Hello, rotterdam

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.

City Information

Essential Information about the city

Rotterdam The Hague Airport

An increasing number of European cities provide direct flights to Rotterdam The Hague Airport. Operators Transavia, CityJet, British Airways, bmi regional, Turkish Airlines, TUIfly, Lufthansa,, VLM, Vueling, Corendon and Onur Air fly to the second regional airport in the Netherlands. From Rotterdam The Hague Airport, you can reach the very heart of Rotterdam (Central Station) very quickly, travelling by taxi or public transport:Car/taxi 10-15’RandstadRail and Airport Shuttle bus (bus 50) 15’ RET (bus 33) 20-25’Schiphol Airport is only 25 minutes away from Rotterdam Central Station by NS International trains.

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Rotterdam Tourist Information

Rotterdam Tourist Information - Website & Offices

Are you interested in visiting Rotterdam but looking for some more inspiration?Visit the official Rotterdam Tourist Information website for a complete view of the city's highlights and activities. The staff at the Rotterdam Tourist Information Offices at Coolsingel and Central Station love to help you find your way in Rotterdam once you have arrived. Their tips will turn your visit into an even better experience. Rotterdam Tourist Information CoolsingelCoolsingel 114 (in the garden of the Schielandshuis, entrance Coolsingel)Rotterdam Tourist Information Central StationStationsplein 20 (main entrance)

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Public Transport

Rotterdam has an excellent public transport (OV) system, mostly provided by the RET. Train, metro, tram, bus and waterbus can take you everywhere. Planning your route is easy via travel on public transport, you need a public transport chip card (for sale at any Metro Station). If you are planning on doing a lot of travelling, you can also purchase one of the following products:* Rotterdam Welcome Card: with 1, 2 or 3 days of free travel by bus, tram and metro (plus 50 discounts on fun things to do in Rotterdam). Starting at €12,- for 1 day. * Tourist Day Ticket: a day pass that allows you to travel across the province of Zuid-Holland for 24 hours by bus, tram, metro and waterbus. The price is €13,50.

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