Having suffered enormous damage during the WWII, it was forced to reinvent itself in peacetime, and rather than rebuild in old styles it went for the modern look. Today it has grown into an internationally renowned centre for innovative architecture. As a major port city, it also has a vibrantly beating heart and boasts a colourful melting pot multicultural history that stretches back centuries.
The city’s top gallery, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen has a rich collection of Dutch and Flemish art, from Hieronymous Bosch, via Rubens and Rembrandt to Piet Mondriaan.Museumpark 18, 010 441 9400
Rotterdam has many good bars. For something traditional, visit De Pelgrim (Aelbrechtskolk 12, 010 477 1189) in historic Delfshaven, a lovely old café that is also the tap for the adjacent brewery of the same name. The more modern Floor (Schouwburgplein 28, 010 404 5288) has a pretty beer garden at the back, and several of the city’s main theatres, cinemas and concert venues are located on the same square. For something livelier, Rotown (Nieuwe Binnenweg 17-19, 010 436 2669) has live bands most nights. But for the biggest names, the Ahoy (Ahoyweg 10, 010 293 3300) hosts global stars as well as touring shows such as Cirque du Soleil.
Hotel New York - Koninginnenhoofd 1 Rotterdam,
Tel: +31 (0)10 439 05 00, Website: www.hotelnewyork.nl
Hotel New York is a modern hotel and café-restaurant with 72 rooms and 7 function rooms, situated in one of the most attractive spots in Rotterdam, a location with new town planning developments, international in scale. It is not the intention of HNY to look back nostalgically and capture the grandeur of hotels of yesteryear. Rather, it wants to bring to life the hospitality and the elegance of travel back then, in its own way.
The Manhattan Hotel - Weena 686 3012 CN Rotterdam, Netherlands
Tel: +31 10 4302000, Website: www.manhattanhotelrotterdam.com
The Manhattan Hotel (former Westin Rotterdam) is located right in the heart of Rotterdam, directly opposite Central Station. This extremely modern hotel is situated in the prestigious Millennium Towers and within walking distance of extensive shopping facilities and the bustling nightlife area. The rooms are fully furnished with all the mod cons and innovative facilities you might need, including internet, air conditioning, TV, separate shower and bath, and coffee and tea-making facilities.
Suitehotel Pincoffs - Stieltjesstraat 343071 JX Rotterdam,
Tel: + 31 (0) 10 29 74 500
Website: www.hotelpincoffs.nl, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suitehotel Pincoffs is situated in a national monument built in 1879, in Rotterdam’s Kop van Zuid, the city’s trendy left bank. This former customs building is full of authentic details and ambiance. Suitehotel Pincoffs offers charm, space and comfort. Its seventeen suites and luxury rooms are fully furnished, including Auping beds, modern bathroom fixtures and free internet facilities.
+31 (0)10 446 34 44
Getting to Rotterdam
CityJet flights from London City LCY to Rotterdam. Choose from our schedule of up to 9 flights a day.
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The minimum check-in time is 20 minutes.
RandstadRail provides quick and easy access to the airport from The Hague, Leidschendam, Pijacker, Zoetermeer and Rotterdam Central Station, amongst others. The train stops at Meijersplein metrostation. From here an airport shuttle takes you to the terminal in just a few minutes.