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.
During the weekend of the 4th and 5th of April 2020 the 40th edition of the NN Marathon will take place. Both top notch athletes as national and international runners will experience how it feels to run along the famous Coolsingel. No other Marathon in the Netherlands can top the atmosphere in Rotterdam with about 950.000 enthousiastic spectators cheering along the route.
Mmmm .... Also in the mood to try out delicious new things? Savoy Hotel Rotterdam knows the right place. The Markthal, a huge artistic building of 39 meters high, is only 5 minutes walking from our hotel. What you can find here? Food! With as many as 100 food stands from different countries, you’ll have some food-sploring to do! The building is also equipped with apartments, a large fresh market, a supermarket and an underground parking space. All under one roof, nowhere else in the world has it been done. Are you going to visit the world famous Markthal?
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.
Yellow sloping houses? Do people actually live here? Oh yes they do! The Cube houses in Rotterdam are still a striking and colorful tourist attraction. The cube shapes were designed by Provo architect Piet Blom. The so-called "Blaakse Bos" consists of 38 cubes with different rooms and every cube has three floors: the "street house" with kitchen and living room, the "heaven house" with bedrooms and the "tabernacle". And it gets even better! You can look inside the unique cube houses as well.
The perfect getaway for all ages! Over a hundred buildings of our beautiful and breathtaking city in a miniature world. Who doesn't want to see this? Atmospheric and expansive polder landscapes are interspersed with the modern and historic architecture of our "Rotterdam in miniature", including the largest covered miniature port in Europe. Look closely and discover the many remarkable details and stories of this unique world. Easily accessible from the hotel, because Miniworld Rotterdam is located next to Rotterdam Central Station!
After a bike ride of 12 minutes you reach the wonderful icon of Rotterdam: the Erasmus Bridge. The Erasmus Bridge is the second bridge over the ‘Nieuwe Maas’ (the first one is the Willems Bridge) from the center and the Port of Rotterdam. The suspension bridge over the Maas has a 139-meter-high steel pylon, which is mounted with 40 taps. The shape of the pylon gave the bridge the nickname ‘De Zwaan’. Want to go on a romantic walk? The Erasmus bridge is your go-to place.
Want to admire the beautiful and busy city of Rotterdam and even more cities from above? Then the 185 meter high Euromast is the place to be. The Euromast has been the highest observation tower in the Netherlands since 1960 by Rotterdam architect H.A. Maaskant and an essential part of the city’s skyline. There is also a brasserie in the building where you can have a nice lunch or a drink.
Lions, bears, birds, butterflies, giraffes: it goes on and on... In Blijdorp Zoo, one of the most beautiful zoos of the Netherlands, you can find an enormous amount of animals. From the hotel it is easy to get there by bike, metro or car. Worth a visit, whether you’re planning to go with the entire family or going for a visit yourself. Blijdorp Zoo is a must-visit attraction!
In the mood to do some shopping? Then the Koopgoot is definitely going to put a smile on your face. With more than 40 stores, we offer a surprising range of fashion, lifestyle, gifts and hospitality outlets in the center of Rotterdam. The shopping area in the heart of Rotterdam already exists for 20 years. Walk down the notorious big stairs and be surprised!s.
In the middle of the busy traffic of inland and sea-going vessels you will experience a special tour through one of the largest seaports in the world. You see the impressive skyline with imposing buildings glide past you, followed by a unique view of yards, docks and the ultramodern handling of thousands of containers. Finally, you will also sail past the steamship Rotterdam, the former flagship of the Holland America Line. All aboard!
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.