The ‘brandgrens’ (fire- line) marks the part of Rotterdam that was completely destroyed during the bombing on 14 May 1940. It was a black page in the city’s history. Run through the old and new parts of the city, bringing old stories back to life in the city of today.
The Largest Port in Europe
The home of the largest piece of artwork in the world and the largest port in Europe may surprise you. Rotterdam is the lesser known gem of the Netherlands filled with modern architecture, international cuisine, and plenty of fresh fish. With so much to explore, we recommend trusting a local expert to show you the best stops on a Rotterdam walking tour. Bring your camera and best arch support to see innovations from the last century and what has survived from the city’s medieval past. There’s so much to take in at the Netherland’s second largest city.
Walk or Run Through the Streets of Rotterdam
Whether you enjoy a leisurely stroll or prefer to be the lead in a pack of runners, there are Rotterdam tours available for you. Rotterdam Sight Running Tours has several options for exploring the city in stride. You can learn all about the Markthal, a large market with the ceilings painted like the Sistine Chapel. Or run across the Erasmus Bridge with its iconic cable cords and stunning views. They even offer a tour which specifically dives into the history of the city before and after the World War II bombing in 1940. The area that was destroyed is known as the Brandgrens and is marked with red circles with flames on the ground. In this way and others, the city remembers its past while continuing to innovate and rebuild. Discover fascinating corners of the city with guides who are ready to explore with you on foot.
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