Boat Tours

Enjoy the city from the water. With a boat tour, you can enjoy the modern skyline of Rotterdam and get a sense of the largest port of Europe. For visitors who have limited time, there are short tours that show you the highlights of the city. When there is more time to visit, you could join a dinner cruise or board one of the day cruises.



Covid-19: Cancelled events & Information

The Dutch Government introduced far-reaching measures in response to the coronavirus epidemic. Across the country, events will be cancelled and attractions shut their doors due to a ban on large gatherings.

Most measures will remain in place until April 6th.

An overview of closures caused by the measures against the coronavirus.


Public Transport

Other measures

  • Weekly markets will be cancelled during the next two weeks.
  • All libraries have been closed.

We will update this overview on a daily basis.

Cycling in Rotterdam

With over 500km of bikeways, Rotterdam is a very cycling-friendly city. Getting around the city is easy, and cycling is a perfect way to discover the city and its surroundings.

On this page, you will find information about Rotterdam’s bicycle network, renting bicycles, and the most important legislation.



Architectural Highlights

Architects and experts from all over the world agree that Rotterdam is a leading city in the field of architecture and urban design. With upcoming tourism and future plans to build more and higher buildings, the skyline keeps on changing. In Rotterdam, we have a saying: “Take a picture today, tomorrow the city will be different”. On this page, we present the most popular architectural highlights, hidden treasures and historic buildings with a story.



Glowgolf Rotterdam

Glowgolf is a kind of mini-golf that can be played by any type of weather. The game is played in darkened rooms, with glow-in-the-dark balls and courses. When wearing special glasses, you can experience the activity in 3D. Put on clothing with white accents or fluorescent colours while playing golf. This makes the experience even greater.



De Doelen

Rotterdam’s most visited concert hall offers a packed programme with approximately 600 performances per year. At De Doelen, you can attend family shows, film concerts, and intimate chamber music. There are performances for all ages, varying from opera and operetta, all the way to performances for children. There is entertainment for everyone.



Explore the Harbour

Yearly, around 500 million tons of cargo are handled in Rotterdam’s harbour. This includes 4,5 million containers and 3 million tons of coal. These figures make that Rotterdam has Europe’s largest port.

The harbour of Rotterdam covers a large area. It stretches out all the way from the city and all the way to the North Sea.



Rotterdam City Hall

Rotterdam’s City Hall is located on the Coolsingel Avenue. With its unique style, the building has been a national monument since 1997. It was only of the few buildings in the city centre that survived the bombing of Rotterdam.



Shopping in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a great place for shopping. As every metropolis, the city offers a diverse range of shopping streets and shopping malls. All of them have their own atmosphere and characteristics. On this page, we list the best places to shop at. Shopping in Rotterdam is possible seven days a week.



Pancake Boat

On the Pancake Boat, (in Dutch: Pannenkoekenboot) you can enjoy a boat tour and have lunch or dinner at the same time. The tour takes 75 minutes and takes you along the highlights of Rotterdam, for example, SS Rotterdam, observation tower Euromast, and the Erasmusbrug.