‘From highlight to top sight’
TEXT: MICHIEL STOL | PHOTO © PARTYSERVICE NETHERLANDS
What better way to explore Rotterdam than from a ship sailing in the world’s biggest harbour, where one minute you can see the largest ships in the world and the next see seals on the Second Maasvlakte? With a tour on the ships of Partyservice Netherlands you can fully enjoy this side of town.
“We have two ships: The Brandaris, which carries 135 passengers and sails in the Rotterdam harbour, and the Ameland, which carries 300 passengers and tours the Maasvlakte,” tells Esther Kruisinga, sales manager at Partyservice. “The tour starts at the Maeslantkering, the spectacular storm surge barrier that completes the Deltaworks. You will then pass the Breeddiep and sail into the impressive Europoort area, where you will be able to get a view of ships as high as buildings and the seals that rest on the artificial beaches. You will dock at the coastal town of Hoek van Holland.”
The tours on the ship are 1.5 hours, 2.5 hours or 3.5 hours, complete with food and drinks. “Our ships set sail when we have at least 45 people on them. We offer tours throughout the year,” explains Kruisinga. On the website you can see which dates exactly.
“Our tours will take you from one highlight to another, from one top sight to the next. We will get you as close as possible to the giants of the sea, as well as showing you a truly remarkable piece of the Netherlands. All from the waters around beautiful Rotterdam.” www.rondvaarten.org