Discover the Port of Rotterdam in 75 exciting minutes boat tour.
You’ve got to see this to believe it. Rotterdam is Europe’s largest port and the third busiest port in the world, right after Singapore and Shanghai. Come and experience the hustle and bustle from the best seats in the house. Board a Spido Rotterdam harbor boat and we’ll take you right out on the waves. Spido Rotterdam welcomes you aboard the James Cook, Marco Polo or Abel Tasman – all boats have been named after explorers. On each of them, a knowledgeable and experienced tour guide explains every stunning view. Ocean liners to the right, containerships to the left and shipyards and docks all around. These docks are numbered from 1 to no less than 9,900, to give you an idea of the sheer size.
The hypermodern trans-shipping of thousands of containers takes on a whole new life when you engage in its environment. Admire the famous industrial zone of Rotterdam and other towns close to Rotterdam. Towns such as Schiedam – famous for its Dutch Gin – Maassluis, Vlaardingen and Hoek van Holland. While on board with Spido, learn more about the Maeslantkering. The unique construction of the storm surge barrier protects the area against spring tides and possible floods.
Along the way, enjoy the low-key, typical Rotterdam atmosphere aboard all Spido boats. Rotterdammers are known for their dry wit and no-nonsense outlook on life, which makes these boat tours relaxing and fun. Find out what makes Rotterdam tick and admire the steamship by the same name. It’s the former flagship of the ocean liner company Holland America line.
And last but not least, marvel at the Rotterdam skyline with its imposing buildings and bridges. As Spido Rotterdam takes you around the harbor, the view of Rotterdam’s architecture alone makes it worth your while. Ambitiously rebuilt after World War II, the inner city is not quite done redeveloping and offers breathtaking views all around.
Willemsplein 85 3016 DR RotterdamOpening hours:
Departure June-September: between 10.15 a.m. - 5 p.m. October: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. November - December: Monday - Wednesday: 2 p.m., Thursday - Sunday: between 11 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.Location:
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