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About Rotterdam

The city of Rotterdam is located on the banks of the North Sea by the Nieuwe Waterweg. Recognised as one of the world's leading ports, this ever-evolving city has a wealth of attractions. Rotterdam offers something for everyone - those who love the hustle and bustle of city life and those searching for peace tranquillity. One of Rotterdams main attractions is Diergaarde Blijdorp, a zoo featuring the impressive Oceanium where visitors can walk through an underwater tunnel surrounded by sharks.

Rotterdam also attracts a great deal of international interest as a city of architecture. Across a few square miles in the city centre, you can find a complete overview of 20th century developments in modern architecture, from the pre-war Van Nelle Factory, designed around the concepts of light, air and space, to the striking Kubuswoning, or Cube Houses, a signature creation of Dutch architect Piet Blom. For an oasis of peace in the middle of the hectic city, be certain to visit the lovely gardens of Arboretum Trompenburg.


Shore excursions in Rotterdam

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Amsterdam On Your Own

Activity mediumShopping

Duration: 8 hours

Amsterdam is well worth a visit, famous for its gabled houses, canals with picturesque arched bridges and celebrated museums

If you prefer to go it alone and explore independently at your own pace, then this is the tour for you. Your coach transfer will whisk you into the heart of Amsterdam, dropping you off close to the city centre.

With approximately 4 hours ahead of you, to explore Amsterdam’s bustling sights and top attractions, the hardest decision is what to do first! Amsterdam is often referred to as one of the most colourful cities in the world, and rightly so. Where else could you find so many places of interest, famous museums, cosy pubs, unusual shops and flower markets.

Perhaps you’ll choose to visit one of Amsterdam’s outstanding museums which include the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum and Rembrandt House Museum to name a few. You may also choose to visit the Van Gogh Museum which houses the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh's paintings and drawings, indulge in a spot of shopping or relax with a coffee and watch the world go by.

At the time specified by your escort, you’ll re-join your coach for the return journey to Rotterdam.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Estimated journey time from Rotterdam to Amsterdam is 1½ hours, depending on traffic conditions. Please be advised that the excursion is non-guided and exclusive of lunch and entrance fees.


A selection of cruises to Rotterdam