Rotterdam Boat Tours
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Rotterdam is a city on the water, its harbour is known as the ‘Gateway to Europe’ as it is the largest seaport in Europe. Seeing the city from the water with a Rotterdam boat trip is a definite not-to-miss experience. The Nieuwe Maas is the name of Rotterdam’s river, and when you sail on it you’ll find yourself amongst all sorts of boat traffic, from freighters and tugboats to water taxis and pleasure boats. Boat tours in Rotterdam Rotterdam is a city of water, and there's no better way to experience it than on a boat tour. There are many different boat tours available, from short sightseeing tours to longer excursions that take you to the city's most popular attractions. Whether you're interested in learning about Rotterdam's history, exploring its modern architecture, or simply enjoying the views, there's a boat tour that's perfect for you. There is a boat cruise to fit everyone’s desires. From the classic Rotterdam River Cruise Boat, with its cosy saloon and sun deck, to the adventurous amphibian Splashtours bus and the delicious Pancake boat tour. Whether you are looking for a relaxing experience or one with a little more adrenaline, we have the Rotterdam boat tours for you. Top sights along the water So what are the top sights to look out for during a boat trip in Rotterdam on the river? Erasmus Bridge The Witte Huis SS Rotterdam Willemsbrug Hotel New York The Erasmus Bridge, or Erasmusbrug in Dutch, is a cable-stayed bridge spanning the river Maas, which has become an iconic symbol of the city. The asymmetrical, sleek design of the bridge has earned it the nickname ‘The Swan’. On New Year’s Eve this is one of the locations in the Netherlands where professional firework shows are organised. The Witte Huis, or White House, is a historic skyscraper, completed in 1898. Designed by architect Willem Molenbroek, it stands as one of Europe's first high-rise buildings and survived the bombardment of the city during World War II. With its distinct Art Nouveau style and white facade, the Witte Huis remains an iconic symbol of the city's architectural heritage. The SS Rotterdam is a former ocean liner and cruise ship that now serves as a hotel, restaurant, and attraction. Launched in 1959, the ship, also known as "The Grande Dame," offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the charm and luxury of mid-20th century transatlantic travel while exploring its rich maritime history. The Willemsbrug is a prominent bridge, though less well known internationally than the Erasmus Bridge, connecting the north and south banks of the River Maas. Designed by architect Cor Veerling, it was completed in 1981 and stands out with its distinctive red-coloured bascule (drawbridge) and elegant steel arch. The bridge serves as a vital transportation link and a beloved landmark, offering stunning views of the city's skyline and waterways. Hotel New York is a historic hotel located in the former headquarters of the Holland-America. Built-in 1901, it served as the departure point for countless immigrants heading to the United States. Today, the hotel retains its maritime charm and offers a unique experience with its nautical-themed rooms, waterfront views, and a bustling brasserie, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the city's maritime heritage. Rotterdam boat tour tickets Tours & Tickets offers only the best boat tours in Rotterdam. You have to look no further for your river cruise tickets to explore the city from the water. You’ll also find tickets to other tours in Rotterdam and to Rotterdam’s top attractions. What will you choose to do during your visit to Rotterdam?