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Activities Rotterdam

Rotterdam, the city with the largest port in Europe, modern eye-catchers, many skyscrapers and special sights such as the Euromast, Cube Houses and the Erasmus Bridge. A very interesting city if you are considering one friend outing, family day, company party or organize any other activity. With numerous possibilities, you will experience a day to remember here!

Flitz-Events, located in the popular Scheveningen, of course has the contacts and possibilities to let you experience a great day in Rotterdam's Maasstad. As an experienced event agency, we now know the city like the back of our hand and we can offer you all kinds of unique sights and activities.

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1. Top 8 activities in Rotterdam
2. Top 5 sights of Rotterdam
3. Top 5 restaurants in Rotterdam
4. Why activity in Rotterdam?
5. Combine multiple activities
6. Cheap parking in Rotterdam
7. Prices
8. Accessibility and address details
9. Flitz Events is ready for you

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Top 8 activities in Rotterdam

Rotterdam has something for everyone when it comes to activities. Here are our top 8 recommendations for a day of fun and adventure in this vibrant city:

1. GPS Rotterdam Challenge:
GPS Rotterdam challenge
De GPS Rotterdam Challenge is a unique and interactive treasure hunt through the city, where you get to know the city in a fun and challenging way. Armed with a GPS device and directions, you will look for different locations in Rotterdam. At each location, you must complete a quest or answer a question to find the next location.

During this treasure hunt you will pass the most famous sights of Rotterdam, such as the Euromast, the Erasmus Bridge and the Cube Houses. But lesser-known places in the city are also covered.

2. Cocktail Shaking Workshop:
cocktail activities
Are you looking for a fun and enjoyable activity where you also learn something new? Then the cocktail shaking workshop an absolute must! During this workshop you will learn the art of cocktail shaking and you will become acquainted with different ingredients and techniques.

Under the guidance of an experienced bartender you get to work and make your own creations. You will learn how to make the perfect cocktail and what ingredients you need for different tastes and styles.

3.RIB Experience:
RIB Experience Rotterdam
If you're looking for a real adrenaline rush, the Rib Experience in Rotterdam the activity for you. Step aboard a Rigid Inflatable Boat and race across the Maas at high speeds. Feel the wind in your hair and enjoy the view of the city from the water.

The RIB, or Rigid Inflatable Boat, is a fast boat with an inflatable hull. Thanks to this construction, the RIB is very manoeuvrable and can reach speeds of up to 100 km/h.

4. Pub Quiz Rotterdam:
Pub quiz Rotterdam
Do you like fun and do you like to test your knowledge? Then the Pub quiz Rotterdam really something for you. During this activity you and your friends, family or colleagues will compete against other teams in a Rotterdam pub.

The Pub Quiz is a fun and interactive quiz in which various questions are discussed, ranging from general knowledge questions to questions about the city of Rotterdam. So it is not only a fun activity to do, but also an educational experience.

5. Segway Tour Rotterdam:
A Segway Tour through Rotterdam is the ideal way to explore the city in a unique way. On a Segway, an electrically powered vehicle on two wheels, you can easily maneuver through the city and see all the sights.

During the Segway Tour you will be accompanied by an experienced guide who can tell you everything about the history and culture of Rotterdam. The tour usually takes about two hours and takes you past the city's well-known attractions, such as the Erasmus Bridge, the Euromast and the Markthal.

6. Salsa Dancing Workshop:
A salsa dancing workshop is a great way to get acquainted with this energetic and rhythmic dance style. Whether you already have experience with dancing or have never set foot on the dance floor, this workshop is open to everyone.

During the workshop you will learn the basics of salsa and you will get the chance to swing your hips to the exciting music. An experienced dance instructor will guide you and help you learn the different steps and movements.

7. Beer Tasting:
A beer tasting is a fantastic way to get acquainted with Rotterdam's rich beer culture. During this tasting you will have the chance to taste different types of beers while learning about the history, production and flavor profiles of each beer.

