Travel and Stay

Rotterdam is a young, dynamic global city, continuously renewing itself at a rapid rate. Sparkling skyscrapers, an impressive port, trendy restaurants and food markets, renowned  museums and awesome festivals are the direct result of the can-do mentality of the Rotterdammers. Add to that the many extraordinary attractions and city tours by bike, bus, boat or on foot and you understand why Lonely Planet declared Rotterdam as one of the top cities in the world for travellers in 2016. Other international accolades include a top 5 most hospital city worldwide in 2017 (Travelbird) and top 10 city of the future 2018/2019 (Financial Times)

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Travel in Rotterdam

BIG CITY ON A SMALL SCALE

Rotterdam has a compact and easily accessible city centre. Downtown Rotterdam offers a wide variety of flexible conference centres, hotels and social venues that are all close by, mostly within walking distance.
The suggested venues for the EURobotics Forum have sufficient hotels in the vicinity, mostly within walking distance. This allows your delegates to easily go back and forth during the conference.
There is no need for the organisation to provide transfers as the city offers a efficiënt and safe public transport system. There are two metro lines and all suggested hotels are positioned near a station, allowing delegates to travel to the venue easy and fast.
Rotterdam Partners Convention Bureau can provide you with discounted local transportation passes (Rotterdam Welcome Card).

The attached PDF contains information about traveling to and in Rotterdam

Accommodation

Rotterdam has a compact and easily accessible city centre. Downtown Rotterdam offers a wide variety of hotels that offer an excellent price-quality ratio with over 8,000 bedrooms in 3-star, 4-star and 5-star hotels, plus hostels. The venue Postillion WTC Rotterdam for the EU Robotics Forum has sufficient hotels in the vicinity, mostly within walking distance. This allows your delegates to easily go back and forth during the Forum.

About Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a young, dynamic global city, continuously renewing itself at a rapid rate. Sparkling skyscrapers, an impressive port, trendy restaurants and food markets, renowned  museums and awesome festivals are the direct result of the can-do mentality of the Rotterdammers. Add to that the many extraordinary attractions and city tours by bike, bus, boat or on foot and you understand why Lonely Planet declared Rotterdam as one of the top cities in the world for travellers in 2016. Other international accolades include a top 5 most hospital city worldwide in 2017 (Travelbird) and top 10 city of the future 2018/2019 (Financial Times)

 

Innovative

Full of energy and innovation, Rotterdam reinvented itself after the bombing of the Second World War. It broke with the past and chose modern architecture. The motto: light, air and space, was ground breaking for that time. Rotterdam still embraces experimentation: almost anything is possible. Here, you are constantly surprised by new initiatives: from a rooftop city farm to a music festival in the harbour, from an exclusive rooftop bar to a brewery in an old warehouse.

 

City of architecture

If you love architecture then a visit to Rotterdam – with its patchwork of architectural styles – is a must. Icons of the Nieuwe Bouwen era stand beside the typical reconstruction-architecture from the sixties, seventies and eighties. They clash cheerfully with the hypermodern landmarks that have been built in recent decennia: the ErasmusbrugRotterdam Central StationDe Rotterdam, the Timmerhuis and of course the Markthal. In the first indoor market hall in the Netherlands, you can find nearly 100 fresh produce stalls, about 15 food shops and many restaurants If you look up you will see the biggest artwork in the Netherlands, the wall painting the Horn of Plenty.

 

Port city

As a port city, Rotterdam has unbreakable ties to the water, from the Maas River that flows right through the city to the many (historic) city harbours like Delfshaven. The city flows – courtesy of the Maas – seamlessly over into its industrial port that stretches for 40 kilometres to the Maasvlakte 2 and Hoek van Holland.

 

In short

In short, Rotterdam has an incredible variety of fun things to do for visitors of all ages. Sailing through the port, visiting attractions, admiring the architecture, looking at artshopping, a night on the town… On this website, you will find many tips to ensure your stay in Rotterdam is as enjoyable as possible.