Rotterdam Harbour Tour

Experience the world’s smartest ports in all its glory!

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Rotterdam Harbour Tour

Adults 17.50 | Children 9.80

  • Duration 75 minutes
  • Audio guide included
  • Catering on board
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Duration 75 minutes
Audio guide included
Wheelchair accessible

Experience the world’s smartest ports in all its glory!

Experience the world’s smartest ports in all its glory!

Among the busy traffic of sea-going and inland ships, this trip is a special journey through one of the largest harbours in the world. You can see Rotterdam’s impressive skyline with its imposing buildings glide by, and then get a unique view of the harbours shipyards, docks and the hypermodern transshipping of thousands of containers. Last but not least the tour will end with a view of the steamship ‘Rotterdam’, the former cruise flagship of shipping company Holland America Line. An exciting 75 minutes with clear descriptions of everything you see.

Why a boat tour in the Port area of Rotterdam?

During the tour you will experience Rotterdam as it is: raw and industrial. With a surface area of more than 12,600 hectares, the port of Rotterdam is the largest in Europe and the period of growth is far from over. The port is definitely not boring and ugly. It is the beating heart of the region. The tour takes you through the history and the current status of the port of Rotterdam.

Skyline Rotterdam

During the cruise you will have a beautiful view of the impressive skyline of Rotterdam. Of all the striking features of Rotterdam, the architecture is perhaps the most impressive. Almost no two buildings are the same, but it has not always been like that.

Rotterdam, the second largest city of the Netherlands, looks nothing like the other Dutch cities. This change in appearance is the result of the bombing during the Second World War. Instead of rebuilding a copy of the city, it was decided to build a totally new, modern city – something Rotterdam did with great enthusiasm. Everything – from the swan-shaped Erasmus Bridge to the imposing high-rise buildings – is worth seeing and will be covered on the tour.

Information

– Our ships are wheelcair friendly.
– Dogs are allowed on this cruise, provided they are kept on a leash. Book a ticket in advance for € 3,00 per dog. Servicedogs are free at all times.
– Tickets can be purchased on our website
– You can park (paid) in the Erasmus parking garage.
– Spido is located at Willemsplein 85, 3016 DR Rotterdam
– Catering is available on board. (PIN only)
– Reservation necessary from 20 people.
– Please send an e-mail to reserveringen@spido.nl or by telephone not via our online ticket system.

”Love the Spido boat tour. We do it every time we visit Rotterdam!” – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Timetable

January, February until 24 March 2024
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 14.00 p.m.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11.00, 12.30, 14.00 and 15.30 p.m.

From 25 March, April and May 2024
Daily 9.30, 10.15, 11.00, 11.45, 12.30, 13.15, 14.00, 14.45, 15.30, 16.15 and 17.00 p.m.

June, July and August 2024
Daily 10.15, 11.00, 11.45, 12.30, 13.15, 14.00, 14.45, 15.30, 16.15 and 17.00 p.m.

September and October 2024
Daily 10.15, 11.00, 11.45, 12.30, 13.15, 14.00, 14.45, 15.30 and 17.00 p.m.

November and December 2024
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 14.00 p.m.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11.00, 12.30, 14.00 and 15.30 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 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.

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.

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 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/en
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

New! Family ticket with fun activity book for the kids

Family ticket available (2 adults, 2 children 4 to 11 years old) includes fun activity book for the kids.

Accessibility and parking

Spido is located at
Willemsplein 85, 3016 DR Rotterdam.

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

Cruise information

Do you have a specific question about our harbour tours?
Monday to Friday from 09.00 – 17.00
Saturday and Sunday from 09.30 – 15.30

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