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

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
Amsterdam canals in the evening light, Dutch canals in Amsterdam Holland Netherlands during winter time Amsterdam canals in the evening light, Dutch canals in Amsterdam Holland Netherlands during winter time Amsterdam canals in the evening light, Dutch canals in Amsterdam Holland Netherlands during winter time

Dutch Waterways in Five Nights • T2403

 Southampton
Bolette
Tue 20 Feb 2024
5 nights
  • Visit the Netherlands for a wealth of Dutch experiences
  • See where famous Edam and Gouda cheeses are made
  • Take a boat tour of Amsterdam’s iconic canals 
Dutch windmill and colorful tulips in spring garden of flowers Keukenhof, Holland, Netherlands. Dutch windmill and colorful tulips in spring garden of flowers Keukenhof, Holland, Netherlands. Dutch windmill and colorful tulips in spring garden of flowers Keukenhof, Holland, Netherlands.

Dutch Tulips & Waterways in Five Nights • S2408

 Southampton
Borealis
Thu 02 May 2024
5 nights
  • A bank holiday break designed to provide plenty of traditional Dutch experiences
  • In Amsterdam, see the Keukenhof tulips in spring bloom and explore the iconic canals
  • Sail the peaceful Nieuwe Maas, then revel in Rotterdam’s unique, diverse architecture