Practical information for Rotterdam

On this page you find all sorts of useful information for your city trip to Rotterdam. Information that helps you easily find tourist points, train stations and convenient places to park your car.

Tourist information points in Rotterdam

VVV Centraal Station

This information point is located in the central hall. The VVV office staff will be happy to help you discover the city with advice and useful tips.


VVV Coolsingel

For information about the city of Rotterdam you have come to the right place. Get your leaflets, maps and city walks.


Public transport in city center

NS Station Rotterdam Blaak

This train station is located on the east side of the city centre. Take the exit towards the beautiful Markhal and walk further to the city centre.


NS Station Rotterdam Centraal

This unique train station is located on the north side of the city centre. Take the main entrance and walk to the city centre in over 10 minutes.


Parking in and around the center

The overview below shows a number of suggested parking places in and around the center of Rotterdam. An extensive list of parking options and prices can be found at: centrumparkeren and prettigparkeren.

Parkeergarage Katshoek

From this location, located on the north-east side, it is about 15 minutes walk to the centre. The parking rates here are quite cheap.


P+R Noorderhelling

The large unguarded terrain can be reached quickly from the A16 highway and is located at the Feijenoord stadium. Parking is free and the tram stops nearby.


Parkeergarage Schouwburgplein

Spacious municipal car park right in the center, close to concert hall De Doelen, the Rotterdamse Schouwburg and cinema Pathé.


Parkeerterrein Entrepothaven

At this location located on the Kop van Zuid the parking rates are favourable. The centre is easily accessible via the Erasmusbrug.


Stadsgarage Nieuwe Binnenweg

Cheap car park, located on the west side, close to the historic Delfshaven. From this location, the city centre can be reached quickly by metro.


Opening hours shopping

The overview below contains the usual opening hours for shops in the city center of Rotterdam.

Monday 11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 21:00 - shopping evening
Saterday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:30


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