Rotterdam

The historic Delfshaven area of Rotterdam
The historic Delfshaven area of Rotterdam
Aerial panorama of Rotterdam, Netherlands

The words innovative and inspiring sum up Rotterdam, a major port city in the Dutch province of South Holland. The Netherlands' second largest city has a diverse community, a captivating maritime history, and an abundance of excellent museums.

The city is like an exhibition of futuristic architecture, an achievement made even more remarkable given Rotterdam was literally razed to the ground during World War II. The north side of the city is easy to discover on foot. The Maritime Museum has vintage ships and exhibits that trace the city's seafaring history, while the Pilgrim Fathers Church is the site where pilgrims worshipped before embarking for America.[ReadMoreMob]

The rapid expansion of Rotterdam’s art scene, and the surge of quality dining and drinking venues make the port one of Europe's most exciting cities. The 17th century Delfshaven neighbourhood is home to canal side boutiques and shopping, and is one area of Rotterdam that still offers an impression of what the city looked like before the bombings. [ReadMore]

Split by the imposing Nieuwe Maas shipping channel, the city is crossed by a collection of tunnels and bridges, notably the dramatic Erasmusbrug – nicknamed “the swan”. The innovative Cube Houses, tilted at 45 degrees, are a quirky discovery, as is the Schouwburgplein square. The renowned Blijdorp Zoological Garden, is also worth a visit.

Cruises to Rotterdam

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Springtime Tulips & Floriade Expo in Five Nights • T2208

 Southampton
Bolette
Fri 29 Apr 2022
5 nights
  • Visit the world-famous Floriade Expo
  • See the Keukenhof Gardens in seasonal bloom
  • Explore cultural Amsterdam
Spring scene in Amsterdam city. Tours by boat on the famous Dutch canals Spring scene in Amsterdam city. Tours by boat on the famous Dutch canals Spring scene in Amsterdam city. Tours by boat on the famous Dutch canals

Bank Holiday Escape to the Netherlands • L2309

 Southampton
Balmoral
Fri 28 Apr 2023
5 nights
  • Experience the springtime splendour of Keukenhof's tulip gardens
  • Discover the many iconic sights of Amsterdam
  • SeeK-out Rotterdam's architectural and cultural highlights