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Discover the vibrant allure of this Dutch gem - a city that seamlessly blends its historic heritage with modern wonders. Rotterdam, known for its captivating architecture and thriving cultural scene, promises an unforgettable journey through its distinctive attractions. The city is unlike any other in the Netherlands which makes a tour here a unique experience. Rotterdam’s modern architecture exists because of the bombardment the city faced during the Second World War. Tours in Rotterdam will take you to best sights in the city, including the new sights and those few that remain from before the war. You can choose for yourself if you prefer a Rotterdam guided tour or a self-guided tour. What are the best tours in Rotterdam? The best tours in Rotterdam will show you the many different facets of the city. From the old port to the modern architecture, there is lots to see and explore here. All the Rotterdam city tours you can choose will take you to the best sights in Rotterdam or give you the opportunity to explore them on your own. Not to be missed sights during a Rotterdam city tour include: Cube Houses Market Hall Erasmus Bridge The port Central Station What different types of Rotterdam tours are recommended? That all depends on your preferences. If you want to see the city the way the locals do, then you should hop on a bike and let a guide show you the highlights of the city. But of course there are also other ways to see the city. There are several different types of tours in Rotterdam, and you can get tickets to all of them with Tours & Tickets. There are tours on land, for instance by bike or by bus, and there are boat tours which will show you Rotterdam from the water with lots of information about the port and harbour and the city’s longstanding history as a trading port. How long of a tour you take and what mode of transport you choose will determine how much of the city you can see during it. A bus and boat move faster and further than you can on a bike, but on a bike you can get a much more up-close and personal experience of the city. If you ask us what to do in Rotterdam, we say all three to get a true feeling for the city. Where to go on a self-guided tour? If you are choosing to explore the city on your own, there are a couple of places that should most definitely be on your itinerary: Erasmus Bridge: Start your adventure by cycling across the iconic Erasmus Bridge, one of Rotterdam's most recognizable landmarks. This stunning cable-stayed bridge offers panoramic views of the city and the bustling harbour. Cube Houses (Kubuswoningen): Pedal your way to the Cube Houses, an architectural marvel designed by Piet Blom. These tilted cube-shaped houses form an extraordinary residential complex, and you can even explore the interior of one of the houses, turned into a museum, to experience the unconventional living space. Markthal: Ride to the Markthal, a futuristic horseshoe-shaped building with a vibrant market hall inside. Adorned with colourful murals, the Markthal offers a feast for the eyes and a variety of culinary delights to satisfy your taste buds. Delfshaven: Take a charming detour to the historic district of Delfshaven. This well-preserved area showcases Rotterdam's maritime past with its picturesque canals, traditional architecture, and quaint cafés. Euromast: For a breathtaking view of the city, head to the Euromast, an observation tower rising 185 meters above the ground. Enjoy the stunning panorama of the city's skyline and surrounding areas from its observation decks. Museum Park: Cycle through the Museum Park, where you'll find several of Rotterdam's most prominent museums, including the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi). Witte de Withstraat: Explore this lively street, famous for its art galleries, boutiques, bars, and restaurants. It's a fantastic place to experience Rotterdam's contemporary culture and nightlife.