Rotterdam

Rotterdam, tourist information

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Coat of arms of Rotterdam
Coat of arms of Rotterdam

Number of inhabitants: 587.792
Number of national monuments: 690

Summary of Rotterdam

The New Market in Rotterdam
The New Market in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is the largest port city in the Netherlands and has approximately 620.000 inhabitants. The city is one of the most striking cities in the Netherlands, due to its striking high-rise buildings. The city dates back to the year 1200, but because of the Second World War, little of this can be seen in the city center. This makes the city no less attractive.

Interesting history of Rotterdam

The First Skyscraper of Rotterdam
The First Skyscraper of Rotterdam

Unfortunately, because of the bombardment of the city center during the Second World War, little of the old city center remains. Beautiful striking buildings from the past that remain are the St. Laurenskerk, the building of the Holland-America Line and the town hall.

Rotterdam Landmarks

The Old Wine Bridge in Rotterdam
The Old Wine Bridge in Rotterdam

If you want to spend a little more time exploring the city, leave the center to find the so-called fire boundary. When the city center was bombed during the Second World War, the city center went up in flames, but many suburbs were spared. On May 14, 2010, the entire fire boundary was permanently marked with red lamps in the ground. Outside this border you can still find nostalgic neighborhoods such as the Bospolder/Tussendijken, or the area around the Kralingse plas (Kralingen district).

Shopping in Rotterdam

The Koopgoot of Rotterdam
The Koopgoot of Rotterdam

Rotterdam is ideal for shopping, the new city center has expanded enormously in terms of shops and you can find all kinds of things. Many hours can be spent in shopping streets and passages for the center. One of the most important shopping spots is the so-called 'koopgoot' in the center of the city, you can hardly avoid it because it belongs to the city center. The 'sales gutter' runs down stairs, where the shops are somewhat sunken into the ground, as can be seen in the photo opposite.

Rotterdam:
Shopping evening: Friday
Every Sunday shopping Sunday

Activities in Rotterdam

The Cube Houses of Rotterdam
The Cube Houses of Rotterdam

  • In terms of culture, Rotterdam with many museums and various theaters makes your city trip complete.

MUSEUMS ROTTERDAMATTRACTIONS ROTTERDAM
  • Chabot museum with many drawings, sculptures and paintings by Henk
    chabot. Click here for the site.
  • Dutch photo museum with many facets in the field of photography. Click here for the site.
  • Museum Boijmans van Beuningen where you take a journey through the
    history of art. Click here for the site.
  • World Museum Rotterdam with 1800 masterpieces from cultures all over the world
    world. Click here for the site.
  • Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi) Museum House Sonneveld House,
    one of the best-preserved houses in the style of the Nieuwe Bouwen. Click here for the site.
  • Maritime Museum(Shipping). Click here for the site.
  • Natural History Museum. Click here for the site.
  • Museum Rotterdam learn the history of the city. Click here for the site.
  • Kunsthal Rotterdam this is where the lower edges of the city's architecture come into play. Click here for the site.
  • Port Museum Rotterdam learn everything about the ports in Rotterdam. Click here for the site.
  • Marians museum find out everything about the marines corps also the well-known names Johan de Wit or Michel de Ruyter. Click here for the site.
  • Tax & Duane Museum Click here for the site.
  • Scouting Museum De Duckdalf. Click here for the site.
  • Tram Museum. Click here for the site.
  • Museum of Ceramics. Click here for the website
  • Look-Cubes. Click here for the site.
  • Toy-Toy Toy museum. Click here for the site.

 

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  • Miniworld Rotterdam the largest indoor miniature world in the Benelux. Click
    here
    for the site.
  • Diergaarde Blijdorp. Click here for the site.
  • Euromast view the skyline of Rotterdam at an altitude of 185 meters. Click
    here
    for the site.
  • Climb the St. Laurenskerk. Click here for the site.

 

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CINEMAS ROTTERDAMTHEATERS ROTTERDAM
  • Pathé Schouburgplein, cinema with regular program. Click here for the site.
  • Pathé De Kuip, cinema with regular program. Click here for the site.
  • Cinerama Movie Theater, cinema with regular program. Click here for the site.
  • Cinema Islemunda, cinema with special program. Click here for the site.

 

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the most famous theaters in Rotterdam are:

  • The Old Luxor Theater. Click here for the site.
  • Theater Zuidplein. Click here for the site.
  • The Rotterdamse Schouwburg. Click here for the site.
  • The New Luxor Theatre. Click here for the site.

MBut there are countless other theaters in Rotterdam.

 

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Nature & Parks in Rotterdam

The Park in Rotterdam
The Park in Rotterdam

In the center of Rotterdam, near the Euromast, there is a park called “Het Park” and another museum park near the Boijmans museum. A little to the northeast of the center you will find the Kralingse Bos, a beautiful large park where you can rest, swim, sunbathe, etc. You can go even further north of the city, where there are several larger parks.

Furthermore, Rotterdam is located in the most densely built-up area in the Netherlands and you can move to Wassenaar or the Oostvoorne area to walk in the dunes along the sea.

Steps in Rotterdam

The Old Port in Rotterdam
The Old Port in Rotterdam


Very extensive and you can go on until late into the night! You can really go out in Rotterdam as you would expect from a large city. In the center there are many bars, pubs and clubs in all kinds of style and music.

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