Begin your walking tour of Rotterdam's highlights when you meet your guide under the clock at Central Station at 10am. Depart from the modern Central Station and head toward the city center, passing post-war reconstruction monuments like the shopping area "the Lijnbaan." Walk to the Mondriaaan-esque Cafe de Unie, an architectural icon of the de Stijl movement. Stop for a photo of the Timmerhuis, rising like a cloud of glass and steel above the city.
Hear about Rotterdam's history from your guides–experts on architecture and art history–as you explore landmarks like the pre-WWII Laurens church, Rotterdam's Cubic houses, and the modern Markthal, famous for its ceiling artwork. Relax over a snack and a cup of coffee in the indoor market before continuing your walk.
Stroll along the river Maas, taking in the impressive views, and see the new developments on the south bank before concluding the tour around 12:30pm at Rotterdam's best-known landmark — the Erasmus bridge.