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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

Western Front Explorer - Roundtrip Amsterdam

2 sailing dates March 2022 to November 2022
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
APT Cruising logo FROM £4359pp
Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland

1 sailing date May 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Cologne
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Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Kinderdijk & the Dutch Bulbfields

1 sailing date April 2021
4 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Riviera Travel logo FROM £1129pp
Brussels

Canals and Capitals

2 sailing dates April 2021 to July 2021
7 Nights From Brussels, Belgium to , Amsterdam

Includes Coach or Eurotunnel from Folkestone. Regional flights available at a supplement.

Saga River Cruises logo FROM £999pp
Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Kinderdijk & the Dutch Bulbfields

8 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2021
4 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Riviera Travel logo FROM £879pp
Ghent

Amsterdam To Brussels

5 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Belgium , Brussels
Uniworld River Cruises logo CALL
Ghent

Brussels To Amsterdam

5 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
7 Nights From Brussels, Belgium to , Amsterdam
Uniworld River Cruises logo CALL
Amsterdam

Active Discovery in Holland an Belgium

7 sailing dates April 2021 to September 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Avalon Waterways logo CALL
Rotterdam

Springtime Delights

2 sailing dates April 2021
9 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Emerald Waterways logo CALL
Amsterdam

Springtime In Holland And Belgium

3 sailing dates April 2021 to April 2022
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Avalon Waterways logo CALL
Ghent

Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland

4 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to , Amsterdam
Riviera Travel logo FROM £1759pp
Ghent

Grand Tulip Cruise of Holland & Belgium

4 sailing dates April 2021 to April 2022
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Avalon Waterways logo CALL
Rotterdam

Tulips of Northern Holland

5 sailing dates April 2021 to April 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Avalon Waterways logo CALL
Kinderdijk

Tulip Time Highlights

5 sailing dates April 2021 to April 2022
7 Nights From Brussels, Belgium to , Amsterdam
Avalon Waterways logo CALL
Amsterdam

Authentic Holland

4 sailing dates April 2021
4 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
CroisiEurope logo CALL
Amsterdam

Holland, Land Of Tulips

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

Holland, Land Of Tulips

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

Holland, Land of Tulips - Antwerp to Amsterdam

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

Round-trip Amsterdam

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

Roundrip Amsterdam

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

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