.

What's included

Equipment
In case of rain, I will bring umbrellas.

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Where you'll be

We start where the city began, at the Binnenrotte (near the Markthal). Then we’ll walk towards the river while I explain the city’s early history and how it grew into a thriving port. We’ll continue towards the center to discuss the single most impactful event in Rotterdam’s history: the bombing of 1940. We finish the tour at Eendrachtsplein after discussing the city's reconstruction and modern development.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

If you want to book for a group, feel free to contact me for discounts. If the date or time of your choice is not available, please send me an inquiry.

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History of Rotterdam – private tour
18 reviews
From $46/person
18 reviews
From $46/person