Guided tour Architecture & History

Possible ingredients:

  • Illustrious history Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij;
  • the historical RDM heritage;
  • the photogenic pearls of the unique garden village of Heijplaat;
  • Art Deco head office with management offices of the Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij (RDM) (if available).

The Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij (RDM) was an important shipyard for building new ships, ship repairs and machine building in Rotterdam, which existed between 1902 and 1996. The company built 355 ships, almost all seagoing. At its peak, the company had 7,000 employees and for a while it held the leading position among Dutch shipyards. After being used as a shipyard for almost 100 years, RDM started a new life. The vast complex on Heijplaat is now intended for education and innovation and can be admired in its full glory and is part of Rotterdam Makers District.

With the founding of RDM in 1902, a complete factory village was also built on Heijplaat (1914). Together with the Quarantaineterrein, this area forms a special enclave in the middle of the modern and dynamic port area. It is seen as one of the port areas with important cultural-historical value for Rotterdam.


This guided tour costs € 150.00 (excl. 21% vat) per hour for a group of maximum 25 people.

A customised guided tour is possible on request. For this we calculate, on the basis of actual costs, the number of hours for organising your guided tour at € 75.- per hour. You will receive a quote in advance. For more information about the guided tours please contact the RDM Information centre on telephone number 010 – 252 44 72 or per e-mail on [email protected].


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