Top 4 things to do in Rotterdam

Rotterdam, one of the best places to visit in Europe, well known for its busy port and architectural brilliance. The city however has a lot of other exciting things on its platter – choose as you like! Here is my countdown of top 4 things to do in Rotterdam :

  • Visit the VVV Rotterdam Info Cafe – This is a one stop Tourist Information Center near Rotterdam Central Station providing exhaustive and up to date travel information and insider tips. You can also collect a lot of free goodies like maps, free passes and other stuff. This is the perfect place to arm yourself with all the needed information before starting out to explore the city.
  • Check out Coolsingel – The center point of the city, with a lot to see and experience. The place will completely charm you with its offerings including the koopgoot (literally shopping gutter, one of the largest collection of shops in Europe), World Trade Center, varied theatres and cinema halls. This is one long pathway along with the Lijnbaan and should be traversed on foot.

  • Whats on in the Witte de Withstraat : To witness the art scene of Rotterdam and to satiate your taste buds with one of the finest collection of restaurants ranging from the Middle East to Africa to Asia, you know where to come. This street is very close to the Coolsingel, a walk in the evening with a sumptuous dinner to match is the perfect way to end the day!
  • Don’t forget the Alexander area : Yes, this is not on the top Rotterdam attractions list of many tourists but it offers unique insights into the lives and ways of the people of Rotterdam. A district in the Rotterdam municipality, Alexander boasts of the largest shopping center in Rotterdam, parks, gardens, typical Dutch houses on the outskirts and excellent connectivity with the city center. Come here and get immersed in the experience!

Some other Rotterdam travel tips are to visit the Rotterdan Cube Houses or take a trip to the nearby Dutch windmills at Kinderdijk.

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