The Witte Huis

The Witte Huis: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rotterdam: Guided Maas River Cruise

1. Rotterdam: Guided Maas River Cruise

Enjoy a cruise on the Nieuwe Meuse river and admire the sites from the sea. See another side of Rotterdam as you marvel at the Kop van Zuid, the White House, and many more. After meeting with your guide at the pier, board your boat for a cruise on the Nieuwe Meuse river. This experience will see you pass along all of the highlights of Rotterdam. Enjoy beautiful views over the impressive skyline and the various ports, as your enthusiastic guide tells you about all the ins and outs of the sailing route throughout your journey. Sail past the famous SS Rotterdam, Kop van Zuid, the Hotel New York, the White House, the Willems Bridge, and the Euromast, as well as other more special places that you should not miss. You can find a cozy inside place inside the salon as you travel, or instead, opt to sit outside on the sun deck. Onboard is a bar where drinks and snacks are available. You also have the option to include a cup of coffee and sweet cake when booking. At the conclusion of your sightseeing experience, you'll return to your tour starting point.

Rotterdam: Open Boat Sightseeing Cruise in the City Center

2. Rotterdam: Open Boat Sightseeing Cruise in the City Center

Sail thorugh the heart of Rotterdam on this open boat tour from the Oude Haven district. Have the option to purchase acholic and non-acholic beverages as you admire the waterside sights. Go past attractions like the City Grain Elevator 19, the last working grain elevator in the world.  Head to the pier close to the iconic cube houses and hop aboard the comfortable boat. Capture a picture of cube houses from the water as you embark on your cruise through the city center. Get facinating insights into the sights that you see along the route from your skipper.  Take in the unique architectural environment as you glide by the Art Nouveau-style, towering White House and the City Grain Elevator 19. Expereince going under historic bridges. Return to the starting point at the end of your cruise. 

Rotterdam: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

3. Rotterdam: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour from the much-photographed City Hall! Visit St. Laurenskerk Rotterdam's only medieval building, still the strange Cube Houses await you. Take a picture of the imposing Witte Huis skyscraper, and let yourself get lost in the Rotterdam Maritime Museum with its unique exhibits. Visit the Walloon church with its unique interior. You will also pass by the National Monument for the Merchant Navy with its sacred symbolism. Admire the Erasmusbrug that connects two vital axes of the city. The Wereldmuseum with its historical exhibits will captivate you and your camera! See, walk, and relax around the Caland monument, which with its incredible history will be the icing on the cake of this tour!

Rotterdam: WWII Walking Tour

4. Rotterdam: WWII Walking Tour

Take a shared group or private guided walking tour through Rotterdam to learn all about the impact WWII has had on this city and its resilience after being completely bombed during the war. This tour will take you through the history of the battlefields, the devastating bombing on May 14th, 1940, and the capitulation. Follow the borders of the fire zone, see the remaining scars left on the city, and discover the beauty of the Reconstruction period. Enjoy the views over the city rebuilt from the ashes, seen from the rooftops of the historical Het Witte Huis. Experience Rotterdam's tenacious spirit and ‘can do’ mentality during this impressive and informative tour.

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What people are saying about The Witte Huis

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 303 reviews

Had a cruise yesterday afternoon. Kindly received and guided by two employees, one of whom was the captain who was very hospitable and gave us a pleasant and informative cruise about (what could be seen of) Rotterdam, where you could feel that he does his job with heart and soul. We also got free cold water. Good value for money. Definitely a must with warm weather!

It was a fantastic day with an interesting and cheerful tour on the Meuse. Seen architectural highlights, art, culture, road and hydraulic engineering. ☀️

Very good experience and the boat was comfortable. Too bad there was no audio guide in French as indicated

Nice boat trip with an excellent tour guide who provided lots of insight information about Rotterdam.

Great guide....informative tour..higher fun factor