On bike you prevent getting hooked on the shopping streets (unless that’s what you’re here for) and allows you to explore more remote parts of the city when you’re done “architecturing”. Having a guide with you on bike is guarantee not to miss a thing.
BeurspleinThe popularity of the Beursplein (Stock Exchange Square) can be largely explained by the dug up Koopgoot (Shopping Gutter) which offers the shopping public another floor of stores. At the street level of the square you furthermore find the larger chain stores like the Bijenkorf [...] Continue reading about Beursplein.
Arboretum TrompenburgThe Arboretum Trompenburg in Kralingen east in Rotterdam is a beautiful piece of nature of no less than 14 acres in the middle of the city. It's history goes back to the 19th century. This garden with a unique collection of among others trees, bushes, [...] Continue reading about Arboretum Trompenburg.
Keeping in mind the turbulent history of the city of Rotterdam and its port, it’s no surprise you’ll find plenty of museums that take you by the hand into the history of art, trade, politics and nature.
Museum Boijmans Van BeuningenWith a collection spanning centuries from the 13th century till today, art lovers will definitely feel at home in the Boijmans Museum in Rotterdam. Next to modern art you find toasters that were never produced, East German pottery and various commercial products that were carefully [...] Continue reading about Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Next to everything the city itself has to offer, you’ll also enjoy visiting nearby destinations. From the busy city life to the quiet and nature rich environment of the windmills at Kinderdijk and the Green Heart in the middle of the megalopolis called the Randstad.
Kinderdijk windmillsMaybe one of the strongest stereotypes that exist abroad are the many windmills that can be found in the Netherlands. Despite using them mostly to generate energy these days, it's still worth the experience to visit the windmills at the Kinderdijk. The Kinderdijk windmills are [...] Continue reading about Kinderdijk windmills.
When planning a trip to Rotterdam, you definitely want to keep an eye on the event calendar to see whether one of the many musical, cultural or artistic events could make your trip even more exciting.