There is so much more to Rotterdam than meets the eye. We may be known as the largest port city in Europe, but we have a culture, history and population that will surprise you. If you have never been before and thinking of visiting, Fear not, we have compiled a travel guide for you on what to expect when coming here. Relax after a day of exploring at PREMIER SUITES Rotterdam before seeing what this magical city has to offer.
Transportation from Airport to City
The Hague Airport is around 6km from the city of Rotterdam with plenty of public transport for you to use. There is a bus stop directly outside the airport, which can take you directly to Rotterdam Central Station in just 20 minutes. This service runs from 6 am to midnight with busses departing every 15 minutes. A single journey will cost you €3. Another mode of public transport to get into the city would be the metro. The Meijersplein metro station is just a 20-minute walk from the airport, or the 33 bus, which is five minutes. Line E from Meijersplein to the city centre takes seven minutes. Of course, there is also a taxi stand in front of the terminal, which will cost typically between €20-€25.
Best Time to Visit
The recommended and most popular time to visit Rotterdam would be from late June to early September. The summers are very comfortable due to the oceanic climate temperatures typically range from 12 °C to 22 °C, so overall very mild, ideal for you to explore all that they city has to offer.
There are so many local delicacies and cuisine here for you to try and taste if you are feeling adventurous. Deep-fried meatballs served with mustard, the Bitterballen is the perfect pub snack and is a must try along with Dutch fries which are also served with onions, satay sauce and mayonnaise. Also known as Hutspot, Stamppot is a hearty stew-type dish incorporating vegetables, mashed potato, and smoked sausage. There are different versions of the dish depending on where it’s made and whether kale, sauerkraut or endives are used to finish it.
Known for being one the most enjoyable Dutch shopping cities, Rotterdam is the perfect place for those finding unique purchases. Oude Binnenweg and Nieuwe Binnenweg are the ideal locations for you to discover hip boutiques and interior shops. Here you will find a mix of shops from old antique shops, record shops, cafes and restaurants. Oldebarneveldstraat and the Witte De Withstraat are filled with fashion brands that offer distinct and exceptional clothing.
What To Do
There is so much to do and explore in Rotterdam, so it is important to make sure you get the most out of your trip. Choose from a slow cruise along the canals or you can take the thrill-seekers Spido boat, which takes you all around Rotterdam’s port, complete with outside seats and a bar which serves food and drinks. When visiting Rotterdam you must take a visit to one of the highest towers in Holland, the Euromast. Here you will get to see the city from a unique perspective, just high enough to see and absorb the city’s true beauty. Rotterdam Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the Netherlands and it has brought joy to millions since it opened in 1857. The list is endless when you visit here.
Where to stay?
Discover 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 Rotterdam.
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