Cool, crisp air and golden crunchy leaves falling to the ground mean one thing – Autumn has arrived. If you are looking for an Autumn city break, Rotterdam is filled with so much to explore. Take an autumn walk in some of the city’s oldest parks, visit one of the many museums, and enhance your taste buds at the outdoor food markets. We have created some Autumnal activities for you to explore during your city break to Rotterdam.
Fun fact, Rotterdam has the highest number of square meters per person of lawns in the world, 58.27m2.
There are so many beautiful parks for you to explore some of the city’s beautiful and scenic parks. The Het Park is better known as the park at the Euromast – one of the highest towers that can be found in the Netherlands, created by landscape architects father and son Zochers.
The park is a must for anyone visiting around Autumn time, the trees are more than a hundred years old, walk along the golden leaves and be sure to keep an ear out for some bustling wildlife, tawny owls breeds can be found in the followers as well as woodpeckers and freshwater muscles in the water ponds. During the Autumnal months take a trip up to the Euromast and see the whole park under your feet and on a clear crisp Autumn day, you will also see the Belgian city of Antwerp a whole 80 kilometers away.
Listed as one of the 25 best parks in Europe back in 2018, the Roof Park, also known as Dakpark, is another unique Autumnal gem to visit during your trip to Rotterdam. This park offers spectacular views of the city’s harbours and towering architecture. Measuring 85 meters in width, this is the largest roof park in Europe. In the park, there is so much to explore with endless gardens, a playground for children, and all sorts of activities from yoga, barbecues, and kiosk with some yummy local cuisine.
Rotterdam has a wonderful food culture which stems from the vast cultural diversity in the city. As you wander around the city, take in the delicious aromas of Stroopwafel, Patats, Bitterballen, and an Autumnal favourite amongst locals and tourists- Apple Pie! Take a walk to West- Kruiskade, where you will be greeted by cheerful and friendly locals, and be transported into a mix of different cultures. Here you find an array of different and delicious specialties in the multicultural eateries from Fernandes ice cream and yes you’ve read correctly jellyfish.
The Markhal is another place to visit for your taste buds. This indoor market is home to about 100 fresh food stalls, 15 food shops, and a variety of restaurants. Discover more of the city with a steaming cup of tea, hot chocolate coffee, the choice is yours, and a large piece of real Dutch apple pie.
We know the Autumnal weather can be very unpredictable, so what better way to spend a rainy day is the city’s vast museum. 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.
Autumn Accommodation In Rotterdam
This Autumn, 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.
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