A beer tasting is often led by an experienced beer sommelier who can tell you everything about the different beers you taste. Information is also often provided on how to recognize and appreciate the different flavors and aromas of beer.

8. Boat Trip Through The Port Of Rotterdam:
Boat trip through the port of Rotterdam
A boat trip through the port of Rotterdam is a great way to discover the largest port in Europe. During the boat trip you get a unique view of the imposing ships and the impressive infrastructure of this world port.

During the cruise you have the opportunity to look behind the scenes and learn about the history, functions and operations of the port. You will also have the chance to see the modern and advanced technologies used to manage the port.

Combine the sporting activity with a unique sight

Rotterdam is known for its many sights, educational museums and delicious eateries. For that reason, a day in Rotterdam is complete when you combine our activities with a unique sight or an additional lunch along the Maas. To provide you with some more inspiration, we would like to share the up to 5 sights in Rotterdam:

1. Visit the museum park

The Museumpark in Rotterdam is a great destination for anyone interested in art, culture and history. The park is located in the center of the city and houses some of the most remarkable museums in the Netherlands.

One of the most important museums in the park is the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, which is known for its extensive collection of paintings, sculptures, prints and applied arts.

Address: Museum Park, Westzeedijk 341, 3015 AA Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 09:00 to 17:00

Judgement: 4,4 / 5 from over 5000 reviews


2. Splash Tour Rotterdam

De Splash Tour is a unique way to explore Rotterdam. This tour combines a city cruise with a thrilling ride in an amphibious vehicle. During the Splash Tour you will have the chance to see the famous sights of Rotterdam, such as the Erasmus Bridge, the Euromast and the Cube Houses, while driving and cruising through the city's streets and canals.

Address: Parkhaven 9, 3016 GM Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 18:00

Judgement: 4,5 / 5 from over 1000 reviews


3. Take a look at a cube house

If you visit Rotterdam, it is a must to take a look at one cube house. The cube houses are a remarkable architectural design by Piet Blom from the 70s.

The cube houses consist of a cluster of stacked cubes built on top of a communal concrete plinth. The design is meant to reflect the idea of ​​a tree, with the plinth as a trunk and the cubes as branches.

Address: Overblaak 70, 3011 MH Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Opening hours: Every day from 11:00 to 17:00

Judgement: 4,4 / 5 from over 14.000 reviews


4. Guided tour of De Kuip stadium

If you are a fan of football and are in Rotterdam, you should definitely book a tour of De Kuip stadium. The stadium is home to Feyenoord, one of the most popular football clubs in the Netherlands and has a rich history dating back to 1937.

During the tour of stadium De Kuip you get the chance to take a look behind the scenes of this iconic stadium. You start with a visit to the museum of Feyenoord, where you can learn more about the history of the club and enjoy plenty of historical football memorabilia.

Address: Van Zandvlietplein 1, 3077 AA Rotterdam

Opening hours: Differs based on Feyenoord matches. click on this link to schedule a tour.

Judgement: 4,5 / 5 from over 15.000 Google reviews


5. Visit the animals in Diergaarde Blijdorp

Diergaarde Blijdorp, also known as the Rotterdam Zoo, is one of the city's most popular attractions. It is a sprawling zoo that is home to more than 180 animal species, ranging from large predators to exotic birds and marine animals. A unique tourist attraction in the center of the city.

Address: Blijdorplaan 8, 3041 JG Rotterdam

Opening hours: Open every day from 09:00 to 17:00

Judgement: 4,6 / 5 from over 30.000 Google reviews

Top 5 restaurants in Rotterdam

In addition to the many sights in Rotterdam, you can also enjoy delicious food in the Maasstad. The options in the many restaurants, cafes and lunchrooms vary widely, so you can end a unique day full of activities with a delicious catering package. To provide you with some more inspiration, we would like to share our top 5 unique restaurants in Rotterdam:

1. Combine food with a view in the RotterTram

De Rotter Tram is a unique dining experience where you can enjoy delicious food while driving past the beautiful sights of Rotterdam. It is a tram restaurant that runs through the city and you can enjoy a four-course meal during the ride.

