Rotterdam is an open and hospitable city, easily accessible by water, rail, road and air. Its many attractions are easy to reach by the municipal public transport system, which covers the entire city. is the central point for information on Rotterdam from the city itself. Tips and information on Rotterdam are available here, ranging from attractions to architecture and housing. The experienced staff are happy to offer their personal assistance, but visitors are also welcome to browse through the options offered in Rotterdam on their own. Brochures and the thematic layout help visitors find their way around easily. The shop sells fun gifts and souvenirs. Gift certificates, concert and admission tickets, public transport passes and parking cards are available at the desk, as is the Rotterdam Welcome Card. Varying exhibitions and a large scale model of the city centre provide information on the latest developments in the city. Various excursions also depart from




What to see


The Euromast offers a breathtaking view of the river, port and city from a height of 100 metres. On a clear day, you can even see the North Sea, which is 40 kilometres away. Visitors who enjoy soaring to new heights can take the EuroScoop rotating lift, which circles the Euromast to a height of 185 metres. During the summer, daredevils and thrill-seekers alike can abseil or toggle from an altitude of 100 metres, provided the wind is not too strong. The new Discovery Tour offers a multimedia tour with historical and contemporary audio and video clips.



The Splash tour bus is an unforgettable tour through the city of Rotterdam, which will take you on a ride throughout the city ending with a spectacular dive in the river Meuse. The bus proves to be a seaworthy boat, because after the ‘splash’ it travels further through water along the city’s spectacular skyline. Finally, it brings you to the Euromast; where, for 50 years already, it is possible to enjoy some fine dining, to sleep and wake up, have events, discover and experience on large altitude. The breathtaking view at 185 meters high makes a visit to Rotterdam complete. This package can be extended with an excellent lunch.



A visit to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is a journey through the history of art. Dutch and European masterpieces provide a comprehensive survey of art from the early Middle Ages to the 21st century, from Bosch, Rembrandt and Van Gogh to Dalí and Christo.



The Kunsthal Rotterdam stages some 25 exhibitions a year. The Kunsthal presents culture in the widest sense of the word: old art, new art, design, photography - from elitist to popular. The Kunsthal frequently experiments with themes which in many cases provide the first impulse for an exhibition. This approach has resulted in an exciting and varied exhibition repertoire highlighting Impressionism, lingerie, Leonardo da Vinci, Blackfoot Indians, Jewels of the Orient, Pop-art, Willem de Kooning, Henry Moore and Dinosaurs. More than 3300 square metres of exhibition space are available in the striking building designed by Rotterdam architect Rem Koolhaas - a work of art in its own right, making a visit to the Kunsthal well worth your while.


Where to stay


Hotel Bazar is an exceptional hotel. To be guest here means to immerse yourself in orldly, intimate atmospheres. The twenty seven rooms are decorated in Eastern, South-American and African styles. Enjoying dishes from the various parts of the world in the renowned world restaurant Bazar completes the experience.


From Hotel Bazar it’s easy to discover the world of art and culture in Rotterdam. The hotel is situated on the bustling Witte de Withstraat where many galleries are located. Museum Boijmans, the Kunsthal, The Dutch Institute for Architecture and the Maritime Museum are all at walking distance. Round the corner is the Erasmus bridge leading to the “Kop van Zuid”, where the steamship “Rotterdam” is moored. Also, sights like the old harbour with many outdoor cafés, the Spido and the Euromast are all nearby.



Cruise Hotel is the hotel on board of the SS Rotterdam, the most glamorous ship on the Holland America Line between 1959-2000.


The final destination of The Rotterdam is Rotterdam, at Katendrecht. This place is a real eye catcher when you are on the water or at the Erasmusbrug, with almost 600 car parking places on the pier. All of the 254 rooms are recognizable to the original style of the fifties, in which different original elements are preserved. There are 3 different themes: 'Original', 'Manhattan' & 'Bahamas' but all the rooms are envisioned of all the current facilities. These themes characterize the comprehensively world tours of the SS Rotterdam.



The Manhattan Hotel Rotterdam, the premier luxury hotel in Rotterdam, located on the striking Weena avenue, in the heart of the business and financial district of Rotterdam. The hotel is located opposite Rotterdam Central Station, the city’s main railway station and a mere three miles from Rotterdam International Airport. Arrival to Amsterdam International Airport in 20 minutes, through the high-speed train connection operating between Amsterdam and Rotterdam.


The Manhattan Brasserie, is an elegant metropolitan Brasserie, with a French-Mediterranean menu, infused with local flavors and with a touch of a typical London-New York-style brasserie. The Manhattan Brasserie features a superb winelist, with a wide variety of wines for every taste, also served by the glass.



Tulip Inn Rotterdam is a Rotterdam-centre hotel, situated at a unique five-star location on the banks of the Maas River and in front of the Erasmus Bridge. Tulip Inn Rotterdam is ideally located for both business and leisure guests.


The hotel is easy to reach by car as well as by public transportation. The hotel is situated on a 5 minutes drive from the 'Ring' Highway of Rotterdam. Parking is possible in the public parking opposite of the hotel. The tramstop in front of the hotel provides a direct connection to the Central Station of Rotterdam. Would you like to visit AHOY, de Doelen or the WTC, you van take the Subway (metro). Museums, shopping districts, bars and restaurants are just a short stroll from the hotel.


From the hotel, guests could enjoy the fascinating view of the Maas, the Erasmus bridge and the Skyline of Rotterdam.



The Maritime Hotel / Zeemanshuis is located in the centre of Rotterdam in the beautiful district near the waterfront. Opposite the famous 'Erasmusbridge' you'll find a comfortable place for your stay in Rotterdam. Not only guests of the maritime world, but also tourists, business people, etc. could enjoy a stay in this hotel with maritime and historical atmosphere.



Rotterdam card

Rotterdam Welcome Card

Free unlimited use of the Rotterdam public transports (RET metro, tram and bus), discounts of 25% and more at 54 attractions, museums, restaurants and places of entertainment in Rotterdam and a fold-out city map.



Adults: 9 EUR/1 day, 12 EUR/2 days, 15 EUR/3 days

Child: 6 EUR/1 day, 7.5 EUR/2 days, 9 EUR/3 days


Discounts of 25% and more:

Receive discounts of 25% or more at Diergaarde Blijdorp (Rotterdam Zoo), Spido Euromast, Railz Miniworld, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Pathé cinemas and Off_Corso. The popular new attraction Splashtours is also included. New in 2011 are amongst others De Rotterdam (former flagship of the Holland America Line), Luxor Theatre Rotterdam, Concert- and congress hall de Doelen, Holland Casino Rotterdam and restaurants MOOII, Allure and Humphrey’s Binnenrotte.


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