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Meeting point: Markthal main entrance

Every day

13:30 (1:30pm), Saturday extra morning tour at 10:30

Join the next tour and discover Rotterdam through the eyes of a local!

Experience the European harbor capital in a unique way, combining futuristic architecture with an explosive history. Founded as a small fisherman’s village 800 years ago, Rotterdam grew into a powerful industrial force due to its strategic location alongside the big European rivers. On May 14th 1940, the city centre was destroyed by German bombs. Unshakeable -like its people-, the city rose from its ashes to become the cultural hub it is today. Join the next tour, every day at 13:30 (1:30pm). Saturday we run an extra morning tour at 10:30(am).

Can’t wait till the next visit to Rotterdam? Visit our ‘Your Guides’ page and find out what we love about our city, or join us on a Free Virtual Tour on our YouTube channel!

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During this 2 hour tour, we cover

Erasmus of Rotterdam

Why has Erasmus a bridge and university named after him? Join the Free Walking Tour Rotterdam and find out what connects this historical figure to the city.


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World War II bombardment 

Discover the devastating impact of the WW2 bombardment on the city, and how this changed the history of both Rotterdam and the Netherlands.
Architecture of Rotterdam today

Futuristic  architecture

Also known as Manhattan on the Meuse, Rotterdam has a unique and exhilarating skyline. See for yourself why Rotterdam has such a fantastic reputation when it comes down to architecture.

Port of Europe

By connecting the North Sea and the great rivers, Rotterdam is also known as the gateway to Europe with the largest harbor of Europe.

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