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Skyline van Rotterdam met op de voorgrond de Nieuwe Maas

Quick Tour of Maritime Rotterdam for secondary education

Unaccompanied walking route

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.

Practical information

Price: free of charge, excl. water taxi.

Duration: 60-70 minutes.

Start: from 10:00. Also on Mondays, at the weekend and during school holidays.

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Virtually and/or in real life, pupils pass the bombed-out Waterkwartier, get spectacular views of the Erasmus Bridge and the historic harbour Veerhaven. An introduction to big-city entertainment on trendy Witte de Withstraat completes 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.

That’s why!

  • 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.

If you would like more details or want to make a booking,

call us for more information or bookings on +31 (0)10-4029264 or send an e-mail to sales@maritiemmuseum.nl with your question and your contact details.

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