Art & Culture


Chabot Museum

Museum for international expressionism in one of Rotterdam’s most beautiful villas, a monument in International Modernist Style.


Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen

The public art depot for the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen provides an enormous amount of storage space for art, accessible to the public. Furthermore, there is a sculpture roof garden and a restaurant with a beautiful view over Rotterdam. The dep...


Garage Rotterdam

Garage Rotterdam represents high quality contemporary art. The exhibitions are held around a theme reflecting recent developments in contemporary visual arts. The exhibition centre is located in a renovated Volkswagen garage.


Het Nieuwe Instituut

In Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Museum of Architecture, Design and Digital Culture shows temporary exhibitions with a recurring theme of innovation. In other words: the museum examines the designed world and how it is constantly being changed by new ...

Attractions & Tours


Bike & Bite

Discover Rotterdam’s hotspots and culinary delights on a guided bike tour with Bike & Bite. At each stop you’ll enjoy the most striking and tastiest bites and drinks that Rotterdam has to offer – like locally produced truffle croquettes, dry sausa...


CityCruise

Hop aboard De Tenders at Leuvehaven. In an hour and a half, they will take you past the city’s most interesting attractions. An enthusiastic guide from Urban Guides will explain the architecture and the latest developments in Rotterdam.


De Rotterdam Tours

De Rotterdam Tours offers guided tours of the Markthal and De Rotterdam, two of Rotterdam’s famous architectural places of interest. An experienced guide will tell you all about the design, the building process and the history of the building in q...


FutureLand

Experience Europe's most modern port. In this free interactive information centre, you'll learn all about the Maasvlakte 2. Take a 3D-trip through this new Rotterdam port area or step into the port of 2033 with VR glasses. Take a cruise through th...

Festivals & Events


ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament

The ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament mid February is one of the leading tennis tournaments in the world. World-class tennis players, an impressive VIP area and the activities on Sports Plaza and Tennis Plaza guarantee an exciting event for every s...


Art Rotterdam Week

Rotterdam is filled with art fairs, special exhibitions, open studios and pop-up shows during Art Rotterdam Week in early February. The three major art fairs - Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair and Object Rotterdam - attract visitors ...


Gergiev Festival

The Gergiev Festival is a multi-day Symphonic festival of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Valery Gergiev. With symphonies, film compositions, chamber music and children’s plays. The festival takes place in September.


International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)

Fans of arthouse films can indulge themselves during the ten-day International Film Festival Rotterdam at the end of January where the latest (independent) films, documentaries and short films from all over the world are shown. There are also all ...

Top 10


Diergaarde Blijdorp

For a splendid day out that the entire family is bound to enjoy, head to Rotterdam’s famous zoo: Diergaarde Blijdorp. Rotterdam Zoo is situated in the district of Blijdorp, in Rotterdam Noord. Stroll across the African Savannah and stand face-to-f...


Hotel New York

Embark on the Watertaxi for a ride to Hotel New York. One of the most beautiful historic buildings in the city, Hotel New York is a Jugendstil structure. The former headquarters of the Holland-America Line looks out towards the sea and is now a re...


Kunsthal Rotterdam

Kunsthal Rotterdam is housed in a striking building designed in 1992 by Rotterdam architecture firm OMA/Rem Koolhaas. The Kunsthal always presents several exhibitions simultaneously, taking visitors on an exciting journey along various cultures an...


Markthal Rotterdam

You’ll find an indoor market hall in various world-class cities, but the combination with luxury housing makes Rotterdam’s Market Hall (MVRDV & INBO, 2014) the first of its kind. The apartments are arched over the food market in a horseshoe config...