Surroundings

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.

Events (7)

30 MIN

Christmas Market Dordrecht

In the weekend of the 14th until the 16th of December you can find the biggest Christmas Market of the Netherlands in Dordrecht. Get into the Christmas mood with hundreds of stands and stages with entertainment. The countless monuments of the city and breathtaking harbours ensure a special backdrop.

20 MIN

Christmas Circus Rotterdam

The Christmas Circus in Ahoy is one of the oldest and most famous of the Netherlands. The circus guarantees spectacular acts and international artists.  Specially for Christmas Circus Ahoy is being tranformed into a cosy circus tent with an impressive arena. You can count on spectacular acts, international artists, acrobats and hilarious clowns.

15 MIN

National Fireworks

Want a really cool start of the new year? Then you should come to the National Fireworks in Rotterdam: the biggest and most spectacular fireworks show of the Netherlands. Every year you can admire the show at the Erasmus Bridge, which will also be aired on national television. Good to know: you can visit the fireworks show for free.

Food & drinks

5 MIN

Markthal Rotterdam

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

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Museums

5 MIN

Kubuswoningen

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’.

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10 MIN

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen

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.

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Employee tips

12 MIN

Erasmusbrug

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.

Landscape

12 MIN

Euromast

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.

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Zoo

15 MIN

Diergaarde Blijdorp

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.

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Shopping

The Koopgoot

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.

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Boat Tour

Spido Rondvaart

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. 

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7 MIN

Water taxi Rotterdam

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.

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