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Flights to Rotterdam

A stunning city whether you’re into sight-seeing or just fancy a relaxing European break, Rotterdam has history, modernity, and a vibrancy to keep all ages and interests occupied on holiday. An architectural paradise, Rotterdam is a hub of inspirational buildings and boasts a cultural scene to match. The former European Capital of Culture, Rotterdam enjoys a friendly rivalry with Amsterdam for being the premier tourist destination in the Netherlands. With both having their own characters, attractions and individuality, a true taste of Holland can only be grasped by visiting both! Now available from Manchester and Birmingham, book your cheap flights to Rotterdam today and see the beauty of southern Holland for yourself.

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Flight frequency: Daily

Currency: EUR (€)

Population: 619,879

Overview of Rotterdam

Following the Second World War, Rotterdam has regrown into one of Europe’s most attractive destinations, mixing traditional Dutch construction with ultra-modern architecture. Often labelled the ‘second city’ of Holland, Rotterdam has a rare beauty often missing from tourist-focused destinations, offering plenty for its visitors without neglecting its own local culture. Proud owner of the biggest port in Europe, the beautiful city is separated by the Maas River, giving Rotterdam a truly maritime flavour. Combined with streets replete with art galleries, a cornucopia of landmarks and a famous sporting heritage, Rotterdam has an identity all of its own. With an airport, rail, tram and underground network, plus excellent bus and water bus services, travel is easy in Rotterdam, meaning you can spend your energies in the finest way possible: by seeing this gorgeous city up close, on foot. With flights to Rotterdam from the UK taking around 90 minutes, you can be in the heart of the action in almost no time at all.

Restaurants in Rotterdam

Merging inner-city eateries with riverside cafes and a wonderful indoor market, Rotterdam is a food-lover’s dream. The Market Hall has a stall for everything edible you could possibly desire in life, alongside sit-down bistros and takeaway delights. Whatever you’re looking to eat, the restaurants in Rotterdam will satisfy your taste-buds with aplomb, with everything from typical Dutch gastronomy to Far Eastern cuisine all available in abundance. If you’re wanting to try traditional Rotterdam food-fare, look out for the ‘bitterballen’ – meaty, cheesy spheres encased in a breaded crumb and dipped in mustard; a perfect starter or snack at any time of day. Washed down with a glass of excellent Rotterdam mint tea and finished with a ‘stroopwafel’ – hot, thin waffles with a gooey centre – this is food at its finest. And check out the large market square and Market Hall where you can buy fresh, locally sourced produce, along with flowers and a huge array of Dutch cheeses.

Shopping in Rotterdam

For a taste of what’s on offer when shopping in Rotterdam, the pedestrianised Lijnbaan and Hoogstraat are great starting points for any shopping excursion to the city, with their mix of local shops and international designer stores. The Nieuwemarkt & Pannekoekstraat have a wonderful free-thinking feel, reminiscent of London’s Soho district. The Plaza Rotterdam mixes shops with terrace eateries for a glorious indoor experience should the weather ever prevent you wandering outdoors. Oude Binnenweg mixes independent boutiques with thrift and antique stores, and is highly-prized amongst Rotterdam’s local residents. Wherever you go in the city, you’ll find something to fascinate you, and plenty to bring home by way of souvenirs.

Events in Rotterdam

Art features highly on the city's agenda, and you’ll find no shortage of exhibitions across Rotterdam’s many galleries, no matter what time of year you choose to visit. Look out for the flyers that you’ll find in many of Rotterdam’s cafes and bars, featuring lesser-known works – it’s here that you’ll often discover something smaller-scale and memorable, from fringe theatres to intimate music gigs, poetry readings and craft workshops. Alongside its artistic heritage, there is an array of cultural events in Rotterdam, with festivals and sporting events across the year. The North Sea Jazz Festival in July is a major highlight, bringing in performers young and old from across the jazz spectrum, and don’t miss Rotterdam’s Summer Carnival! Now 30 years’ young, the Latin American-influenced event takes place across a week, with street parades, dancing and live music in abundance.

Attractions around Rotterdam

The city is easy to get around – the Rotterdam Metro service is modern and clean, and you’re never far away from a bike-hire centre. In spite of the city’s rebuild following World War II, there are plenty of echoes of Rotterdam’s medieval history. The highlight of this is probably Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk, a church of timeless beauty with a stunning interior accentuated by the stained glass windows. Those fancying an excursion beyond the environs of the city will find beautiful green countryside in abundance, and the village of Kinderdijk just 15 miles away. Famed for its cluster of 18th century windmills, the location is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and photographer’s paradise.

Travel to and from Rotterdam The Hague Airport

IATA code: RTM

Name: Rotterdam The Hague Airport

Address: Rotterdam Airportplein 60, 3045 AP Rotterdam, Netherlands

Telephone: +31 10 446 3444


Rotterdam The Hague Airport has 24/7 parking available for a fee, all within accessible walking distance.

Public Transport

Rotterdam is 20 minutes’ journey by public transport. A bus service travels from the airport to Meijersplein Metro Station, from there an underground train takes you to the heart of the city. The airport is reachable in under 5 hours from the UK via the Eurostar train, which passes through Brussels en route.


Rotterdam is 20 minutes’ journey by public transport. A bus service travels from the airport to Meijersplein Metro Station, from there an underground train takes you to the heart of the city. The airport is reachable in under 5 hours from the UK via the Eurostar train, which passes through Brussels en route.

Car hire

There are several car hire firms offering services at the airport itself. Although it is rare that all are fully-booked, it is often cheaper and less time-consuming to book car hire online in advance.

Find Hotels around Rotterdam

The second biggest city in the Netherlands attracts visitors from all corners of the globe and offers everything from hostels to seriously luxurious hotels. Whatever you’re looking for in terms of a place to rest your head, you’ll find it in Rotterdam and have the city and its myriad of charms on your doorstep. We’ve a great selection of Rotterdam hotels to browse through – search for your ideal place to stay using our search function below.