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 Tourist 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 from there 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 more than 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.

Parkeerterrein Entrepothaven

At this location located on the Kop van Zuid, parking rates are convenient. The centre is easily accessible via the Erasmus Bridge.


Parkeergarage Katshoek

From this location, located on the northeast side, it is about a 15-minute walk to the city centre. The parking rates here are quite cheap.


Parkeergarage Schouwburgplein

Large municipal car park in the middle of the city centre, close to concert hall De Doelen, the Rotterdamse Schouwburg and cinema Pathé.


Stadsgarage Nieuwe Binnenweg

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


P+R Noorderhelling

The large unguarded grounds can be reached quickly from the A16 national road and is located near the Feijenoord stadium. Parking is free and the tram stops nearby.


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

Weather forecast of Rotterdam


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