Do you want to live right at the horizon line? Then go to Rotterdam. This city is famous for its fantastic architectural places of interest. Do not forget to attend the Erasmus Bridge (show on map
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that traditionally attracts attention of visitors, or the world-famous Cube Houses
. Until 2004 Rotterdam was also the largest port in the world. If you want to learn more about this fact, then don’t forget to move your feet to the Seaport Museum, which exhibits a large collection of more than half a million navigation items. The Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum exhibits a remarkable collection of works of art.
Guests are recommended to make a walk to local restaurants and cafes of the city - many dining facilities here can be considered true gastronomic attractions. The menu of Courzand Café restaurant...
Rotterdam is home to a large number of stores, so the city is also a good place for shopping (map of shopping areas
). Interesting museums (map of museums
) and great avant-garde buildings – you will always find what to do in the daytime in Rotterdam. The city has the full right to be called the capital of Dutch parties. Without a doubt, you will never get bored in this city in the evening. Rotterdam is home to numerous famous night clubs (map of disco/clubs
), where you can always have a good time. If you have never been to Rotterdam, you should definitely change this and visit this city!
Every year, various attractions of Rotterdam are visited by approximately four million tourists. This city is a perfect place not only for people who love noisy urban cities, modern buildings, night life and who have nothing against looking into the eyes of living sharks, but also for tourists who seek peace and beauty of nature.
The Blijdorp Zoo.
Cycling rides remain one of the main entertainments for guests of the city. During such ride you can visit many really interesting places. A special rental office near Schaatsbaan railway station is...
The Blijdorp Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) is one of the most popular attractions in the Netherlands
. This is the place, where you will be able to “visit” different parts of the world and see exotic animals that enjoy their life in conditions similar to the natural environment they live in. The Oceanarium will certainly leave many everlasting impressions. This is the place where you will be able to see mysterious water world full of marine and coastal creatures - exotic fishes, parrots, loons, sea lions, snakes, sharks and jellyfish. However, the culmination of the excursion will be, certainly, a visit to the kingdom of cold that belongs to wonderful penguins - de Falkland. Here you can walk on moving pieces of ice just above swimming penguins!
Of course, your visit to Rotterdam will be incomplete without visiting the city’s port
on a special ship. Within just 75 minutes you will get acquainted with life of Rotterdam on water and around water. Your ship will pass close to shipyards, piers and docks that will certainly leave many unforgettable impressions. You will also become a member of the bustling sea traffic, and will see many great ships that have brought fame to Rotterdam. Moreover, visitors will also have an opportunity to explore the surroundings of Rotterdam during an exciting tour to numerous rivers and ditches, which are located in the region. During such a trip you will see how the port gradually expands and goes to the sea, where arriving ships are bigger and bigger. In a short time, you will get a truly "international" experience!
1. Despite the fact that the use of soft drugs is allowed in Rotterdam, sale and use of strong drugs is punishable by law. 2. You should greet others in public places (stores, banks, restaurants...
in Rotterdam is the tallest observation tower in the Netherlands. You can get to the top of the tower by new, superfast automatic elevators. This ride is an adventure itself. You will feel like an astronaut in a starting rocket. When you go up in the space cabin, you will start rotating slowly “in the orbit”, at a height of 185 meters. The cabin returns back to the platform with the help of "brake rockets". Truly brave souls may even go down using the ropes. However, this can be done only if the weather is not too windy.
The Meuse River is the location of Tropicana
, one of the largest tropical water parks in Europe. This is a place with numerous palm trees, banana trees, a constant temperature of 30C and tropical surprises for adults and children. Discover this exotic adventure by yourself! The center of the aqua park is occupied by a large swimming pool with waves. Swim in it across the lagoon, and you will reach the outdoor pool! Then Tarzan’s Scream fast waves will appear in the pool, and you will find yourself in a stormy sea. Small visitors are welcome to stay in a special safe and shallow pool with fun rides and toy animals. A wild river that is tens of meters in length flows along the tropical jungle.
Rotterdam can offer its guests widest choice of interesting excursions and entertainments. Many attractions are located in the port area. From an architectural point of view the so called Oude Haven...
Plaswijckpark Park will be the best way to have a good time for the whole family
. This park is equipped with large playgrounds and a zoo. Plaswijckpark Park is a peaceful green space right in the center of noisy Rotterdam. This place is completely safe for children to play and have fun, while their parents are welcome to enjoy greenery and tranquility. The park is also perfect for school trips.
The Trompenburg Garden is a true oasis of calmness and tranquility after modern city life full of stress. The dendrological garden is distinguished by beautiful trees. The Trompenburg Garden is a very beautiful park founded in 1820. It features a rich collection of trees, shrubs, plants and flower bulbs. The total area of the park estimates 6 hectares. This is the place where you will find numerous trees and shrubs from around the world. The park is also home to the national collection of oak, beech, holly and rhododendron trees. You will also see thousands of flowers, including the national collection of hostes (750 species), aquatic plants that bloom in spring, summer bulb flowers and succulents.
Rotterdam itself is already a landmark. Every day visitors are welcome to participate in special bicycle or boat trips with or without a guide. This is a great way to familiarize yourself with this beautiful city.
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