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21 locals recommend

Discover Medicinal plants in the forest and dune of Den Haag
We will walk slowly through the forest transitioning into the dunes, in this transition we can witness how the flora and fauna around us changes, both landscapes uniquely equipped with their own herbs, here we will take a moment to tune in with the environment. Along the way we will encounter wild herbs and i will tell you about the indigenous uses, the modern uses and the spiritual aspects of the herb. We will cover the well known herbs and the less well known, and ofcourse how to wildcraft consciously and sustainable. The Dunes of Westduinpark has a rich history, along the way we will cross bunkers from World war 2 and may run into wild foxes or Schotse hooglanders. We will also uncover an oasis in the middle of the dunes. Through observation and the use of our senses we can gain a deeper understanding of the herbs, so we will use all of our senses while we closely inspect the herbs. After this walk you will be able to identify more than 13 plants and how to use these plants medicinally. This walk is suited for the complete beginner and also for the ones already familair with herbalism. Afterwards you will receive an e-book with the herbs we've covered + recipes.
RTM/Complete Rotterdam Walking Tour Hotspots, history, more
I offer a tour through the entire city center of Rotterdam. This is the most ideal way to get to know the city. I will tell you where the best terraces to have a snack and drink are, where you can get good food, where you can go out at night and much more. We start the tour at Central Station and zigzag through the inner city center past the most beautiful, largest and most important buildings in Rotterdam. I will tell you everything you need to know as well as lots of fun facts about the city. You will see places that you will not easily find yourself if you walk through the city alone. You will end in one of the nicest parts of the city where many restaurants and bars are located where you can chat over the beautiful things you have seen while enjoying a snack and a drink. Other things to note Kids younger then 6yr are free of charge.
Tour of Rotterdam's Street Art - From Vandals to Picasso
Rotterdam is full of street art. From classic graffiti to street installations, from huge murals to tiny mosaics, Rotterdam has it all. Not only is there room for faceless hooligans, but also "the great and terrible" Picasso. Street art is a terrific storyteller, and it will present us with the most amazing, touching, and fascinating stories that no one else knows about. We invite you to immerse yourself in this fascinating world! We'll start our journey at the train station. From there, we will turn to a real hip-hop neighbourhood where we will meet local creators and the Brazilian masters of the genre. We'll even be able to climb on one of the artworks (a photo session is a must!). We will walk around the outdoor art museum and pay a visit to Chinatown. We will gather our diverse crew and pay a visit to a real Giant from Rotterdam and measure our height with him. We'll walk down the city's oldest shopping street with its Art Nouveau facades. We'll visit an island of concrete with skaters and meet with their stone guard. Finally, we'll stroll down the oldest bar street, which is scattered with street art, art galleries and filled with amazing tales that describe the city better than any history book. We'll find out how to profess love with spray paint cans and why a certain Melly hates her job. We will discuss how street art fits into Rotterdam's urban landscape .
Pottery Workshop for Beginners
What can you expect during a pottery workshop? You will be introduced to creating pots on the wheel. You do not need any experience with clay for the workshop! Different topics are discussed: centering, making a pot and information about the firing process. At the end of the workshop you choose your two favorite pots. These must be dried and fired twice in a special ceramic kiln. This process takes several weeks. When your pots are ready I will contact you and you can pick up the pots. Are you not from The Hague? Then I can also send them to you for the shipping costs! The workshop will be given in my home studio in The Hague and will be given in a maximum of groups of 5. If you are traveling by public transport it is only 10 minutes from The Hague Central Station or Station Hollands Spoor.
History of Rotterdam – private tour
HISTORY OF ROTTERDAM During this tour, my goal is to show you how Rotterdam’s unique history shaped the city. I will cover the history from roughly 1300 onward: from the birth and development of the city, to its destruction in 1940, and how Rotterdam rose from its ashes to become the intriguing city it is today. To enhance your understanding, I will bring along several (historic) maps and also touch upon Dutch history and culture in general. PRIVATE WALKING TOUR In 3 hours, we will traverse the city center by foot: from pre-war parts that survived the bombing, to reconstructed and newer areas. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a local or new to the city. This is a private tour, which allows me to cater exactly to your needs and prior knowledge of Rotterdam and the Netherlands. Other things to note If you want to book for a group, feel free to contact me for discounts. If the date or time of your choice is not available, please send me an inquiry.

