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Rotterdam

Venture beyond Amsterdam with a visit to the Netherlands’ second largest city of Rotterdam, the perfect base from which to a get a truer impression of this characterful nation. Stay in Rotterdam to enjoy cafes, a pleasant city culture and mingle with the friendly locals, but be sure to take advantage of the surrounding area to uncover more of what makes this country great.

Head to Delft, a pleasant town set around the lazy canal, to enjoy one of the Netherlands’ most picturesque locations, or head over to The Hague, Netherlands’ capital city and home to a number of impressive museums and galleries. Meanwhile, the Biebosch National Park, with its wetlands and islands, are only half-an-hour away, as is the Netherlands’ oldest city of Dordrecht, which can only be accesses by waterbuses.

 

What you’ll love most about Rotterdam

  • Marvel at Rotterdam’s striking modern architecture, from the iconic Cube Houses and the futuristic Markthal to the soaring Euromast Tower, where innovative design and urban planning create a dynamic cityscape that contrasts with traditional Dutch cities
  • Explore the bustling Port of Rotterdam, the largest port in Europe, where you can take a harbour tour to witness the impressive scale of maritime commerce and learn about the city’s pivotal role in global trade and logistics
  • Wander through the historic Delfshaven district, a preserved area that escaped wartime destruction, where charming canals, 17th-century buildings, and the Pilgrim Fathers Church offer a glimpse into Rotterdam’s rich heritage and nautical past
  • Discover contemporary art and culture at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, home to an extensive collection of masterpieces from artists like Van Gogh, Dalí, and Rembrandt, as well as cutting-edge exhibitions that showcase modern creativity
  • Stroll along the vibrant Witte de Withstraat, a cultural hotspot brimming with trendy bars, eclectic restaurants, and avant-garde galleries, reflecting Rotterdam’s cosmopolitan vibe and innovative spirit
  • Experience the diverse culinary scene of Rotterdam, from traditional Dutch treats like poffertjes and bitterballen to international cuisines and gourmet dining, as you explore food markets, stylish eateries, and waterfront cafes that celebrate the city’s multicultural flair

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Average temperature

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When to Visit

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