Spido Harbour Tours Rotterdam
Discover the port of Rotterdam with Spido harbour tours
Spido harbour tours are one of the best and most popular attractions of Rotterdam with over 500.000 passengers per year. Spido is a household name in Rotterdam as this shipping comany was established back in 1919. The ultramodern Spido fleet takes you on a tour through the impressive port of Rotterdam, one of the biggest ports in the world! During the tour you will see huge vessels, busy harbour traffic and some of the best sights of Rotterdam. Spido is a great way to discover Rotterdam in a nutshell. On board the Spido ships you comfortably sit inside or enjoy the sun on the outside deck and take some one of a kind pictures!
Sail along the famous sights of Rotterdam
The Spido tourist vessels depart at the base of the impressive Erasmus Bridge. During the departure you have a stunning view on the bridge: don't forget to bring your camera! After leaving the quay, Spido sails along the historic Veerhaven and the Maritime Quarter with the beautiful World Museum. At the other bank of the river Maas, you will see the Wilhelmina Pier with the skyscrapers Montevideo and New Orleans and the famous Hotel New York. A bit further downstream, you can admire the Euromast panorama tower and the museum cruiser ss Rotterdam. Spido also takes you to the harbours of Rotterdam and you'll be in the middle of all the port installations within minutes.
Harbour Tours in greater Rotterdam
Depending on the roundtrip you choose you'll have a minor or big Rotterdam port experience. The most popular Spido tour is the 75 minutes Rotterdam Harbour Tour. This tour offers you a unique view of shipyards, docks and the hypermodern transhipping of thousands of containers. There is no need for an advance reservation. In July and August you can take the Extended Harbour Tour or the Summer Evening Tour to explore the international port of Rotterdam. During these 2.5 hrs tours you will experience the action of the international port and see shipbuilding and ships' repair companies, pipe layers, Roll On-Roll Off ferries, dry docks and the sight of millions of containers being transhipped. You won't forget this impressive trip in Rotterdam!
Day Trips with Spido
If you're looking for the total package you can join one of the 6-8 hours Spido boat trips. During this minicruise you'll not only discover industrial areas in greater Rotterdam but also beautiful natural parks and picturesque littel port towns. Spido offers day trips to Maasvlakte 2 and to the Delta Works all year round.
Spido boat trip Maasvlakte 2
During this daytrip, Spido sails you to a brand new piece of reclaimed surface of the Netherlands: the Maasvlakte 2 Rotterdam port area. This boat trip takes you via the Nieuwe Waterweg channel towards the Maeslant storm barrier and Hoek van Holland beach, the Europort area and final destination Maasvlakte 2. During your Spido boat trip to Maasvlakte 2 you feel really tiny, as this brand new port area this is home of the biggest vessels and port equipment in the world. Coffee with apple pie and a lunch with warm and cold food are included. At Maasvlakte, you can deboard the ship at the Futureland Rotterdam visitor centre with a view at Maasvlakte beach. Admire the new and dynamic port area from nearby. On your way back to downtown Rotterdam, you will see the port areas Botlek, Pernis, Eem, Waalhaven and Maashaven and of course the historic steamer ss Rotterdam. The Spido boat tour to Maasvlakte lasts around 8 hours.
Summer Boat Trips Spido Rotterdam
In July and August, Spido offers a broader choice of day trips. In addition to the regular day trips, Spido sails to the Loevestein Castle, to the city of Willemstad and to the city of Woudrichem.
Spido summer boat trip Willemstad
During this Spido boat tour you will sail over the river Nieuwe Maas to the Botlek port area and you'll pass cities like Spijkenisse and Hoogvliet and national park Rhoonse Grienden. By the rivers Spui and Haringvliet you'll sail via the city of Numansdorp to the characteristic harbour of Willemstad. In Willemstad you will deboard to do an extensive city walk with a guide. After the visit to Willemstad, Spido takes you back to Rotterdam via the Moerdijk bridge and the historic city of Dordrecht. On your way back, you'll also see also the Feyenoord Soccer Stadium. You can book this Spido day tour every Wednesday in July and August. Upon boarding you're welcomed with coffee and cake. Also a lunch buffet is included. The Spido boat tour to Willemstad lasts around 8 hours.
Combination Tickets Spido Rotterdam
If you plan to visit several attractions or museums in Rotterdam, a Spido combination ticket is a cheap package deal. Enjoy a harbour trip and visit the World Art Museum of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Or have dinner at Ketelbinkie, go to Lasergame Rotterdam or Miniworld Rotterdam which is also great for kids.
OPENING HOURS Spido Harbour Tours Rotterdam
Always an appropriate Spido harbour tour
Spido Rotterdam offers harbour tours throughout the year. Their earliest tours depart around 10 am and the last tours depart around 5 pm. The Spido schedule strongly depends on the season and there's a different schedule for weekdays and weekends. The daytrips to Tweede Maasvlakte and to the Land van Heusden and Altena are scheduled a few times per week only. Please check on www.spido.nl for an up to date schedule. Please note: Spido deparures require a minimum of 20 passengers!
TICKETS Spido Harbour Tours Rotterdam
These are the rates for
Spido Tours in Rotterdam:
Harbour Tour Children under 4 Free Age 4 through 11 €7,50 Adults age 12 and above €12,50 Extended Harbour Tour /
Summer Evening Tour
Children under 4 Free Age 4 through 11 €12,50 Adults age 12 and above €21,50 Daytrip
Tweede Maasvlakte Port
Children under 4 Free Age 4 through 11 €29,50 Adults age 12 and above €57,50 Daytrip
Children under 4 Free Age 4 through 11 €29,50 Adults age 12 and above €57,50
PARKING Spido Harbour Tours Rotterdam
Spido Rotterdam by public transport
Spido harbour tours is located next to the famous landmark of Rotterdam: the Erasmus Bridge at Willemplein 85. From Rotterdam Central Station, get there by metro and stop at Leuvehaven. Plan your trip on www.9292.nl. To travel by public transport in Rotterdam you need to purchase a special travel chipcard first.
Parking near Spido Rotterdam
Park your car in the Erasmus parking. Please check our page about parking in Rotterdam for further information.
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