Rotterdam Harbor Tour
- Duration: 75 minutes
- Optional audio guide
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We are part of an Architectural Practice from Dublin and our visit was intended to take in the most recent developments in Rotterdam. I had lived there between 1979-1982 and the developments over a short span was enormous. From the redevelopment of the train station as an Iconic building in a short period to the Markthal building and the new high rise office building De Rotterdam made for an interesting architectural with the historic footnotes added. Anet was a great host and interesting with her comments and observations with her added book material to illustrate her points with regard to history and place. The tour itself can only cover a small part of the architectural past that is Rotterdam but lots of exciting building are in the pipeline for a progressive city. The water taxi ride was novel to us and an interesting break form the architectural jargon which may be alien to some tourists.
The tour itself was nice, interesting especially if you like to know a bit about the big Rotterdam harbour and see some containers around. It doesn't go very technical, so it's easy to follow. The boat is well equipped with indoor and outdoor seats. However it was still cold inside.Loudspeakers comment some sights in Dutch, German, English and French. We knew there was no Spanish audio-guide, but it was said there would be some brochure - this was non-existing.
Während 2,5 Stunden vermochte es Willem, unser Guide, seine Begeisterung für Rotterdam mit uns zu teilen. Viele kleine Details und Anmerkungen machten diesen Rundgang zu einem tollen Erlebnis. Jedem zu empfehlen, der einen Einblick in Geschichte und städtischer Entwicklung bekommen möchte. Wir haben jede Minute genossen.
We had to miss the Hague government buildings due to some protest in the city. Also lots of traffic due to this. But overall an enjoyable day trip. Evelin was lovely and quite patient with a few guest who were constantly late. Go for it if u enjoy harbours, history, blue pottery and miniature museums!
Very well organized and on time. Pity about the weather though . I can recommend this excursion especially at the price! Maybe personalized earphones will improve the audio as passengers talking made hearing the information difficult at times.