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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

Ghent

Tulips & Windmills From Antwerp To Amsterdam

4 sailing dates April 2023
9 Nights From Antwerp, Belgium to , Amsterdam
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Melk

Seven River Journeys

1 sailing date April 2023
60 Nights From Avignon, France to , Giurgiu
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Amsterdam

Dutch Delight - Amsterdam to Amsterdam

7 sailing dates July 2023 to August 2023
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £2599pp
Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Kinderdijk & the Dutch Bulbfields

1 sailing date March 2023
4 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Brussels

Amsterdam To Brussels

1 sailing date September 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Belgium , Brussels
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Middelburg

Brussels To Amsterdam

1 sailing date October 2021
7 Nights From Brussels, Belgium to , Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland

2 sailing dates July 2023 to September 2023
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to , Amsterdam
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Bruges

Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland

7 sailing dates April 2023 to October 2023
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Cologne
Riviera Travel logo FROM £1399pp
Rotterdam

Holland & Belgium in Bloom

3 sailing dates March 2023 to April 2023
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Rotterdam

Western Front Explorer

2 sailing dates November 2022 to March 2023
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam

Includes flights and overseas transfers

APT Cruising logo FROM £2219pp
Antwerp

Tulip Time Cruise - Roundtrip Amsterdam

6 sailing dates April 2023 to May 2023
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam

Includes flights and overseas transfers

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Rotterdam

Amsterdam & Brussels Bound from Amsterdam

6 sailing dates May 2023 to September 2023
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Belgium , Brussels
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Ghent

Amsterdam & Brussels Bound from Brussels

6 sailing dates May 2023 to September 2023
7 Nights From Brussels, Belgium to , Amsterdam
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Rotterdam

Amsterdam, Kinderdijk & the Dutch Bulbfields

10 sailing dates April 2023
4 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam

Includes flights and overseas transfers

Riviera Travel logo FROM £899pp
Arnhem

Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland from Basel

7 sailing dates October 2022 to November 2023
10 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £2399pp
Speyer

Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland from Amsterdam

7 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
10 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £3239pp
Kinderdijk

Tulip Time - Amsterdam to Amsterdam

46 sailing dates March 2023 to May 2024
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam

Includes flights and overseas transfers

AmaWaterways logo FROM £2039pp
Amsterdam

Tulips & Windmills - Amsterdam to Antwerp

4 sailing dates March 2023 to April 2023
9 Nights From Amsterdam, to Belgium , Antwerp
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £3599pp
Amsterdam

The Golden Age of Art on the Rhine

1 sailing date May 2023
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Hoorn

Undiscovered Gems of Belgium and the Netherlands

2 sailing dates August 2023 to October 2023
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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