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Seven unique places to stay in Rotterdam

Bold and modern, Rotterdam is a thriving city that has come to be known for its vibrant contemporary architecture, casual yet fashionable attitude and its incomparable harbour location. Book a trip to remember and stay in unique and diverse accommodation that reflects the city’s character. 

  • Stay in unique hotels to experience Rotterdam’s character
  • Unwind in waterside accommodation
  • Get a bird’s eye perspective from an iconic tower

Hotel New York

Ideally located on the Maas river, the character-filled Hotel New York offers unparalleled views of the city skyline and harbour. Originally home to the headquarters of the Holland-America Line, the historic building was transformed into a hotel in 1993. Hotel New York’s premium location provides easy access to hip neighbourhoods and cafés while in-house restaurants offer a wide selection of dining options.

King Kong Hostel

King Kong Hostel is conveniently situated on Rotterdam’s vibrant Witte de Withstraat: a cultural hub  filled with contemporary art galleries, hip bars and cafes. King Kong Hostel offers free Wi-Fi, an espresso bar, rain showers and a Netflix movie lounge, making it easy to see why this unusual hostel was voted as the best in the Netherlands.

De Euromast

A spectacular view of Rotterdam’s harbour is yours at De Euromast suites in Delfshaven. Soaring into the sky, these two private suites offer a stunning perspective of the city and harbour, with a luxury interior, quality bedding, a private balcony and a deluxe breakfast served in your room. One of the suites has a wellness bath, the other a walk-in rain shower. Towering high above a lush city park, De Euromast is the perfect place to wake up with your head in the clouds.

Hotel Bazar

Hotel Bazar’s 20 vibrant rooms are each decorated in a different style inspired by Africa or the Middle East. The hotel is located in Rotterdam’s cultural district with museums, galleries, and stylish shops just a short walk away. Breakfast is available throughout the day, and the restaurant serves a menu inspired by flavours of the world.

H2OTEL Rotterdam

H2OTEL Rotterdam is a floating hotel in the heart of the city, just moments away from Blaak, the Markthal and the city centre where entertainment options abound. The unique rooms feature individual styling, many with charming water views, and all include modern features such as LCD TVs and free Wi-Fi.

ss Rotterdam

The ss Rotterdam is a former cruise liner that has been transformed into a unique hotel. Docked in Katendrecht, the ship’s 4-star rooms feature original 1950s styling with contemporary facilities including Nespresso coffee makers, flat screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. The ss Rotterdam once sailed between Rotterdam and New York during its time as the flagship of the Holland-America Line, and guests can learn all about its colourful history onboard.


Wikkelboat houseboats are right on the water and feature their own terrace, perfect for barbecues in the warmer months. Centrally located, the contemporary houseboats put Rotterdam’s charms at your fingertips. Breakfast options are available every morning and can be had on the deck where a wonderful water view awaits. Guests can even get active by canoeing or hiring bikes.

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