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Family trip to Rotterdam with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

Euromast As Rotterdam is widely famous for elite shopping complexes and entertainment for adults, it might not be easy to find a suitable place to relax for families with children. However, such places exist, and Plaswijck Park is a great example. This is a roofed amusement park where children can do anything that they are usually not allowed to do at home. For example, there is a fully furnished apartment, and kids are welcome to jump on sofas and armchairs, throw stuffed toys and make pillow fighting, hang on curtains and even splash each other with water. Besides that, there is a great area with children cars and a fantastic playground with rides and merry-go-rounds at Plaswijck.
Alexandrium Shopping Center remains one of the most famous and popular shopping destinations among travelers. This is one of the biggest shopping centers in Holland, inside which visitors … Open
Ballorig is a no less interesting entertainment center targeted at children of all ages. Curious kids will be fond of a great number of attractive play rooms. At Ballorig, there is a room with soft balls, various slides and playgrounds with ladders and labyrinths. The only drawback of this place is the absence of staff, so parents need to keep in mind that they will have to watch their children.
Rotterdam is home to an internationally famous zoo, Diergaarde Blijdorp. This is the place where visitors can see animals from different parts of the world. There are typical African animals and species that normally live in Amazonian tropical forests. The pavilion with Arctic animals is traditionally one of the most interesting and frequently visited parts of the zoo. This is a rare place where it’s possible to see polar bears. Besides that, there is a fabulous aquarium at Diergaarde Blijdorp. The giant aquarium has a long glass tunnel with sharks and many other colorful fish that are so interesting to watch. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Discovering the architecture of Rotterdam from bird's eye view! Euromast, Cube house, Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk, Wereldmuseum, Witte Huis, all those monuments are defining the image of Rotterdam … Open
A visit to the Miniworld Park should be included in vacation plans of every family that visits Rotterdam. The “miniature world” park is a skillfully made copy of a giant megalopolis. Visitors will see precise miniature copies of the most famous Rotterdam streets with tiny moving cars and people. Miniworld is a fantastic place to see all main landmarks of the city in detail and examine the most incredible masterpieces of architecture.
Euromast There are several museums in Rotterdam that will be interesting for children, and Maritiem Museum is definitely one of them. This museum is dedicated to the maritime theme, but the collection of the exhibited items is incredibly large and multifaceted. This is a place to see old maps and atlases, look at ship models and hear many amazing stories about pirates. Some of the exhibits are absolutely fabulous, for example, a precise and very realistic model of a ship. Fortunately, children are allowed to examine the ship and look at the captain’s cabin, kitchen, and even see how sailors were taking shower.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Erasmusbrug, Hotel New York, SS Rotterdam, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Rotterdam … Open
Fans of waterside entertainment will find it very exciting to spend a day at the Tropicana Aqua Park. It’s one of the largest parks not only in the country but also across Europe. The aqua park is a fantastic and picturesque place with indoor jungles and even a river. Magnificent swimming pools with artificial waves never cease to attract older teenagers and adults while small children will definitely enjoy special shallow pools. Toddlers and preschool kids will have much fun in cute playgrounds with fountains and air-inflated toys, and older kids will be thrilled and excited to try extreme slides and other unusual water attractions. These are just a part of miraculous entertainments that travelers with children can experience in Rotterdam.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Rotterdam and surroundings

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Amusement parks near Rotterdam
♥   Amusement park 'Drievliet' Rijswijk, 17 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Madurodam' Den Haag, 23.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Duinrell' Wassenaar, 25.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Efteling' Kaatsheuvel, 49.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Mini Efteling' Nieuwkuijk, 55.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Rotterdam
♥   Water park 'Dutch Water Dreams' Zoetermeer, 14.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Tikibad' Wassenaar, 25.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Splash' hellevoetsluis, 29 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Splesj' Hoeven, 39.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'WipeOut Zoelen' , 65.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all oceanariums
Aquariums in Rotterdam and nearby
♥   Aquarium 'Diergaarde Blijdorp' , 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Sea Life Centre' Scheveningen, 25.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Aquatopia' , 78.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Dolfinarium Harderwijk' , 91.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Dubuisson Aquarium' , 161.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all zoos
Zoos and gardens in/near Rotterdam
♥   Zoo 'Diergaarde Blijdorp' Rotterdam, 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'ReptielenZOO SERPO' Delft, 16.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Vogelpark Avifauna' Alphen aan den Rijn, 27.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Uilen en Dierenpark De Paay' Beesd, 47.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Artis' Amsterdam, 58 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Famous sights of Rotterdam

Rotterdam

From the series “Permanently Sinking Cities and Regions”
It is important to note that during the building of the sea-wall some ecological moments were taken under control. Thanks to that the large construction didn’t make any harm to nature. When the sea-wall was built, about a million living in the immediate area people became in a relative safety. Nowadays about a quarter of the Netherlands is located below the sea level. An artificial adjustment of the groundwaters is vitally important activity. … Read further

Erasmusbrug

From the series “Unbelievable and Magnificent Bridges and Viaducts”
The main feature of the bridge is the high fine support, whose outlines resemble the neck of the graceful swan. The height 'of the neck' is 139 meters. In the evening, the support is decorated with the impressive festive lighting. The longest drawbridge in the world has one more interesting feature - Erasmus Bridge is one of the finest and lightest bridges on earth. The bridge thickness is only two meters. … Read further
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Children attractions (aquaparks, zoos, amusement parks) on the map of Rotterdam

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Interesting places to visit with children around Rotterdam

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Rotterdam - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Rotterdam, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Rotterdam for families with children.
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