Circular Rotterdam

An Inspiring Journey through Sustainable Rotterdam
3 Day Group Tour

During this micro-adventure developed by A Dutch Experience in collaboration with Avontuur Dichtbij, in a small group, you will learn in 3 days everything about the circular economy. You will meet inspiring people and discover the sustainable side of Rotterdam by bicycle. In short: circularity, sustainability and innovation in Rotterdam!

“Waste is only waste if you waste it!” – will.i.am

Group size

Max. 10 persons

Dates

29 April , 6 May , 27 May , 3 June , 24 June

Price

€ 395 per person.

An Inspiring Journey through Sustainable Rotterdam

Rotterdam is at the forefront of innovation and sustainability. You will discover fascinating breeding grounds, inspiring companies and sustainable organizations, and you will meet creative experts. Of course, this will be done by bicycle, the most sustainable means of transport. You will cycle past the Floating Farm, Rotterzwam, the Cultural Campsite and Blue City where you discover what a circular company really looks like. The innovative entrepreneurs are happy to talk about their projects and work!

For whom?

Active culture and nature lovers. This arrangement joins the city and the countryside.

Includes

  • 2 nights at Hotel Pincoffs incl. breakfast
  • Bicycle hire on days 2 and 3
  • Visits to Floating Farm and Blue City
  • Bicycle tour with a guide past sustainable projects

Excludes

  • Travel to and from Rotterdam
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Booking fees including calamity funds (€25 per booking)
  • SGR Contribution €5 p.p.

Daily itinerary

Day 1 — Arrive in Rotterdam

Check in to your room at Hotel Pincoffs from 3 pm. You can spend the day discovering the surroundings of the hotel on your own. Hotel Pincoffs used to be a customs building in the old harbors. It is located on the Kop van Zuid, not far from the Erasmus Bridge, the Entrepothaven and the atmospheric Binnenhaven, one of the oldest harbors in Rotterdam, with sunny terraces and a variety of restaurants. Dinner tip for tonight? Restaurant Aloha on the Maas. Everything here revolves around maximum creativity with radically different methods and producing as little waste as possible. Definitely worth a visit!

Day 2 — visit to Floating Farm and Blue City

Today you will get on your bike and in the morning you will visit the first floating farm in the world: the Floating Farm. The priorities of this farm are animal welfare, circularity, sustainability and innovation, so-called transfarmation. During the tour you will discover the passion for sustainability, meet the main residents (the cows) and see how the milk is processed into healthy dairy products.

In the afternoon you cycle to the other side of the city to visit Blue City. A number of circular economy pioneers have gathered in the former swimming paradise Tropicana. Now it is a breeding ground for innovative companies that link their residual flows to each other: the waste from one entrepreneur is the raw material for another entrepreneur. For example, fruit waste from the market is transformed into a leather-like material for bags. Coffee grounds are used to grow oyster mushrooms. Get inspired because this is just the beginning!

Day 3 — Circular bicycle tour with guide

On this morning you can sleep in, have breakfast, pack your things and check out. The bike tour with guide Astrid starts at 11 am. The main theme of the day is the circular economy and sustainability. You will visit inspiring initiatives and passionate entrepreneurs, all with a social message. For example: the edible city garden of Rotterdamse Munt, the sustainable camping items of Culture Campsite, the circular oyster mushroom nursery of Rotterzwam and DakAkker, the largest urban agricultural roof in Europe.

The bike tour ends with a drink at “Free State” Weelde. It has been a long and busy day, but when you get home, you will certainly look back with pleasure at this inspiring micro-adventure!

Where will you sleep?

Hotel Pincoffs in Rotterdam is located in a national monument: a former customs office dating from 1879. It is centrally located on the Kop van Zuid, on the Maas with a view of the Erasmus Bridge and many Rotterdam hotspots within walking distance. You sleep in a deluxe room with comfortable beds, modern bathroom and good internet.

Good to know

Accessibility

Avontuur Dichtbij is a great proponent of public transport. Rotterdam is easily accessible by train, bus and metro. Hotel Pincoffs is 400 meters from the Wilhelminaplein metro and tram station. It is also possible to go by car. It is best to park on the outskirts of the city and continue by metro.

Minimum number of participants

This weekend will take place with at least 10 participants. Departure dates are still subject to change. Please let us know your preferred dates when booking. We will contact you if we do not have the minimum number of participants 4 weeks before departure.

Itinerary

Within two working days of booking you will receive the itinerary containing more details about the route and location.

Secure yourself a place.

Bookings are made via Adventure Dichtbij. Click on the button below to start the booking.