Discover Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a city that begs to be experienced firsthand. From its stunning architecture to its vibrant culture, there are countless ways to immerse yourself in its unique charm. To help you make the most of your visit, we’ve compiled a list of helpful tips and recommendations.


Looking for a unique way to experience Rotterdam? Look no further than Urban Guides, the city’s architectural excursion agency for over 20 years. Their knowledgeable guides offer a wealth of expertise and personal fascinations, sharing the modern history of Rotterdam in a way that is both informative and engaging. For a truly customized experience, check out The Rotterdam Tours, which offer inspiring tours that include visits to iconic landmarks and hidden gems, as well as local experts, water cab rides, and rooftop views. With themes ranging from architecture and area development to housing and resilience, there’s no better way to discover all that this vibrant city has to offer.

Explore Rotterdam

Uitagenda Rotterdam is the ultimate cultural guide for Rotterdam residents and tourists alike. With the most comprehensive cultural agenda in the city, along with tips and engaging stories, they strive to inspire locals to explore the vibrant and diverse cultural offerings. By providing reliable and inspiring information and stories, Uitagenda Rotterdam aims to encourage people of all ages to engage in cultural activities, from museums to festivals, exhibitions to theater performances. Art and culture are waiting to be discovered by audiences from all ages.

Visit the Uitagenda Rotterdam website to learn more about the cultural agenda and exciting background stories.

Day and Night of Architecture

The Day and Night of Architecture is an annual event that offers visitors the chance to explore a range of specially-selected buildings in Rotterdam. Visitors can immerse themselves in the city’s rich architectural heritage from sunrise until late into the night; from classic reconstruction designs to contemporary high-rise structures, and even the frayed edges of the city.

This year’s Day and Night of Architecture, organized by OMI, will be held on Saturday, June 17. Check the event website for the latest program details.

Rotterdam Tourist information

Want to make the most of your time in Rotterdam? The city hosts of Rotterdam Tourist Information are happy to welcome you and tell you all about the city! Get inspired, receive insider tips, and even order your tickets right here. And if you’re looking to explore on your own, be sure to download the Citymap Rotterdam, which is packed with great ideas on where to go and what to see.

The gift shop features the work of some of Rotterdam’s most talented designers, as well as a folder full of tips to help you make the most of your visit. And if you’re feeling adventurous, be sure to check out Rotterdam Discovery, where you can explore a large-scale model of the city and discover all of the latest construction projects and plans for the future.

You’ll find conveniently located in the hall of Rotterdam Central and in the garden of the historic Schielandshuis on Coolsingel 114. For more information and to start planning your dream trip to Rotterdam, head to

Sleeping in Rotterdam

Looking for the ultimate urban experience? Stay over in Rotterdam! With an incredible selection of hotels, B&B’s and apartments, you’ll find the perfect place to rest your head.

Experience pure luxury at nhow, located in a stunning skyscraper designed by the renowned architect Rem Koolhaas. Or why not check out Roommate Bruno, a hip and stylish design hotel located in an old packaging warehouse on the Kop van Zuid? For a touch of history and grandeur, you can’t go wrong with Hotel New York, located in the former headquarters of the Holland-America Line.

Check out the page Sleep Tight for current offers and an excellent selection of places to sleep.