The combination of a city with a rich past and modern architecture, including the skyscrapers on the Kop van Zuid, make Rotterdam an attraction in itself. Rotterdam is seen as the new urban experience. Come and discover the city for yourself: modern architecture, the enormous harbor, special restaurants and food markets, renowned museums and trendy nightlife.


International gateway

Rotterdam is centrally located and is therefore the perfect base to discover more of the Netherlands. The renewed Central Station welcomes around 110,000 travelers every day, which makes it Rotterdam’s international gateway.

By train from Rotterdam you can be in Amsterdam in 40 minutes, and within a half-hour in major cities like The Hague and Utrecht. The Netherlands’ oldest city, Dordrecht, is just 15 minutes by train from Rotterdam Central Station. But you can also take the river bus from the Erasmus Bridge to Dordrecht. This will also bring you to the tourist attraction of Kinderdijk. Would you rather go international? In an hour, you can travel by train to the Belgian city of Antwerp!

Multifaceted city

Rotterdam has many sights to enjoy. The city’s absolute icons are the Erasmus Bridge and the Euromast. The city is known for its architectural highlights: the Cube Houses and the Market Hall are fine examples. A visit to these buildings, both outside and inside, is well worthwhile. On the Kop van Zuid, past and present meet each other with the modern building ‘De Rotterdam’ and the historic Hotel New York.

In Rotterdam, you never need to be bored.

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The port

Rotterdam is inextricably linked to the River Maas. The city has the largest seaport in Europe, and is therefore known as a port city. The harbor is Rotterdam’s pride and joy and, of course, it is best discovered from the water. For instance, you can take a water taxi or go for a boat trip on the Spido. In 75 minutes, you get a great impression of Rotterdam’s container ports.

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