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Rotterdam: Rotterdam Zoo Skip-the-Line Ticket

1. Rotterdam: Rotterdam Zoo Skip-the-Line Ticket

Visit Rotterdam Zoo and see fascinating animals that feel perfectly at home in specially-imitated natural landscapes. Avoid the long lines and explore one of Europe’s most beautiful zoos. Rotterdam Zoo supports a number of conservation projects in the wild and actively participates in many breeding programmes for endangered species and is one of the international top ten of zoos in this field. Dive into Oceanium and take a magical voyage over the bottom of the sea and along coastal regions, meeting many marine and coastal inhabitants such as fish (from herring to sharks), puffins, snakes and a large group of king penguins. Discover beautiful butterfly paradise Amazonica where you'll experience tropical temperatures, fragrant flowers, thousands of colorful South American butterflies, the awesome anaconda and greedy piranhas.  In Africa, an exciting path takes you safely past a group of large crocodiles! Once you’re at the top of the path, stand eye to eye with the giraffes. At a safe altitude, admire the other inhabitants of the new savanna such as hyenas, kudus, ostriches and zebras. On the African Gorilla Island, you will be delighted by Bokito’s playful gorilla family. ...and much more! On top of these experiences, see a rare species of forest giraffe, take a voyage through Asian marshes, and discover the Ice Cave for a magnificent view of polar bears.

Rotterdam: River Cruise and Euromast Entrance Ticket

2. Rotterdam: River Cruise and Euromast Entrance Ticket

Admire Rotterdam’s famous attractions from the water aboard a 1-hour cruise sailing down the Maas River, which includes live commentary and an entrance ticket to the popular Euromast viewing tower. Board the cruise and, as the journey begins, look up to see a unique view of the Euromast. Glide past such renown landmarks like SS Rotterdam, Kop van Zuid, and Hotel New York. Continue down the river an pass by the White House, the Willems Bridge, city’s port, and other impressive buildings decorating the skyline. Listen to the onboard guide as they tell you interesting facts about Rotterdam and what makes the city’s architecture so special. Explore the open decks that allow you to feel the cooling river breeze and see the city from many vantage points that provide perfect photo opportunities. Experience a relaxing alternative to sightsee in Rotterdam- a perfect way to see the city free of traffic noise and congestion. After the cruise, receive your ticket to visit the Euromast. Make your way up glass elevator of the highest watchtower in the Netherlands and enjoy breathing panoramic views from 185 meters up in the air.

Rotterdam: Euromast Lookout Tower Ticket

3. Rotterdam: Euromast Lookout Tower Ticket

The Euromast is Rotterdam's icon. At 600-feet high, it’s the highest watchtower in the Netherlands and an essential part of the skyline of the city. Discover amazing stories about the city using our Magnicity app. Take incredible photos and marvel at the unique view of Rotterdam. When the weather allows it you can see up to 18 miles in the distance and at night you can see the stars come to life. Enjoy your visit to Euromast for a lunch, dinner, high tea or high wine at 300-feet high in the brasserie. In the Deli restaurant on the ground floor, you’ll find the best coffee in Rotterdam. You can also enjoy fresh pastries, a warm panini or one of the homemade tarte flambées For the youngsters amongst you, there’s lots to do at the Euromast. Children can go on a space tour adventure, together with the mascots Rox, Ziza and NomNom. On Sundays there is also the Euromast Kidsclub on the ground floor in the Deli restaurant. Children can play, craft and build for free, and they even have the opportunity to build their own Euromast out of Lego.

Rotterdam: Kinderdijk Windmill Village Entry Ticket

4. Rotterdam: Kinderdijk Windmill Village Entry Ticket

Explore the windmill village of Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See museum mills and a pumping station, then glide across the polders on a tour boat. Journey back through time to a world of old Dutch windmills. Stroll through the centuries-old buildings of a delightful village, and see fascinating exhibits from different historical eras. Visit three museum mills, open-air displays, and a pumping station. There's also an interactive scavenger hunt for kids, a multi-screen film, and an app to make the most of your visit. Then, clamber aboard one of the inclusive tour boats. Glide across the polder waters as the many windmills of the village drift past.

Rotterdam: Harbor Cruise and Euromast Entry Ticket

5. Rotterdam: Harbor Cruise and Euromast Entry Ticket

Relax and see Rotterdam's most spectacular landmarks as you sail down the Maas River on a harbor cruise with live commentary and a bar with drinks and snacks. Find a place inside the cozy salon or sit on the open deck. Start your cruise from the Parkhaven under the Euromast. Pass by the Sint Jobshaven, the Waalhaven, and the Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij, home to Onderzeebootloods. Keep an eye out for the massive container ships. See the famous cruise ship SS Rotterdam and Hotel New York. Enjoy the skyline of downtown Rotterdam as you approach one of the most famous city landmarks, the Erasmus bridge. Experience a relaxing alternative to sightseeing in Rotterdam- a perfect way to see the city free of traffic noise and congestion. After the cruise, receive your ticket to visit the Euromast. Make your way up the glass elevator of the highest watchtower in the Netherlands and enjoy breathing panoramic views from 185 meters up in the air.

