“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”
— Dorothea Lange
Guided photography tour of Rotterdam – “Gateway to the World.”
The heart of Rotterdam was almost completely destroyed by the Luftwaffe in World War II. After initial crisis re-construction from the 1950s through to the 1970s, the centre of Rotterdam has become the site of ambitious new architecture including the amazing Markthal – a covered market housing many small food retailers, cafés and restaurants.
Dominated by water, Rotterdam is divided in two by the river Nieuwe Maas. This has given rise to the nickname “Gateway to the World”. Sheltering behind dikes, large parts of the city are below sea level. The port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe.
This combination makes Rotterdam completely different from all other cities, and presents breathtaking photo opportunities! Come and see for yourself…
Art and culture
And in July Rotterdam hosts the North Sea Jazz Festival, the biggest indoor jazz festival in the world. The festival actually presents many music styles, from traditional New Orleans jazz to Swing, bebop, fusion, blues, gospel music, funk music, soul music and drum n bass.
On our guided photography tour of Rotterdam you will visit the following places
- Cubist Houses
- Amazing street art and public sculpture
- The Luchtsingel arial walkway
- Oudehaven and Haringvliet harbours
- The Maritime Museum
- The Erasmusbrug (Erasmus Bridge) and the river Maas
- Church of St. Lawrence
- City Hall’s secret garden (weekdays only)
Note: The evening itinerary will vary according to the time of year
After the tour
The photography experience
To capture these in memorable photographs requires several different photographic techniques. Your guide will explain clearly and consisely how to achieve these.
The afternoon photo tour starts at 14:30.
The start time of the evening photo tour will depend on the date, because there is a huge difference in sunset time between 21 December (16:30) and 21 June (22:00).
The duration of the tour is approximately 3 hours.
If you are travelling from outside Rotterdam, and would like advice on public transport please contact us.
The price of the Rotterdam evening photo tour is €39.95 per person.
What is included
• Experienced tutor and guide
• Refreshment break
• Access to our tuition web pages
• Photo enhancement service
• Advice on travel to Rotterdam
• Advice on what to do and where to eat and drink in Rotterdam
What is not included
• Hire of equipment such as tripod
• Cost of transport to Rotterdam
But it seldom rains the for whole day. If the rain is torrential the workshop will be cancelled, but if it is not heavy the tour will go on regardless.
Photographers are hardy folks, and stormy skies and wet pavements present some of the most exciting photo opportunities!
How can I book a photo tour?
If you would like to book a photo tour of Rotterdam, you can do so by:
Telephoning +31 (0)71 887 10 23
This session is not only limited to couples naturally, but also suitable for families or group of friends, for a special occasion or just for fun!