About Mik Tours

I have seen Rotterdam grow from an unfinished partly broken city into the lively metropolis it is today

I’m Mik Hartman

Although I was born 45 years ago in Schiedam I have lived in Rotterdam for more than 20 years now.

I can honestly tell you there were some tumultuous times. The basics of the rebuilding of Rotterdam was over but we weren’t done by a long shot! In the ‘90s I lived in a city looking for an identity. The city had all it needed to keep it going but that was about all that could be said of it. However, it turned out that Rotterdam met all the ideal conditions for a city to reinvent itself. I saw the city grow into a place that architects designed modern buildings for. I saw new restaurants open, influenced by foreign cuisines from all over the world, I saw wine bars open and café’s shoot out of the ground like toadstools. I was happy to see that old parts of the city regained appreciation and were restored.

The city has truly arisen from the glowing embers and has so many amazing places ranging from hip to homely, from design to quirky that even I can still be surprised sometimes! All of this makes Rotterdam into a unique city in the Netherlands. A city that has literally rebuilt itself and had gusto, tries out new things, also pilot projects large and small but always tackling them full on.

A city that dares and does!

“Experience The City”

Using my genuine and typical Dutch sobriety coupled with my blatant sense of humour I will show you Rotterdam as you’ve never seen her before, allowing you to see and experience it through my eyes, tasting the ambiance when you partake on any one of the “Rotterdam by Mik Tours”.


We always have given importance to our customer’s feedback. Here’s what they had to say about us.

Esther Roozendaal

We had a lovely experience when Mik showed us around town. Even as locals we learned so many new things about the city and the architecture. Mik knows a lot and also has a lot of humor. His tour was very entertaining.

Highly recommended!

Review on GetYourGuide

We had a nice day with Mik on our city tour.

He showed us around Rotterdam, sharing a lot of interesting facts and personal anecdotes along the way. Though we’ve lived in Rotterdam for a while he was able to introduce us to buildings we’ve never before know the story of.

Thanks again for the terrific tour, Mik! 

Nikki Szabo

Toller Rundgang mit lässigem, super professionellem Guide!! Der weiss sooooo Vieles… Lohnt sich auf jeden Fall. Er sprach sogar recht gut Deutsch! Thank you, Mik.

Review on GetYourGuide

Great Tour – Learned so much from a native Rotterdam tour guide. Loved the tour. Would highly recommend it. The tour guide was so friendly and knowledgeable as he is a native. We walked a lot, but I never felt rushed and never felt overwhelmed.

Review on GetYourGuide

Unconventional, captivating tour by foot through Rotterdam!

Mik took us on a captivating, special tour, packed with unconventional facts and stories. He knows a great deal about ecological and architectural things and gave us a look behind the scene and on the characteristics of Rotterdam.

He gladly responded to all our questions and we felt that we had truly learnt something about Rotterdam. It was a very enjoyable afternoon and we could not believe the time went by so fast.

We highly recommend Mik to all people who are tired of boring, standardized tours and are rather looking for an informative and entertaining tour!