An ideal destination to set off and discover Dutch design and architecture, as Rotterdam is renowned for being a dynamic and innovative city. Festivals, events, exhibits, and night life will enthral visitors!
Language: Dutch and English. German is also understood
Time difference: none
Climate: temperate: cool in summer and mild in winterIn general: very changeable and unpredictable weather alternating between sunshine, strong winds and rain. Take warm clothing all year round
Rotterdam is known across the whole world for its spectacular architecture, which provides some rich and diverse examples of innovative constructions such as the famous cube houses. Discover this universe thanks to the Kijk-Kubus cube house museum.
All year round, events and festivals combine culture, sport and music. The summer carnival, Bavaria City Racing and the North Sea Jazz Festival have helped in cementing the city's reputation; others are also certainly worth the visit.
Whether with the family or friends, the city has a host of attractions such as the amphibious bys, bicycle tours, the Euromast, a 185 metre tall tower open to the public with various restaurants and bars. Delve deep into the nightlife with the many clubs on offer, or the many stores open 7 days a week for a great shopping experience.
The Rotterdam Welcome Card allows you to receive 25 % off or more in over 50 tourist attractions, museums, restaurants and clubs. It includes an unlimited transport pass (OV-chipkaart) valid for one, two or three days across the RET metro, tramway and bus network.
Further information: www.rotterdam.info