Renowned as The Netherlands’ second city, Rotterdam certainly gives Amsterdam a run for its money as a coach holiday destination.
Since being blitzed during the war the city has grown into a creative centre of cutting-edge architecture, featuring a collection of space-age landmarks, buildings and attractions.
During your coach break in Rotterdam you are surrounded by incredible feats of engineering that provide endless photo opportunities.
A coach break to Rotterdam is like walking through an open air contemporary art gallery, everything has been designed to standout as an iconic landmark.
Stroll along the waterfront and be captivated by architectural gems including the majestic Erasmus Bridge, a white cable stayed bridge nicknamed the Swan, which connects the north and south of the city and De Rotterdam, a vertical city that resembles a game of Tetris.
There’s jaw-dropping architecture round every corner from De Markthal, the city’s market hall, whose ceilings have been emblazoned with the country’s largest piece of artwork, to the curious Cube House, a series of apartments that have been tilted on their corners to look like tree, and Luchtsingel, a 390 metre long yellow wooden footbridge.
For the best views of this magnificent city, climb to the top of the Euromast, The Netherlands’ tallest building, 185 metres. A trip on the water taxi provides a different but equally compelling perspective of Rotterdam.
For your dose of local culture, discover more about Rotterdam’s shipbuilding heritage at the Maritime Museum or head to the city’s ancient harbours at Oude Haven and Delfshaven.
If art’s more your thing, walk along the Westersingel canal and spot artworks by world-renowned artists including Auguste Rodin, Joel Shapiro and Pablo Picasso’s Sylvette.
Works of art from old masters such as Gauguin, Rembrandt, Monet, Dali and Van Gogh can be uncovered at The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, while Kunsthal museum houses more contemporary artworks.
Trompenburg Arboretum botanical gardens provide a welcome break where you can relax and enjoy peace and tranquillity.