Things to do near Katendrecht

23 locals recommend

Rotterdam Bike Tour
We will meet you 10 minutes before start of the tour at 1e Blekerhof 26, near metro station Leuvehaven. From there we will pick up the bikes and start our city exploration. We will introduce you to the city demographics and explain how the tour will go. In the bike tour you will see all the famous Rotterdam Highlights, but also visit real hidden treasures you otherwise wouldn't find. Highlights include the Cube houses, the Markthal, The beautiful Depot of Boijmans, and the Erasmusbridge. You will not hear the standard info, but the behind the scenes stories and fun facts. A little over half of the tour you will have a break at the Fenix Food Factory, a very nice alternative indoor market. At some locations we will park the bike and go in, for example at the Markthal. During the bike tour I will give you many insider tips and point out local restaurants, places for going out, shopping and sightseeing. A good idea to do this tour at the beginning of your stay so you will get a real insider experience. After approximately 2,5 hours we will back at the Leuvehaven. Other things to note - Meeting time: 10 minutes before start of tour. - Please dress for the weather - You need to be able to ride a bike (!)
Architecture walk Rotterdam
Begin your walking exploration of Rotterdam's highlights when you meet your guide under the clock at the modern Central Station at 10 AM. Then head to the city center, passing post-war reconstruction monuments such as the shopping area, Lijnbaan. Stop for a photo of the Timmerhuis building, rising like a cloud of glass and steel above the city. Hear about Rotterdam's history from your guide, an expert on architecture and art history. Explore landmarks such as the pre-World War II Laurens church, Rotterdam's Cube Houses, and the modern Markthal building, famous for its ceiling artwork. Relax over a snack at the indoor market before continuing your walk. Stroll along the river Maas, taking in the impressive views, and see the new developments on the south bank before concluding around 12:00 PM on the riverside with an Amazing skyline view. Other things to note The walk covers 3-4 kilometers. Comfortable shoes and seasonal clothing are recommended, as the Walk goes on even in rain and snow
Tasty Food Tour in Rotterdam
Customers will be taken on a three-hour food tour, where they’ll pass by five local and unique places while they discover the city through its cuisine. The customers will discover Rotterdam through their tastebuds. I want to search for dishes which symbolize the city and then go to places where they do this at it's best. During the tour I'll tell about Rotterdam and it's history (and the history of the food), but we will also pass by the local chefs who can tell a lot about the city and her dishes as well. The tour includes: - 8-9 tastings, with optional drinks. - A food and travel loving tour guide. - A personal e-mail before and after the tour with food and travel tips about the Netherlands.
Indian Cooking Experience in Netherlands
This experience will give you a glimpse of an Indian Kitchen. We will start with Indian Tea followed by Appetizes and Main Course Dishes. (1) WELCOME DRINK (30 Mins) We will start by making a cup of Indian Masala Tea together. We will have a nice conversation while enjoying our tea where we will brief you about the origins of the Appetizer and Main Course dishes we are about to prepare. (2) PREPARE AN APPETIZER with a TADKA of History (30 mins) After a refreshing cup of tea, we will move to make the appetizers/starters such as Indian Fritters/Chana Kebabs, etc. (3) PREPARE MAIN COURSE DISHES (60-75 mins) As soon as the appetizers are ready we will move to cook the main course mean which includes Kadhai Paneer/Shahi Paneer, Dal Tadka, Jeera Rice, Chapati, Papad, and Raita (4) EAT TOGETHER. (30-45 mins) Obviously, we will enjoy the food together. Another thing to note that we are going to cook Indian Vegetarian food but not very spicy. We can also adjust the spices level and CUSTOMIZE the menu too.
Hike & Bite Food Tour
On this tour you will get to taste a great variety of bites and hear amazing stories about Dutch history and culture. Of course we will be eating bitterballen and herring, but we will also be sampling Indonesian delicacies and tasting craft beer. Not to mention the best poffertjes and some vegan delicacies as well. On the way your professional local guide will regale you with tales of the city. Important: this tour ends in a different place from the starting point, namely on a terrace on the Veerlaan in Katendrecht.

