Rotterdam is innovative, creative, cosmopolitan – and a little rough around the edges. Let us show you the most dynamic city in the Netherlands!After its centre was eradicated in the Second World War, Rotterdam rose from the ashes and reinvented itself as a creative hub. Its harbour is the largest in Europe, and its architecture is the most daring in the Netherlands. Glossy skyscrapers can be found next to tiny infill projects, iconic architecture next to bottom-up initiatives. No wonder that the city has a thriving architecture scene, including renowned offices such as OMA and MVRDV. architour organizes tours, lectures and events focussing on architecture and urbanism in Rotterdam, Amsterdam and beyond. Distances are short, so you can easily visit several cities in one trip.
Founded in 2004, we offer a wide range of ready-to-book tours, but also develop customized programmes according to your wishes. Lectures on city development, visits with local stakeholders, tours on specific themes - everything is possible. An expert local architect will give you a first-hand insight into the Dutch approach to urban issues.
Our team currently counts 14 experienced guides, who speak English, Dutch, German, French and Japanese.
Anneke was born in Frankfurt (Germany) and has been living in Amsterdam since 2000, writing as a freelance journalist about architecture and design in the Netherlands. Her articles have appeared in lots of newspapers and magazines, such as Mark Magazine, DAMn° Magazine, Domus Germany, Azure, uncube magazine, design report, Baumeister, Bauwelt, HÄUSER… She's also the author of the Marco Polo travel guidebook to Amsterdam. In 2004 she founded architour.
Paul was born in Utrecht (The Netherlands). He graduated from TU Delft with an honourable degree in architecture in 1995. In the following years he worked as an architect for various prominent Dutch architecture firms. He's been guiding tours for architour since 2011, and in 2014 he became partner.