Discover Rotterdam's famous contemporary architecture with this tour of the avant-garde Markthal and Cube Houses, architectural masterpieces.
Markthal & Cube Houses Tour
We'll begin our guided tour of the most avant-garde areas of Rotterdam in Grotemarkt Square, at the North Entrance of the Markthal. This incredible glass building has an unusual tube-like shape, and is home to offices and apartments. Under its archway, a modern market has been set up, selling traditional gastronomy as well as alternative cuisine.
We'll explore the different stalls of the market, where you can buy some famous Dutch herring or some typical meatballs. We can also look up to admire its ceiling which is decorated with a spectacular work by the Dutch artist Arno Coenen named Horn of Plenty. Our tour will continue through the Markthal and we'll find out about the archaeological sites in its lower part.
To end the tour, we'll head Overblaak, where we'll marvel at the design of the Kubuswoning: Rotterdam's famous Cube Houses. We'll also find out how the local architect Piet Blom drew up the plans for these peculiar houses.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
Per personUS$ 18.70
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
English and Dutch speaking guide specialising in the architecture of Rotterdam.
Discount coupon for the Markthal café.
Food tasting in Markthal market (optional).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Rotterdam local time) if there are still places available.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Grotemarkt Square, at the North Entrance of the Markthal.