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Having been largely destroyed in the Second World War, Rotterdam now features some of the most fascinating architecture in Europe. With an ever changing skyline, a commitment to innovation runs right through the city. The Architectural Institute is happy to arrange classes for visiting students and there is a great deal of art to be seen. But as well as being a home to cutting edge design and contemporary art, Rotterdam is proud of its history and has one of the oldest museums in the Netherlands.

The city also has a rich maritime history, with the port of Rotterdam stretching for about 20 miles from the centre of the city to the North Sea at the Hook of Holland. This huge infrastructure project is an ideal learning resource for geography and economics students. Tours of the harbour are available by boat and more specific aspects can be visited by request, so get in touch to find out more.

Sample Itinerary

Rotterdam offers so much variety for your students depending on the purpose and interest of your visit.

On average tours are from 3 to 5 days, which means two to four hotel nights. To help you plan your tour we can offer the following suggestion:

Day 1

Travel to Rotterdam and familiarise yourself with the city layout.

Day 2

Explore the harbour on one of the boat tours. Visit the Euromast for superb views of the city.

Day 3

Using Rotterdam as a base, spend a full day in The Hague and a visit to the International Court of Justice and Criminal Court.

Day 4

Travel home with a stop in Brugge en-route.

Visits And Excursions

Each group will have its own special interests and curricular needs. That’s why every visit can be completely tailored around you. You’ll find some suggestions below, but you can always call us to discuss more options.

Rondo Recommends:

A - Art & Architecture | C - Culture | G - Geography | H - History | L - Leisure | P - Performing Arts | Sc - Science, Tech & Engineering | G - General Tourist Attraction

Het Nieuwe Instituut

Het Nieuwe Instituut

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This institute is part of the School of Architecture and will organise seminars on any subject. They also display innovations in design and architecture, along with e-culture.

Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum

Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum


Named after two benefactors of the city who gave their art collections for public enjoyment in the 10th century, this is the oldest museum in Rotterdam, dating from 1849. The collections range from the middle ages to the twenty-first century and include works of Bosch, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Dali and many more.

SS Rotterdam

SS Rotterdam

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As Europe’s largest port, Rotterdam was also a port for transatlantic liners. The SS Rotterdam is now berthed in the city and serves as a hotel, but can be visited for insight into life on board a luxury liner.

De Markthal

De Markthal


100 fresh food stands, shops and restaurants all encased in a spectacular giant arch designed by Dutch architects MVRDV. Combined with the massive artwork across the ceiling, De Markthal has been described as the Dutch Sistine Chapel and is well worth a visit.

Harbour tours - (Click for more information)

Culture Geography History Science, Technology and Engineering General Tourist Attraction

The vastness of the harbour is best appreciated by sailing through the port. These tours can vary in length and detail according to your needs and the specialism of your students.

Kunst Halle - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture History General Tourist Attraction

The Kunst Halle was newly designed and opened in 1992 and is used for all kinds of displays from classical to ultra-modern.

Euromast - (Click for more information)

Culture Geography Science, Technology and Engineering General Tourist Attraction

For a spectacular view of the landscape, which will be particularly valuable for geography students, this rotating tower rising high into the sky offers a perfect opportunity to see and learn.

Architectural guided tours - (Click for more information)

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For those students specialising in the architecture and technology of the low lying Netherlands, a guided walking tour is an ideal way to learn about the city and the Netherlands in general. Your personal guide will answer all your questions.

Model Railway - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture Geography History Science, Technology and Engineering

Close to the main railway station, this Museum represents all aspects of Dutch life in miniature, including the problems of operating a country below sea level.

We offer varied accommodation for student groups in Rotterdam.

Maritime Hotel - (Click for more information)

This hotel was originally a hostel for seamen and still has this function at heart. However, they are well used to catering for groups of young people in what is now a three star hotel. It has a great location on the water front overlooking the iconic Erasmus Bridge, all rooms are en suite and there is a good restaurant with plenty of space to meet and relax.

Stayokay - (Click for more information)

The Dutch Youth Hostel Association has the privilege of operating inside the architecturally unique Cube Houses directly next to the old harbour. With the usual high standard of Dutch hostels and en suite rooms, the hostel in this building will fascinate all your students.