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Half-Day Small-Group Harbor Bike Tour in Rotterdam

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    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.
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    Departure Point
    1e Blekerhof 26, 3011 CJ Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Use of comfortable bike with hand brakes
    • Boat ride
    • City map with restaurant and shop tips
    • Rain poncho (if needed)
    • Local snack
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Recommended: Bring a bottle of water, wear comfortable clothing/wind-proof attire
    • Operates in all weather conditions (except heavy rain) please dress appropriately
    • Minimum numbers per tour apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Please note: Biking distance is 15 kilometers/ 9.5 miles. You need to be of moderate fitness level. Your bike will be of good quality and will have a hand brake and gears. Various bike sizes available.
    • Tour duration is approximately 3 hours. Do keep in mind that it might last a little longer. If you have any other plans directly after the tour, please tell the guide, so he/she can take this into account.
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 May 2018

    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 30 April 2018

    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 23 April 2018

    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 20 April 2018

    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 Alexey S
    Reviewed 12 March 2018

    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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