One of the most important ports of the world is housed in Rotterdam everywhere you look ou can find ships and water. The city was heavily damaged in the second world war so the old buildings are hard to find. Luckily the pilgrims church in Delfshaven, where the pilgimfathers of the USA sailed from the Netherlands to England before they sailed over the ocean towards America is still there. It is a city with great architecture. Make sure you visit the Markthal with its arched ceiling, the cube houses, and take the water taxi to the Steamship Rotterdam. Nearby the city you can find the famous UNESCO windmill location Kinderdijk.

Top things to do in Rotterdam

  • Markthal
  • Central train Station
  • Visit UNESCO Kinderdijk
  • Zoo Blijdorp
  • Walk around the city and take the watertaxi
  • Euromast tower
  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
  • Old harbor
  • Delfshaven and the Pilgrims church
  • Steam Ship The Rotterdam
  • Shopping
  • Cube houses
  • Visit UNESCO Van Nelle Factory
  • Miniworld
  • Architecture tour
  • Spido tour through the harbors

Top events in Rotterdam

  • Wereld haven dagen
  • Zomer carnaval

Where to sleep

When visiting Rotterdam there are a lot of hotels to choose from. For example:

Looking for another hotel? Have a look at all hotels in this city.


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Source: Tulips in Holland
Photo credits: NBTC Holland Marketing

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