By plane - Amsterdam
Amsterdam Airport ( Schiphol ) is one of the most sophisticated and innovated airports in Europe, while in size it is the world's nr. 20. Talking about the amount of passengers, it even is ranked nr. 12! Schiphol offers flights to and from nearly every possible destination worldwide. Besides, it is also famous for the little" city" consisting of shops, bars, restaurants and... at what airport in the world can you have a look at a Rembrandt painting?

By plane - Rotterdam
From Rotterdam Airport you can reach the city centre of Rotterdam within half an hour. The airport is constantly developing : the number of international flights is increasing and the departure and arrival facilities have been modified to meet today's needs. You can find shops, restaurants, a business lounge and a panoramic terrace. Transavia Airlines offers a wide variety of flights to and from Rotterdam. From London City, Hamburg and Manchester VLM Airlines offers direct flights to Rotterdam Airport. Just in front of the main entrance there are lots of taxis waiting for you.

By train
From Schiphol Airport, the easiest and quickest option to get to Rotterdam would be the train. Travelling by train from whatever destination in Europe will always bring you to Rotterdam Central Station in the heart of the city. We must inform you though that the construction taking place this summer in the area around Central Station might be rather inconvenient. However, it will not jeopardize the traffic itself and/or the connections to other cities.

Citymap Rotterdam

Public transportation within the city of Rotterdam
Rotterdam has a wide network of public transportation. Trams, buses and the metro connect perfectly with each other. For actual information and time tables please visit the websites of the public transport providers:

  • NS (Dutch railway company)
  • RET (Rotterdam public transport company - Website in Dutch only)

Fare stage metro Rotterdam
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Zone map metro

Public transport on the water
As Rotterdam is a city divided by water (the river Nieuwe Maas), with a lot of canals and smaller streams, you can also travel by watertaxi or take the Fast Ferry to reach your destination. Your hotel can inform you about the several possibilities.

In Rotterdam, people love to cycle. Cycling is the ideal way to get familiar with the city. When you prefer to explore Rotterdam by bike with a guide, please contact the organization Rotterdam ByCycle.

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