Rotterdam might not have been on your bucket list – but it certainly should be. This vibrant city, known for its architecture, art and edginess, is fast becoming a must-see European destination. Whether you visit Rotterdam for a weekend break, or a longer vacation, a visit to this vibrant & eclectic metropolis will certainly be a memorable experience for young and old!
City-break from Amsterdam and other European capitals
Rotterdam is located in the Netherlands’ South Holland province – and is easy to reach from Amsterdam, Schiphol airport (around 30 minutes) – and basically anywhere in the world. With excellent international train connections and it’s own regional airport, Rotterdam is super accessible. The city centre is also only 30 minutes from the Hague Leiden and Utrecht, and just under an hour from the charming city of Haarlem, making Rotterdam a great base to explore the rest of the Netherlands from. Here’s more on how to reach Rotterdam.
“Why Rotterdam beats Amsterdam”
You could say that Rotterdam makes a great alternative for visitors wanting to avoid the more tourist-trodden Amsterdam, and although this is true, Rotterdam is a truly exciting destination in its own right! In fact the The Independent even went so far as to proclaim that a city-trip to Rotterdam beats Amsterdam due to it’s cutting-edge architecture, indie restaurants and bars and value-for-money accommodation.
Discover all Rotterdam has to offer tourists and visitors today
Visit Rotterdam provides English-language tourist information to visitors to Rotterdam, the Netherlands. We certainly recommend Rotterdam as a destination for tourists wanting to discover another side of Holland than the well-trodden paths of Amsterdam. Rotterdam offers fantastic accommodation at a fraction of the price of hotels in Amsterdam, but it is only 30 minutes from the Dutch capital by train. The reviews on Visit Rotterdam are independent and we aim to find the best travel experiences for families and independent travellers to the Netherlands.