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Inside Rotterdam

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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About Inside Rotterdam
Go local by joining our tour and get to know the wonderful city of Rotterdam in a personal way. We are a small tour company providing bike and walking tours with different topics: Harbour, Food, Highlights, Rooftops of Rotterdam or Wild West. You can join spontaniously one of our weekend tours in Dutch or English (€27- 30). Or book one of our private tours offered in English, German and Dutch.
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Rotterdam Rooftop tour

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2 hours 30 minutes
from $33.95

Rotterdam 360˚ Bike Tour

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2 hours 30 minutes
from $35.32
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KatePSUk wrote a review Jul 2022
UK53 contributions37 helpful votes
We recommend this excellent tour with Rob visiting 5 rooftops, if you include a raised station. Most are places you can’t access yourself. Rob was very knowledgeable about his city answering a range of questions. Seeing a city from above is always fun, this takes that concept a bit further as he explained why it’s so important in a time of climate change why these rooftops need to be used more creatively.
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marioelie1981 wrote a review Jul 2022
Pesaro, Italy4 contributions
Absolutely a tour to recommend, easy booking, convenient meeting point, the guide (Ariane) was brilliant overall. From my point of view the best way to visit Rotterdam ...
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Pia H wrote a review Jul 2022
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This is a lovely tour for anyone who wants to become acquainted with Rotterdam. The tour does not require a great level of fitness and is enjoyable for people of all ages. Ariane is a very entertaining guide who mixes historic facts with amusing anecdotes. We saw places we would not have necessarily found on our own and which we happily revisited the next day in order to spend a little more time there. Thank you Ariane, we will be back!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Kenneth V wrote a review Jun 2022
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Astrid gave a through and informative overview of Rotterdam. Bike ride was easy and it was great having a guide through all the bike paths. Highlight for me was seeing the Holland America Line building where my relatives must have passed on their way to America. In all, a pleasant way to see the city. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Lampiaoindo wrote a review Jun 2022
The Hague, The Netherlands2 contributions
Somehow several participants including me were somehow believing to participate in the Dakentour that is posible there during 1 month but sold out on most dates - It seems that the advertisement is misleading. This tour brings you onto 4 roofs with nice views some or all of which you may be able to visit for free if you know where, although access might not be easy for some of them. I joined the tour in Dutch as my Dutch is decent. The guide is relatively friendly and knowledgeable as she is Architect. My friend and me found both that the tour did not really fulfill the expectations. I personally think that the guide is not really experienced and qualified as a tourguide. She lacks capability to submit most important information clearly to everybody. After the beginning which started promising, she more and more got used to talk to people in personal talks, in low voice and without clear pronounciation. There was less and less clear quality information and I struggled to understand her although I watch every day NOS journal and understand 95%. I do not regret to have made the tour but I think they should provide more to the customers. I have joined many paid and free tours over the world and the average standard of tour guides is much higher. The guide lacks professionality as a tour guide and therefore the knowledge has no impact. In contrast, I have met many guides who acquired a lot of knowledge mainly through the job training and daily practice and were outstanding and impressive and could transfer an incredible amount of useful information in a very refreshing way. This was not really the case here, there is a big gap I would say.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from Inside R, Owner at Inside Rotterdam
Responded Jun 14, 2022
Dear Lampia, thank you for your feedback and insights. We value this and will take it to heart. I will reflect on it together with the guide in question. Allow me to comment on some aspects that you mention. Firstly, I think you must have mixed up our Rooftop tour, which have been existing since 2018 and is offered weekly, with the current Rooftopwalk which is a temporary event. In our description we nowhere mention you will visit the Rooftopwalk and we clearly state the rooftops which you will visit and the concept that you're joining. Secondly, the rooftops that you visited are allmost all (4 out of 5) exclusively accessible for our group, and are not accessible for free. You might have seen our guide with keys and entrance codes. These are needed to enter. Also the area on the Dakakker (rooftopgarden) is not publicly accessible and can only be visited with a guide. The fifth rooftop is the Luchtpark and this publicly accessible and we consider this the bonus rooftop. Last, I regret to read that your expectations have not been met. And you are absolutely right that the guide should be easy to understand and provide lots of valuable and interesting content. We always do our best to provide this and to sense how we can fulfil the needs and interests of all our participants. For this we partly rely on the direct feedback of participants. So I regret that you didnt mention to the guide directly that you couldnt hear her clearly. In that way she could, and I'm sure she would be very happy to, speak louder and you would hear more of the content of the tour. Nevertheless, we will ofcourse be more sensible to this, and will double check in the future if everybody hears and understands us correctly. All best, Ariane
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