Sights of Rotterdam

Day Trips and Directions

After exploring Rotterdam, consider a Daytrip. Here's how to get from Rotterdam to ....





From Rotterdam to Kinderdijk:


April till October: Rebus Boat Excursions, the 'Nehalennia' leaves at 12:00 from the Boompjeskade for a 4 hour boat trip to Kinderdijk.

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From 1 May till 31 Oktober take the Waterbus (line 202) from the Erasmus Bridge direct to Kinderdijk. Traveltime 30 minutes.

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


Kinderdijk Excursion
Nehalennia



From Rotterdam to the 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.

or in the weekends and Dutch holidays

Take the train to Breda (train direction Eindhoven). That takes about 23 minutes. The Efteling Express from Breda (bus 802) runs from the station without stopovers to the Efteling.




From Rotterdam to the 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 so you drive over the Storm Barriers.




From Rotterdam to the Keukenhof:


The Keukenhof is only open from 21 March until 19 May 2019, in this period you can take the train to Leiden (direction Amsterdam) and then bus 854 to the Keukenhof.


Keukenhof
Keukenhof



From Rotterdam to the 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 Rotterdam to Hoek van Holland:


2018: Take the train to Schiedam and from there bus 711 to Hoek van Holland (Sounds as "Hook of Holland"). Traveltime about 45 minutes. From halfway 2019 metro (line B) will drive to Hoek van Holland.




From Rotterdam to 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 center and it takes 9 minutes walk to the city hall.


Delft
Delft



From Rotterdam to 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 center.




From Rotterdam to The Hague / Scheveningen:


Take the metro (line E) to central station Den Haag.

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Take te train from Rotterdam central station to Den Haag (train direction Den Haag or Amsterdam). The train takes about 25 minutes.


It's 15 minutes walk to the center of The Hague or you can take tram line 9 from central station The Hague to Madurodam or Scheveningen.




From Rotterdam to 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



From Rotterdam to the Netherlands Open Air Museum:


Take te train from Rotterdam to Arnhem central station and then bus number 8 (in the direction of Arnhem Presikhaafto) to Openluchtmuseum Oost or bus number 3 (direction Burgers' Zoo) to Openluchtmuseum West. Traveltime is 1 hour and 40 minutes.




From Rotterdam to 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 center.




From Rotterdam to Schiedam:


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


Schiedam
Schiedam



From Rotterdam to Disneyland Paris:


From March 14, 2019 there's a direct train connection with the Thalys from Rotterdam central station to Disneyland Paris. The traveltime with the Thalys is 3 hours.




From Rotterdam to Schiphol Airport:


Take te train from Rotterdam central station to Schiphol Airport (direction Amsterdam). The train takes about 1 hour to Schiphol and the station is there right under the airport.

And of course it also takes just a little hour to get from Schiphol to Rotterdam!




Going from Rotterdam Central Station to the Cruise Terminal:


Take metro line D or E to station Wilhelminaplein (direction Slinge). With the metro it's just 7 Minutes. The cruise terminal is close to the Metro station. Hotels close by are Nhow Rotterdam, Hotel New York and Room Mate Bruno.

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For a better view take tram line 23 or 25 (direction Beverwaard or Carnisselande) to Wilhelminaplein, just over the Erasmus Bridge. Traveltime 16 minutes.


Cruise Terminal
Cruise Terminal



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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