Sights of Rotterdam


How to get with metro / subway, tram or bus from Rotterdam centre to ....

Historic Delfshaven:

The touristic classic tram line 10 stops in Delfshaven.
As for normal public transport take tram line 4 (direction Marconiplein) or metro line A or B to station Delfshaven (direction Vlaardingen West). Walk back on the Schiedamseweg for about 200 meters and take a right bij the channel.

Historic Delfshaven

Euromast Tower:

The easy way is the water taxi or the hop on hop off bus, they stop right there. Else it's a nice walk of 25 minutes following the waterfront from the Erasmus Bridge / Spido. On your way you pass the Veerhaven and The Park. The tower is easy to spot, so it is not difficult to find the direction.

Lake Kralingen:

Tram line 7 (direction Woudenstein) or metro line A, B or C to Voorschoterlaan. From there it's 15 minutes walking north to Lake Kralingen (Kralingse Plas) and the 2 Windmills on the Plaszoom. Take a map or navigation with you so you know how to walk the last part to the lake.

Lake Kralingen Rotterdam
Lake Kralingen

Blijdorp - Rotterdam Zoo:

The old entrance of Rotterdam Zoo (Blijdorp) is 15 minutes walk from the Central Station. You can still access Blijdorp Zoo there. Go to the back side of the Central Station (there's a walk and bike tunnel to the left side of the station) and go left. Follow the Stationsingel. By the next big road take another left to the Bentincklaan and walk straight to the entrance. Coming with the car you go to the parking at Blijdorplaan (Blijdorp P1).

Spido Harbour Tours:

The Spido is located under the North side of the Erasmus Bridge. Take tram line 7 to Willemsplein or take metro line D or E to Leuvehaven (direction De Akkers or Slinge).

Spido Rotterdam

Lucht Singel:

Walk from the Cityhall to the Hofplein (with the fountain). There are a few stairs close by to enter the Lucht Singel. One by the Shell gas station and another across the orange artwork Nieuw Delfse Poort.

SS Rotterdam:

Take the water taxi! You can also walk 30 minutes from the cruise terminal, cross the bridge by the Holland-America-Line building (Hotel New York) and turn to the right (around the old warehouse) en just follow the waterfront. But if you're comming from the central station take metro line E (direction Slinge) to Rijnhaven en there bus 77. Travel time 35 minutes.

Steam Ship Rotterdam
SS Rotterdam

Mini World:

This Miniature World is just a few minutes walk from the central station. If you're on the station square with the station in the back, follow the road right to the station square (Weena), cross one street and it's on the corner just after the green building (Albeda College).

Cruise Terminal:

From Central Station take metro line D or E to station Wilhelminaplein (direction De Akkers or Slinge). With the metro it's just 7 Minutes. The cruise terminal is close to the metro station. Walk to the left comming out of the station. Hotels close by are Nhow Rotterdam, Hotel New York and Room Mate Bruno.


For a better view take tram line 23 or 25 (direction Beverwaard or Carnisselande) to Wilhelminaplein, just over the Erasmus Bridge. From the tram stop walk in the direction of the red Luxor building but keep to the right. Travel time 16 minutes.

Cruise Terminal
Cruise Terminal

Chinatown Rotterdam:

The Asian part of Rotterdam can be found close to the Central Station at the West-Kruiskade. 3 minutes walk straight from the front of the station.

Boijmans Van Beuningen:

Museum and Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen are in walking distance from the center of Rotterdam or Central Station. Walking time around 20 minutes. There are plenty of direction signs that point you in the right direction. It's by the Museum Park (Museumpark 18-20) and close to the Erasmus Medical Center (Erasmus MC).

Boijmans Van Beuningen
Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen


10 Minutes from Rotterdam Centre with Metro line D or E. Go to station Zuidplein (direction De Akker or Slinge). The Metro Station is at Zuidplein Mall. From there it's 5 minutes walk to the Ahoy event centre. Just follow the signs Ahoy. You go outside, down the stairs and cross the road.

Water Taxi:

The Watertaxi has jetties by the waterfront with a yellow sign watertaxi, a jetty number and phone number. When you're there give them a call and they come to pick you up.

Sign Watertaxi
Water Taxi Sign

Water Bus:

The Waterbus has a stop at Willemsplein by the Erasmus Bridge. You find the jetty for the Waterbus right next to the Spido.

Rotterdam The Hague Airport:

Take bus 33 from the central station to the Airport or take metro line E to station Meijersplein and take bus 33 from there. Travel time 30 minutes.

or the other way to Rotterdam centre:

From the Airport take bus 33 to station Meijersplein (3rd stop) and then metro line E to Central Station, Stadhuis (Cityhall), Beurs (Shopping centre, Tourist Office and Maritime Museum), Leuvehaven (Erasmus Bridge), Wilhelminaplein (Cruise Terminal).

Airport Rotterdam
Rotterdam Airport

Schiphol Airport:

Take te train from Rotterdam central station to Schiphol Airport (direction Amsterdam). The train takes a little hour to Schiphol and the train station is there right under the airport.

Rotterdam - Schiphol with the normal intercity takes 50 minutes.

For an extra payment you can take the IC Direct and cut the travel time to 25 minutes. See also the video going from Schiphol to Rotterdam.

Tourist highlights on google maps.

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