Discover Rotterdam by train!
Exploring the port is a must. A range of excursions will give you an idea of the scale of this, one of the world’s biggest ports. A detour to the Maritiem Museum would be a logical follow-up to this visit. It has half a million maritime artefacts: scale models, charts, navigating instruments, and many more. Rotterdam isn’t just for fair weather sailors.
Art and culture lovers will be in their element among the city’s many museums and art galleries. These include the Boijmans van Beuningen museum, the Kunsthal, and the Nederlands Fotomuseum. As you stroll through the centre of Rotterdam, you can admire the works of sculptors such as Zadkine, Rodin and Laurens. Not to mention architectural treasures!
The architecture of Rotterdam is in fact highly innovative. The contrasts between ancient and contemporary architecture can be seen all the way to the Scheepskwartier, with the aesthetics of the Van Nelle factory, the Sonneveld House, the Groothandelsgebouw, the cube houses of Piet Blom, the Luxor theatre and the majestic Erasmus bridge. And if you’d like to know more, the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi) is open to the public from June to December.
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