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A City Built on Innovation

Rotterdam’s culture is built on innovation. However, it isn’t enamored with modernity and futurism alone; it’s evident how Rotterdam embraces diversity. It only means that you don’t have to be a crusader of modernity to enjoy your visit to Rotterdam. The city has many faces, which speak of the many things to do while in the place.

Things to Do and See in Rotterdam

Rotterdam lies about 19 miles from the North Sea, to which it is linked by a canal called the New Waterway. It makes Rotterdam a major European port and the second-largest city of the Netherlands. 

Since Rotterdam has an abundance of water, it has numerous water-related activities to provide. The day-to-day life of wandering along quaint inner-city canals invites tourists to feel that same “Rotterdam” vibe. After all, the city boasts a type of character tailored from the locals’ daily port undertakings. And tourism is centered around what Rotterdam’s historic waterways have to offer.


Speaking of tourism, here are the things you can do and see when exploring Rotterdam:

  • Experience a luxury tour around Rotterdam’s scenic harbor
  • Collect a “selfie bonanza” using the Erasmus bridge and other breathtaking structures as your backdrop
  • Shop your heart out in ‘Bijenkorf’ the grand shopping mall in Rotterdam
  • Rent a bike and explore the city
  • Visit the Cube Houses or discover the rich history of Delfshaven
  • Encounter the wild by entering Rotterdam zoo

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Visiting Rotterdam is both glorious and eye-opening. Aside from its majestic architectural landmarks, it’s also known for its sophisticated shopping locations and captivating skyline.

Had it not been for its locals’ resilience, Rotterdam wouldn’t be the attraction the world had known. Oozing with energy and creative ambition, Rotterdam rose from the chaos caused by World War II. The city didn’t just thrive; it bloomed into a tourism wonder that’s insanely irresistible.

Getting around the city is a breeze because public transportation is convenient. The RET has buses, trams, water buses, and trains.

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