Rotterdam: Pancake Cruise

6. Rotterdam: Pancake Cruise

In a relaxed atmosphere, enjoy a mixture of sightseeing and culinary adventure with this pancake cruise along the waterways of Rotterdam. Feast on freshly baked natural, apple and bacon pancakes and a plethora of garnishes such as cheese, ham, fruits, jams and eggs. How many pancakes can you eat in-75 minutes? You'll find out on this tour.  For the younger guests, there is a large playroom filled with balls in the hold of the boat. Also colouring pictures and colour pencils. Plenty of fun is to be had for people of all ages. As you sail across the Rotterdam waters, you will have a beautiful view over the impressive skyline. From the water you can not miss the famous and bold architecture of Rotterdam’s large buildings!

Rotterdam: 18-Hole Mini-Golf Game

7. Rotterdam: 18-Hole Mini-Golf Game

Explore the only outdoor mini-golf park in central Rotterdam, located in the monumental Euromast Park. This is a fun-filled activity for all ages, with special golf sticks for toddlers.  It is an 18-hole course that will keep you competing until the very end. Every hole is laid out in a different way to keep you on your toes.  After the game, you can order some food or drinks on the terrace. If you are looking for an outdoor, relaxed and exciting family-friendly activity, this is the perfect choice.

Amsterdam: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 25 Attractions

8. Amsterdam: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 25 Attractions

Enjoy unlimited access to over 25 of Amsterdam's hottest attractions with a city pass for 1, 2, 3, or 5 days. Go on guided tours of Rotterdam and The Hague, discover world-famous collections of historic art, and admire the city from the canals on a cruise. Easily display your pass on your phone and use the digital guide to help you plan your itinerary and make reservations when necessary. There is something for everyone to see with over 25 attractions including the Heineken Experience and Keukenhof. Attractions: Heineken Experience (reservations required)RijksmuseumThis Is HollandMoco MuseumA'DAM LookoutKeukenhof with boat cruise (reservations required)100 Highlights CruiseRotterdam, Delft, and The Hague guided tourTour de BonTonRoyal Experience - Royal Coster DiamondsKeukenhof tourJohan Cruijff Stadium tourZaanse Schans tour (reservations required)Keukenhof bus tour (reservations required)1-Hour pedal boatMacBike bike rentalHouseboat MuseumMuiderslot CastleDiamond Museum AmsterdamPancakes AmsterdamJewish Cultural QuarterAmsterdam Pipe MuseumHouse of Bols cocktail experienceAmsterdam Tulip MuseumVolendam, Edam, and windmills bus excursion (reservations required)Tony Chocolonely Superstore

Rotterdam: Old Town and Harbor Exploration Game & Tour

9. Rotterdam: Old Town and Harbor Exploration Game & Tour

Explore the city by slipping in the role of a WWII spy trying to save the city from an apocalyptic bombing raid. In your mission, you will discover incredible places and solve clues on your phone that will walk you through stories of honor, love, and war, whilst exploring Rotterdam in its old glory. The journey will take you around 1.5 to 2-hours to complete, but there’s no time limit so you can finish it at your own pace. The total length of the route is about 3 kilometers. Embark on a self-guided quest by merely downloading the app and heading to the starting point. Get ready to go on a unique and thrilling city exploration adventure. As you solve the clues, you will discover new locations and stories. This game is one of the most exciting and unique ways to have fun while acquainting yourself with the marvelous city of Rotterdam. Join this fantastic game for families and groups of friends. If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group and meet the group at the end.

Rotterdam: Miniworld Rotterdam Entry Ticket

10. Rotterdam: Miniworld Rotterdam Entry Ticket

Visit the largest indoor miniature collection in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Located in the center of Rotterdam, Miniworld offers a unique way to explore the city of Rotterdam as well as other parts of the Netherlands. See the history, architecture, stories, and absorbing maritime tradition of Rotterdam with a birds-eye view. View vast rural Dutch landscapes, filled with windmills and typical Dutch villages. The whole miniature world takes up over 650 square meters of space. In Miniworld a day lasts 24 minutes. When night falls, look down as thousands of tiny lights sparkle in the dark. At dawn, the 27,000 tiny inhabitants wake up and the city comes to life. See intercity trains rush to their destinations, and trucks carry their cargo to and from the miniature port. Look closely and take note of the level of detail. Continue on to the exhibition of Great Britain in miniature. See the whole length of the country represented, from the White Cliffs of Dover, through the sloping hills of England, up to the Scottish Highlands. See Britain’s rich rail history represented, with spectacular viaducts, bridges, and historic railway lines.

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What people are saying about Rotterdam

The boat is very good, the cruise is just what is necessary, and the guide explains everything very well. But in Dutch, English or French. If you are Spanish you would need to speak one of these languages. You have the possibility to eat and drink on the cruise, the prices are correct and I liked the cake and the coffee a lot. The price is great, because you get the cruise and the visit to the tower. Brilliant

It was a very nice way to see Rotterdam. We started with the boat trip where we saw the landmarkes of Rotterdam. Moreover, the guide was very nice! The view from the euromast was spectacular!!! Highly recommended!!! Keep in mind to give yourself 1 hour or 1:30 to enjoy the view to the fullest!

A really great place to visit. I thoroughly recommend downloading the app when you get there, as there is a great audio guide!

Loved it. Abeautiful place that everyone could enjoy. The price was very reasonabke. The food was soooo tasty.

Great outing for the kids. Neat and fun for the whole family!!