Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Rotterdam Netherlands

Maritime Museums Walking Parks and Boat Tours

 Original and fascinating professional guided walking tours. The heart of the second-largest city in the Netherlands lies inside a triangle of main roads. This inner city can easily be explored on foot within this triangle. The relatively short distances make a walk along beautiful and interesting sights and exceptional museums, the perfect way to discover Rotterdam.

City Tours daily walking tours in the mornings, afternoons and during the evenings. Explore Rotterdam, including a guided visit to the St. Lawrence Church, the White House, Erasmus, City Hall, St. Lawrence Church and the Lijnbaan, Europe's first pedestrian shopping streets and much more! After the walking tour, you could take a boat tour along the harbor.

The Museum Quarter from Sonneveld House, adjacent to the Dutch Architecture Institute, you stroll through the peaceful museum park to the stately Westersingel, containing the works of great sculptors such as Rodin and Shapiro and Gallery van Waning, located in a historic patrician house.
The Historic Maritime Quarter & Harbor Museum located on the Nieuwe Maas, a stately 19th Century neighborhood. On the 'Veerhaven' you can see many traditional seagoing sailboats and yachts, there are no barriers such as bridges or locks making the harbor ideal for sailing ships. Then you will travel by water-taxi to the Harbor Museum in Leuvehaven and its collection of authentic and still working ships, port equipment and engines covering the period 1850-1970.

Parks Tour a fascinating walk through "The Park" on the Maas starts at the Norwegian Seaman's Church Sjømannskirken, located on the Westzeedijk then enter ´Schoonoord´, a 300 year old garden. The tour ends at the Euromast - the tallest observation tower in the Netherlands.

Delfshaven a historic area with over 600 years of history, it was the base Dutch East India Company; the Pilgrim Fathers departed from it wharfs in July 1620. Formerly the seaport of Delft, it is now a Rotterdam borough, a trendy area with restaurants, galleries and the city’s only brewery.

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