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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

Middelburg

Springtime In Holland And Belgium

1 sailing date March 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Ghent

Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland

4 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to , Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Grand Tulip Cruise of Holland & Belgium

3 sailing dates March 2021 to April 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Tulips of Northern Holland

3 sailing dates April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Tulip Time Highlights

3 sailing dates March 2021 to April 2021
7 Nights From Brussels , Belgium to , Amsterdam
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Rotterdam

Authentic Holland

1 sailing date April 2021
4 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
CroisiEurope logo FROM £649pp
Antwerp

Holland, Land Of Tulips

6 sailing dates April 2021
4 Nights From Antwerp, Belgium to , Amsterdam
CroisiEurope logo FROM £549pp
Rotterdam

Holland, Land Of Tulips

5 sailing dates March 2021 to April 2021
3 Nights From Amsterdam, to Belgium , Antwerp
CroisiEurope logo FROM £449pp
Amsterdam

Holland, Land of Tulips - Antwerp to Amsterdam

7 sailing dates July 2020 to April 2021
3 Nights From Antwerp, Belgium to , Amsterdam
CroisiEurope logo FROM £449pp
Middelburg

Round-trip Amsterdam

1 sailing date March 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £3969pp
Ghent

Roundrip Amsterdam

3 sailing dates April 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4199pp
Amsterdam

Roundtrip Amsterdam

1 sailing date April 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4199pp
Hoorn

Roundtrip From Amsterdam

4 sailing dates July 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4199pp
Arnhem

Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland

6 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Cologne
Riviera Travel logo FROM £1499pp
Amsterdam

Holland & Belgium Springtime-National Geographic

1 sailing date April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Springtime in Holland

7 sailing dates July 2020 to April 2021
4 Nights From Amsterdam, to Belgium , Antwerp
CroisiEurope logo FROM £549pp
Rotterdam

Holland & Belgium in Bloom

2 sailing dates April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam

Save up to £2,000 per couple PLUS enjoy a FREE premium-drinks package

Emerald Waterways logo FROM £1949pp
Ghent

Western Front Explorer

2 sailing dates April 2021 to September 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam

Includes HUGE savings of up to £3,000 per couple! Limited time only!

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Amsterdam

Holland & Belgium in Bloom

1 sailing date April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam

Save up to £2,000 per couple PLUS enjoy a FREE premium-drinks package

Emerald Waterways logo FROM £1949pp
Amsterdam

Tulip Time Cruise - Roundtrip Amsterdam

15 sailing dates March 2021 to April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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