Rotterdam top 10 shows the best tourist attractions, most famous sights and best experiences of Rotterdam. Admission fees are for adults, children usually pay less. Click the links for more information about the Rotterdam top 10 opening hours, tickets and possible discount. The page about Rotterdam has a longer list with nice places and attractions to visit. But if time is limited then try to visit the Rotterdam top 10.
1. Euromast Rotterdam
The Euromast in Rotterdam is the tallest tower in Holland that is open for public. The Euromast is 185 meters tall and easily recognizable in the Rotterdam skyline. Visit the Euromast for a great view over Rotterdam center, Rotterdam port and surrounding areas. It also is possible to have dinner in the Euromast restaurant on 92 meter altitude and there are two hotel suites. Thrillseekers can do abseiling. Euromast Rotterdam tickets: €9,25. Euromast Rotterdam website.
2. Rotterdam harbor tour
The Rotterdam harbor is one of the largest harbors in the world. Spido will bring you to the harbor for a view of the shipyards, docks and containers. The harbor tour takes 75 minutes and of course you also see the impressive Rotterdam skyline. Alternatively you can make a unique tour with Splashtours. Spido Rotterdam tickets: €10,75. Splashtours Rotterdam tickets: €22,50. Spido website & Splashtours website.
3. Rotterdam zoo ‘Diergaarde Blijdorp’
Diergaarde Blijdorp is one of the oldest zoos in Holland. The zoo is located north of Rotterdam Centraal Station. In Blijdorp every continent with their animals has it own area. The Oceanium is an aquarium that opened in 2001. Diergaarde Blijdorp tickets: €21,-. Rotterdam zoo ‘Diergaarde Blijdorp’ website.
The Erasmusbrug connects the northern with the southern part of Rotterdam and is an icon of Rotterdam. The Erasmusbrug was designed by Ben van Berkel and completed in 1996. The pylon with nickname ‘The Swan’ is 139 meters high. The bridge is used for events like the national fireworks, concerts and movies.
5. Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen is the main art museum in Rotterdam. Boijmans van Beuningen has a collection from medieval to contemporary art. The focus is on Dutch art. Work of well-known artists in the permanent collection is from Rembrandt, Monet, van Gogh and Dali. Tickets Boijmans van Beuningen: €12,50. Boijmans van Beuningen website.
6. Oude Haven Rotterdam
Oude Haven (Old Harbor) is the oldest harbor of Rotterdam. It is located next to the Cube houses and the White house, which was the first skyscraper of Europe. Nowadays it is a well-known place to go out for dinner or a drink. Certainly in summer it is nice to sit on the terraces with a view over the water.
7. Cube houses Rotterdam
The Rotterdam Cube houses are an innovative housing project designed by Piet Blom. It is high density housing with enough space on ground level. A village in the city. One of the Cube houses in Rotterdam is a museum or ‘show cube’. Another cube hosts a hostel from chain Stayokay. Tickets Rotterdam Cube house museum: €2,50. Cube houses Rotterdam website.
Originally Delfshaven was the harbor of Delft until it became independent in 1795. Nowadays Delfshaven is a district of Rotterdam. Delfshaven was not bombed in World War II and because of that Delfshaven has still many historical buildings along the harbor.
9. Feyenoord Stadion ‘De Kuip’
De Kuip is the nickname for Feyenoord Stadion. Feyenoord Stadion was completed in 1937 and nowadays has 49.000 seats. The stadium was an example for many of the greatest stadia we know today like CampNou. Visit De Kuip for a 90 minute tour and see places that people usually can not access. De Kuip tickets: €13,50
10. Maritiem Museum Rotterdam
The Maritime Museum Rotterdam was founded in 1873 and is dedicated to naval history. In the museum people can see a large collection of models and get information. One of the major attractions is the HNLMS Buffel lying next to the museum in the harbor. Other ships from the Havenmuseum can be seen too. Tickets Maritiem museum Rotterdam: €7,50. Maritiem Museum Rotterdam website.
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