Rotterdam is well known for its impressive skyline almost resembling a mini Manhattan with its distinctive architecture and its vibrant atmosphere.
Top 10 experiences to discover Rotterdam:
Breakfast at Dudok
Dudok is a very popular café and restaurant, located at the heart of Rotterdam's city centre. The building was designed by famous Dutch architect Willem Dudok.
Shopping at the Beurstraverse
The Beurstraverse runs under Coolsingel but is mostly open to the air. In this shopping street you’ll find many major chain stores, including the Dutch favourites HEMA and Bijenkorf.
Seeing art at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Visit Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and embark on a journey through the history of art from the Early Middle Ages to the present day. From Bosch, Rembrandt and Van Gogh to Dalí and Dutch Design, there is plenty to captivate every visitor.
Roundtrip with Splashtours
Splashtours means a different way to see Rotterdam. First the amphibious bus will drive you along the most beautiful spots in Rotterdam, then you’ll make a spectacular dive into the Maas River.
Visiting the Euromast
Rotterdam’s unmistakable landmark, the Euromast, offers a great experience. At an altitude of 96 metres you’ll enjoy a first-class view of the city. Or go another 85 metres to the top with the Euroscope, a rotating lift.
Visiting the Cube Houses
The Blaakse Bos is an unusual collection of cube-shaped homes, the Cube Houses. At the fully furnished Museum House, you can see what it's like to live in a cube house with sloping walls.
Shopping at Marlies Dekkers
Rotterdam’s own Marlies Dekkers is known internationally for her trendsetting lingerie. You can find her extra-special flagship store on the lively Witte de Withstraat in a former bank building.
Visiting the ss Rotterdam
Returned to its former glory, the ss Rotterdam lies moored in its home port of Katendrecht. Wine and dine, shop or sleep, listen to live jazz music or simply stroll the decks on this legendary ship.
Shopping & dancing at the Mini Mall
In the Mini Mall you’ll find a mix of vintage clothing, cutting-edge sneakers, comic books and secondhand furniture. Later at night, Bird Jazz Club makes you dance with jazz, soul, hip hop, funk and new electronica.
Seeing theatre at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg
If you love dance and theatre, then visit the Rotterdamse Schouwburg. More than 500 performances are shown each year, varying from classical ballet to experimental multimedia theatre.
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