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Things to Do in Rotterdam


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  • Craig M
    Dundee, UK443 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good food hall with plenty of choices. Worth a visit for some food to take away, or you can sit in the hall to eat. The building is also quite impressive.
    Written February 25, 2024
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia26,764 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The 800-meter cable-stayed bridge with one hinged pylon is a real symbol of Rotterdam, a city that rose from the ashes after the barbaric bombing of the Luftwaffe in 1940. Perhaps this should be the symbol of the city with the largest port in Europe and the most international population in the Netherlands. And the appropriate name is in honor of the great humanist Erasmus of Rotterdam. However, because of the 139-meter hinged asymmetric steel pylon, the bridge was nicknamed "Swan". As often happens, excessive passion for design led to problems with the stability of the structure and the bridge had to be strengthened after installation. Strangely enough, the bridge was built not in Rotterdam, but in Vlissingen and delivered to Rotterdam. The bridge was designed by Dutch architect Ben van Berkel, who was later suspected of plagiarism from Santiago Calatrava. The Erasmus Bridge resembled the one built 4 years earlier by his project Puente Alamillo in Seville.
    Written January 20, 2024
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  • Harry H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic experience! Remembrance of my youth! My youngest daughter and me had the time of our life…
    Written January 8, 2024
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia26,764 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I will not say anything about the convenience of using the station. There were no problems with this at any of the 9 stations in the Netherlands where I visited. The Rotterdam Railway Station, built in its current form in 2014, is striking in its scope. And, of course, the main exit, arranged from the south. A huge console placed diagonally gives the station an incredible, incomparable look. A significant part of the roof is glazed, including above the platforms). At the same time, 10 thousand square meters of its area are covered with 130 thousand almost transparent solar panels producing 320 megawatts/year. Everything is in the spirit of the times... Most of the batteries are installed in the most illuminated areas, where the shadows of the nearby Delftspoort skyscrapers do not fall. Passenger traffic at the station of 88 thousand people / day in 2022 has not yet recovered to the record of the last pre-pandemic 2019 of 120 thousand. In this, Rotterdam railway station is inferior to Utrecht, although it is certainly more interesting in beauty.
    Written January 20, 2024
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  • E17_KJ
    London, UK1,153 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My 10 year old nephew loved it. So many animals, arranged by continent. We were there for four hours but could have stayed longer if it hadn’t been closing.
    Written October 28, 2023
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  • ADM11
    Milan, Italy105 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well, the tower is spectacular.
    Unfortunately, because of strong wind, the upper side wasn't reachable but I would recommend such a building, you can see the whole city of Rotterdam and the harbour, seaport, very huge.
    Written December 20, 2023
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  • Jacob
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic gem in the centre of Rotterdam. Experience unique architecture and interieur design of the 1930's in this beautifully kept house.
    Written January 24, 2023
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  • Alexander
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most beautiful and special of all football stadiums. Home to the best fans in world football.
    Wij zijn Feyenoord. 💚🤍💚
    Written January 9, 2024
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  • StotheN
    Stockholm, Sweden547 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I just chanced upon this place during a stroll. Very insta-friendly and had a nice lunch nearby. Seemed very popular with locals too.
    Written April 16, 2022
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  • GreenerHaze
    Leeds, UK61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely gorgeous gardens with lots of nooks and crannies. We visited the top cafe which had a limited but very tasty menu. The kids got a bit bored but I was thoroughly in love. I took a few ideas away too.
    Written August 29, 2023
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  • Jodie C
    Staffordshire, UK9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Possibly the best sandwiches we’ve ever had! The food was incredible, the service was good. Unfortunately, because it’s outside there was bird poo on the chairs and wasn’t somewhere you would want to pop your handbag on the floor. But no faults on the food.
    Written January 29, 2024
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  • duthoit a
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic experience, definitely get the guided tour. It is worth the extra expense. The whole site is fantastic.
    Written May 1, 2023
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