Weekend in Rotterdam

things to do in Rotterdam this weekend

Weekend in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a great city to visit for a weekend. The city has a rich history and is known for its port, people and architecture. There is plenty to do in Rotterdam, whether you like culture, shopping or food. Keep on reading to discover the city.

Things to do this weekend in Rotterdam

Time to Explore Rotterdam

On Friday nights, head to one of the city's many restaurants to enjoy delicious Dutch, French or Italian cuisine. Try the authentic Pulpo bun at bar Pulpo or a freshly tapped IPA from the Biergarten.

Check out our city guide of Rotterdam or check out this page with all the cool bars and restaurants of Rotterdam.

On Saturday, it's time to explore the city. Visit historic Delfshaven, The Market Hall, Cube Houses or stroll past the many downtown stores like Bellerose or Keet.

In the evening you can go to one of the many theater or music performances Rotterdam has to offer. Or why not go to the Euromast, where you'll have a great view of the city? Pretty romantic too.

Time to Explore Rotterdam

Relax and enjoy

On Sundays you can leave the city and spend a day at the beaches of Hoek van Holland or Scheveningen. Enjoy the beautiful weather and the tranquility of the beach before heading back home. Of course, you can also just join your favorite Rotterdam bar one last time after a delicious brunch.

In Rotterdam you won't get bored for a moment during a weekend getaway. The city has so much to offer that you will definitely want to come back to discover even more.

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Relax and enjoy


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Weekend in Rotterdam

Will a weekend be enough to do everything I want to do in Rotterdam? Will a weekend be enough to do everything I want to do in Rotterdam?

Well, that's up to you. If you rush through all the activities then yes, for sure. But why would you? You are on holiday. 

Just imagine that we'll be here for your next weekend trip to Rotterdam.

I am vegan, will Rotterdam have things to offer me? I am vegan, will Rotterdam have things to offer me?

Yes of course. How about dinner at the Rozey? or a burger at the Vegan Junk Food Bar just around the corner? Rotterdam has got you covered with many nice places to go for vegan food.

What is the best way to travel to Rotterdam? What is the best way to travel to Rotterdam?

By train! Find your connection via ns.nl or if you are traveling from abroad via NS international.

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