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RTM/Complete Rotterdam Walking Tour Hotspots, history, more
I offer a tour through the entire city center of Rotterdam. This is the most ideal way to get to know the city. I will tell you where the best terraces to have a snack and drink are, where you can get good food, where you can go out at night and much more. We start the tour at Central Station and zigzag through the inner city center past the most beautiful, largest and most important buildings in Rotterdam. I will tell you everything you need to know as well as lots of fun facts about the city. You will see places that you will not easily find yourself if you walk through the city alone. You will end in one of the nicest parts of the city where many restaurants and bars are located where you can chat over the beautiful things you have seen while enjoying a snack and a drink. Other things to note Kids younger then 6yr are free of charge.
Discover Medicinal plants in the forest and dune of Den Haag
We will walk slowly through the forest transitioning into the dunes, in this transition we can witness how the flora and fauna around us changes, both landscapes uniquely equipped with their own herbs, here we will take a moment to tune in with the environment. Along the way we will encounter wild herbs and i will tell you about the indigenous uses, the modern uses and the spiritual aspects of the herb. We will cover the well known herbs and the less well known, and ofcourse how to wildcraft consciously and sustainable. The Dunes of Westduinpark has a rich history, along the way we will cross bunkers from World war 2 and may run into wild foxes or Schotse hooglanders. We will also uncover an oasis in the middle of the dunes. Through observation and the use of our senses we can gain a deeper understanding of the herbs, so we will use all of our senses while we closely inspect the herbs. After this walk you will be able to identify more than 13 plants and how to use these plants medicinally. This walk is suited for the complete beginner and also for the ones already familair with herbalism. Afterwards you will receive an e-book with the herbs we've covered + recipes.
Tour of Rotterdam's Street Art - From Vandals to Picasso
Rotterdam is full of street art. From classic graffiti to street installations, from huge murals to tiny mosaics, Rotterdam has it all. Not only is there room for faceless hooligans, but also "the great and terrible" Picasso. Street art is a terrific storyteller, and it will present us with the most amazing, touching, and fascinating stories that no one else knows about. We invite you to immerse yourself in this fascinating world! We'll start our journey at the train station. From there, we will turn to a real hip-hop neighbourhood where we will meet local creators and the Brazilian masters of the genre. We'll even be able to climb on one of the artworks (a photo session is a must!). We will walk around the outdoor art museum and pay a visit to Chinatown. We will gather our diverse crew and pay a visit to a real Giant from Rotterdam and measure our height with him. We'll walk down the city's oldest shopping street with its Art Nouveau facades. We'll visit an island of concrete with skaters and meet with their stone guard. Finally, we'll stroll down the oldest bar street, which is scattered with street art, art galleries and filled with amazing tales that describe the city better than any history book. We'll find out how to profess love with spray paint cans and why a certain Melly hates her job. We will discuss how street art fits into Rotterdam's urban landscape .
Pottery Workshop for Beginners
What can you expect during a pottery workshop? You will be introduced to creating pots on the wheel. You do not need any experience with clay for the workshop! Different topics are discussed: centering, making a pot and information about the firing process. At the end of the workshop you choose your two favorite pots. These must be dried and fired twice in a special ceramic kiln. This process takes several weeks. When your pots are ready I will contact you and you can pick up the pots. Are you not from The Hague? Then I can also send them to you for the shipping costs! The workshop will be given in my home studio in The Hague and will be given in a maximum of groups of 5. If you are traveling by public transport it is only 10 minutes from The Hague Central Station or Station Hollands Spoor.
History of Rotterdam – private tour
HISTORY OF ROTTERDAM During this tour, my goal is to show you how Rotterdam’s unique history shaped the city. I will cover the history from roughly 1300 onward: from the birth and development of the city, to its destruction in 1940, and how Rotterdam rose from its ashes to become the intriguing city it is today. To enhance your understanding, I will bring along several (historic) maps and also touch upon Dutch history and culture in general. PRIVATE WALKING TOUR In 3 hours, we will traverse the city center by foot: from pre-war parts that survived the bombing, to reconstructed and newer areas. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a local or new to the city. This is a private tour, which allows me to cater exactly to your needs and prior knowledge of Rotterdam and the Netherlands. Other things to note If you want to book for a group, feel free to contact me for discounts. If the date or time of your choice is not available, please send me an inquiry.
