Rotterdam

Rotterdam city breaks

There’s an old-fashioned Dutch feel to the vibrant, modern city. Complete with wowing, envelope-pushing architecture and grand galleries, Rotterdam is a hive of innovation. Don’t miss out on some of the coolest art and sculptures in the Netherlands, and the food halls are a whole new level of divine too.
A city with an edge

A city with an edge

Towering spectacles, innovative pylon-like bridges and sloping buildings in bold colours paint the landscape in this daring Dutch city. In huge food halls, you’ll find authentic international cuisine joining up with animations and creative flair, combining forces of all things great. Think Amsterdam but with an up-and-coming vibe.

Amazing artwork

Amazing artwork

Head to the impressive Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen to ogle at famous pieces from some of the world’s finest painters, including many works by Dutch masters. There are some pretty out-there cube houses to marvel at, too. This city hasn’t missed a trick when it comes to incredible installations.

Modern muse

Modern muse

End your days under Michelin stars, in cool food joints and chilling out in the odd surf bar. Welcome to the hip streets of Rotterdam. Order cocktails, spirits, pints – whatever your tipple of choice, these hedonistic haunts have it all. Save some time for a late-night stroll as the street lights glow.

Rotterdam Marriott Hotel

Rotterdam Marriott Hotel

Rotterdam City, Rotterdam

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  • Central location
  • Close to public transport links
  • Luxurious rooms
  • 1.3km from the Maritime Museum
  • 2km from the Erasmus Bridge
Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre
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Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre

Rotterdam City, Rotterdam

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  • Unique river views
  • Metro stop outside the hotel
  • Close to the city centre
  • 180m from the Erasmus Bridge
  • 500m from the Maritime Museum
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ss Rotterdam by Westcord Hotels

Rotterdam City, Rotterdam

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  • Unique accommodation
  • Excellent facilities
  • Stunning cityscape views
  • 2km from the Erasmus Bridge
  • 3.5km from the Maritime Museum
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Arboretum Trompenburg

Arboretum Trompenburg

Rotterdam

Escape the hustle and bustle of one of the Netherland's biggest port cities by visiting the Arboretum Trompenburg, a paradise of botanical gardens and natural beauty that's a great retreat for families or...
Euromast

Euromast

Rotterdam

The Euromast is the tallest public tower in the Netherlands, rising 185 metres over the skyline of Rotterdam. Climb to the top for fantastic views of the city centre and port. You can dine in the Euromast...
Fenix Food Factory

Fenix Food Factory

Rotterdam

This quirky café, located in a former warehouse, also doubles up as a daily fresh food market where you can purchase local cheeses, meat, coffee, and beer from the Kaapse Brouwers brewery. There's also a...

Language

Dutch

Currency

Euro

Time difference

+1hr

Cost of a beer

£4 / €4.50

2-day Rotterdam Welcome Card

£15.20 / €17

Three course meal

£53 / €59.40

Sightseeing
Rotterdam is all about quirky architecture and exciting visuals. The Euromast Tower should be your first stop. The bizarre spindly structure is an essential viewing platform, helping the view of the city unfold into the districts that surround it. Modern bridges juxtapose with buildings that nod to the area’s distant past.
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Eating and drinking
For a great selection of cosy pubs and high-end restaurants, head to the Old Harbour. There’s a rich mix of dishes on offer, from worldwide cuisine to Dutch specialities like sweet waffles, herring and bitterballen – bread-crumbed balls filled with shredded beef. For dining with a difference, enjoy a gourmet meal aboard the anchored SS Rotterdam.
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Shopping
There are two spacious shopping areas in Rotterdam – the Lijnbaan and the Hoogstraat – and they’re both conveniently pedestrianised. You’ll find swanky boutiques, high-street favourites and some local stores, too. You can also visit the Koopgoot for rows of shops that lead you below road level.
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Getting around
You can pick up a 24-, 48- or 72-hour Welcome Card that entitles you to unlimited travel on the metro, tram and bus. As an added bonus, the card gives you discounts to at least 25% off entrance in some of Rotterdam’s most exciting attractions. It’s a wallet necessity!
Rotterdam
02 March 2019 – Museumnacht
For a night out with a twist, explore the 30 museums and galleries that come to life for an unusual evening of discovery.
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