In this series of trips, Stephan takes the train to another city in the Netherlands that he knows well. He rents a bicycle at the station and takes you through the city center. In part 3 of this series, we visit the famous harbor city of Rotterdam, called Manhattan on the Maas by the Dutch. This is Stephan's second hometown after he lived here for 8 years and the birthplace of his grandma. Rotterdam is famous for its harbors and modern architecture after the Nazis bombed the city center in May 1940. On the bicycle, we will start at the amazing modern central station opened in 2014, see the grand square next to the cinema and some famous art pieces in the museum park next to Rotterdam's Art museum. If we have time we can bike under the cube houses and see the modern market hall with an amazing mosaic before heading to the river to go over the beautiful Erasmus Bridge to end at Hotel New York. During the bike tour, we discuss the typical Dutch cycling culture that we also see in Rotterdam and talk about the highlights of this city. I still have space in front of my bike for your virtual bike ride.
Stephan is a real Dutchie, he was born in Delft (the city of Vermeer), grown up in Gouda (the cheese city), studied in Leiden (city of Rembrandt) and he lived in Rotterdam (the harbour city) before moving to our capital Amsterdam in 2006. After a career in technology as an Online Strategist, he decided to leave behind the corporate world to start guiding visitors of Amsterdam and started his own private tour agency, Amsterdam Experiences. That’s when he discovered that walking and cycling around the city with international visitors is a lot more fun than a desk job! As a guide, Stephan loves to show his virtual guests the hidden gems of Amsterdam through the eyes of a local. He has a passion for telling stories about Dutch history and culture. Stephan is very enthusiastic about the Netherlands and also guides tours in Delft, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Gouda, Leiden and Den Hague. Stephan’s tours cover a wide range of topics, whether that be sensitively tackling difficult subjects, such as Anne Frank and Jewish history of Amsterdam. However, he is equally comfortable being spontaneous, whether visiting goats in a goat farm to riding his orange flowerbike around with the flowerbike man himself. Stephan also now has tours in Belgium, covering Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent. So join him on the bike or by foot, and see the highlights of the Netherlands or even perhaps Belgium.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Rotterdam with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Rotterdam. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
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Michaela (near Köln 🇩🇪) D.
27 June 2021
Brave Stephan did this Tour in heavy Rain, Hope He didnt Catch a cold. I am Not a Fan of this modern Citys,but still a great Tour.
Michaela (Austria) M.
26 June 2021
Thanks, Stephan, for a very interesting tour!
25 June 2021
Thank you for another great tour
Elaine FL,USA 🌴.
25 June 2021
Wonderful tour learned so much from Stephan. He was a trooper it rained the whole time.
25 June 2021
Great bike trip around Rotterdam, Stephan's tours are brilliant as always. But be careful not to give any extra info or links yourself in the chat, as Katrine (who controls the chat) won't be happy!