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Culture of Rotterdam. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Hotel New York 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 houses are very interesting sights, which are great examples of Art Nouveau style. These fancy houses were built relatively not long ago - in 1984 - but already became an important object of almost every excursion in Rotterdam. Visitors are also recommended to visit Van Nellefabriek, an old tobacco factory the building of which was completed in 1931 and lasted six years. The beautiful historic building was completely reconstructed right after the closing of the factory. The reconstruction took place in the beginning of 90s.
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Among the religious attractions of the city we should definitely mention the Grote of Sint Laurenskerk, near which is located the monument devoted to the famous Erasmus Roterodamus. The beautiful cathedral has miraculously survived during the years of World War II. Many historical places of interest can be found in the Delfshaven quarter. Tiny houses, beautiful squares and canals, windmills and ancient gardens – a walk in this part of the city will be a real journey into the past. Among the cultural institutions of the city we should definitely mention Prince Hendrik Museum, which is dedicated to the marine theme. The collection of ship models, antique maps, atlases and navigational devices includes numerous truly unique exhibits of the early 19th century.
The local Historical Museum is also the place where you can see numerous unique exhibits and learn interesting facts about the history of the city. Art lovers should certainly not forget to visit Kunsthal center, which regularly hosts exhibitions of contemporary painters and sculptors. The gallery is the location of a constant exhibition of paintings and photographs made by local artists. Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum features a unique collection of art, including works by artists of the 16th century, antique porcelain and silver, as well as sculptures and works of contemporary graphic artists. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Rotterdam and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Rotterdam

Erasmus Bridge
Where: near Leuvehaven Metro Station, Rotterdam;
The Harbour
Where: Spido, Willemsplein 85, Rotterdam; Telephone: +31 (0) 10 275 9988;
Museo Marítimo Ría de Bilbao
Where: Leuvehaven 1, Rotterdam; Telephone: +31 (0) 10 413 2680;
The Zoo And Oceanium
Where: Diergarde Blijdorp, Rotterdam; Telephone: +31 (0) 10 443 1495;
Euromast
Where: Parkhaven 20, Rotterdam; Telephone: +31 (0) 10 436 48 11;
The Cube Houses
Where: Overblaak 70, Rotterdam; Telephone: +31 (0)10 414 2285;
Kunsthal
Where: Museumpark, Rotterdam; Telephone: +31 (0) 10 44 00 301;
Arboretum Trompenburg
Where: Honingerdijk 86, Rotterdam; Telephone: +31 (0) 10 233 0166;
Reference information
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Rotterdam
♥   Palace 'Kneuterdijk Palace' , 21.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Lange Voorhout Palace' , 21.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Huis ten Bosch Palace' , 21.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Noordeinde Palace' , 21.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Peace Palace' , 22.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Royal Palace of Amsterdam' , 57.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Rotterdam and around
♥   Art museum 'Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen' Rotterdam, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Kunsthal' Rotterdam, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Mauritshuis' The Hague, 20.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum Bredius' The Hague, 21.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Gemeentemuseum' The Hague, 23.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Rotterdam
♥   Basiliek van de H.H. Agatha en Barbara, Oudenbosch, 37 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basiliek van de Sint-Jan-de-Doper, Oosterhout, 40.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Sint Catharinakathedraal, Utrecht, 48.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kathedrale Sint Maarten, Utrecht, 48.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kathedrale Basiliek van Sint-Bavo, Haarlem, 51.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Grote of Sint-Bavokerk, Haarlem, 52.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Sint-Josephkerk, Haarlem, 52.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Rotterdam and near

Keukenhof Flower Park

From the series “Top 16 most unusual and original parks and gardens”
Currently, the park area occupies ​​32 hectares. Each year, about 7 million flowers are planted on its territory. In addition, the park features more than 90 species of trees, as well as artificial lakes, ponds, canals, and streams. Keukenhof is made for walking, so the length of all its footpaths is around 15 km. Romantic natures will be able to travel around the lakes and canals by boat. Fans of art will love the park too, as it has a rich collection of sculptures of different eras. The youngest guests are sure to enjoy an entertainment complex, as well as a farm with animals. … Read further

Moses Bridge

From the series “The most unusual and strange bridges on Earth”
With due regard for the specific peculiarity of the bridge, the building material was specially selected for this purpose. Accoya wood was preferred, the duration of use of the bridge in the water should be at least 50 years. The unusual bridge built in 2011 was awarded several prestigious architectural prizes and became very popular among tourists. The general area of ​​the bridge is relatively small and forms about 50 square meters. The bridge construction cost about 250,000 euros. … Read further

Efteling Park

From the series “The most fantastic amusement parks in the world”
For the guests who like the breathtaking and active entertainments, there are more than 30 attractions, including 5 roller coasters. The interesting attractions can also be found in the 'house with the ghosts'. The realistic attraction 'the Land of Dreams' will please the small park guests. As a legend tells, Walt Disney visited the Efteling Park shortly after the opening. The magical atmosphere of the park has inspired him to found Disneyland. … Read further
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Landmarks of culture on Rotterdam map: art-galleries, monuments, palaces, etc

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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Rotterdam

Culture guide to Rotterdam. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Rotterdam: temples, museums, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Rotterdam. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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