Sights of Rotterdam

Day Trip & Directions

From Rotterdam to

Kinderdijk Windmills

Kinderdijk

From 19 July till 31 August take the Waterbus (line 202) from the Erasmus Bridge (right next to the spido) direct to Kinderdijk. Travel time 30 minutes.

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During the winter season from Monday to Friday, take the Waterbus (line 20) from the Erasmus Bridge (Willemsplein) to Ridderkerk (de Schans) and there take the ferry (Driehoeksveer) to continue to Kinderdijk. Travel time about 45 Minutes.

Kinderdijk Excursion
Waterbus

The Efteling

Efteling

Take the train to Tilburg (train direction Eindhoven). The train takes 37 minutes. Then take bus 801 to the Efteling. The bus needs 20 minutes to arrive at the Efteling.

Alternative bus lines to the Efteling are line 300 and 301.

Deltaworks

Delta Works

The Delta Works are hard to reach with public transport. Better to book a tour or rend a car. The Delta Works has an exhibition centre called Deltapark Neeltje Jans (adress: Faelweg 5, 4354 RB, Vrouwenpolder). Travel time by car, 1 hour and 15 minutes. Take road N57 to drive over the Storm Barriers.

Keukenhof

Keukenhof

The Keukenhof is only open a short period in spring, then you can take the train to Leiden (direction Amsterdam) and then bus 854 to the Keukenhof.

Keukenhof
Keukenhof

Biesbosch

Biesbosch

With Waterbus (line 20) to Dordrecht. Then step over on Waterbus (line 23) in the direction of Sliedrecht for going to the Biesbosch. From the Waterbus stop it's 12 minutes walking or 3 minutes biking to the Biesbosch visitor center.

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By car navigate to Hilweg 2, 4251 MT, Werkendam

Hoek van Holland

Hoek van Holland

(Sounds as "Hook of Holland" but means Corner of Holland)

Go to metro station Beurs (by the shopping gutter koopgoot in the center) and take metro line B to Hoek van Holland. The travel time is about 35 minutes. For now the metro stops at the port (haven) and it's 30 minutes walking to the beach or you can take bus 611.

Delft

Delft

Take te train from Rotterdam Central Station to Delft (train direction Den Haag or Amsterdam). The train takes less then 15 minutes. The train station is close to the centre and it takes 9 minutes walk to the city hall.

Delft
Delft

Gouda

Gouda

Take te train from Rotterdam Central Station to Gouda (train direction Utrecht). The train takes about 25 minutes and from there it's a 9 minutes walk to the centre.

The Hague / Scheveningen

The Hague / Scheveningen

Take the metro line E to Central Station Den Haag. Travel time (40 Minutes).

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Take te train from Rotterdam Central Station to Den Haag (train direction Den Haag or Amsterdam). The train takes about 30 minutes. It's 15 minutes walk to the centre of The Hague or you can take tram line 9 from Central Station The Hague to Madurodam or Scheveningen.

Utrecht

Utrecht

Take te train from Rotterdam Central Station to Utrecht Central Station. The train takes about 37 minutes to Utrecht and then it's a 16 minutes walk to the center.

Utrecht
Utrecht

Netherlands Open Air Museum

Open Air Museum

Take te train from Rotterdam to Arnhem Central Station and then bus number 8 (in the direction of Arnhem Presikhaaf) to Openluchtmuseum Oost or bus number 3 (direction Burgers' Zoo) to Openluchtmuseum West. Travel time is 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Take te train from Rotterdam Central Station to Amsterdam Central Station. The train takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to Amsterdam and it's just a few minutes walk to the centre.

Schiedam

Schiedam

Tram line 21 or 24 (direction Woudhoek or Holy) from Rotterdam centre (Cityhall or Central Station) to the Koemarkt in Schiedam. Travel time 20 minutes.

Schiedam
Schiedam

Safari Park Beekse Bergen

Safari Park Beekse Bergen

You can do a tour through the park by car. So, going there by car is recommended. It's one hour drive from Rotterdam. Follow the A16 to Breda, the A58 to Tilburg and take exit Hilvarenbeek (N269). From there you follow the signs Beekse Bergen.

As for public transport:

Take the train to Tilburg (train direction Eindhoven). The train takes 37 minutes. Then take bus 143 to Hilvarenbeek. 18 minutes to the Safari Park. The bus stop seems to be in the middle of noware but a few meters from the bus stop is a parking exit where you can go to the entrance of the Park.

Disneyland Paris

Disneyland

Thalys has a direct train connection from Rotterdam Central Station to Disneyland Paris. The traveltime with the Thalys is 3 hours. Make reservation.

Highspeed train connections:

Rotterdam has highspeed train connections with Brussel (1,5 hour), Paris (2,5 hour) and Londen (3,5 hour).





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