The RotterTram runs through the streets of Rotterdam and offers a beautiful view of the city. It's a great way to explore the city while enjoying great food and drink. During the ride, the chef will prepare delicious dishes with local ingredients and you can enjoy a delicious glass of wine as you drive through the city.

Address: Willemsplein, 3016 DN Rotterdam

Opening hours:

Wednesday: 18:30 AM – 21:00 PM
Thursday: 18:30 AM – 21:00 PM
Friday: 18:30 AM – 21:00 PM
Saturday: 18:30 AM – 21:00 PM
Sunday: 12:30 AM – 14:00 PM

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2. Floating on the Maas at Vessel 11

Ship 11 is a former inland vessel that has been converted into a cozy restaurant and bar in the port of Rotterdam. The ship is moored at the Wijnhaven, near the Oude Haven, and offers a beautiful view of the Rotterdam skyline.

The restaurant at Vessel 11 serves delicious dishes inspired by classic French and Belgian cuisine, as well as a selection of beers, wines and cocktails. The ship has both an indoor and an outdoor area, where you can enjoy your meal or drink in a cozy and unique environment.

Address: The Red Ship, Wijnhaven 101, 3011 WN Rotterdam

Opening hours:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12:00 AM – 00:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 AM – 00:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 AM – 00:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 00:00 PM

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3. Eating in the Euromast

Eat in the Euromast is a unique dining experience in Rotterdam, as the restaurant is located at a height of 96 meters and offers a beautiful panoramic view of the city and its surroundings.

The restaurant has a Michelin Bib Gourmand award and offers a delicious menu using local and seasonal ingredients. You can choose from a lunch menu, an à la carte dinner or a 5-course menu, all prepared by top chefs.

Address: Parkhaven 20, 3016 GM Rotterdam

Opening hours:

Monday: 09:30 AM – 22:00 PM
Tuesday: 09:30 AM – 22:00 PM
Wednesday: 09:30 AM – 22:00 PM
Thursday: 09:30 AM – 22:00 PM
Friday: 09:30 AM – 22:00 PM
Saturday: 09:30 AM – 22:00 PM
Sunday: 09:30 AM – 22:00 PM

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4. Choose vegan at Backyard
If you are looking for a vegan eatery in Rotterdam, this is it backyard a good choice. This restaurant offers a full vegan menu with delicious dishes and drinks.

Backyard's menu is inspired by Mediterranean cuisine and offers a wide variety of tasty and healthy dishes, such as hummus, falafel, grilled vegetables and salads. A variety of vegan drinks are also available, including organic wines and juices.

Address: Korte Hoogstraat 14, 3011 GL Rotterdam

Opening hours:

Monday: 09:00 AM – 18:00 PM
Tuesday: 09:00 AM – 18:00 PM
Wednesday: 09:00 AM – 21:00 PM
Thursday: 09:00 AM – 21:00 PM
Friday: 09:00 AM – 21:00 PM
Saturday: 09:00 AM – 21:00 PM
Sunday: 09:00 AM – 21:00 PM

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5. Enjoy Italian food at O'Pazzo
O'Pazzo is an Italian restaurant in Rotterdam known for its delicious Italian dishes and stylish ambiance. The restaurant is located in the center of Rotterdam, in the historic Markthal, and offers a beautiful view of the lively market and the surrounding buildings.

O'Pazzo's menu is inspired by Italian cuisine and offers a wide variety of classic Italian dishes, such as fresh pasta, pizzas and antipasti. The restaurant also has an extensive wine list of Italian wines, making it a perfect place for a romantic dinner or a fun night out with friends or family.

