The 29 most beautiful sights and museums to visit in Rotterdam

Port city Rotterdam has many faces. The unique skyline for the Netherlands with the famous Erasmus Bridge as an eye-catcher. Striking attractions such as the Euromast and De Hef. The harbours with the Wilhelminapier, the prestigious Hotel New York and the unique Steamship SS Rotterdam. Modern architecture such as the spectacular Kunsthal, the impressive Rotterdam Central Station and the special cube houses designed by Piet Blom. The picturesque Delfshaven, in the west of the city, with beautiful quays, historical buildings and beautiful monuments. But also world-class museums such as the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. In Rotterdam you won't get bored and with a LeukeTip city guide you can easily plan your perfect day or weekend in this city.

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Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk

The Laurenskerk is full of stories and is the only monument from the Middle Ages in Rotterdam. Watch exhibitions or go for a tower climb.

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Kunsthal Rotterdam

Visit the Kunsthal on a fascinating tour of ancient masters, fascinating photographs, forgotten cultures, innovative design and contemporary art.

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Witte de Withstraat

This trendy, lively street is the ideal place for lunch, dinner and beers. You will also find shops that are just a little different and art galleries.

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Discover Rotterdam on 2 wheels on a bike tour through the city.

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Café Rotterdam

Thanks to the elevated terrace and the view over the river Maas and the skyline of the city, Café Rotterdam is also called the 'Eretribune on the Meuse'.

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This picturesque district in the west of Rotterdam gives you a glimpse into the city's rich past. Discover beautiful quays and beautiful monuments.

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Drijvend Paviljoen

This striking structure consists of three futuristic floating spheres. The pavilion serves as an example for sustainable construction on water.

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The collection in this museum gives you an idea of the development of Rotterdam as a metropolis. From the colonial past to objects from the present.

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De Hef

This impressive industrial building from 1927 is one of the most important monuments of Rotterdam and is a symbol of the port city.

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Nederlands Fotomuseum

This is the national museum of photography with an impressive collection of more than five million images. From documentary to contemporary.

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This Rotterdam icon is 800 meters long and 139 meters high. Thanks to the bended asymmetrical steel pylon, the bridge is also known as 'The Zwan'.

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The 390 meter long Luchtsingel connects Rotterdam North with Rotterdam Centre. Climb stairs and explore this forgotten area.

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Due to the striking design you will not get around these Cube Houses. Take a beautiful picture and look inside the open LookCube.

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Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Go on a journey through the history of art. Dutch and European masterpieces give an overview of the early Middle Ages to the 21st century.

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Maritiem Museum

Travel through our maritime present and past. Listen to stories, admire masterpieces and experience the historic ships in the museum harbour.

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This is the first covered market floor in our country. A place where good food, fresh produce and diverse cultures meet in a spectacular arc.

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Experience what the Marines are experiencing all over the world. Spread over three floors you will find more than 350 years of homeland history.

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Trompenburg Tuinen & Arboretum

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city in this garden and discover a wealth of unique plants. This is a lovely place to walk and look around.

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Het Witte Huis

Visit the 43-metre-high viewing platform on the house built in Art Nouveau style. On the ground floor you will find the Grand Café and cocktail bar Elit.

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De Hofbogen

In the arches under the former Hofplein railway viaduct you will find dozens of extraordinary entrepreneurs. From bakery to furniture store, everything delicious Rotterdam.

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Fenix Food Factory

The Fenix Food Factory is a place where everything is fresh. Open the doors of the converted harbour shed and step into a delicious, culinary world.

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Schorem Haarsnijder en Barbier

In this craft barbershop men are welcome for a traditional haircut and shave. A visit to this case is a real experience.

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Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art

In this contemporary art centre, you will find innovative exhibitions with art by well-known and emerging artists.

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This pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the Rijnhaven forms the connection between the Wilhelminapier and Katendrecht.

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Right in the center you will find this semi-underground shopping street with over 80 shops in the field of fashion, lifestyle, gifts and hospitality.

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The Wilhelminapier is on top of Rotterdam. Architecture, culture and restaurants come together in this area where something always happens.

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Het Park

This green oasis can be found in the shadow of the Euromast. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and discover the beautiful spots in this park.

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Stoomschip ss Rotterdam

Discover this former cruise ship, blow out on the bow, have a cup of coffee and enjoy the view of Rotterdam's magical skyline.

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Station Rotterdam Centraal

Every day, 110,000 passengers pass this striking station with international allure. Due to the striking shape it is a real eye-catcher.

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Admire Rotterdam from great heights. Tower above the city skyline and be amazed by the phenomenal view.

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