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The bright red coloured Hop on-Hop off Bus of City Sightseeing Rotterdam is a fun way to discover the city in a short time. Even for locals, the Hop on-Hop off Bus a fun excursion, because the hostess on board gives you all kinds of information about the sights in Rotterdam, also available in English, French, German and Spanish. You have a good view of the lively streets from the double decker Hop on-Hop off. The roof of the bus is closed for safety reasons, which is not a bad idea in the Dutch climate. As the name suggests you hop off wherever you want during the city tour through Rotterdam and hop on again an hour later. Purchase your ticket online or with the hostess on board the bus.
The Hop on Hop off bus starts at Rotterdam Central Station, but you can also board at one of the other stops if you buy your ticket online in advance. The Hop on Hop off bus leaves from the Central Station to the first stop at the Museumpark. In the Museum Park you will find Rotterdam's most famous museums such as Museum Boijmans - Van Beuningen, the New Institute, the Natural History Museum and exhibition center the Kunsthal with different exhibitions. The second stop of the Hop on Hop off bus is at the Euromast and the large city park. The Euromast is the tallest lookout tower in the Netherlands and you can enjoy a beautiful view of Rotterdam from the top. Near this stop you will also find mini golf Parkhaven and Splashtours. The third stop is close to the Erasmus Bridge where you enjoy the view of the bridge and the Wilhelminapier at the other side of the river. At this stop you will also find the departure point of the Spido boat tours, so you can combine your Hop on Hop off bus tour with a tour to the port. From here it is also a short walk to the historic Veerhaven and the Wereldmuseum.
After this stop, the Hop on Hop off bus will continue to the Cruise terminal on the Wilhelminapier. In the summer you can see a cruise ship on the quay almost every day. You will here also find many skyscrapers and the historic Hotel New York, one of the most famous places in Rotterdam. From this stop you can also walk to the historic cruise ship SS Rotterdam, where you can do tours or have something to eat or drink. The walk will take about 20 minutes and if you want to continue with the bus you have to walk back again. Therefore you could decide to take a water taxi back and forth: it saves time and is a lot of fun! The Hop on Hop off bus continues from the Cruise terminal to the Blaak area, where you will find a lot of modern architecture and the famous market hall. You can also get out at this stop if you want to visit the cube houses, the Laurenskerk, the market and the old harbor. From here you can also walk to the Hoogstraat, a famous shopping street in the center of Rotterdam. The last stop of the Hop on Hop off bus is in front of the city hall of Rotterdam. This is the place to get some rest on a a terrace on the Stadhuisplein or visit the main shopping streets Lijnbaan and Koopgoot. Finally the Hop on Hop off returns to Rotterdam Central Station. If you would not get out anywhere, the tour with the Hop on Hop Off bus would take about 60 minutes which means that the bus will pass each stop once every hour.
During the Hop on Hop off bus tour you get audio information about everything you see on the way. The information is available in different languages like English, German, French and Spanish.
Please note that the Hop on Hop off bus doesn't tour throughout the whole year. Their season usually starts March/April till end of September.
|Monday||10:00 - 18:00|
|Tuesday||10:00 - 18:00|
|Wednesday||10:00 - 18:00|
|Thursday||10:00 - 18:00|
|Friday||10:00 - 18:00|
|Saturday||10:00 - 18:00|
|Sunday||10:00 - 18:00|
Your ticket will remain vaild for 24 hours so continue the next day if you start your tour with the Hop on Hop off bus during the day.
|Age under 4||Free|
|Age from 4 till 12||€9|
|Age from 12||€18|
There are several parkings along the route of the Hop on Hop off bus, but all of them are paid parkings. The cheapest and biggest parking is close to the start of the Hop on Hop off bus at Rotterdam Central station. This parking is called the Kruisplein parking and from there it's a short walk to the start of the Hop on Hop off bus.
Of course you can enter the Hop on Hop off bus across Rotterdam at many stops, but if your are not near one of these stops you can take train, tram, bus or metro to Rotterdam Central station and get on board of the bus there.
" Clear audio and friendly staff, cheers Charles"
" I did the tour last Wednesday. It was not so busy. The tour was good. Rotterdam is nice and it is worth to visit the city when you're in Amsterdam. Driver and host were friendly."
" Can't wait to hop on again. What a great tour. Fantastic bus driver who dealt with a lot of sticky traffic situations and a very funny host who could answer all our questions. A wonderful way to explore Rotterdam."
" Amazing audioguide and service!"
" Great tour, great view, great staff!"
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