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Why go?

Rotterdam is a city of many faces: a tough port city, a trendy nightlife city, a sophisticated shopping city, and a hip artistic city. Above all, Rotterdam is the architecture city of Holland that stimulates innovation. Its skyline is always changing. There are many things to do amid Rotterdam’s skyscrapers. You can go on a shopping spree, enjoy some excellent food, and visit a range of museums and attractions in and around the city centre.

Things to do

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Eating & drinking

Dine at the glorious Hotel New York and enjoy the unique skyline and the view of the Meuse. Go on a food safari, take a tour on the Pannenkoekenboot (pancake boat) or see the city from the revolving restaurant at the top of the Euromast. Rotterdam has it all!

Where to stay

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Hotels in Rotterdam

Spending the night in the city center, with a view of the Meuse river or on a cruise ship - everything is possible in Rotterdam!

Eight unique places to stay in Rotterdam

Make your Rotterdam visit more memorable by staying in these unique and unusual accommodation options.

Cube shaped houses in Rotterdam

Rotterdam Cube Houses

Spend in the night in one of the famous Rotterdam Cube Houses

Discover Rotterdam’s old inner city

Large swathes of Rotterdam’s inner city were destroyed in 1940 but there are still a few places where you can see a piece of pre-war Rotterdam.

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Experience Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a city of many faces: a tough port city, a trendy nightlife city, a sophisticated shopping city, and a hip artistic city. Above all, Rotterdam is the architecture city of Holland that stimulates innovation. Its skyline is always changing. There are many things to do amid Rotterdam’s skyscrapers. You can go on a shopping spree, enjoy some excellent food, and visit a range of museums and attractions in and around the city centre.  

The best-known museums in town and two of Holland’s most sophisticated museums, Boijmans van Beuningen and Kunsthal, are located on the Museumpark in Rotterdam. Elsewhere in the city you will find even more museums and exciting attractions, such as the Scheepvaartmuseum shipping museum, Euromast, Hotel New York, Spido and Steamship Rotterdam. If the cultural offering doesn’t convince you, the huge and varied shop offering will.

Where is what?

© Marco de Swart - Maritiem Museum

Rotterdam tickets

Pre-order your tickets for Rotterdam museums & attractions in our ticket shop and save instant money on combination deals!

Public transport in Rotterdam

By public transport
It is easy to travel by metro or tram in Rotterdam. The water taxi is a special means of transport, taking you at high speed to over 50 spots in Rotterdam and the surrounding area.

By car
If you are coming by car, make sure to seek out information about parking in Rotterdam.

Transport in Holland

Distances within Holland are easily bridged. Any location you might want to visit can be reached within three hours. The train, bus and tram will taken you pretty much anywhere you want to go. You can also explore Holland by bicycle. With over 32,000 kilometers worth of bicycle paths, Holland is a real cycling country with many fantastic cycling routes.