Rotterdam, Holland

The city of Rotterdam is unlike Holland's other cities. Located on the mighty Maas River, it is a city with outstanding architecture, an abundance of attractions, festivals and museums, a swinging young city culture, excellent shopping facilities, restaurants and cafes.

Rotterdam is only a half-hour from The Hague and an hour from Amsterdam, but it is centuries away from them in both appearance and personality. Here, instead of the usual Dutch web of little streets, alleyways, and winding canals, there's a spacious and elegant shopping mall and the world's busiest ocean harbor. Rotterdam is a fascinating place to see and experience, particularly when you consider that this city was a living monument to Holland's Golden Age until it was bombed to rubble during World War II. The city retains traces of its ancient history in only two areas -- Delfshaven (Delft Harbor) and Oude Haven (Old Harbor).

Today this bustling metropolis has the world's biggest port, created when its several harbors were opened directly to the sea, 32km (20 miles) away, by the dredging of a deepwater channel that accommodates even the largest oil tankers. Europoort handles more ships and more cargo every year than any other port in the world.

Things to see and do

* Euromast
* Inner-city harbor area
* Boymans-Van Beuningen Museum
* Maritime Museum

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – Dutch
Land Area – 41,528 sq km’s
Population – 588,718
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 31

Port Location – Rotterdam's Europoort,
is about a 30-minute drive (37km) from the city centre.

Transport Links – Rotterdam's Zestienhoven Airport is 4km (2 1/2 miles) north of the city. There are flights from a few destinations in the Netherlands and Europe. There's frequent train service to Rotterdam Central Station from around the Netherlands, and from Paris and Brussels.
Rotterdam's sprawling size makes it a city to be explored on foot one area at a time, using a taxi or the extensive public transportation network of bus, tram, and Metro.

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Cruises from Rotterdam, Holland

Cruise Date Duration
Magnifica, Western Europe ex Rotterdam Return 06/10/21 7 nts
MSC Magnifica, 13 Night ex Rotterdam, Netherlands to Genoa, Italy 20/10/21 13 nts
Volendam, Baltic & North Cape Explorer ex Rotterdam Return 01/05/22 28 nts
Volendam, North Cape & British Isles Explorer ex Rotterdam Return 15/05/22 28 nts
Volendam, Spitsbergen & Icelandic Fjords Explorer ex Rotterdam Retu 12/06/22 21 nts
Volendam, Spitsbergen, Iceland Fjords & North Cape Explorer ex Rotterdam Return 12/06/22 35 nts
Volendam, Voyage of the Midnight Sun Explorer ex Rotterdam Return 03/07/22 14 nts
Volendam, Midnight Sun & Northern Capitals Explorer ex Rotterdam Return 03/07/22 28 nts
Volendam, Northern Capitals Explorer ex Rotterdam Return 17/07/22 14 nts
Volendam, Northern Capitals & Baltic Explorer ex Rotterdam Return 17/07/22 28 nts
Zaandam, Voyage of the Vikings ex Rotterdam to Boston 25/07/22 19 nts
Volendam, Baltic Explorer ex Rotterdam Return 31/07/22 14 nts
Volendam, Baltic & British Isles Explorer ex Rotterdam Return 31/07/22 28 nts
Volendam, British Isles Explorer ex Rotterdam Return 14/08/22 14 nts
Volendam, British Isles & European River Explorer ex Rotterdam to Rome 14/08/22 27 nts
Volendam, European River Explorer ex Rotterdam to Rome 28/08/22 13 nts
Volendam, European River & Ancient Mysteries Explorer ex Rotterdam to Venice 28/08/22 27 nts
MSC Magnifica, 7 Night ex Rotterdam, Netherlands Return 27/09/22 7 nts
MSC Magnifica, 7 Night ex Rotterdam, Netherlands Return 04/10/22 7 nts
MSC Magnifica, 7 Night ex Rotterdam, Netherlands Return 11/10/22 7 nts
Rotterdam, 150th Anniversary Transatlantic ex Rotterdam to Ft Lauderdale 15/10/22 15 nts
Rotterdam, 150th Anniversary Transatlantic ex Rotterdam to New York 15/10/22 12 nts