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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

Rotterdam

Tulips & Windmills From Antwerp To Amsterdam

4 sailing dates April 2023
9 Nights From Antwerp, Belgium, Belgium to , Amsterdamoa
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £3779pp
Rotterdam

Dutch Delight - Amsterdam to Amsterdam

14 sailing dates July 2022 to August 2023
7 Nights From Amsterdamoa, to Amsterdamoa

No single supplements available! Includes flights and overseas transfers

Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £1749pp
Kinderdijk

Amsterdam, Kinderdijk & the Dutch Bulbfields

1 sailing date March 2023
4 Nights From Amsterdamoa, to Amsterdamoa
Riviera Travel logo FROM £1189pp
Brussels

Amsterdam To Brussels

1 sailing date September 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Belgium , Brussels
Uniworld River Cruises logo CALL
Middelburg

Brussels To Amsterdam

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

Active Discovery in Holland an Belgium

2 sailing dates August 2022 to September 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdamoa, to Amsterdamoa
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Bruges

Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland

5 sailing dates July 2022 to September 2023
7 Nights From Cologne , Germany to , Amsterdamoa
Riviera Travel logo FROM £1969pp
Haarlem

Tulip Time Highlights

1 sailing date August 2022
7 Nights From Brussels, Belgium to , Amsterdamoa
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Rotterdam

Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland

10 sailing dates July 2022 to October 2023
7 Nights From Amsterdamoa, to Germany , Cologne
Riviera Travel logo FROM £1779pp
Arnhem

Holland & Belgium in Bloom

3 sailing dates March 2023 to April 2023
7 Nights From Amsterdamoa, to Amsterdamoa
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £1999pp
Rotterdam

Western Front Explorer

2 sailing dates November 2022 to March 2023
14 Nights From Amsterdamoa, to Amsterdamoa
APT Cruising logo FROM £3969pp
Rotterdam

Tulip Time Cruise - Roundtrip Amsterdam

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

Book early for 2023! Includes flights and overseas transfers

Avalon Waterways logo FROM £1879pp
Rotterdam

Amsterdam & Brussels Bound from Amsterdam

10 sailing dates July 2022 to September 2023
7 Nights From Amsterdamoa, to Belgium , Brussels
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Rotterdam

Amsterdam & Brussels Bound from Brussels

11 sailing dates June 2022 to September 2023
7 Nights From Brussels, Belgium to , Amsterdamoa
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Rotterdam

Amsterdam, Kinderdijk & the Dutch Bulbfields

10 sailing dates April 2023
4 Nights From Amsterdamoa, to Amsterdamoa
Riviera Travel logo FROM £779pp
Strasbourg

Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland from Basel

9 sailing dates September 2022 to November 2023
10 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdamoa
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £2249pp
Frankfurt

Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland from Amsterdam

9 sailing dates September 2022 to October 2023
10 Nights From Amsterdamoa, to Switzerland , Basel
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £3149pp
Antwerp

Tulip Time - Amsterdam to Amsterdam

23 sailing dates March 2023 to April 2023
7 Nights From Amsterdamoa, to Amsterdamoa
AmaWaterways logo FROM £1899pp
Hoorn

Tulips & Windmills - Amsterdam to Antwerp

4 sailing dates March 2023 to April 2023
9 Nights From Amsterdamoa, to Belgium , Antwerp, Belgium
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £3419pp
Budapest

Avignon to Giurgiu

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