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Discover Rotterdam's famous contemporary architecture with this tour of the avant-garde Markthal and Cube Houses, architectural masterpieces.

Discover Rotterdam's famous contemporary architecture with this tour of the avant-garde Markthal and Cube Houses, architectural masterpieces.

Markthal & Cube Houses Tour

At 1:45 pm, 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. 

Following your tour of the Markthall, we'll visit the rooftop of Het Witte Huis, the Oldest Skyscraper in the world, where you have a fantastic 360º view over the city.

At 2:45 pm, the tour will end in the nearby Overblaak Street, where you can appreciate on your own the enigmatic design of the Kubuswoning: the famous Rotterdam Cube Houses. Their hexagonal pillars were a milestone in the history of the city when they were inaugurated in 1984. We'll give you a brochure to visit these houses, which will include a discount voucher.

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Price

Per person
US$ 21
  • Per person

    US$ 21

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

1 hour.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

English and Dutch speaking guide specialising in the architecture of Rotterdam.

Discount coupon for the Markthal café.

Rotterdam postcard.

Brochure and discount voucher to visit the Cube Houses for free.

Not included

Food tasting in Markthal market (optional).

When to book?

You can book up until 36 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

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.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 21

Cancellations

Non refundable. You may not cancel this activity.

Meeting point

Grotemarkt Square, at the North Entrance of the Markthal.