Rotterdam

Travel Guide
Erasmus Bridge which includes a bridge, cycling and modern architecture
Modernist buildings, fashionable nightlife, river views and many museums and galleries make the Netherlands’ second-biggest city an exciting and lively destination.

Rotterdam developed as a prosperous shipping port in the 1800s. As it has grown, its cultural delights have expanded. Rotterdam’s architecture is some of the most modern and innovative in the Netherlands. Spend days exploring myriad art galleries and museums. Find unusual dining experiences and trendy nightlife across the city.

During World War II, the historic port was almost entirely destroyed and the city suffered massive bombing damage. Today, view the modernist reconstructions and more recent architectural additions, such as the spaceship-like Markthal and the three half-spheres of the solar-powered Floating Pavilion. 

Find a collection of architecture, art galleries and museums in the Museumkwartier. Visit one of the Netherlands’ oldest museums, the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, before stepping into modern and contemporary exhibitions at the Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Arts and the TENT exhibition space. Learn about city and country history in museums covering everything from the golden era of Dutch shipping to archaeology, fossils, plants and animal life. 

Afterward, explore the streets of Witte de Withstraat and Nieuwe Binnenweg. Browse through stores selling CDs and vinyl albums, lingerie, books, jewellery and fashion by local designers. At night these dynamic streets have restaurants, live music venues and lively bars. 

In its location on the Maas River, Rotterdam has numerous riverside walks and waterfront dining. Explore the river delta on a cruise or take the Lek River waterbus to see 18th-century windmills at nearby Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Treat yourself to panoramic city views, including the Erasmus “Swan” Bridge, from the restaurant at the top of the Euromast. If you’re brave, abseil down. Taste the diversity of the city’s culinary treats at restaurants serving North African and Middle Eastern flavours or have a beer and traditional Dutch bitterballen, battered and fried beef balls. 

Rotterdam is a major cruise ship destination. With boat access to the U.K. and to Germany along the Rhine, Rotterdam is very easy to reach. Get here from Amsterdam in 1 hour by train. 

Where to stay in Rotterdam

Art Hotel Rotterdam
Art Hotel Rotterdam
4 out of 5
Mijnsherenlaan 9, Rotterdam, 3081 GA
The price is S$115 per night from 4 Jun to 5 Jun
S$115
per night
4 Jun - 5 Jun
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Rotterdam. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the spacious rooms and the overall value ...
7.6/10 Good! (1,004 reviews)
"A hotel stuff was not helpful when we needed help to park the car at first time. Later another stuff helped us very nicely. I was disappointed with only the stuff, but other employees are very nice to us."

Reviewed on 22 May,2023

Art Hotel Rotterdam
Holiday Inn Express Rotterdam - Central Station, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Rotterdam - Central Station, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
Weena 121, Rotterdam, 3013 CK
Fully refundable
The price is S$155 per night from 25 Jun to 26 Jun
S$155
per night
25 Jun - 26 Jun
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Rotterdam. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and on-site parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
8.4/10 Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
Great value Rotterdam Centre base.
"Convenient town centre location. Modern, spotless, comfy beds, great shower, good buffet breakfast. Quiet, safe."

Reviewed on 20 May,2023

Holiday Inn Express Rotterdam - Central Station, an IHG Hotel
The James Hotel Rotterdam
The James Hotel Rotterdam
3.5 out of 5
Aert van Nesstraat 25, Rotterdam, 3012CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$148 per night from 25 Jun to 26 Jun
S$148
per night
25 Jun - 26 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Rotterdam. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
9/10 Wonderful! (1,004 reviews)
"A great location close to central train station. With lots of restaurants to choose from. Staff friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on 23 May,2023

The James Hotel Rotterdam
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
PREMIER SUITES PLUS Rotterdam
PREMIER SUITES PLUS Rotterdam
4 out of 5
Weena 710, Rotterdam, 3014DA
Stay at this 4-star eco-friendly aparthotel in Rotterdam. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour fitness centre and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
9.4/10 Exceptional! (712 reviews)
"Clean & convenient. Walkable to many places. Next to Train station and feel safe walking around. Highly recommend."

Reviewed on 27 May,2023

PREMIER SUITES PLUS Rotterdam
Urban Residences
Urban Residences
4 out of 5
Hennekijnstraat 104, Rotterdam, 3012 EB
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Rotterdam. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds ...
9/10 Wonderful! (831 reviews)
Lovely city centre apartment
"Stayed for two nights in May. The apartment was maybe starting to show its age a tiny bit but overall was a really great apartment in a very central location. It's easy to get around Rotterdam from the hotel, we just walked. Only negative was a smell in the bathroom on one of the mornings - possibly ..."

Reviewed on 24 May,2023

Urban Residences
Cove Centrum
Cove Centrum
4 out of 5
46 Grote Marktstraat, The Hague, ZH, 2511 BJ
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in The Hague. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities. Popular attractions Binnenhof and De Passage are located ...
9.6/10 Exceptional! (73 reviews)
"Common Area to relax and have a coffee was great. Staff very friendly and informative."

Reviewed on 23 May,2023

Cove Centrum
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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