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Rotterdam

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Manhattan on the Maas
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world. Take away the old-world culture of Amsterdam and add a postwar, postmodern influence--the sharp contrast of this city to other Dutch towns is a must-see for many tourists in the Netherlands. Its location on a channel of the Rhine and Meuse Rivers is its main advantage. as the direct route into the center of Europe makes it an important hub for international trade. Unfortunately, its location also made it a target during World War II, which destroyed most of the city. Modern architecture and ideals have rebuilt this city and attracted a highly diverse population. Almost 50 percent of the residents here are not native Dutch. As the second largest city in the Netherlands, you will not run out of things to do in this bustling place. Whether you only want to go to Rotterdam, or have a whole adventure planned, Inspirock has you covered with our user-friendly The Netherlands trip planner.
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Observation Deck
Euromast
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Shopping Mall
Markthal
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Bridge
Erasmus Bridge
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Landmark
Rotterdam Centraal Station
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Rotterdam

Theme Park
Efteling Kaatsheuvel
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
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Art Gallery
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery The Hague
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Duration: 2 hours
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Madurodam The Hague
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Garden
Keukenhof Lisse
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Rotterdam

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Specialty Museum
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Garden
Trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Food Tour
Food Tours
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Duration: 3h 30 min

Museums in Rotterdam

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Specialty Museum
Kijk-Kubus
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
Dutch Pinball Museum
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Art Museum
Kunsthal Rotterdam
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Houweling Telecom Museum
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Rotterdam

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Museumpark Rotterdam uit 1927
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Het Park
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Historische Tuin Schoonoord
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Park
Park Rozenburg Kralingen uit 1911
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Rotterdam

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Historic Site
Huis Sonneveld
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Walking Area
Waterstad
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Mevlana Mosque
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Running Tour
Rotterdam Sight running Tours
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Government Building
Vredespaleis The Hague
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Rotterdam

Rotterdam offers comfortable lodgings for every budget, from neat little rooms in youth hostels to luxurious suites in boutique hotels. The city's centrally located establishments offer five-star service and easy access to outstanding museums, theaters, restaurants, and bars. The well-connected area near the central train station draws backpackers with its good-value hostels, many of which offer bicycles for rent. For another affordable option near Rotterdam's main attractions, check out the city's riverfront guesthouses, which provide private parking, laundry facilities, and secure luggage storage.
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