Christmas Family Brunch

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Christmas Family Brunch

Adults 62.95 | Children 42.95

  • Visit from Santa Claus
  • Festive welcome drink
  • Craft table for the children
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Duration 3.5 hours
Festive Christmas drink
Unforgettable cruise in Christmas atmosphere

Christmas Family Brunch Cruise

During Christmas, discover Rotterdam from the water. Sail with us in the festive ambiance of an unforgettable Christmas brunch. Our staff will receive you with a warm welcome and a festive Christmas drink. They will then escort you to your table and then the party can begin. While the spectacular skyline and harbors slowly pass by you, you can comfortably and relaxedly enjoy the generous brunch with your company. Santa Claus sails along for entertainment. Feel free to bring your presents and celebrate Christmas with us.

Christmas in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a wonderful city to spend Christmas. Thanks to the unique combination of historic and modern buildings, the city offers a magical atmosphere during the Christmas period. The city exudes a soothing and also a cheerful atmosphere. You can celebrate the festival of lights in Rotterdam in many ways, but experiencing Christmas on our ship the James Cook really stands out. You will get a magnificent view of the city and its most beautiful buildings, a unique experience.
So if you are looking for a special way to celebrate Christmas, a cruise through Rotterdam is the perfect choice.

Christmas brunch

With this Christmas brunch on the water you can celebrate Christmas with friends, family or your partner relaxed on board our ship. Everything will be taken care of for you, so you can relax and enjoy culinary surprises without having to spend hours in the kitchen yourself.
Christmas is a time to get together and enjoy delicious food. If you are looking for a way to make this occasion even more special, a Christmas brunch offers a great way to celebrate Christmas. Let us surprise you on board.

Christmas with family

A Christmas brunch is great for celebrating Christmas with family. Whether you have a large or small family, brunch always offers an ideal time to enjoy each other’s company.
There is something delicious on the table for everyone. The cozy atmosphere on board enhances the revelry. Watching the city go by from the river will be an unforgettable experience. During this festive cruise, Christmas songs will of course not be missing. You can count on a great experience with the family.

Christmas with friends

Organizing a Christmas brunch for friends is always a nice idea. This year, let yourself be unburdened for once and choose a sailing Christmas brunch with us on board. A Christmas brunch at Spido offers you the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy an extensive brunch. At the same time, you can have a social drink together. A Christmas brunch is therefore a great way to celebrate the Christmas spirit in an informal setting.

Celebrate Christmas in Rotterdam

With a Christmas brunch on board at Spido you are assured of a unique Christmas experience. Book today to experience this unique cruise in Christmas atmosphere. Surprise your family or friends with a delicious Christmas brunch aboard our ship.

Christmas Brunch

Curious about what we serve at the buffet? Below is an overview:
– Mini buns
– Butter and margarine
– Various sweet fillings
– Various savory toppings
– Various salads


From 11:00
Embarkation and escort to your personal table + serving of welcome drinks.

Departure and welcome speech by the captain.

11:30 – 14:30
Cruise with delicious Christmas brunch.

Return, followed by disembarkation.

Practical information

Timetable 2024

25 December


Adults – € 62.95 p.p.
Seniors – € 62.95 p.p.
Children 4 to 11 years – € 42.95 p.p.

The price mentioned includes:

– Extended Harbour Tour (worth € 29.50 for adults).
– Christmas brunch (buffet style and excluding drinks).
– Welcome drink.
– Craft/color table for the children.
– Celebrate Christmas with Santa, feel free to bring your presents and celebrate Christmas with us.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Cocktail bar on board is available and at your own expense.

During the 75-minute Rotterdam Harbour Tour, we work with an audio explication system on board. It is audible in Dutch, English, German and French. On paper, the explication is also available in Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and Italian.

For the Extended Harbour Cruise, the audio explication is audible in Dutch, English and German.

During the daytrips and theme cruises, the captain provides explanations in Dutch. There is no audio explication on board.

During the daytrips and theme cruises, the captain provides explanations in Dutch. There is no audio explication on board.

Yes, that’s possible. If you have purchased an admission ticket online via, you can return your admission ticket. Make a request for this by telephone on 010-275 99 99. You will receive your purchase amount back (excluding booking costs). We can change sailing times for you free of charge.
Entrance tickets, for example Day trips or Theme trip tickets, can be canceled 5 working days before departure. You will receive your purchase amount back (excluding booking costs)
Tickets purchased through other channels cannot be returned by Spido.

Reservations for Rotterdam Pass holders are required.

Lost something during your visit to Spido? How annoying, you can reach us by phone during office hours on 010-2759999

Did you find something at Spido? Report it directly on board or at the cash desk.

Reservations can only be made online and not by phone or e-mail.

With the Rotterdam pass you can not board directly. After making a reservation, you must go to the cash register to chip your Rotterdam pass.

If you have difficulty walking, we kindly ask you to indicate this in the comments field (when paying for the tickets), so that we can take this into account.

No, the high tea is not buffet style.

Allergies can be passed on up to 5 working days. After this we unfortunately cannot make any adjustments.

Catering on board is available and at your own expense unless otherwise indicated.

We sail the Rotterdam Harbour Tour (75 minutes) daily.

Given the crowds in the high season, we really recommend buying these online to avoid disappointment at the checkout.

You are not allowed to consume your own food or beverage on board.

