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Rotterdam River Cruises

About Rotterdam

Rotterdam lies within the Province of South-Holland in the west of the Netherlands. The city is located in the south of the Randstad and is divided into northern and southern areas by the river Nieuwe Maas.

As the second largest city in the Netherlands and home to the biggest port in Europe, Rotterdam boasts a plethora of fascinating attractions, including excellent museums, intriguing monuments and architecture as well as a selection of fantastic shopping and dining experiences. Much of Rotterdam was completely redesigned and rebuilt after the devastating bombings raids during the Second World War, something which has allowed the region to develop into a city dominated by modern, progressive architecture with elegant decor and design. Rotterdam is now a bustling hub of activity, filled with dynamic people and a contemporary ambience.

Exploring Rotterdam

The municipality is also home to several prominent buildings and monuments, including the Rotterdam City Hall, constructed in 1914 in a dramatic Art Deco style. The building is still in use and is often open to the public, although some rooms and corridors may be restricted. The Erasmus Statue in Grotekerkplein is an impressive monument, erected in 1622, portraying the hand of the famous sculptor Keijser. The statue is surrounded by local mystery and intrigue, with old legends suggesting that every hour, the bronze hand comes to life and turns a page in his book.

Rotterdam also has a range of charming shops and markets situated around the city. Popular pedestrianised shopping areas in the centre of the city include Lijnbaan, Hoogstraat and the diverse Afrikaanderplein. Alternatively, a terrific range of open-air market stalls can be found at the huge Inner City Market located at the eastern end of the Hoogstraat. Picking up gifts and souvenirs in Rotterdam is a pleasant and enjoyable task, as visitors can wander around and explore the vibrant shops and markets at their own pace.

Rotterdam tips

Whatever your tastes, Rotterdam is a great place to shop. Despite its cutting-edge reputation and wealth of contemporary shopping destinations, the city still has one foot firmly in tradition, hosting 12 different open-air markets.

Rotterdam Itineraries

Amsterdam

Grand Tulip Cruise Of Holland & Belgium

3 sailing dates April 2020 to May 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Rotterdam

Spring Time In Holland - Antwerp to Amsterdam

1 sailing date April 2019
4 Nights From Antwerp, Belgium to , Amsterdam
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Antwerp

Spring Time In Holland - Antwerp to Amsterdam

3 sailing dates April 2019
4 Nights From Antwerp, Belgium to , Amsterdam
CroisiEurope logo FROM £729pp
Rotterdam

Holland and Its Tulips - Amsterdam to Antwerp

2 sailing dates April 2019
3 Nights From Amsterdam, to Belgium , Antwerp
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Amsterdam

Tulip Time In Holland - Antwerp to Amsterdam

3 sailing dates April 2019
3 Nights From Antwerp, Belgium to , Amsterdam
CroisiEurope logo FROM £599pp
Hoorn

Keukenhof and The Hague

1 sailing date April 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Saga Group logo FROM £1499pp
Rotterdam

Amsterdam, Kinderdijk & the Dutch Bulbfields

10 sailing dates April 2020
4 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Riviera Travel logo FROM £749pp
Hoorn

Windmills, Tulips & Belgian Delights

2 sailing dates April 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £2069pp
Rotterdam

Holland in Springtime

1 sailing date April 2019
3 Nights From Antwerp, Belgium to , Amsterdam
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Koln

The Rhine, Dutch and Belgian Cities at New Year

1 sailing date December 2019
6 Nights From Antwerp, Belgium to Germany , Cologne
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Antwerp

Holland in Springtime

1 sailing date April 2019
3 Nights From Antwerp, Belgium to , Amsterdam
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Antwerp

15 Day Western Front Explorer

2 sailing dates March 2020 to April 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Amsterdam, Netherlands
APT Cruising logo FROM £3339pp
Amsterdam

Highlights of the Netherlands & Belgium

2 sailing dates April 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £1659pp
Ghent

Roundrip Amsterdam

1 sailing date April 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Amsterdam

Brussels to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates October 2019
5 Nights From Brussels, Belgium to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
CroisiEurope logo FROM £799pp
Amsterdam

Antwerp to Vienna

1 sailing date April 2019
18 Nights From Antwerp, Belgium to Austria , Vienna
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Rotterdam

Picturesque Holland & Magnificent Valley

5 sailing dates May 2019 to September 2019
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Amsterdam, Netherlands

Includes flights and overseas transfers

CroisiEurope logo FROM £1339pp
Koln

Brussels to Strasbourg

1 sailing date October 2019
11 Nights From Brussels, Belgium to , Strasbourg
CroisiEurope logo FROM £1439pp
Antwerp

Antwerp to Strassbourg

1 sailing date October 2019
10 Nights From Antwerp, Belgium to , Strasbourg
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Rotterdam

Roundrip Brussels

2 sailing dates September 2019 to October 2019
5 Nights From Brussels, Belgium to Brussels
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