Visit Rotterdam On A Day Trip

Welcome To Rotterdam

Rotterdam is known for its unique architecture, bustling harbor, and rich history. The city’s skyline is dominated by modern and innovative buildings, showcasing its reputation as a hub for architectural experimentation. The Rotterdam Harbor is one of the largest and busiest ports in the world, playing a crucial role in the city’s economy and international trade. As for its history, Rotterdam has faced significant challenges, including the devastation caused by World War II bombings. However, it has since rebuilt itself into a thriving and cosmopolitan city, embracing its past while looking towards the future.

Top 3 things to do in Rotterdam
Getting to Rotterdam
Free Walking Tour Rotterdam
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Top 3 Must-See Attractions In Rotterdam

1. Markthal

One of the must-visit places in Rotterdam is the Markthal, a stunning food market and residential building. This architectural marvel features a horseshoe-shaped structure with a vibrant and colorful interior. Inside, you’ll find a wide variety of food stalls, offering everything from fresh produce to international delicacies. Take a stroll through the market, indulge in some delicious treats, and admire the beautiful artwork on the ceiling, known as the Horn of Plenty. It is also the meeting point for our Free Walking Tour Rotterdam.

2. The Erasmus Bridge

No visit to Rotterdam is complete without crossing the iconic Erasmusbrug (Erasmus Bridge), locally referred to as ‘The Swan’. This impressive cable-stayed bridge connects the northern and southern parts of the city, offering breathtaking views of the Rotterdam skyline and the Maas River. Whether you choose to walk or cycle across the bridge, you’ll be treated to a unique perspective of the city’s architecture and waterfront.

3. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Art enthusiasts will be delighted by a visit to the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. This renowned museum houses an extensive collection of artworks spanning from the Middle Ages to the present day. From masterpieces by Dutch masters like Rembrandt and Van Gogh to contemporary installations, the museum offers a diverse and captivating art experience. Don’t miss the chance to explore the museum’s stunning sculpture garden, featuring works by renowned artists such as Rodin and Henry Moore.

How To Get To Rotterdam

By Car: Travelling by car, the journey takes approximately 30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Simply follow the A13 highway towards Rotterdam, and you’ll reach the city center in no time. However, do keep in mind that parking in Rotterdam can be quite expensive, so it’s advisable to use public transport if possible.

By Public Transport: If you’d rather use public transport, there are several options available. The most convenient way is to take a direct train from The Hague Central Station to Rotterdam Central Station. The journey takes around 20 minutes, and trains run frequently throughout the day. Once you arrive at Rotterdam Central Station, you can easily explore the city on foot or use the extensive tram and metro network to reach your desired destinations.

Free Walking Tour Rotterdam

Join our next tour and discover Rotterdam with a local. Let us show you the hidden gems of the city, its contrast between old and new and which places not to miss. Learn about the historic divide between the city’s South and North and understand the down-to-earth mentality of this blue collar city.

Daily tours at 10:30 (10:30pm), weekends extra tour at 13:30 (1:30pm) reserve ahead to secure your spot

Videos About Rotterdam

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Rotterdam Guides Recommendations

In conclusion, Rotterdam offers a captivating blend of modern architecture, a bustling harbor, and a fascinating history. Whether you’re exploring the vibrant Markthal, crossing the iconic Erasmusbrug, or immersing yourself in art at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, there’s something for everyone in this dynamic city. So pack your bags, hop on a train or jump in your car, and get ready to experience the wonders of Rotterdam. Read guide recommendations to the best places to visit and wine & dine like a local.