Rotterdam Self-Guided Tour with Scavenger Hunt

Rotterdam Self-Guided Tour with Scavenger Hunt

The Rotterdam Tourist Scavenger Hunt takes you on a self-guided walking tour, with challenges through the heart of the city. See all the sights while having fun and learning some history! You will walk from City Hall to the Cube Houses while taking a few side trips and taking on various challenges.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: City Hall Rotterdam, Coolsingel 40, 3011 AD Rotterdam The Netherlands

History of the city and architecture of City Hall with your first challenge.
Built between 1914 and 1920 in the Beaux Art style, with Byzantine, Roman and Art Deco influences. It survived WWII. City Hall is a national monument since 1997.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Beurs - World Trade Center, Beursplein 37, 3011 AA Rotterdam The Netherlands

The World Trade Center Rotterdam is a modern high-rise building with a façade of greenish-blue glass.
Beurs-World Trade Center is located on the Coolsingel and Beursplein in the center of Rotterdam. It is a major business center in Rotterdam with approximately 200 offices. The building is 93 meters high.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Gijsbert Karel van Hogendorp - Jozef Geefs, AA, Beursplein, 3011 AA Rotterdam, Netherlands

Gijsbert was a liberal conservative Dutch statesman. He belonged to the Orangist party in the Netherlands. Throughout a tumultuous political period when Holland became a province of the French Empire of Napoleon I, Gijsbert’s ideals remained true.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk, Grotekerkplein 27, 3011 GC Rotterdam The Netherlands

The Great, or St. Lawrence Church, is all that’s left of Rotterdam’s medieval buildings as most of them were destroyed during WWII.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Erasmus - Hendrick de Keyser, GC, Grotekerkplein, 3011 PZ Rotterdam, Netherlands

Desidario Erasmo, or Erasmus as he is known in English, is Rotterdam’s most famous son. Why-
Erasmus (1466-1536), also known as Erasmus of Rotterdam, was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher and theologian. He was a classical scholar who wrote in pure Latin. Erasmus lived in a time of religious Reformation, for bother Catholics and Protestants.
See his statue

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Poffertjessalon Seth, Hoogstraat 147, 3011 PM Rotterdam, Netherlands

Time to try a local specialty, crepes. Learn about local foods and complete a challenge here.

Stop At: Markthal, Dominee Jan Scharpstraat 298, 3011 GZ Rotterdam The Netherlands

Walk into the central market to admire the beautiful ceilings. They are covered with flowers, fruits and vegetables of all kinds. This residential and office building houses a market hall beneath its arch. It was built in 2014 under Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Dunkin', Dominee Jan Scharpstraat 298, 3011 GZ Rotterdam, Netherlands

Location of particularly fun challenge

Stop At: Centrale Bibliotheek Rotterdam, Hoogstraat 110, 3011 PV Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Rotterdam Library consists of the Central Library and various archives. In contains a theatre and hosts a few exhibitions and cultural activities throughout the year. Shared workspaces are available here as well.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Cube Houses, Overblaak 70, 3011 MH Rotterdam, Netherlands

Furnished house with models, photos & computers explaining architect Piet Blom's cube project. The Show Cube is open to the public. Entry varies from 1.50 to 3 Euros per person.

Pass By: Witte Huis, Geldersekade 1C, 3011 WB Rotterdam The Netherlands

The Witte Huis a few blocks from here is another architectural gem. It was once Europe’s tallest building at 10 stories high. It was built in 1898.

Pass By: Marines Museum, Wijnhaven 7-13, 3011 WH Rotterdam, Netherlands

This museum explores the history of the Dutch Marine Corps. The original museum established in 1938 but was completely destroyed during WWII. It reopened in 1995. It is open daily, except Monday’s, from 10/11h to 17h. Entry varies from 2 to 6 Euros.

Pass By: Maritime Museum Rotterdam, Leuvehaven 1, 3011 EA Rotterdam The Netherlands

The Maritime Museum was established in 1874 by Prince Henry of the Netherlands and provides a look into the city’s connection to the sea and its many waterways. Among other exhibits, it houses the reconstruction of a 2,000-year-old vessel.

Stop At: Lijnbaan, 3012 Rotterdam The Netherlands

Lijnbaan is the main shopping street of Rotterdam. Behind the Maritime Museum are 2 major roads. Schiedamsedijk leads to the Erasmusbreg, and Blaak leads to the Central Market and Cube Houses we saw earlier.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Pathe Schouwburgplein, Schouwburgplein 101, 3012 CL Rotterdam The Netherlands

Here you will find to your left Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg. Behind that and to the right is the Snoei / C Art Gallery. On your right is a movie theater called Pathé Schouwburgplein.

Pass By: De Doelen, Kruisstraat 2, 3012 CT Rotterdam The Netherlands

Further to your right is de Doelen is further to your right, it is concert venue build in 1934, destroyed by the German bombardment of Rotterdam in May 1940. It was rebuilt in 1966 with one hall.

Stop At: Rotterdam Centraal Station, Stationssingel 10, 3013 HA Rotterdam The Netherlands

The Centraal Station is the main railway station of the city of Rotterdam. It receives an average 110,000 passengers daily. This new structure was opened in 2014. Before the war, Rotterdam had 4 rail stations around the city center. Following their destruction, a new station was opened in March 1957. In 1968 Princess Beatrix opened the first metro line at Centraal station. It was taken apart in 2007 to make way for the the new one.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Monument Voor Alle Gevallenen 1940 – 1945, Stadhuisplein, 3012 AD Rotterdam The Netherlands

You have found Mari Andriessen (1897-1979)’s Memorial to the Fall of 1940-1945. It is composed of four bronze figures and was erected in 1957. This monument arose in response to a competition, issued by the Committee for the Establishment of Memorial Rotterdam, which was established on May 16, 1945, immediately after the war’s end.

Duration: 5 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"This activity is adapted for social distancing. Do it in a small group (up to 6). The guide is our mobile website, on your smartphone. Go at your own pace, no time limit. No need to touch anything or enter any building."

Hora de Inicio: Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/16/2021 - 1/30/2023
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Duración: 2 To 3 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Stadhuis Rotterdam, Coolsingel 40, 3011 AD Rotterdam, Netherlands

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • 20+ challenges
  • Scavenger Hunt on your smartphone (mobile site, not an App)

No Incluye

  • Internet access on your smartphone required
  • Admission is not included for any location, as you do not need to enter them for this activity.


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