The largest port in Europe, Rotterdam is situated on the banks of the river Nieuwe Maas. Due to its location, Rotterdam has become a commercial hub for petrochemical and shipping industries. So if you have seen the RotterdamÂ architecture and the windmills, its time to take the Spido Cruise trip to explore the harbour.
The Rotterdam harbour tour involves a 75 minute cruise through the port of Rotterdam and starts from the base of the Erasmus Bridge. The tour sheds light on the major activities taking place in the Rotterdam port including cargo handling and trans-shipment.
It involves a tour through the docks, giving a good view of the loading/unloading of containers. Therefore, it makes for a great learning activity for the kids too.
A normal Rotterdam harbour tour costs â‚¬ 9,50 p.p for adults and â‚¬Â 5,80 p.p forÂ childrenÂ between 4-11 years of age. It is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with departures every 45 minutes or so (frequency decreases in the winters).
In case you want more, go for the extended tours or full day trips – these provide a complete rendezvous with the Rotterdam harbour mixed with some great food and entertainment.
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