Tour of Maritime Rotterdam for primary education
Unaccompanied walking route for ages 10 to 12
The port city of Rotterdam has changed over the centuries from a sleepy fishing town to Europe’s most dynamic port. This short walk of 2.9 kilometres lets pupils experience both the port and the metropolis using their own smartphones. Using historical photos and videos, they compare the past against the present. Educational quiz questions add depth.
Price: free of charge, excl. water taxi.
Duration: 120 minutes.
Start: from 10:00. Also on Mondays, at the weekend and during school holidays.Book now
Virtually and/or in real life, pupils pass the bombed-out Waterkwartier, get a spectacular view from the Erasmus Bridge and learn the history of the migration companies on Wilhelmina Pier. An adventurous trip on the water taxi to the historic harbour of Veerhaven plus an introduction to big-city entertainment on trendy Witte de Withstraat complete the walk.
Route on your own smartphone
The teacher supervises the walk. Pupils walk the route using their own smartphones and the supervisors can use a sheet with additional background information.
If there are several groups on the same trip, this is an excellent auxiliary programme: while one class gets to work on a museum lesson inside, the other experiences the port of Rotterdam outside, and vice versa.
- A perfect fit for geography courses.
- Ideal before or after a lesson in the museum.
- See both the port and the big city.
The Quick Tour of Maritime Rotterdam does not necessarily need preparation, but pupils do need already to have downloaded the app (izi.TRAVEL) at school or at home. The pupils can then start the tour outside at any time.
Crossing to Veerhaven by water taxi is well worth doing. You can book this yourself via +31 (0)10-4030303 Please note that the water taxi is not free of charge.
You get to the boarding point next to Hotel New York after about 45-60 minutes on foot from the Maritime Museum.