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Rotterdam is a young, dynamic city, continuously renewing itself at a rapid rate. Sparkling skyscrapers, an impressive port, trendy restaurants and food markets, renowned museums and awesome festivals are the direct result of the can-do mentality of the Rotterdammers. Add to that the many extraordinary attractions and city tours — by bike, bus, boat or on foot — and you understand why Rotterdam was voted Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016.

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Kunsthal Rotterdam

The Kunsthal is housed in a building designed by OMA. The way that it joins the Westzeedijk, it resembles a modern version of a traditional Dutch dyke house. The Kunsthal presents several exhibitions simultaneously, taking visitors on an exciting journey through various cultures and art movements. From modern masters and contemporary art to forgotten cultures, photography, fashion and innovative design.

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is one of the oldest museums in the Netherlands. Throughout the year, the museum hosts a rich spectrum of temporary exhibits on a variety of subjects. Besides that, the collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, etchings and objects is impressive. It features many major Dutch and European works spanning the period from the early middle ages to the 21st century, from Jeroen Bosch to Rembrandt and from Van Gogh to Salvador Dalí and Dutch Design. In the Museumpark, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is building an art depot: Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen. It will make the entire collection of 145,000 objects accessible to the public.


The medieval Laurenskerk cuts a striking profile amid the bold modernity of the city's present-day architecture. You can browse the permanent exhibition 'A monument filled with stories’, or climb the tower on a guided tour for a spectacular view of the Rotterdam city centre. In front of the Laurenskerk you can find the statue of Desiderius Erasmus, a famous Renaissance humanist, theologian and philosopher who was born in Rotterdam around 1468.

Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art

One of the most important institutes for contemporary art in the Netherlands and internationally regarded as a pioneer.

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