Rotterdam has much to offer both locals and visitors, from modern architecture, classic cuisine, art and culture, you will never be bored here. However, if you are looking to stretch your legs and enjoy some nature, Rotterdam offers plenty of hiking and walking opportunities. Did you know? Rotterdam has the highest number of square meters per person of lawns in the world, 58.27m2.
Whether you are looking for a long hike, a short evening walk, a beach adventure, or some bird watching Read some of our top recommendations on hidden outdoor gems for you to explore during your trip.
Located in the south of Rotterdam, Zuiderpark is reportedly known to be one of the biggest city parks in the Netherlands. There is so much to explore here as the parks cover 213 hectares, which amounts to 430 football fields. There is a huge playground located here for your little ones with climbing structures, a paddle beach and a pirate nest. There is so much to do here whether it be kayaking, canoes or walking/orienteering in the forest. It is a great place to spend your free time.
A unique place that caters to everyone from families, and couples to friends and singles. Kralingse Plas has a lovely walking route that surrounds a lake, which is the perfect opportunity to sit down and have a picnic. The weather depends if the water quality allows you can have a swim at the local beach. Better yet, en route to this park, you will find various cafes and restaurants on the way as well as a playground for the little ones to have fun.
The Het Park is better known as the park at the Euromast – one of the oldest parks in Rotterdam. 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 owl breeds can be found in the followers as well as woodpeckers and freshwater muscles in the water ponds. If you are lucky enough to come here on your walk, the park often turns into a lively spot with events and food markets for you to enjoy.
Zevenhuizerplas is the perfect walking route for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle and be transported into an oasis of calmness and serenity. This walk takes you around the lake, to a busy beach and hidden quieter parts.
Here you will uncover a whole range of different water birds who reside here, from herons, reeds, cormorants, kingfishers and much more. These species can be found in the quiet areas around the lake, this lake is also ideal for paddleboarding, sailing and even surfing. Nesselande beach is perfect also for a quick swim.
Accommodation in Rotterdam
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