Architecture walk Rotterdam
Begin your walking exploration of Rotterdam's highlights when you meet your guide under the clock at the modern Central Station at 10 AM. Then head to the city center, passing post-war reconstruction monuments such as the shopping area, Lijnbaan. Stop for a photo of the Timmerhuis building, rising like a cloud of glass and steel above the city. Hear about Rotterdam's history from your guide, an expert on architecture and art history. Explore landmarks such as the pre-World War II Laurens church, Rotterdam's Cube Houses, and the modern Markthal building, famous for its ceiling artwork. Relax over a snack at the indoor market before continuing your walk. Stroll along the river Maas, taking in the impressive views, and see the new developments on the south bank before concluding around 12:00 PM on the riverside with an Amazing skyline view. Other things to note The walk covers 3-4 kilometers. Comfortable shoes and seasonal clothing are recommended, as the Walk goes on even in rain and snow
Rotterdam Bike Tour
We will meet you 10 minutes before start of the tour at 1e Blekerhof 26, near metro station Leuvehaven. From there we will pick up the bikes and start our city exploration. We will introduce you to the city demographics and explain how the tour will go. In the bike tour you will see all the famous Rotterdam Highlights, but also visit real hidden treasures you otherwise wouldn't find. Highlights include the Cube houses, the Markthal, The beautiful Depot of Boijmans, and the Erasmusbridge. You will not hear the standard info, but the behind the scenes stories and fun facts. A little over half of the tour you will have a break at the Fenix Food Factory, a very nice alternative indoor market. At some locations we will park the bike and go in, for example at the Markthal. During the bike tour I will give you many insider tips and point out local restaurants, places for going out, shopping and sightseeing. A good idea to do this tour at the beginning of your stay so you will get a real insider experience. After approximately 2,5 hours we will back at the Leuvehaven. Other things to note - Meeting time: 10 minutes before start of tour. - Please dress for the weather - You need to be able to ride a bike (!)
Explore National Park Hollandse Duinen
We shall meet at a suitable point, depending on where you are coming from or are staying in The Hague. From there, I shall drive you to the dunes. The dunes surrounding The Hague are part of the National Park Hollandse Duinen. We shall have a walk of around 2 - 2.5 hours (8.0 kilometers / 5.0 miles) through this gorgeous landscape. The dunes offer a wide variety of vegetation and wildlife. Our route shall be partly on paved roads but for the greater part on sand. Here and there we need to climb the dunes. During the tour I will tell you about the history of this area as well as its importance both as a defense against the sea and as a source of our drinking water in this area. If we are lucky, we may encounter some of the larger wildlife roaming around in this area such as Konik horses, Galloway cows, deer and foxes. After we have finished our walk, I will drive you back to the meeting point. Please contact me regarding any questions or in case your desired date is not open in the calendar. Please contact me about any modifications or special wishes to customize your experience.
Tasty Food Tour in Rotterdam
Customers will be taken on a three-hour food tour, where they’ll pass by five local and unique places while they discover the city through its cuisine. The customers will discover Rotterdam through their tastebuds. I want to search for dishes which symbolize the city and then go to places where they do this at it's best. During the tour I'll tell about Rotterdam and it's history (and the history of the food), but we will also pass by the local chefs who can tell a lot about the city and her dishes as well. The tour includes: - 8-9 tastings, with optional drinks. - A food and travel loving tour guide. - A personal e-mail before and after the tour with food and travel tips about the Netherlands.
Indian Cooking Experience in Netherlands
This experience will give you a glimpse of an Indian Kitchen. We will start with Indian Tea followed by Appetizes and Main Course Dishes. (1) WELCOME DRINK (30 Mins) We will start by making a cup of Indian Masala Tea together. We will have a nice conversation while enjoying our tea where we will brief you about the origins of the Appetizer and Main Course dishes we are about to prepare. (2) PREPARE AN APPETIZER with a TADKA of History (30 mins) After a refreshing cup of tea, we will move to make the appetizers/starters such as Indian Fritters/Chana Kebabs, etc. (3) PREPARE MAIN COURSE DISHES (60-75 mins) As soon as the appetizers are ready we will move to cook the main course mean which includes Kadhai Paneer/Shahi Paneer, Dal Tadka, Jeera Rice, Chapati, Papad, and Raita (4) EAT TOGETHER. (30-45 mins) Obviously, we will enjoy the food together. Another thing to note that we are going to cook Indian Vegetarian food but not very spicy. We can also adjust the spices level and CUSTOMIZE the menu too.
