Rotterdam Harbour Tour

Discover Rotterdam and its ports with Royal Spido

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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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Wheelchair accessible

Experience Rotterdam in the most fun way!

Harbour tour: discover the dynamics of Rotterdam

Step aboard for an unforgettable exploration of Rotterdam, a city as vibrant as it is innovative! Rotterdam not only has one of the busiest ports in the world, but is also a place where modern architecture and a breathtaking skyline come together. Cruise along past imposing skyscrapers, innovative art and the dynamic energy of the port. This is Rotterdam – a city you have to experience to believe. Are you ready to be amazed by all that Rotterdam has to offer?

Experience the world’s most innovative port up close!

Immerse yourself in the busy traffic of inland and ocean-going vessels and discover the lively dynamics of the port of Rotterdam. This port is not only one of the largest in the world, but is also known for its innovation and growth. Enjoy views of the sprawling wharves, the efficient transshipment of thousands of containers, and cruise past historic ships such as the steamship SS Rotterdam. Discover the port that never sleeps and be inspired by its unparalleled dynamism.

Why a harbour tour through the Rotterdam port area?

During the harbour tour you will experience Rotterdam at its most authentic: raw, robust and full of industrial charm. Covering more than 12,600 hectares, the port is not only the largest in Europe, but also a place of constant growth and innovation. Far from boring, it is the beating heart of the region, full of life and movement. Step aboard and immerse yourself in both the rich history and vibrant contemporary atmosphere of the Port of Rotterdam – an experience that will open your eyes to the unparalleled energy of this unique city!

The overwhelming skyline of Rotterdam

Admire the magnificent panorama of the Rotterdam skyline. Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands, is nothing like the other Dutch cities. No building is the same in this city that deliberately chose to rebuild in a modern way after the bombings during World War II. From the graceful Erasmus Bridge to the towering skyscrapers, every corner of the city tells a story of courage and innovation. This cruise offers you a front-row seat to one of the most architecturally diverse cities in the world.

Are you ready to be amazed by the energy and uniqueness of Rotterdam? Step aboard and experience it for yourself!

”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

Rebook your time slot to another time slot yourself. Follow these steps to rebook your ticket:

Follow these steps to rebook your ticket:
1. Go to the page of the booked cruise.
2. Click on the “view tickets” button.
3. Click on the icon with an orange calendar (icon next to the cross).
4. Enter the order number and email address to view and change the order.

Yes, that is possible. If you have purchased a ticket online through Spido.nl, you can rebook your ticket once free of charge.

Follow these steps to rebook your ticket:
1. Go to the page of the booked cruise.
2. Click on the button ‘view tickets’.
3. Click on the icon with an orange calendar (icon next to the cross).
4. Enter the order number and email address to view and change the order.

Tickets purchased through Get your Guide or Tiqets cannot be rebooked/changed through the website.
Rebooking is possible up to 5 minutes before the cruise departs.

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.

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 – 17.00

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