Rotterdam Airport

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Every year, nearly 2 million passengers fly directly to Rotterdam. The airport has connections to over 40 destinations in Europe, most of them in Southern Europe. Top destinations from Rotterdam are Barcelona, Ibiza, London, Malaga, Rome and Innsbruck.

Flying directly to and from Rotterdam is very comfortable. Rotterdam Airport is located very close to the city. With an overseeable terminal, it won’t take long before you are at the gate. Because of the airport’s small scale, car parking is very nearby.

Connections from Rotterdam Airport

You can travel between Rotterdam Central Station and the Airport within approximately 25 minutes. You can either take bus line 33 directly to the Central Station. Or, travel to Meijersplein by bus, and then switch to metro line E towards Rotterdam.

Rotterdam The Hague Airport is less than an hour away from The Hague, therefore the airfield is named ‘Rotterdam The Hague Airport’. However, most people just use the name ‘Rotterdam Airport’.

History of Zestienhoven and Waalhaven Airport

The current airport near neighbourhood Zestienhoven was not the first to open in Rotterdam. In 1920, ‘Airport Waalhaven’ was opened first, but unfortunately, this airfield was destroyed during a bombing in the second world war.

After the war, it was decided that a new airport had to build. But this time, the location would be moved to the polders. This became Rotterdam The Hague Airport, and it was officially opened by the mayor G.E. van Walsum at October 1st, 1956.

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