Book a boat tour through the huge port or a day trip to sights in greater Rotterdam.

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Harbour Tours in greater Rotterdam

Depending on the roundtrip you choose you’ll have a minor or big Rotterdam port experience. The most popular Spido tour is the 75 minute Rotterdam Harbour Tour. This tour offers you a unique view of shipyards, docks and the hypermodern transhipping of thousands of containers. There is no need for an advance reservation. If you really want to explore the international port of Rotterdam you should take the Extended Harbour Tour or the Summer Evening Tour. During these 2.5 hrs tours you will experience the action of the international port and see shipbuilding and ships’ repair companies, pipe layers, Roll On-Roll Off ferries, dry docks and the sight of millions of containers being transhipped. You won’t forget this impressive trip in Rotterdam! Do make a reservation in advance.

Day Trips with Spido

If you’re looking for the total package you can join one of the 6-8 hours boat trips to Maasvlakte 2 or to Willemstad.
Spido boat trip Maasvlakte 2
During this daytrip, Spido sails you to a brand new piece of reclaimed surface of the Netherlands: the Maasvlakte 2 Rotterdam port area. This boat trip takes you via the Nieuwe Waterweg channel towards the Maeslant storm barrier and Hoek van Holland beach, the Europort area and final destination Maasvlakte 2. At Maasvlakte, you can deboard the ship at the Futureland Rotterdam visitor centre with a view at Maasvlakte beach. Admire the new and dynamic port area from nearby. On your way back to downtown Rotterdam, you will see the port areas Botlek, Pernis, Eem, Waalhaven and Maashaven and of course the historic steamer ss Rotterdam. This Spido daytrip takes place every Tuesday and Sunday in July and every Thursday and Saturday in August. Also during the winter months, but not at regular intervals. Upon boarding you’re welcomed with coffee and cake. Also a lunch buffet is included. The Spido Maasvlakte boat tour lasts 7 hours.

Spido summer boat trip Willemstad
During this Spido boat tour you will sail over the river Nieuwe Maas to the Botlek port area and you’ll pass cities like Spijkenisse and Hoogvliet and national park Rhoonse Grienden. By the rivers Spui and Haringvliet you’ll sail via the city of Numansdorp to the characteristic harbour of Willemstad. In Willemstad you will deboard to do an extensive city walk with a guide. After the visit to Willemstad, Spido takes you back to Rotterdam via the Moerdijk bridge and the historic city of Dordrecht. On your way back, you’ll also see also the Feyenoord Soccer Stadium. You can book this Spido day tour every Wednesday in July and August. Upon boarding you’re welcomed with coffee and cake. Also a lunch buffet is included. The Spido boat tour to Willemstad lasts 8 hours.

Package deals with Spido

For groups from 20 persons there are several custom made package deals available, for example to the Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier or Kids Party Packages. Furthermore there are packages to the New Luxor Theatre or Rotterdam Blijdorp Zoo.

Discover the port of Rotterdam with Spido harbour tours

Spido harbour tours are one of the best and most popular attractions of Rotterdam. The ultramodern Spido fleet takes you on a tour through the impressive port of Rotterdam, one of the biggest ports in the world! During the tour you will see huge vessels, busy harbour traffic and some of the best sights of Rotterdam. Spido is a great way to discover Rotterdam in a nutshell. On board the Spido ships you comfortably sit inside or enjoy the sun on the outside deck and take some one of a kind pictures!

Sail along the famous sights of Rotterdam

The Spido tourist vessels depart at the base of the impressive Erasmus Bridge. During the departure you have a stunning view on the bridge: don’t forget to bring your camera! After leaving the quay, Spido sails along the historic Veerhaven and the Maritime Quarter with the beautiful World Museum. At the other bank of the river Maas, you will see the Wilhelmina Pier with the skyscrapers Montevideo and New Orleans and the famous Hotel New York. A bit further downstream, you can admire the Euromast panorama tower and the museum cruiser ss Rotterdam. Spido also takes you to the harbours of Rotterdam and you’ll be in the middle of all the port installations within minutes.


Q How can I get to Spido by public transport?

Spido harbour tours is located at Willemplein 85 next to the famous landmark of Rotterdam: the Erasmus Bridge. From Rotterdam Central Station, get there by metro and stop at Leuvehaven .

Q Is there a parking close to Spido?

Park your car in the Erasmus parking.