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Driving to Rotterdam

A Motorists guide to Rotterdam - directions, parking and more



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Directions

Arriving / Parking

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Though many think Rotterdam plays second fiddle to Amsterdam, there is plenty in terms of entertainment in Netherlands’ second biggest city. Its position as one of Europe’s most important ports meant that it was the target of many bombings during the Second World War. Because of this, the city had to be completely rebuilt, therefore architecture is modern, dating from the mid-20th century onwards.

The Euromast offers spectacular views. The tower has high-speed elevators which take visitors to the top, and a ‘space cabin’ gives the impression of a rocket being launched. For something a little different, you can take the pannenkoekenboot, or pancake boat along the river mass, which provides you with an hour-long tour while you sample delicious pancakes.

Those with children can head to the Rotterdam Zoo, with its Oceanium and selection of exotic animals. Alternatively you may wish to head to Boompjeskade Beach, the artificial sandy beach along the banks of the river Nieuwe Mass. There are various other beaches of this kind dotted around Rotterdam.

The Kinderdijk Windmills are a UNESCO World Heritage site and attract many visitors who are able to see the interior of a windmill in operation. Another interesting sight are the ‘cube homes’ designed by Piet Blom to give an impression of a village within a city. The KijkKubus Museum offers a view of what it could be like to live in a cube home.

The Arboretum Trompenburg Park offers respite from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, spread out over 17 acres of land, there are many trees, shrubs and other plants for enthusiasts to peruse.

Map of the area



Speed limits around Rotterdam

Speed Limits

Motorway: 120 km/h
Dual Carriageway: 100 km/h
Rural: 80 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h

Distances from Rotterdam to...

All of these places are within a few hours drive from Rotterdam
PlaceDistance km (miles)
(Point to Point)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Port Zélande, Netherlands46 km (29 miles)

Town
Amsterdam, Netherlands58 km (36 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs De Eemhof, Netherlands74 km (46 miles)

Town
Antwerp, Belgium78 km (48 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs De Kempervennen, Netherlands93 km (58 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Het Heijderbos, Netherlands114 km (71 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Het Meerdal, Netherlands114 km (71 miles)

Town
Bruges, Belgium117 km (73 miles)

Town
Brussels, Belgium120 km (75 miles)

Town
Lille, France173 km (107 miles)

Attraction
Spa Francorchamps, Belgium195 km (121 miles)

Town
Cologne, Germany204 km (127 miles)

Town
Dortmund, Germany211 km (131 miles)

Attraction
The Nurburgring, Germany243 km (151 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Elveden Forest, England265 km (165 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Belle Dune, France278 km (173 miles)

Town
Koblenz, Germany279 km (173 miles)

Town
Luxembourg, Luxembourg282 km (175 miles)

Town
Trier, Germany285 km (177 miles)

Town
London, England320 km (199 miles)

Attraction
Thorpe Park, England348 km (216 miles)

Town
Frankfurt, Germany357 km (222 miles)

Attraction
Disneyland Paris, France360 km (224 miles)

Town
Paris, France373 km (232 miles)

Attraction
Silverstone Circuit, England376 km (233 miles)

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Centre Parcs Sherwood Forest, England398 km (247 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Le Lac d'Ailette, France406 km (252 miles)

Town
Heidelberg, Germany408 km (253 miles)

Town
Hamburg, Germany412 km (256 miles)

Town
Stratford, England423 km (263 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Les Bois-Francs, France434 km (270 miles)

Town
Birmingham, England437 km (271 miles)

Attraction
Stonehenge, England443 km (275 miles)

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Alton Towers, England446 km (277 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Longleat Forest, England470 km (292 miles)

Town
Bath, England475 km (295 miles)

Town
Manchester, England483 km (300 miles)

Town
Stuttgart, Germany483 km (300 miles)

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