The trees are getting greener, the days are getting longer, and we have more sun every day. Spring has finally sprung in Rotterdam and we are delighted to welcome our favourite season. Rotterdam is a perfect destination for your spring trip or easter break with activities and entertainment for young and old. We have markets, parks and one of Europe’s oldest zoos, as well as shopping and museums for when the typical Dutch weather doesn’t play along. Book your spring stay in PREMIER SUITES Rotterdam to explore the city like a local.
Rotterdam Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the Netherlands and it has brought joy to millions since it opened in 1857. Enjoy an afternoon strolling around this beautiful space, visiting hundreds of species of animals from across the globe. Visit Elephants, lions, penguins, giraffes, reptiles and monkeys of all shapes and sizes here. Keep an eye out for newborn animals, born in the zoo via their excellent breeding programme. There are plenty of family-friendly activities and facilities in the zoo including kids workshops, playgrounds and numerous restaurants.
Parks in Rotterdam
Despite our reputation as an industrial port city, Rotterdam is actually one of the greenest cities in The Netherlands. Spend a sunny spring afternoon reconnecting with nature in one of the many parks and green spaces in and around the city. Popular city parks include Museumpark, Vroesenpark and Zuiderpark which are used for picnics, sports and play. Besides the main city parks, Rotterdam has many ‘secret’ green spots that you’ll never stumble across by accident. Look for rooftop gardens, nature playgrounds and West Rotterdams free-state, Weelde.
Art in Nature
Rotterdam’s public spaces are some of the most colourful and well decorated in the world. While you’re out for a walk or exploring the city, you could come across sculptures of Rodin, Picasso and Henry Moore. Street art and murals adorn the side of many buildings with everything from hip hop to nature-inspired works. You’ll find top local, national, and international artists represented here and murals are located in and around the centre. You’ll see impromptu performances, frescos, sculptures, art projects and exhibitions across the city, just keep your eyes open. Book a street art walking tour for a little context about these wonderful pieces.
Spring Markets in Rotterdam
Markets are a great way to spend an afternoon in Rotterdam, enjoying the area, the fresh air and hunting for a bargain. Blaak Market, near Blaak metro station, pops up every Tuesday and Saturday and is home to over 400 stalls where you can find virtually anything you can think of. Enjoy food & drink, groceries, souvenirs, clothing & textiles, flowers, antiques and much more. It’s a treasure trove and you could spend hours browsing. Close to our serviced apartments in Rotterdam lies Markthal, an indoor food hall located in one of the more impressive modern buildings in the city. You’ll find all sorts of fresh produce and foods in the stalls in the middle and great restaurants lining the exterior. Grab some lunch and take it to the park for a spring picnic.
Museums in Rotterdam
Of course, the weather doesn’t always play fair in springtime and like everywhere else in The Netherlands, Rotterdam is prone to some spring showers. Spend this time getting to know the city a little better in some of our fantastic museums and galleries. Boijmans van Beuningen and Kunsthal Rotterdam should be on your list if you love art. They house everything from classics and masters to contemporary and new artists. Learn more about the port of Rotterdam at the Maritime Museum or discover Dutch architecture and fashion in Het Nieuwe Instituut.
Spring Accommodation in Rotterdam
This spring, explore the city like a local, choosing a serviced apartment for your accommodation instead of restricting yourself to a hotel room. PREMIER SUITES Rotterdam is located just next to the main train station in the city, perfectly placed to explore the best of the city. Our comfortable, spacious suites are perfect for families and groups, couples and solos or anyone who likes to make themselves at home in a new place. Enjoy a trip to Rotterdam like no other with high-quality accommodation in PREMIER SUITES.
Book our best available rates and browse our special offers exclusively on our official website. We offer rates you won’t find anywhere else. We look forward to welcoming you for a deserved break in Rotterdam.