There is catering on board. During the cruise, various hot and cold snacks are available on board. You can only pay with pin. View the menu during the cruises here. Own consumptions are not allowed.

Dogs are permitted on the 75 minute harbour tours, but must be kept on a lead. Reserve a ticket in advance a € 3.00 per dog. Assistance dogs (if demonstrable) are free at all times.

Both on board and at the cash register you can only pay by debit/credit card.

The Family ticket is available (2 adults & 2 children 4 to 11 years old) including a fun informative activity book for the kids.

Reservation necessary from 20 people. Please send an e-mail to or by phone, not via our online ticket system. Lunch bags can be ordered for groups of 20 or more.

On board it is possible to get refreshments.
Own consumption is not allowed. You can only use pins on board.
We advise you to buy the tickets online to avoid disappointments at the office.
The Rotterdam pass is free once for the Rotterdam harbor tour 75 minutes.
Or in the months of July & August discount on the Extended harbor tour
Online reservation is required and you must scan your Rotterdam pass before boarding at the box office.

It is not possible to moor anywhere other than Willemsplein during a (regular) cruise. On occasions where you rent a complete ship, there are of course possibilities to moor elsewhere. Please contact the Events department on telephone number 010-2759989.

Dogs are allowed on the 75-minute Rotterdam harbor tour, provided they are kept on a leash. You pay € 3.00 per dog. Assistance dogs (if proven) are free. Dogs are not allowed on longer cruises.

All our modern tour ships are wheelchair friendly (max 200 kg) There are disabled toilets on board our ships. It is also possible to move to the outside deck. Unfortunately, the skydeck is not accessible for wheelchairs.

Royal Spido is located at Willemsplein 85, 3016 DR ROTTERDAM

There is ample paid car parking in the adjoining Erasmus Multi-storey car park.
Please be aware: payment for parking elsewhere can only occur via vehicle registration parking!
There is free parking for buses close to the departure points.

From Central Station:

– Tram 7, direction: Willemsplein, stop: Willemsplein
Note: From the 1st of October to the 22nd of November tram 7 does not drive through the Van Vollenhovenstraat to Willemsplein, but through the Westzeedijk to Euromast / Erasmus MC. Expired stops: Westplein, Westkade, Willemsplein, Westerstraat. Take tram 23 (direction Beverwaard), tram 25 (direction Carnisselande) or tram 20 (direction Station Lombardijen) instead at get off at Leuvehaven. Or take the Underground subway:
– Underground subway, route D, direction: de Akkers, stop: Leuvehaven
– Underground subway, route E, direction: Slinge, stop: Leuvehaven

(from the subway it is a 5 minute walk to the Spido)National public transport information number: 0900-9292 (€0.70 p/m)

Plan your journey.

Spido is also easily accessible by Waterbus. The stop is right next to the Spido jetty. There are also a number of locations where you can park for free and continue your journey by Waterbus. For more information about the locations, visit

The address is Willemsplein 85, 3016 DR ROTTERDAM

Coming from the direction Utrecht/ Gouda (A12)

A16 Ring Rotterdam East
Exit 25
S107 direction Centrum
S100 direction Havens 160-200 / 176-200
Route Parking Erasmus bridge

Coming from direction Dordrecht (A16)

Follow the A16 in the direction of Rotterdam.
Even before the Van Brienenoordbrug bridge, follow the signs ‘Centrum / Capelle a/d IJssel’ (exit 24 to 26).
Keep to the right and take the first exit after the bridge (exit 25), direction ‘Centrum’.
Turn left at the traffic lights (traffic circle 3/4).
Continue straight ahead along the Maasboulevard and Boompjes.
Further: see above.

Coming from the direction of The Hague / Hoek van Holland (A13)

Follow the A20 in the direction of Utrecht. Then take the A16 in the direction of Dordrecht.
Before the Van Brienenoord Bridge, take exit 25, direction ‘Centrum / Capelle a/d IJssel’.
At the traffic lights turn right, direction ‘Centrum’.
Continue straight ahead along the Maasboulevard and Boompjes.
Further: see above.

Royal Spido considers hospitality to be of paramount importance. However, where people work, mistakes are also made. You can send a complaint to or by post to: Koninklijke Spido, Willemsplein 85, 3016 DR ROTTERDAM.

Royal Spido has a modern fleet where you can enjoy a cruise indoors and outdoors.

Royal Spido can be reached by telephone daily from 09:00 to 17:00
We aim to answer emails within 12 hours.
New Year’s Day we are closed.

For the Rotterdam pass, a time slot must be reserved online in advance.
This is not possible by telephone.

1. Go to the website:
2. Go to ‘View Tickets’.
3. Choose Rotterdampas online + enter number of people.
4. Select date and time.
5. Add to shopping cart.
6. Place order.
7. Fill in your name and address and click on confirm order.
8. Take your pass to the cash desk to have it chipped.

Reservations for Rotterdampas are only possible online and not by telephone or email.
After making the reservation, you must go to the cash register to chip your Rotterdam pass.
So you cannot board immediately.

Click here for more information about the Rotterdampas/ Ooievaarspas.

Depending on the time and duration of your event, you can choose from a comprehensive catering offer. Find out more here.

You can think of: business events, company parties, weddings and celebrations and parties (birthday, anniversary, bachelor party, New Year’s party).

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Accessibility and parking

Spido is located at
Willemsplein 85, 3016 DR Rotterdam.

You can park (paid) in the Erasmus parking garage.

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