Address: Mariniersweg 90, 3011 NV Rotterdam

Opening hours:

Monday: 12:00–16:00 / 17:00–22:00
Tuesday: 12:00–16:00 / 17:00–22:00
Wednesday: 12:00–16:00 / 17:00–22:00
Thursday: 12:00–16:00 / 17:00–22:00
Friday: 12:00–16:00 / 17:00–22:30
Saturday: 12:00–16:00 / 17:00–22:30
Sunday: 12:00–16:00 / 17:00–22:00

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Why Rotterdam?

Rotterdam is a city with many charms. Firstly, it is the city with the largest port in Europe, which is already an impressive sight. In addition, Rotterdam is a city of innovation and architecture, where modern eye-catchers such as the Erasmus Bridge and the Cube Houses determine the streetscape.

The city has a rich history that can still be felt, for example in the old harbor or the historic Delfshaven. But modern culture is also strongly represented, with numerous museums and festivals. Rotterdam also has an excellent culinary scene, with a wide variety of restaurants and eateries. From authentic Rotterdam pubs to trendy food halls, there is something for everyone.

But above all, Rotterdam is a city of entrepreneurship and creativity, where the people of Rotterdam are known for their no-nonsense mentality and hard work. This mentality ensures that the city is constantly evolving and offers new opportunities for innovation and growth.

rotterdam erasmus bridge

Combine multiple activities?

If you are looking for a day full of activities in Rotterdam, Flitz-Events is the option for you! We offer a wide range of activities that you can combine for an unforgettable day in Rotterdam.

For example, you can start with a city walk to explore Rotterdam and learn more about the history of the city. Then you can take a boat trip through the port of Rotterdam to admire the impressive ships and skyline of the city. Afterwards you can rent a bike and explore the city at your own pace.

If you are looking for more adventure, you can also opt for activities such as ziplining from the Euromast, climbing in a climbing park or an escape room. Flitz-Events also offers culinary activities, such as a cocktail workshop or a wine tasting, for those looking for some relaxation and fun.

Flitz-Events offers packages that you can adapt to your preferences and budget, so that you can plan a day full of activities that perfectly match your wishes. We also offer professional guidance and experienced guides to ensure you have a safe and fun day in Rotterdam. If you are looking for an unforgettable day full of activities in the Maasstad, then Flitz-Events is definitely worth considering.

Where can I park cheaply in Rotterdam?

In Rotterdam there are a number of places where you can park cheaply. From most parking spaces you can quickly and easily go to another location by public transport.

We would like to mention a number of the cheap parking options:

  • You can park for free or very cheaply in many parking garages in Kralingen
  • Park in Merwe-Vierhaven area
  • Parking in the Esch
  • Or choose one of the P+R locations, including: Alexander, Beverwaard, Nesselande, Hoogvliet or Pernis.

What are the prices of the activities in Rotterdam?

The choice of activities and level of adventure depends on your personal preference. Would you like a day full of exciting and unique activities, or would you rather visit the cozy Markthal? Rotterdam offers something unique and special to experience for every budget. To find the best options for your budget, it is advisable to do proper research into the different options per person.

If you need help putting together a day full of activities, you can always contact Flitz-Events. We are ready to help you find the right activities and rates that suit your needs. Together we create an unforgettable day in the bustling city of Rotterdam!

Accessibility and address details

Rotterdam is an extremely centrally located city that is easily accessible. Whether you travel by public transport or come by car yourself, you will be in the bustling center of Rotterdam in no time. From Rotterdam Central Station you can reach the heart of the city within 15 minutes. Moreover, you can easily take the bus or tram from the station to your desired destination in the city.

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Flitz Events is ready for you

At Flitz events you are assured of a great day full of unforgettable activities in beautiful Rotterdam. For years we have been providing unique outings for various group sizes. We offer a wide range activities that are fully tailored to your wishes and budget.

Whether you are looking for a separate activity or need help putting together a day or weekend full of activities, Flitz-Events is there for you. Our employees are happy to tell you more about the possibilities and possible costs for an unforgettable day in Rotterdam.