High Tea Cruise

An extended harbor tour with tasty treats and unlimited tea

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High Tea Cruise

Adults 42.95 | Children 30.95

  • Enjoy a ‘lazy afternoon’
  • British delicacies
  • Opportunity to have a nice chat
Google review 4.3
Duration 3 uur
Scones, sandwiches, cakes and cupcakes
Wheelchair accessible

High tea Rotterdam

Anna Maria Russel, the Duchess of Bedford and a lady-in-waiting to Queen Victoria, became hungry around five in the afternoon. In her day, in the mid-nineteenth century, as a result of industrialization and the advent of lighting, people ate later and later. Anna combated her dip with tea, bread and butter consumed in her room.
Anna’s afternoon tea inspired both the queen, many members of the English nobility and other high classes. Over the years, scones, finger sandwiches and pastries also appeared on the table.
During the meal that residents of Britain ate in the early evening, fish, meat, eggs, bread and desserts came to the table. This meal they usually called a tea or a high tea which they used at a dining table or the high counter, a high table.

High Tea on a boat

In the Netherlands, we know afternoon tea mainly as a high tea. It is best enjoyed on a nice lazy afternoon, sailing through Rotterdam and its harbors. Our kitchen staff will prepare the most delicious high tea for you. With us on board you can relax with your family, relatives, friends or colleagues. The cruise takes about three hours. So there is plenty of opportunity for a nice chat.

Special High Tea

The high tea begins immediately after the sailing from the Spido jetty. While our people serve the delicacies, we set course for the Botlek area. The construction of this vast landscape allowed Rotterdam to grow into the largest port in the world in the 1950s. There is much to discover: shipyards, docks, containers and ships of all shapes and sizes. You will also get a view from the water of the famous Rotterdam skyline and icons such as the Erasmus Bridge, the Euromast and the ss Rotterdam.

High Tea on the water

While being surprised by the spectacular view, enjoy British delicacies such as scones, sandwiches, cakes and cupcakes. Also try the different teas, there is plenty of choice.

High Tea cruise

The high tea cruise is a real treat. For yourself and your company with whom you want to share this experience. We offer you a relaxing, cozy afternoon with tasty treats. Check out when you can join us.


From 13:30
Embarkation at the Spido pontoon on Willemsplein in Rotterdam.

Welcome speech by the captain, followed by departure for a harbor tour.

14:00 – 15:30
During the cruise a high tea will be served.

Return to Spido, followed by disembarkation.

Practical information

Timetable 2023

25 June
17 September
29 October
3 December


Adults – € 42.95 p.p.
Seniors – € 42.95 p.p.
Children 4 to 11 years – € 30.95 p.p.

The price mentioned includes:

– Extended Harbor Tour.
– High tea.
– Unlimited tea.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
Dietary wishes can be communicated up to 5 working days. Unfortunately, we can no longer make adjustments after this.
Yes, that's possible. If you have purchased an admission ticket online via Spido.nl, 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.
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 for Rotterdam Pass holders are required.

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.
Catering on board is available and at your own expense unless otherwise indicated.
We sail the Rotterdam harbor tour daily for 75 minutes.
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.
Both on board and at the cash register you can only pay by debit/credit card.
Reservation necessary from 20 people. Please send an e-mail to reservations@spido.nl or by phone, not via our online ticket system. Lunch bags can be ordered for groups of 20 or more
Albert Heijn
For the Albert Heijn promotion, a time slot must be reserved online in advance, after you have ordered the tickets from Albert Heijn. This is not possible by telephone.

1. Go to the website: www.spido.nl
2. Select Rotterdam harbor tour 75 min
3. Go to 'Order Tickets'
4. Select date and time
5. Select 'action ticket' (€0.00) + indicate the number of people here
6. Choose Albert Heijn and enter your voucher code

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.

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.
On board it is possible to get refreshments.
Own consumption is not allowed. You can only use pins on board.
On board we work with an audio explanation system. This is audible in Dutch, English, German and French. On paper, the explanation is also available in Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and Italian.
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.
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.
Royal Spido considers hospitality to be of paramount importance. However, where people work, mistakes are also made. You can send a complaint to spido@spido.nl 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.

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.

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

1. Go to the website: www.spido.nl
2. Go to 'Order Tickets'
3. Choose harbor tour 75 minutes
4. Select date and time
5. Select 'action ticket' (€0.00) + number of guests
6. Choose Rotterdampas and enter your pass number

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).

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 http://www.waterbus.nl/haltes/

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.

Celebrating Mother’s Day in Rotterdam?

Especially for all dear mothers, Royal Spido is organizing the Mother’s Day High Tea Cruise on Sunday, May 14! Book your spot aboard our ships quickly.

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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