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

Rotterdam at Sunset 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.
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, … Open
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 galleries
Art galleries in Rotterdam
♥   Gallery 'Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen' Rotterdam, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Gallery 'Kunsthal' Rotterdam, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Gallery 'Mauritshuis' The Hague, 20.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Gallery 'Museum Bredius' The Hague, 21.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Gallery '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

Sauna Deco

From the series “Most extraordinary thermaes, baths and saunas in the world”
In the 1970s, the department store, which was known for its exquisite interior design, was renovated. After the renovation, most decor elements were abolished. These magnificent decor elements of the historical department store were brought into the sauna of Amsterdam. Today its visitors can go to the pool on a unique wooden staircase, over which several decades ago Parisians went shopping. Tourists who decide to visit the most famous and popular sauna in the Netherlands, should observe an important rule - wearing a bathing suit in sauna is strictly prohibited … Read further

Electric Ladyland Fluorescent Museum

From the series “15 unofficial man-made wonders of the world”
In recent years, the museum's collection replenished with a variety of unusual sculptures. The layout of the Earth and a huge statue of Shiva are among the most impressive ones. Visit to the amazing museum in Amsterdam promises to be not only memorable, but also very informative event. Guests will learn about using fluorescence in contemporary art, industry and even marketing. They will understand how the thinnest ray of light is able to turn even an ordinary gray stone into a priceless piece of art. … 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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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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