Rotterdam is world-famous for its port, which is also a popular cruise destination. The Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe, hence the nickname ‘Gateway to Europe’. You can discover the maritime history of Rotterdam at the Maritime Museum or by taking a tour of the port by boat.
Rotterdam was bombed during WWII, which ultimately resulted in the city acquiring a unique facade compared with other Dutch cities. It is the number one destination in the country for an architecture tour. A tour of Rotterdam will reveal many wonderful sights, including the Erasmus Bridge, the city’s famous Cube houses, the Markthal, Rotterdam Central Station and many other fabulous buildings.
Rotterdam is also a rich breeding ground for modern art and innovation, meaning that there is always plenty to do in Rotterdam. There are many permanent artistic events and locations. Art lovers would be foolish to turn down a visit to the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum. This modern museum’s collection includes works by Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol and Gerrit Rietveld. In the Kunsthal Rotterdam you will also find lots of modern art, often by young local artists. The location itself is one of the highlights of Rotterdam architecture and an absolute must for your to-do list. Rotterdam boasts an excellent infrastructure for the organisation of large events, including many event locations, an airport and ample accommodation options. As a result, the city is a lively hub for all kinds of events all year round. Holland Destination Management will be glad to put a tailor-made programme together for your event or group trip to Rotterdam.