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Rotterdam Attractions

Do you appreciate delicious food or shopping? Or perhaps you prefer to get to know a new city like a real local. When spending time in Rotterdam, it doesn't matter which slot you fit in — this major city offers all the experiences and sights you could ever hope for.

If you're ready to discover the best of Rotterdam, join one of the top tours & day trips on offer, and let a local expert show you the most popular attractions. Offering free cancellations and no added fees, our 288 fun activities in Rotterdam are also worth a look.

Things to Do in Rotterdam with Kids

There's fun for all the family wherever you roam in Rotterdam. Here are some family friendly experiences you can enjoy together that promise to make your vacation memorable:

Free Things to Do in Rotterdam

A visit to Rotterdam need not cost a fortune. You won't even need your wallet if you go to:

Erasmus Bridge - Architecture lovers will certainly enjoy marveling at the modern design of this landmark.

Destroyed City - Feel like you've stepped back in time while ambling around this historic site.

Beurstraverse - Meet some local residents and discover the real personality and charm of this unique place.

Groothandelsgebouw - Stop here and discover the significance of this place to the community.

St. Laurenskerk - Work on your spiritual side or simply take in the tranquil atmosphere at this sacred site.

Kralingse Bos Park - Arrange a picnic date and enjoy a leisurely stroll around the trees and shrubs.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Rotterdam


Browse this historic university city with its medieval square, Gothic buildings and romantic canals and taste the world-famous cheese in the place where it was first traded.


Kop van Zuid

Unique features of Kop van Zuid include the bars and river views. Make a stop by Luxor Theater or De Hef while you're exploring the area.

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Ijsselmonde is noteworthy for its seaside views, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Ahoy Rotterdam and SS Rotterdam.



Discover Charlois, memorable for its restaurants. Popular attractions in Charlois include Ahoy Rotterdam and Zuidplein Shopping Centre, and you can see more of the area by hopping on the metro at Rotterdam, Maashaven.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Rotterdam on a sunny day?

What to do in Rotterdam on a rainy day?

What should I not miss in Rotterdam?

Put these attractions at the top of your sightseeing list to get the most out of your trip:

  • Erasmus Bridge
  • Euromast
  • Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout
  • Maritime Museum

Are there cheap things to do in Rotterdam?

What can you do in Rotterdam for free?

You'll hardly have time to fetch your wallet out of your backpack with so many great free attractions:

  • Erasmus Bridge
  • Port of Rotterdam
  • Erasmus MC
  • Witte de Withstraat