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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

The Rhine and Dutch Delights

2 sailing dates November 2021
5 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Koln

Rhine New Year's Cities

1 sailing date December 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Rotterdam

Rhine Cities at Christmas

1 sailing date December 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Ghent

Roundtrip Amsterdam

1 sailing date April 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Rotterdam

Dutch & Belgian Panorama

2 sailing dates June 2021 to September 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Amsterdam

Tulips and Windmills

2 sailing dates April 2021
5 Nights From Amsterdam, to Rotterdam
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Hoorn

Roundtrip From Amsterdam

4 sailing dates July 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Middelburg

Undiscovered Treasures of Southern Holland

1 sailing date May 2020
5 Nights From Deventer, to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland

11 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam

BRAND NEW ITINERARY! Includes HUGE savings of up to £400 per couple!

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Amsterdam

Holland & Belgium Springtime-National Geographic

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

Amsterdam to Antwerp

1 sailing date April 2020
3 Nights From Amsterdam, to Belgium , Antwerp
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Amsterdam

Springtime in Holland

1 sailing date July 2020
4 Nights From Amsterdam, to Belgium , Antwerp
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Amsterdam

Holland & Belgium in Bloom

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

Includes HUGE savings of up to £500 per couple plus €200 FREE to spend on-board! Book today and pay by 31st October to save an extra £250!

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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

Includes HUGE savings of up to £500 per couple plus €200 FREE to spend on-board! Book today and pay by 31st October to save an extra £250!

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Antwerp

Tulip Time Cruise - Roundtrip Amsterdam

12 sailing dates May 2020 to April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam

Includes HUGE savings plus FREE private home pick-up service! Call our experienced concierge to add on flights!

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Amsterdam

Undiscovered Treasures of Holland

1 sailing date August 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Brussels

Yuletide Spirit - Amsterdam to Brussels

7 sailing dates December 2020 to December 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Belgium , Brussels
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Middelburg

Tulip Time Highlights - Brussels to Amsterdam

1 sailing date May 2020
7 Nights From Brussels, Belgium to , Amsterdam

Includes HUGE savings plus FREE private home pick-up service! Call our experienced concierge to add on flights!

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Arnhem

Grand Tulip Cruise Of Holland & Belgium

1 sailing date May 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam

Includes HUGE savings plus FREE private home pick-up service! Call our experienced concierge to add on flights!

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