Take a trip to Rotterdam to explore one of Holland's most architecturally diverse and culturally eclectic cities. Simply take Stena Line's ferry via the Hook of Holland , from there Rotterdam is only 1/2 hour away.
Rotterdam's staggering architectural skyline makes it one of Europe's most intriguing cities: explore Rotterdam, and you'll find that its distinct c20 architecture offers a unique glimpse into post-war reconstruction in Holland. Make sure you visit the cube houses, designed by Piet Blom. The river Maas runs through the city. Different parts of the city can be reached by crossing the impressive white Erasmus Bridge, that is held up by steel cables.
Explore Rotterdam's waterways
Rotterdam's famous waterways are world-renowned and its port is one of the largest in the world, so it's no wonder that Rotterdam is a popular destination with holidaymakers in Holland. Explore Rotterdam's quay-sides and you'll find a range of trendy bars and restaurants. Rotterdam's inner-city harbours also display a variety of historic ships alongside glitzy modern yachts, providing a dazzling spectacle for visitors.
You can even take one of Rotterdam's water taxis to explore the city. A Spido Harbour cruise should also be an essential point of interest for visitors in Rotterdam, and this usually takes 75 minutes. Explore Rotterdam's Maritime Museum, and you might even be able to catch a glimpse of some of Holland's rich naval heritage.
Going out in Rotterdam
The locals, Rotterdammers, are well-known for their friendly nature, so if you're looking to explore the nightlife in Rotterdam, people will be more than willing to give you advice. The main areas to find a bar are the Stadhuisplein, Meent and the Oude haven or visit Rotterdam's Kop van Zuid district, Witte de Withstraat and the Veerhaven harbour for lively bars in historic locations.
Rotterdam is probably best known for its many festivals and events. Music lovers of all sorts and sport enthusiasts attend these many events taking place all throughout the year. Dudok, is a lively meeting point in the heart of Rotterdam and the famous Hotel New York is another hotspot for locals, especially on a sunny afternoon on the terrace after a day of shopping, overlooking the city's skyline, the harbour and the river. Rotterdam is also home to a vibrant club scene - explore fashionable clubs, such as Club Rotterdam, The Thalia Lounge and Waterfront, and you're sure to have a great night out on the town.
Rotterdam not only has a great selection of clubs, but also has many great venues where you can enjoy live music to suit all tastes. Rotown is one of the most famous venues where up and coming bands can be spotted and classical music, Jazz can be found at Heidegger and BIRD and music concerts are performed in De Doelen by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
To enjoy Rotterdam's cosmopolitan arts scene, its historic wonders and its active nightlife, take a ferry to Holland with Stena Line today and you'll be free to explore Rotterdam. You're sure to have a fabulous cultural experience, and enjoy the some of the best nightlife in Holland at the same time.
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