Rotterdam is an extremely interesting and upcoming destination. The story of the city, the bombing, the reconstruction, and the enormous drive for renewal that the locals have gives the city its energy and dynamism. A city where everything is possible and there’s a lot to discover. A real must visit city! We’ll help you to find and experience the city at its fullest.
The spectacular Markthal in the form of a bow is the new icon of Rotterdam. The Markthal accommodates a market hall and an appartment complex. A great attraction inside is the Horn of Plenty, the biggest work of art in the world
The yellow Cube Houses still form one of the main tourist attractions of Rotterdam. The artictect Piet Blom designed the ‘forest’ of 38 Cube Houses. The houses are built as a bridge over the busy street Blaak. The Cube Houses exists of a overturned wooden cube that with one point is lying on a concrete hexagon core. There you will find the entrance and the stair well. The cube has three flores: the ‘street house’ with kitchen and living room, the ‘heaven house’ with bedrooms and the ‘loofhutje’.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is one of the best and oldest museums in the Netherlands with an astonishing collection of Dutch and European masterpieces. Below you can find a selection of the finest works and artists.
The 800-metre long Erasmus Bridge spans the Maas River and links the northern and southern parts of Rotterdam. The suspension bridge has a 139-metre high steel pylon, which is secured with 40 cables. The shape of the pylon gave the bridge its nickname, The Swan. The Erasmus Bridge is the icon of Rotterdam.
The iconic Euromast is still one of the most popular buildings in Rotterdam. With 158 metres the Euromast is the biggest tower in the Netherlands that is open for public. It was constructed between 1958 and 1960 by architect Huig Maaskant.
Diergaarde Blijdorp /Rotterdam Zoo has become one of Europe’s most beautiful zoos. Dive into the fully covered Oceanium and make a magical voyage over the bottom of the sea and along coastal regions, meeting many marine and coastal inhabitants such as fish (from herring to sharks), puffins, snakes and a large group of king penguins.
The Koopgoot, which is the generally accepted nickname of what was officially named Beurstraverse and roughly translates as ‘Shopping Gutter’, has been the main shopping centre in the heart of Rotterdam for 20 years. Apart from this, it is an architectural masterpiece that has won many awards. Particularly inviting to relax and take in all the impressions are the chairs that were especially designed for the Koopgoot by Maarten Baas.
Among the busy traffic of sea-going and inland ships, this trip is a special journey through one of the largest harbours in the world. You can see Rotterdam's impressive skyline with its imposing buildings glide by, and then get a unique view of the harbours shipyards, docks and the hypermodern transshipping of thousands of containers. Last but not least the tour will end with a view of the steamship 'Rotterdam', the former cruise flagship of shipping company Holland America Line.
Rotterdam is at is most beautiful from the water. See the city and the historic and modern harbours with a spectacular water taxi trip on the River Maas.