25+(Photos) Best Places to Visit in Rotterdam Netherlands 2018

Best places to visit in Rotterdam is very much and is suitable for tourists when vacation to the Netherlands.

Rotterdam is a city in Netherlands, in South Holland within Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt river delta at North Sea. This city at 2017 has population about 633k.

Rotterdam is Europe’s largets port, so this city is a major logistic and economic centre.

Rotterdam has many destination places like museum, shopping places, about culture and architecture, also sports.

The following is a list of the best places to visit in Rotterdam for a visit during the holidays either with family or friends.

1. Euromast

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Euromast is an observation tower that designed by Hugh Masskant that constructed between 1958 and 1960.

Euromast has become part of WFGT (World Federation of Great Tower), that made the tallest and most beautiful tower in the world like Burj Khalifa, Eiffel Tower, etc.

Euromast was 112 meters high in sixties time. But, in 1970 the Euromast comebak with placement of Euroscoop.

This bulding grew up to 185 metes tall and this day is the highest building of Netherlands and make one best places to visit in Rotterdam.

2. Erasmusbrug (Erasmus Bridge)

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Erasmusbrug is modern suspension bridge was designed by Ben van Berkel and opened in 1996.

Erasmusbrug has known locally as ‘The Swan’, and this bridge is 139 meters tall and remarkable sight has about 802 meters long.

Erasmusbrug build from light-blue steel, so is great place for walk around and watch the new years fireworks here. This beautiful bridge is one of best places to visit in Rotterdam when you travelling in Netherlands.

3. Markthal

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Markthal is the largest indoor market in Holland. In this amazing market, tourist can buy delicatessens, fresh fish and meat, vegetables, cheese, flowers and plants, etc.

Markthal is one of best shopping places in Netherlands must you visit when holidays.

4. Rotterdam Zoo

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Rotterdam Zoo or known as Diergaarde Blijdorp is one oldest zoos in Netherlands and opened in 1857. This zoo also houses a botanical garden and oceanium. This oceanium was opened in 2001.

Rotterdam zoo has many collections animals from around the world like Gorilla, Komodo Dragon, Rhinocheros, Red Panda, and etc. Visitor dan feeding animals, meet the keeper and other activities.

This places is fine walk with family and friends, friendly staff and the park is beautiful. Tourist can take photos with family or friends in this beautiful place.

5. Old Port

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This places is one of Rotterdam oldest port and centrally located in southeast of Rotterdam Blaak Station.

Old port is nice places to drink, eat, and beautiful views of harbour.

6. Cube Houses

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Cube Houses or known as Kubuswoningen is one of the Rotterdam iconic attractions and designed by Dutch architect Piet Blom.

This architecture was designed in late-70s at the request of city planners. The Cube Houses are located next to Rotterdam Blaak railway station, with the Oude Haven’s thriving cafes and restaurants.

7. Rotterdam Centraal

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Rotterdam Centraal is main railway station and known as international gateway to Rotterdam.

This station received an average of 110,000 passenger every day in 2007. In other side, Rotterdam Centraal is one of the most iconic and beautiful architectural features in Rotterdam.

8. Selexyz Donner

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Selexyz Donner also known as Donner Rotterdam is favourite bookstore places in Rotterdam.

This bookstore is largest of kind in Rotterdam.The donner bookshop located at Coolsingel in heart of Rotterdam an over 250,000 titles in this store.

Selexyz Donner also sell magazines, games, DVD, music, when you visit this bookstore.

9. Maritiem Museum Rotterdam

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Maritiem Museum Rotterdam is a extraordinary maritime museum in Rotterdam.

This museum is dedicated to naval history and founded in 1874.

This collection of museum contain 850.000 object from six century of maritime history.

10. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

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Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen – photo : www.boijmans.nl


Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is one of biggest Rotterdam museum and great for discovering beautiful art collections.

This museum was founded in 1849 with the collection includes object, paintings, sculptures, and beautiful collection of drawing and etching.

This museum also include museum restaurant (Het Paviljoen), is a large space where tourist can enjoy coffee, salad, cake and more.

11. Museumpark

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Museumpark is a beautiful modern park that located in around Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

Museumpark is divided by five areas, that contain rose garden, romantic garden, and many more.

12. Pathé Schouwburgplein

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Pathé Schouwburgplein is great place for relax and watch a film. This place is accessible by car or public transport.

