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Delfshaven Tours

Delfshaven
A historic quarter of Rotterdam, Delfshaven is on the River Nieuwe Maas and managed to withstand the worst of the nearby bombings that took place during World War II. The town first grew in importance as part of the trading port of Delft and began to thrive in the 14th century as the base of the Dutch East India Company. The area grew rich through fishing, shipbuilding and the trading of jenever (Dutch gin) before being subsumed into Rotterdam in 1886. 

Delfshaven is an appealing district of photogenic gabled buildings that formerly served as warehouses, with yachts and barges moored up along the quaysides. The area is chiefly notable for including the original point of departure for the Pilgrims in 1620. The Speedwell left Delfshaven for the new world on August 1, stopped over at Plymouth in the United Kingdom to pick up the Mayflower and then went on to establish an English colony in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The Oude Kerk (Old Church) in Delfshaven is dedicated to the Pilgrim Fathers, while Rotterdam’s only brewery, Brewery de Pelgrim, is appropriately named as well.

Delfshaven is also known as the birthplace of Piet Hein, a naval officer who captured a Spanish treasure fleet in 1628 during the Eighty Years’ War and brought great riches back to the Netherlands. His monument stands on the waterfront, and today the district’s waterfront is lined with cafes, shops and bars, including a lovely old jenever-tasting proeflokaal on Havenstraat.

Practical Information:

Paid parking is available at the World Port Center. Visitors can reach Delfshaven from the city center by taking Metro A, B or C, none of which offer the option to pay with cash. Brewery de Pelgrim is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon until 4:30 p.m. and can be toured for €10.
Address: Rotterdam, Netherlands
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All Inclusive, Authentic Private Tour Rotterdam and Kinderdijk

All Inclusive, Authentic Private Tour Rotterdam and Kinderdijk

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The Whole City in Half A Day + Kinderdijk Tour, gives you a beautifull combination of a vibrant city and a unique traditional Dutch world Heritage cite. We will start the day with a cup of coffee or tea. After that we will go by boat to the beuatifull Dutch world Heritage site of Kinderdijk. Here we will discover this Dutch landscape by bike (or walking if you can't ride a bike). We will also go inside in one of the historical windmills. After we go back to Rotterdam by boat, you will be taken to the familiar and unknown places in the versatile city of Rotterdam. The tour is all inclusive and we have a no-wallet policy. This means that we pay for all the expenses (like food, drinks, entrance tickets, transportation, etc.) In that way you can just enjoy the tour. The tour is also flexible, we can adjust the tour based on your preferences and during the tour we will walk at your pace. So no rushing and stress and a mass of people. We will give you just a nice and memorable day!
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  • 9 hours
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The Whole City In Half a Day: All inclusive, authentic private tour of Rotterdam

The Whole City In Half a Day: All inclusive, authentic private tour of Rotterdam

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Make the most of your time in Rotterdam with a private half-day tour that covers the city’s top highlights, including the Old Harbor, Euromast, the Meent shopping district, and the Luchtsingel Bridge. For your convenience, the tour includes snacks, lunch, and all necessary admission tickets. Booking a private tour ensures a customized experience and your guide’s full attention.
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  • 5 hours
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$124.95
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Hidden Gems Bike Tour Private

Hidden Gems Bike Tour Private

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Discover surprising places with this unique Rotterdam Hidden Gems Bike Tour! With this tour, we go off the beaten track. The main purpose of this Hidden Gems Bike Tour is to give you the chance to experience Rotterdam like a local. During this bike tour, you will discover the historic Delfshaven, walk through the most beautiful garden of Rotterdam and end the tour with a surprising Turkish delicacy!
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  • 3 hours
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$92.64
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Tour in Rotterdam combined with professional photo shoot

Tour in Rotterdam combined with professional photo shoot

Who doesn't want this? A tour through a beautiful city AND a photo shoot so that you will never forget this city again ?! I will show you the most beautiful places in Rotterdam up close and make sure that you can look back years later with beautiful images on your visit to this beautiful city.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Rotterdam Bicycle Tour with a Bilingual Guide

