From 1 May till 31 Oktober take the Waterbus (Line 21) from the Erasmus Bridge (right next to the Spido) direct to Kinderdijk. Travel time 30 minutes.
Check the Waterbus timetable
During the winter season from Monday to Friday, take 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.
Take the train to Tilburg (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.
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 (address: Faelweg 5, 4354 RB, Vrouwenpolder).
Travel time by car, 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Take road N57 to drive over the Storm Barriers.
Sometimes the Spido offers day trips to the Deltaworks.
The Keukenhof is only open a short period in spring. When open you can take the train to Leiden and then the Keukenhof Express bus 854 to the Keukenhof. Travel time 1 hour and 6 minutes.
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.
By car: Navigate to Hilweg 2, 4251 MT, Werkendam
Hoek van Holland
Hoek van Holland sounds like "Hook of Holland" but means Corner of Holland.
Go to Beurs Station (near the Shopping Gutter) or Blaak Station (near the Market Hall) and take metro Line B to Hoek van Holland Strand.
It's at the end of Line B and the travel time is about 38 minutes.
Port of Rotterdam
On some dates Spido offers cruises to the Maasvlakte with a visit to
Futureland included. In July and August 2023 they sail every Tuesday and Sunday.
In the summer season from April until October you can go by public transport. Take the Metro to Hoek van Holland Haven. There it's about 6 minutes walking following the stationsweg to the Berghaven,
take there the Hoeksveer ferry
to information centre Futureland which is about the Maasvlakte and Port of Rotterdam.
Take the train from Rotterdam Central Station to Delft (direction Den Haag or Amsterdam). In less then 15 minutes you're in Delft. The train station is close to the centre and it takes 9 minutes walking to the City Hall.
Take the train from Rotterdam Central Station to Gouda (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).
Take the train from Rotterdam Central Station to Den Haag (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.
Take the 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.
Netherlands Open Air Museum
Open Air Museum
Take the 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.
Take the train from Rotterdam Central Station to Amsterdam Central Station. With the Intercity train it's about 1 hour and 15 minutes, but the Intercity Direct (surcharge) just takes 40 minutes. From there it's just a few minutes walk to the city centre.
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.
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 nowhere but a few meters from the bus stop is a parking exit where you can go to the entrance of the Park.
Thalys has a direct train connection from Rotterdam Central Station to Disneyland Paris (Marne-la-Vallée Chessy Station). The traveltime with the Thalys is 3 hours. Make reservation.
London (Mini Cruise)
Sail with the classic ships of Fair Ferry from Veerhaven, Rotterdam to St Katharine Dock in London or vice versa. It can be a one way trip or a mini cruise of 5 days with 2 day in London or Rotterdam. Check the dates of sailing.
Brussels, Paris, London, Berlin
Rotterdam has high-speed train connections with Brussels (Thalys 1,5 hour), Paris (Thalys 2,5 hour) and London (Eurostar 3,5 hour).
from 25 May 2023, you can go with the night train of European Sleeper without changing trains straight to Berlin in 9,5 hour.