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City break in Rotterdam. Active leisure ideas for Rotterdam - attractions, recreation and nightlife

In Rotterdam: Boijmans museum 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 best place to get a bike. The rates here are the cheapest ones among rental offices of the city. Fans of water attractions are recommended to go to the beach Boompjes quay during the warm season. Naturally, the services offered here simply cannot be compared with major beach resorts. Boompjes quay is perfect for families with children, and those, who prefer active beach rest, find all they need in the place called Hoek van Holland Strand.
Hotel New York is a true historic symbol of Rotterdam. It is open in a beautiful old building that is former Holland America headquarters. The design of the building is made in a modern … Open
Fans of night entertainments are the people who certainly will not be bored during their stay in Rotterdam. On the territory of the city you can find various clubs and discos devoted to different themes and music styles. Oude Haven club is considered the most elite institution of the city. The club is located near the market square. Eendrachtsplein district is the location of numerous bars, the majority of which are also open until late at night and offer an interesting entertainment program. The opening of the Nighttown club took place not so long ago, but this place already won the hearts of music lovers and fans of fiery dances. Within last few years Nighttown is known as a permanent place of performances of popular music groups the international level.
Las Palmas is a popular dance club, which is located near the city center. Despite the fact that the exterior of the building is not remarkable, its interior decoration deserves the highest praise. Light shows remain one of the most popular entertainments among frequent visitors of the club. The territory of Now Wow club is divided into three thematic areas, each of which is devoted to a certain direction. Each hall has a large stage, a dance floor and its own interesting entertainment program, so guests of the club will never get bored as they can move from one part of the club to another. It is impossible to fail to mention famous coffee shops, the most popular of which are De lachende paus, Bambu, Pluto, Nemo, and The Pool. Copyright
The romantic City Hotel Rotterdam is conveniently located in the center of Rotterdam close to popular shopping streets. Guest rooms of this hotel are made in the minimalist style and … Open
Rotterdam offers its tourists various interesting entertainment. The first thing every traveler must try here is to take a ride on the Splashtours bus. This invention is simply incredible: an amphibious bus, which after a trip along the roads of the city, boldly moves down from the embankment and continues its journey along the river. What can be more incredible and extreme as having a flight on the helicopter or plane over the Rotterdam? If budget allows you, book a tour over the city in the Fly Over Holland. The best service and marvelous panoramas are guaranteed. Another interesting option to explore Rotterdam is by jumping on the rented Kangoo Jumps. This is probably the most original way to see the city on the self-guided tour.
Hotel New York Not every tourist, going on summer vacation to Rotterdam, will pack the swimming suit and other beach accessories, and by the way - in vain. There is a Riviera, a strip of beaches stretching along the coast of the province of South Holland. Of course, swimming in the North Sea is an exercise for the strong in spirit and tempered by the body, as far as coastal waters even at the peak of summer are heated up to a maximum +17 ° C. But most of the beaches in Rotterdam and the surrounding area are awarded by the Blue Flag, which attests to the purity of water and a high level of safety. In the distance from Rotterdam, there are also places for rest. On a fine day, you can go to the beach of the salt lake Grevelingen, which is situated on the border of the provinces of South Holland and Zeeland. Here all conditions are created not only for swimming but also for fishing, diving, kite surfing, water skiing, and sailing. By the way, the beaches of Zealand also deserve attention.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Rotterdam and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Rotterdam

Jackie Club
Where: Maasboulevard 300, Rotterdam;
Where: Karel Doormanstraat 1, Rotterdam;
Where: Rodezand 36, Rotterdam;
Where: Nieuwe Binnenweg 17-19, Rotterdam;
Where: Gravendijkwal 127, Rotterdam;
Now & Wow
Where: Maashaven ZZ, Rotterdam;
Where: Kruiskade 22, Rotterdam;
Where: Weena Zuid 33, Rotterdam;
Where: West-Kruiskade 26-28, Rotterdam;
Club Revolution
Where: Van Oldenbarnevelthof 13, Rotterdam;
The Thalia Lounge
Where: Kruiskade 31, Rotterdam;
Gay Palace
Where: Schiedamsesingel 139, Rotterdam;
Where: Maashaven Zuidzijde 1 – 2, Rotterdam; Telephone: +31 (0)10 476 24 52;
Soho Bar
Where: Pannekoekstraat 53a, Rotterdam;
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Rotterdam
♥   National Park 'De Biesbosch' , 27.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Oosterschelde' , 53.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Loonse en Drunense Duinen' , 53.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Zuid-Kennemerland' , 55.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Grenspark de Zoom - Kalmthoutse Heide' , 58 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
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 Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Rotterdam
♥   Restaurant 'Asian Glories' Rotterdam. Type - Chinese. 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Oliva' Rotterdam. Type - Italian. 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Old Dutch' Rotterdam. Type - Modern French. 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Amarone' Rotterdam. Type - Creative. 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'De Harmonie' Rotterdam. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Rotterdam from our surveys on extreme Earth places


From the series “Famous Miniature Museums of Architectural Objects and Cities”
Madurodam received its name in honour of the famous student from Curacao George Maduro, who sacrificed his life in fight against the Nazi occupying forces. The initiators of the construction of the park were parents of the deceased student. For many years after the opening, all the proceeds of Madurodam were transferred to charitable purposes. The park of miniatures actively cooperates with various youth and charitable organizations nowadays. For tourists, Madurodam is a great opportunity to see the iconic sights of Holland in one place. The beautiful Royal Palace, the Mauritshuis Museum, the modern Schiphol Airport and the Rijksmuseum are just a few of the realistic mock-ups available for study. … Read further

Oede Kerk in Delft

From the series “Falling towers and buildings”
The Oude Kerk is usually considered as a single complex with an old cemetery. It is located on its territory. There are about 400 burials on it. The graves of famous military figures, politicians, as well as artists and cultural figures, are located here. The Old Church is located near the canal. It caused it to roll heavily. It was decided to "move" the canal a little before construction began. It was filled in by moving it a few meters. The ground was too soft where the canal had been filled in. Therefore, the foundation began to sink quickly. The church tilted as a result. … Read further
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Guide to your best city break in Rotterdam - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Rotterdam - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Rotterdam?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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