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  • Saturday 7 November 2020

  • From 07h30 until 23h15

  • Rotterdam City & Port of Rotterdam

  • Trip by 4* luxury bus

Overview

This event is postponed to late March or early April (Saturday)

Today we visit one of the world’s largest industrial areas, the mega harbour of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. This port was the largest in the world virtually the entire second half of the 20th century. You need numbers? It stretches out almost 50km from East to West, and since a few years far into the North Sea as well. It covers 106 square kilometres. The total of dry bulk, break bulk, liquid bulk and containers totals a gigantic 469 million tons per year (including 3.5 million containers). This cargo is brought in by almost 30.000 large sea ships, and transported to the hinterland by well over 107.000 inland vessels. Not to mention that the Port of Rotterdam also houses the world’s largest refineries, welcomes the world’s largest ships, boasts the world’s biggest crane, and is home to the world’s largest storm surge barrier with the world’s largest hinges (quite literally 2 Eiffel towers on their sides).

But Rotterdam is much more than the port alone. The city itself is Holland’s second largest after Amsterdam and is known for its modern architectural highlights fused with its naval history. Today we will therefore not only enjoy a long tour through the harbour area with an industrial expert guide, but also see the city itself. This time we extend the tour with several hours compared to the previous editions, so you will see much more! We begin the afternoon by ascending the 185m high Euromast, followed by tour around the city, and end with an interesting river cruise along the city’s highlights and the (still impressive) busy older parts of the port. Next we visit the majestic former Grande Dame of the famous Holland America Line: the SS Rotterdam. And we close the day with a very nice dinner (optional) in the magical atmosphere of Hotel New York. We made this trip several times between 2014-2016 and can confidently say that our participants totally loved it. In fact, it’s still our founder’s favourite daytrip, and this time it is even better!  So come and expand your horizons and join us to Rotterdam.

 

What is included in this trip?

  • Trip by 4* luxury coach with reclining seats
  • Bottled water during the outbound journey
  • 4 hours guided tour by official industrial Rotterdam guide
  • Free entry Futureland, the visitors center of the Port of Rotterdam
  • Guided tour inside the high-security APM container or EMO dry bulk terminal
  • Entrance fees Euromast and Euroscoop (panoramic tower)
  • Entrance fees 1h15 river cruise through Rotterdam centre and harbour
  • Guided bus and walking tour Rotterdam center ** NEW **
  • Visit to SS Rotterdam, the Grand Dame of the Holland America Line
  • Visit to Hotel New York with optional dinner
  • Great group of international people
  • A lifetime expat memory

What is optional in this trip?

This trip is almost all-inclusive. You only have to pay for a cheap lunch in Futureland (soups, sandwiches etc). You can optionally join us for a 3-course dinner in the evening in the famous historic landmark Hotel New York (€49,50).

Coach pick-up point

Place Schuman (bus stop next to KBC Bank on roundabout)

Who can join this trip?

Expat Club is known for welcoming a wide variety of international people on its trips. This creates a special, open-minded, safe and friendly environment in which everyone should feel comfortable.

  • Members & non-members
  • Expats & (international) Belgians
  • All ages, including children
  • Singles / couples / retirees / friends / colleagues / families

How to add a child ticket?

Expat Club loves welcoming young expats, too! If you want to bring your child(ren) up until 18 years, please first add the regular adult ticket(s) to the cart and then go to the cart page. On the cart page, there is a child ticket available for €60. This ticket includes the same items as listed above. We advice a minimum age of 6 years old for this trip.

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