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The Dutch harbour city will impress you with its imposing skyline and an innovative architecture which makes its inhabitants feel alive again. You will experience the city to be young, trendy and success-orientated and as a city that has not only one of the most important sea ports in Europe but also has a few things to offer in the areas of art and culture with its important international exhibitions.
The Hague Airport is situated only 6 kilometres away from the city centre of Rotterdam. Thus the journey by taxi does not take more than 15 minutes. The RET City Bus also takes you directly to the central station and it provides you with a bus station directly in front of the arrival terminal. The transport network of the harbour metropolis is perfectly equipped with a network of buses, metros and trams. If you are only staying in Rotterdam for a small amount of time, then the Einweg-OV-Chipkaart, which serves as a payment for your journeys, can be especially recommended.
An absolute must is a visit to the sea port, which is deemed as the most important European trading venue for crude oil. Here is where the price fixing for diesel and petrol takes place and the unique backdrop is guaranteed to impress you. The harbour and the surrounding tourist attractions can also be visited from the water, for example with a Splashtour in an amphibious bus and on the river Meuse. Furthermore, you should not let the 185 metre Euromast in the park harbour pass you by. You can also slip down this in a very adventurous manner by "Tokkelen" which involves slipping down diagonally with a rope.
The Stedejlik Museum Schiedam presents you with Dutch contemporary and modern art and it provides between 10 and 14 special exhibitions each year.
In the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen you can marvel at both old and modern art. Amongst them are several works from Rembrandt, Rubens, Monet, Degas and Picasso.
The trendy hot spot Mooii combines Dutch cooking tradition with French influences and creates first-class delicacies for both the young and the more mature pallets. There isa picturesque backdrop in the restaurant on a generous terrace and in its own lounge area.