Rotterdam - From November 2021
There’s an old-fashioned Dutch feel to the vibrant, modern city. Complete with wowing, envelope-pushing architecture and grand galleries, Rotterdam is a hive of innovation. Don’t miss out on some of the coolest art and sculptures in the Netherlands, and the food halls are a whole new level of divine too.
Rotterdam used to be famous for being the largest port of the world, but nowadays Rotterdam is known as a bustling city with a lot of modern architecture which is all around.
The story of the city, the bombardment and reconstruction, and the drive to innovate that locals still use today to shape their city all make Rotterdam a fascinating place to visit.
Rotterdam is a must-see city with lots of attractions, monuments and architectural highlights to look out for. Some of the ‘must see’ attractions include, Rotterdam Central Station, one of the most iconic architectural sites in Rotterdam or the unique Markthal market, Cube Houses, the steamship ss Rotterdam, and the the Euromast observation tower.
If you love architecture, Rotterdam is definitely worth a visit. In the city centre, historic buildings and characteristic post-war reconstruction architecture clash cheerfully with the hypermodern skyscrapers built in more recent decades.
Rotterdam is known for its spectacular harbour, but with Hoek of Holland it also has a beautiful beach where you can experience a lot of things. And … Rotterdam is also one of the greenest cities in the Netherlands with parks such as the Kralingse Bos, Vroesenpark and The Park at the Euromast.
Rotterdam’s wonderful food culture stems from the enormous cultural diversity in the city. You can see that and you can smell it when you walk along the West Kruiskade with all its shops and eateries, at the outdoor markets where fresh herring and Surinamese snacks are advertised in many languages, and especially at the famous Markthal.
The diversity that characterises Rotterdam – the people, the buildings – is also reflected in the range of shops. Large department stores, small boutiques, special concept stores and unique speciality stores make shopping in Rotterdam a pleasure. For high-end fashion stores, visit the Meent, the Van Oldebarneveltstraat and the Pannenkoekstraat.
So whatever you looking for in a city break Rotterdam certainly makes a surprising choice of discovery and surprise.
Weather in Rotterdam - From November 2021
July is the hottest month in Rotterdam with an average temperature of 17°C (63°F) and the coldest is January at 3°C (37°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 7 in May. The wettest month is October with an average of 84mm of rain.
Flight duration approx. 1 hours, transfer to centre around 15 mins by taxi or shuttle bus.