Private Rotterdam Rooftop tour

  • What
    Rotterdam rooftops
  • Availability
    On request
  • Price
    From €29 per person
  • Duration
    2,5 hours/ +/- 4,5 km
  • Group size
    Max. 15 per guide

Rotterdam has more flat rooftops than anywhere else in the Netherlands. This is partly a result of the reconstruction following the bombardment on May 14, 1940. 18.5 million square meters of flat rooftops are currently unused, 1 million of which are in the city centre. Join us on exploration along and on innovative and special rooftops in the city centre of Rotterdam. This tour is especially designed for Inside Rotterdam by Esther Wienese, author of the book Rotterdam Rooftops, taking resilience to a higher level.

Elevate yourself

Esther Wienese, a Rotterdam communication expert in the field of sustainable urban development, designed this tour based on her informative and inspiring book Rotterdam Rooftops (2017). In the book she reflects on what currently is happening on the flat rooftops of Rotterdam and what the city hopes to achieve. Esther takes you up on four to five exclusive rooftops to show en tell you what happens there and why. The result is an inspiring tour of Rotterdam’s roofscape with beautiful views of the Rotterdam skyline.

Your guide will receive you at the Tourist Information in the hall of the central station. After a short introduction about the tour and about the rooftops in the Rotterdam city centre that was reconstructed after the bombing in World War II you will receive information about several special rooftops around the station’s square. Then you go up and visit the best rooftops of the Netherlands, the longest rooftop of the Netherlands and a high-profile reconstruction building in a special place that will have four special roofs in the future. After that you enjoy a wide view on several rooftops in the city centre from a central rooftop. Via the oldest shopping boulevard of the Netherlands, and two special squares we return to the Central Station square. There we end the tour in the first rooftop bar of Rotterdam.
This tour is surprising, informative and inspiring. You see the city form a different perspective and learn in between about the crucial role of multifunctional rooftops for a resilient cities. After this tour you are fully aware of how much more can be done with rooftops in general and inspired to use your own rooftop.


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Highlights of this tour

  • Exploration of the city centre

  • Professional explanation

  • The rooftops of the future

  • Off track locations

  • Looking back and forward

  • Spectacular skyline

  • Inspiration

  • Interesting facts


  • Availability
    On request
  • Start
    Rotterdam Central Station
  • End
  • Length
    2,5 hours/ around 4,5 km
  • Groups
    Maximum of 15 persons per group. Flexibility provided for private groups.
  • Language
    Dutch and English
  • Price
    €29 per person, with a group of at least 10 persons
  • Including professional & fun private guide
  • Access to four to five exclusive rooftops
Important to know
  • This is a private tour, no need to upgrade anymore.
  • Meeting time: 15 minutes prior to starting time.
  • Take a bottle of water with you
  • Tip: wear comfortable shoes, good for walking
  • Suitable for 10 years and older
  • Unsuitable for people with extreme fear of heights
  • Unsuitable for people with walking difficulty.
Prices & Availability

Private Rotterdam Rooftop tour

From: 29.00

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The ideal teamouting for any company! Inspiring, interesting and with a drink on the last rooftop.


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Combine and add

Combine this rooftop tour with a drink or diner, during or at the end of tour. Check out our Customized tours page for more information.

More than 15 persons?

No problem. Get in touch for a special group offer.

Need advice?

Contact us for personal advice via telephone +31 (0) 624246229 (Ariane) or e-mail us.


Stories everywhere

We had an amazing afternoon. I've been to Rotterdam before, but this tour showed us the city from a completely different perspective. My mother said: "First I only saw concrete giants in Rotterdam, now I see stories everywhere." The tour was well designed and organised.
Timo, Boxtel

Amazing view!

As fan of Esther's book on Rotterdam Rooftops it was great to join a tour with an expert. The tour was rich in content, interesting, inspiring and included amazing views on the skyline of the city. Recommended!
Anne-Marie, Rotterdam

Intensily enjoyable

We, the Lions Club Roosendaal, were guided on and over Rotterdam rooftops by Esther Wienese. We intensely enjoyed the tour and received very positive feedback from the other attendees.
Huib, Lions Club Roosendaal

Development of rooftops

The Highlight of our enitre day was our trip along different Rotterdam roofs. With immense enthusiasm Esther told us about the importance of the development of rooftops for an increased quality of living.
Alex Peters, Schep Makelaardij B.V

About the maker of this tour

Rotterdam writer and guide Esther Wienese is the author of the book Rotterdam Rooftops, taking resilience to a higher level(November 2017). This is an informative and inspiring book about what is currently happening on the flat rooftops of Rotterdam and what the city hopes to achieve. Based ont the book she developed the inspiring Rotterdam Rooftop Tour of Rotterdam’s roofscape, inviting everyone to go up onto the rooftops and experience them for themselves. On the way you enjoy beautiful views on the skyline of Rotterdam.

The book Rotterdam Rooftops can be ordered at