Rotterdam is a city of many faces; a tough port city, a trendy nightlife city, a sophisticated shopping city, and a hip artistic city. Above all, Rotterdam is an architectural marvel of Holland that stimulates innovation. Its skyline is forever changing. There are many things to do amid Rotterdam’s skyscrapers. You can go on a shopping spree, enjoy some excellent food, and visit a range of museums and attractions in and around the city centre.

Do not leave Rotterdam before doing these top things…


Shop till you drop in Rotterdam

Shopaholics who are searching to get new stuffs home; Rotterdam is a right place for you. The country boasts a wide variety of unique stores, great little shopping streets and shopping malls.

Nen: vintage pieces, accessories and timeless classics by new and talented designers

Very Cherry: retro designs and prints from the 1960s and 1970

Ginza: exclusive sneakers, and much more.


Go for Splashtours

Splashtours are a great way to discover the city of Rotterdam on land and in the water. It involves a coach that rides on land and sails on the water. So you will be driving through the city centre of Rotterdam one minute, and sailing amid other ships on the Meuse the other. The coach takes you past all of the city’s highlights, including the Erasmus Bridge, Euromast and cube houses.


Take Rotterdam Harbor Tour in Spido

The Spido Harbour Tour takes you on a voyage through one of the largest harbours in the world. Amidst hundreds of ships, you will see the modern harbor’s shipyards and how the latest techniques are used to transport thousands of containers. At the same time you’ll enjoy the impressive skyline of Rotterdam and pass the grand cruise ship DeRotterdam.


Go on a voyage of discovery through MiniWorld Rotterdam

Trains ride into Rotterdam Central Station and leave again. The polar bears at Blijdorp Zoo jump into the water in their cages and people are hard at work in the harbor of Rotterdam. There is plenty to see at MiniWorld Rotterdam, the biggest indoor miniature world in the Benelux.

Ask for treasure hunt at the entrance and explore the miniature world. See the replicas of the historic buildings that were flattened by bombs during WWII. Experience night falls every 24 minutes at the MiniWorld. The city and landscape look very different at night.


Eat out at cafés and terraces in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is home to a large variety of restaurants, cafes and terraces that will gladly welcome you for tasty snacks and refreshing drinks.

De witte aap: best drinks

Dudok: best apple pie

De Zondebok Het zwarte schaap : great beer


Information courtesy:  Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions (NBTC)

Input: Smridhi Dwivedi