Rotterdam Bicycle Tour with a Bilingual Guide

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This bicycle tour shows you the most awesome highlights of the city. With enthusiastic tour guides in small groups you will see and learn a lot about Rotterdam. Bicycles are provided.
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  • 3 hours
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Touristic highlights of Rotterdam on a Half Day (4 Hours) Private Tour

Touristic highlights of Rotterdam on a Half Day (4 Hours) Private Tour

Make the most of your time in Rotterdam and experience the best of everything in Rotterdam on this half day private tour with a local, you will use public transport throughout this tour to enhance your local experience even more, you will visit the ancient, medieval and modern neighborhoods to see and appreciate the vast history and culture that the city has witnessed over the years, also try the best food, drinks, local favorite places to hangout, visit coffee shop, red light district and beat the touristic rush. Our fun and entertaining guide will make this a memorable experience for you. It is one of the best experiences to immerse yourself into the dutch culture and to fall in love with Rotterdam even more.
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  • 4 hours
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Private tour of Photography at best locations in Rotterdam with a local

Private tour of Photography at best locations in Rotterdam with a local

If you love taking sensational pictures and showing them off on Instagram or elsewhere then this experience is just the right one for you. You will visit the ancient, medieval and modern neighborhoods, canals, cafes, hidden alleys, coffee shop and markets for that picture perfect photo of Amsterdam that you always wanted.Our fun and entertaining guide will make this a memorable experience for you. It is one of the best experiences to immerse yourself into the dutch culture and to fall in love with Amsterdam even more.
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  • 3 hours
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Layover in Rotterdam Private Tour with a local: Best Highlights of Rotterdam

Layover in Rotterdam Private Tour with a local: Best Highlights of Rotterdam

Isn't it better to explore the city than waiting at the airport lounge? Make the most of your time in Rotterdam and experience the best of everything in Rotterdam on this layover special private tour with a local, you will use public transport throughout this tour to enhance your local experience even more, you will visit the ancient, medieval and modern neighborhoods to see and appreciate the vast history and culture that the city has witnessed over the years, also try the best food, drinks, local favorite places to hangout, visit coffee shop, red light district and beat the touristic rush. Our fun and entertaining guide will make this a memorable experience for you. It is one of the best experiences to immerse yourself into the dutch culture and to fall in love with Rotterdam even more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Explore Rotterdam’s history and architecture on private walking tour

Explore Rotterdam’s history and architecture on private walking tour

Rotterdam is a museum of Modern Architecture under the open sky. The world's largest port survived almost complete destruction in 1940. Subsequently, Rotterdam became a platform for various architectural experiments, and the first skyscraper in Europe appeared in this city. On this private walking tour of Rotterdam, you will learn about the city's unique architecture, explore Rotterdam's amazing architecture and see building such as Markthal (marketplace of Rotterdam), Rotterdam Central Station, the famous cube houses of Rotterdam and much more! Meet your guide at Cruise Port Terminal, Hotel in Rotterdam city center or Central Station. The walking tour will include the Central Railway Station, Cubic Houses, Market Hall, The Rotterdam by Rem Koolhaas, Witte Huis (Europe’s oldest high rise from 1898), Erasmus Bridge and much more. Tour ends at Cruise Port or at some other point in the city you prefer.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$467.00
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$467.00
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South Holland in one day: Rotterdam, The Hague and Delft cities private tour

South Holland in one day: Rotterdam, The Hague and Delft cities private tour

Explore what South Holland has to offer on this full-day trip from Rotterdam. Start with a private tour of Rotterdam on a Harbour boat cruise and admire views of famous Rotterdam sites and its skyline. Drive to Delft old town and relive its glorious past as you wander along canals and churches. Then we will show you The Hague, where you will see the city center and the Binnenhof - the world’s oldest House of Parliament.
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  • 8 hours
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$1,067.00
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