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Attractions in Rotterdam

The Sport City of Rotterdam is a special city where there is always something to do for everyone. A city which will take your breath away. Rotterdam has numerous spectacular, unique attractions to offer, whether it's adventure or culture you're looking for.

A survey of the attractions Rotterdam has to offer is given below.

Diergaarde Blijdorp – Rotterdam zoo

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Diergaarde Blijdorp is one of Europe's finest zoos and, with around 1.5 million visitors per year, one of the most popular attractions in The Netherlands. You can lose yourself for hours among a variety of (dangerous) animals. And the zoo's Oceanium has an enormous covered aquarium, with a tunnel that runs underneath the sharks and rays.

Click here for more information on the adventures in Diergaarde Blijdorp (click on 'English).

The Euromast

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Anyone wishing to take in the whole of Rotterdam at a glance can go to the top of the 185 metres high Euromast. The Euromast also offers many challenges to true daredevils: abseilen, tokkelen, the Euroscope and the Speedboat Adventure.

Click here for more information on the challenges of the Euromast (Dutch only).


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Spido is a unique event on the water. During a Spido boat trip you pass all kinds of enormous ships in the 'Gateway to Europe', the port of Rotterdam.

Click here for more information on water travel enjoyment with Spido (click on 'English').

Rotterdam Port Experience

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Rotterdam Port Experience is a spectacular port attraction in the heart of Rotterdam. Take part in the Rotterdam Port Experience and discover the diversity of the Rotterdam port in a unique, interactive, spectacular way.

Click here for more information on the voyage of discovery in the Rotterdam port (mainly in Dutch).

Railz Miniworld

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Railz Miniworld is the largest covered miniature world, and also the longest covered model railway, in The Netherlands. Everyone mad about trains will feast their eyes on Railz Miniworld.

Click here for more information on The Netherlands in miniature (click on 'English').

De Kuip Football Stadium

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De Kuip football stadium is the home venue of the Rotterdam football club Feyenoord. De Kuip has also hosted many international matches, European Cup matches and even a European Championship final (Euro 2000). Take part in a guided tour and experience De Kuip's unique atmosphere.

Click here for more information on De Kuip football stadium (in Dutch only).

The Flag Parade

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The Flag Parade in Rotterdam consists of 230 masts with 180 flags of the nationalities represented in The Netherlands and sponsors' company flags. In the evening and at night the flags are illuminated, giving an enchanting view.

Click here for more information on the unique Flag Parade in Rotterdam (in Dutch only).

The Laurens Church

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The Laurens Church is from olden times the 'main church' in Rotterdam, and the only remaining building from the middle ages, when Rotterdam was founded. The unique organs and carillons render a visit to the imposing Laurens church well worth while.

Click here for more information on the Laurens Church (in Dutch only).

Trompenburg Gardens and Arboretum

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Are you looking for rest in a busy city? Trompenburg botanical garden is the place for you! Trompenburg Gardens and Arboretum is a beautifully laid out garden with a large collection of trees, shrubs, perennial plants, bulbs and tubers.
Click here for more information on this restful garden (in Dutch only).

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