Top 5 Must Do's in Rotterdam

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1. Spido Boat Tour

Spido offers tours year round along the beautiful Rotterdam Harbour. Spido has a fleet of futuristic boats that offer a wide range of different sightseeing tours, and they are also celebrating their 90th year in operation. Probably the most popular trip would be the Harbor Tour, a 75 minute tour that points out all the local landmarks. The tours are offered in 4 different languages, and provide catering, so sit back with your glass of wine on the top desk and explore the river view of this fascinating city.

2. Euromast

Erected in 1960, this 607 foot tower offers the best panoramic view of Rotterdam. The top Space Tower was added in 1970. There are different levels of which you can enjoy the view of Rotterdam from, and different activities to do once in the Euromast. From the second last level to the last level, there is circular glass elevator that provides a 360 degree view of the city as you rise slowly to the top of Euromast, and as an added the bonus the round elevator continues rotating while it makes the ascension so you don't miss any of the fantastic views of the city. Dining is available in the restaurant located over 300 feet high in the sky, and if you are the adventurous type then try a ride with the Euroscoop, abseiling, or rope sliding.

3. Diergaarde Blijdorp

Also known as the Rotterdam Zoo, is one of the biggest attractions in the Netherlands. Averaging about 1.5 million visitors per year, this lovely zoo takes you on a journey of discovery in one of Europe's most beautiful zoos. Since opening the Oceanium, a unique underwater voyage to the bottom of the sea, the Rotterdam Zoo has doubled in size. As you wander through this state of the art zoo, it feels as if you are wandering through parts of the world where the animals feel perfectly at home in their natural landscapes. Fun for the whole family.

4. Pancake Boat

For 12 euro per person, you will receive a spectacular one hour boat ride on the Pannenkoekenboot along the Maas River. While taking in the harbor sites, you are able to help yourself to an all-you-can-eat pancake buffet. Reservations are highly advisable. Children will enjoy the lower galley filled with colorful rubber balls.  Don't miss this one of kind breakfast experience.

5. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

While visiting the museum, you are invited to travel through the history of art from the Middle Ages to Modern Art. From Bosch, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, to Dali, there is something here for everyone. This is the only museum in Holland that has such a deep rooted historic collection dating back to the 14th century, and is also the only museum in Holland with works by the Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1510).

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