Hike & Bite Food Tour
On this tour you will get to taste a great variety of bites and hear amazing stories about Dutch history and culture. Of course we will be eating bitterballen and herring, but we will also be sampling Indonesian delicacies and tasting craft beer. Not to mention the best poffertjes and some vegan delicacies as well. On the way your professional local guide will regale you with tales of the city. Important: this tour ends in a different place from the starting point, namely on a terrace on the Veerlaan in Katendrecht.
Rotterdam-the City of the Future
Would you like to get acquainted with the futuristic ideas in all the different areas of urban life there is? Are you curious to see what Europe will look like in the 22nd century? Then we would like to invite you to this Rotterdam tour! Our road will take us to all of the most famous and outstanding buildings, such as a futuristic church Nieuwe Pauluskerk designed by William Alsop, The Cube Houses designed by Piet Blom, Erasmus Bridge, the first European skyscraper called White House, ‘The Pencil’ and ‘The Apple’ buildings and some other projects designed by Rem Koolhaas and the other well-known Bureaus of Architecture. Our story will involve not only the history of architecture but also of social initiatives, Dutch attitude towards perpetual technological progress, local traditions, etc. Besides remarkable architecture, Rotterdam is also very famous for its technological solutions and social projects, appearing to make life as comfortable as possible. During our tour, we will show you sustainable eco-houses, an urban farm located on the rooftop, a yellow wooden road made by local enthusiasts, and lots of lovely street sculptures and graffiti! And of course, we should not miss visiting the famous market - 'Markthall', where you can try the best food in the whole city! Other things to note Price does not include: tastings; museum tickets (such as The Cube House)
Delft: the city of orange and blue
Winter, spring, summer or fall. Delft surprises you all year round! The city walks of Do DELFT are informative, sometimes practical. But always relaxed and welcoming. We stroll through the streets, along the canals and royal squares. Wondering why the tower of the Old Church is so lopsided? Want to know why the Delft pottery is blue? And which royal highnesses are in the Royal vault? The guides of Do DELFT know and ofcourse they will tell you! The tour ends after 90 minutes. It will be your best introduction to the city! On request, you can conclude the walk with a visit to the New Church, the main attraction of Delft. Our guide explains in the church and the entrance ticket is included. Extra costs are 7,50 euros per person. Other things to note Some days before our walk, I will contact you to inform you about the latest details. I will speak English, unless there are only German-speaking guests or Dutch-speaking guests.
The Hague walk with an architect
In 2021 the Binnenhof closed for restoration for 5.5 years. I want to tell you about the upcoming restoration, about the history and architecture of Binnenhof. Binnenhof has been the center of political life in Holland for many centuries and is the oldest parliamentary complex in Europe. It is 800 years old. The Binnehof complex houses the General States (Parliament of the Netherlands), the Senate, the cabinet of Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Ridderzaal, the Dutch State Council, the Ministry of General Affairs of the Netherlands, and the Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. During our walk around the Binnenhof complex, I will tell you about the modern political life of Holland, the history of the adoption of the constitution, about important historical events, the prominent political figures and the historical connection between Russia and the Netherlands. I will show you the place of executions and torture, the famous prison, which is now a museum. I’ll tell you about the most terrible event that shocked the whole of Europe and is the darkest spot in the history of Holland. We continue our walk to the Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, where the famous painting by Jan Vermeer “Girl with a Pearl Earring” hangs, it is called the Dutch Mona Lisa. I will show you where the Queen of the Netherlands and the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg Anne Pavlovna lived. I will tell you about the secrets of the royal family and show where Willem-Alexander works. Other things to note Please maintain a distance of at least 1.5 meters.
Rooftop tour
Join us on a discovery tour of innovative and exclusive rooftops in the centre of Rotterdam. An enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide from Inside Rotterdam will take you on a tour of four roofs that are normally restricted or inaccessible. You will see what is already happening on the rooftops and hear about the ambitions of the city. Along the way, you will enjoy beautiful views of Rotterdam's skyline. This tour is surprising, informative and inspiring. You will see the city from a different perspective and learn about the city of the future and the crucial role of rooftops. After this tour, you will forever realise how much more is possible with rooftops in general and with your own roof (if you have one...)