This place is biggest cinema with 7 movie theatres in Rotterdam city. In the outside of area, there are many restaurant for lunch or dinner after/before watch a film.

13. De Parade

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De Parade is wonderful theatre festival in circus with dance, film, music, visual art and more.

This circus shows contain dancer, magician, pop music, stand up comedy, and also short film.

You can enjoying in this festival with your family or friends, in this one of best places to visit in Rotterdam.

14. Het Park

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Het Park – photo : rotterdam.info


Het Park is one of best places to visit in Rotterdam and popular destination for walk, a picknick, or sport. Het park can be found several great restaurant.

In this beautiful park many one of the oldest tree in Rotterdam can be see. In other, at the edge of the park you will find 180 meters high observation tower of Euromast.

15. Ahoy Rotterdam

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Ahoy Rotterdam is an arena and a convention centre, that opening in 1950. The centre of Ahoy Rotterdam has hosted many concerts, exhibitions, and sporting events.

Ahoy Rotterdam is expanding in coming years. The largest auditorium in the Netherlands will be opened in 2019. Ahoy Rotterdam with a maximum capacity of 2,750 seats in auditorium.

16. Oceanium

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Diergaarde Blijdorp – photo : www.zoochat.com


Oceanium is wonderful public aquarium in Diergaarde Blijdorp and opened in 2001. This oceanium is just a drop in the ocean.

This amazing aquarium is also home to scientific research into the conservation of coral. In this oceanium you can see a beautiful shark and other sea life.

17. Miniworld Rotterdam

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Miniworld Rotterdam is a miniature model of Rotterdam with day and night simulation also a restaurant.

Miniworld Rotterdam is the best way to explore stories, architecture, history of the city Rotterdam.

Tourist will be amazed by mini trains, mini landscape, mini residents of Rotterdam.

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18. Windmills at Kinderdijk

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Windmills at Kinderdijk are a group of 19 monumental windmills in South Holland.

This windmills built in 1738 and 1740, and make best known tourist site in Dutch.

This windmills officialy included as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Windmills at Kinderdijk is one of nearby best places to visit in Rotterdam when traveling in Netherlands.

19. Netherlands Photo Museum

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Netherlands Photo Museum is beatiful museum that focused in photography at Netherlands. This museum collection contain many cultural and social images from 20st to 21st century.

Netherlands Photo Museum has an amazing collection of 5.5 million photographic images. In other side, each year Netherlands Photo Museum shows around ten exhibitions.

20. Van Nelle Factory

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Van Nelle Factory is an amazing industrial monument in Netherlands. This building was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Juni 2014.

This building designed by Brinkman & Van der Vlugt and built between 1927 and 1930.

This Van Nelle Factory has housed a wide range and design firm also rooms that can be booked for meetings, conferences and events.

21. Plaswijckpark

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Plaswijckpark is a wonderful fun park with a mini zoo also great attractions for children under 13 in Rotterdam.

This places contains great flowers, birds, and also fountains in garden.

Plaswijckpark also contains of wonderful animals like boars, cats, deer, parrot, monkeys, and etc.

22. Mevlana Mosque

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Mevlana Mosque is beatiful mosque in northwest Rotterdam.

This mosque have two minaret with 33,8 meters height.

In 2006, Mevlana Mosque was voted as Rotterdam’s most attractive building.

23. Trompenburg Botanical Garden

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Trompenburg Botanical Garden or known as Arboretum Trompenburg is beautiful botanical garden in Rotterdam. This garden is was many collection of wonderful plants.

This botanical garden contains perennials and national collection of plants. Tourist can walk through garden and can take beautiful photos in best spot of garden views.

Trompenburg Botanical Garden covers 7 hectares with a large collection of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, tubers. This garden is one of best places to visit in Rotterdam for natural views.

24. Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk

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Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk is a Protestant church in Rotterdam and was built between 1449 and 1525.

Reconstruction works after Second World War and this became a symbol of all the city. This beautiful church also for concerts, exhibitions, lectures, receptionist, and also houst tours.

25. Wereldmuseum

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Wereldmuseum is an ethnographic museum and was founded in 1883. This beatiful museum shows more than 1800 ethnographic object from various culture in Asia, Oceania, Africa, America, and the Islam Heritage.

Such information about the best places in Rotterdam which is mandatory for visited during a vacation to the Netherlands.

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