Hostel Ani&Haakien Tours

If you are visiting Rotterdam for the first time and you don’t know where to go? Then get your ass over to Ani&Haakien whether you’re staying with us or not. We will make sure you get to know Rotterdam! We offer you 6 tours a week.  All of our tours are tip based so everyone can join.


Markthal Tour

markthaltourEvery Tuesday we gather at the hostel after breakfast  and we make our way trough the city centre exploring some of the old and new architecture of Rotterdam (Central Station, City hall, the Markthal, Cube Houses and much more..) The tour will end at the weekly market where we stock up on the cheap fruit & veg and have look through some vintage clothes and other random junk. The tour takes about 1 hour but you probably want to spend much more time in this area!

When: Tuesdays
Duration: 1 hour
Start: 11am at Hostel Ani&Haakien

Kinderdijk (WINDMILLS) by boat & bike Tour

Kinderdijkbike tourEvery Wednesday at 11am we cycle to the Erasmus bridge. From there a ferry takes us to Alblasserdam, a small village outside of Kinderdijk, where the cycling part begins until we have made a round trip to the windmills and back to the ferry. You will learn a bit of history about the windmills and enjoy the city escape at the same time! Don’t worry if you haven’t got a bike, you can rent one out from the hostel for 10 euros a day.

When: Wednesday
Duration: 3/4 hours
Start: 11am
Cost: 7,50 bike (guest price) + 12,- Boat

Famous Wednesday nightwalk

famous wednesday nightwalk
If you think you have seen enough of the city centre you must join us for our favourite tour of the week. This is one of our two evening walking tours, both start at the hostel at 9PM and involve a bar at the end of the walk. From the hostel we head for the central station and we walk from the new to the old station, exploring some graffiti, learning about the war and Fire Line lights, something about the Rotterdam Night Mayor, a crowdfunded bridge and more..

When: Wednesday
Duration: 1 hour
Start: 9pm at Hostel Ani&Haakien


West side bike tour



Delft by bike

Every Friday morning at 11AM we gather our bikes and cycle along the River Schie from the hostel to Delft. We visit the Markt Square where you can enjoy the view from one of the highest church towers in the country at Nieuwe Kerk, right in front of it the city hall and around the corner the old church. We will also have a look at a historic city gate, windmill and a weighing house. A perfect way to see the Dutch landscape & escape the city for a while. Feel free to spend the day in Delft.

When: Thursday
Duration: 3.5 hours
Start: 11am at Hostel Ani&Haakien

Graffiti & Bar tour

graffiti tourThe Friday nightwalk where we aim to uncover all the hidden graffiti spots in Rotterdam is highly recommended. We make our way trough the centre as we discover the works of Bier&Brood, Lastplak, reflexo on urban art & some streetart to spicy things up.

When: Friday
Duration: 2 hours
Start: 9pm at Hostel Ani&Haakien

Rotterdam Architecture walking tour

Rotterdam Architecture tourThe one and only free Architecture tour in Rotterdam. Guided by a local you can discover Rotterdam’s Architecture & history by foot.

When: Saturday
Duration: 3 hours
Start: 11am at Hostel Ani&Haakien


Ani & Haakien   •   Coolsestraat 47-49   •    3014 LC Rotterdam   •   •   +31 10 236 10 86