City: Rotterdam

The story of the city, the bombardment and reconstruction, and the drive to innovate that locals still use today to shape their city all make Rotterdam a fascinating place to visit. Everything seems possible here, and there’s so much left to explore. Is Rotterdam a must-see city? Absolutely!

Rotterdam is a dynamic global city, continuously renewing itself at a rapid rate. Sparkling skyscrapers, an impressive port, trendy restaurants and food markets, renowned museums and awesome festivals are the direct result of the can-do mentality of the ‘Rotterdammers’.

Add to that the many extraordinary attractions and city tours – by bike, bus, boat or on foot – and you understand why Rotterdam was voted Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016.

Practical information

On this page you will find information about:

  • Travel to and within Rotterdam (to Rotterdam, In Rotterdam and Parking)
  • Make the most of your visit (city map, roaming Rotterdam and shops)
  • Practical information

How to get to Rotterdam?

Easy! We advise you to fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol since the amount of connections to Rotterdam is much less. From there you can take the Intercity Direct train that takes you to downtown Rotterdam under 30 minutes! Check this video for travel instructions.

The must sees of Rotterdam

Rotterdam is simply bursting with architecture, design, art and culture, but also boasts a wide and varied range of shops, attractions, festivals, restaurants and parks. That’s why Rotterdam is a city that you can rediscover again and again. Find out more here. 

Rotterdam Tourist App

Explore Rotterdam on the go with the Rotterdam App on your mobile phone. This mobile city guide highlights the very best that Rotterdam has to offer, from attractions and museums to hotels, restaurants and shops. Includes an (offline) city map and a dynamic events calendar to discover what you can see & do. The Rotterdam Tourist app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. You can download the app for free via Apple App Store (iPhone / iPad) or Google Play.