Scheepvaartkwartier Walk, Rotterdam

Scheepvaartkwartier Walk (Self Guided), Rotterdam

Scheepvaartkwartier or Nieuwe Werk is a delightful neighborhood on the banks of the Nieuwe Maas. Much of the area survived bombings by the Luftwaffe during World War II and more than 90 buildings are protected by state conservation laws. There are many reasons to spend some quality downtime exploring the area.

First, there's the water with its gorgeous views and where you can catch sight of seagoing sailboats and yachts. Stroll down broad tree-lined avenues and go over to Veerhaven harbor to look at its historic ships. Then there are the historical buildings, providing fascinating glimpses into Rotterdam's past. The beautiful white historic buildings on the Westerkade are among the finest you will set eyes on during your time in the city. This is also one of the richest parts of the Netherlands, where you can admire luxurious apartment blocks and dine on gourmet treats in fantastic restaurants.

Go for a walk or run or to chill out in Het Park (The Park), a gorgeous green expanse that is the oldest park in Rotterdam. It is also one of its most popular. During the warm summer months, you will see many families and groups of friends holding barbecues here. The park is also where a number of music festivals are held.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,500 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from Apple App Store or Google Play Store to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Scheepvaartkwartier Walk Map

Guide Name: Scheepvaartkwartier Walk
Guide Location: Netherlands » Rotterdam
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Author: vickyc

Walking Tours in Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Create Your Own Walk in Rotterdam

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Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
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Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles

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