If you are
getting tired of the typical attractions and activities that tourists tend to
participate in on their trip to Rotterdam the city offers a variety of exciting
opportunities off the beaten track for a leading city holiday in the
Netherlands. Here are 8 unusual and intriguing things to do in this fascinating
Houses (Kubus Woningen)
home to some of the most bizarrely designed houses you will find anywhere around
the world. The cube houses consist of 40 conventional houses rotated to a 45
degree angle giving them the most unique appearance of looking like a cube. Designed
by Dutch architect Piet Blom in 1984, they are fascinating constructions to
marvel over. The whole entire complex represents a concrete wood within a
bustling main city, and its peculiarity will both intrigue and fascinate you.
away from the conventional tourist itinerary does not get any more apparent
than a trip to the Blaak Open Market. Located next to the Blaak railway station
in Binnenrotte, every Tuesday and Saturday Dutch citizens flock to this market to
make their weekly shopping. The Open Market offers almost everything from fresh
produce to antiques, clothes and souvenirs. It is a fantastic opportunity for a
special cultural break in Rotterdam, which will leave you with the most pleasant
impression about the city and local culture.
If you are
looking for peace and tranquillity away from the bustling tourist spots of Rotterdam
then this is place to be. Kralingen Lake is the perfect environment for
relaxing after a busy day in the city which many of the locals do. The Lake is
an artificial construction that surrounds Kralingen Park; however it does not
make it any less naturally beautiful. The scenery provides the perfect backdrop
for a special romantic getaway in the Netherlands, and the lake itself offers a
variety of activities for visitors, some of which include swimming and sailing.
Have a go at
some miniature golf at this beautiful course in the middle of Rotterdam. You
are simply able to jump right in without any previous golfing experience and
try your hand at 18 holes that are both challenging and fun. Midget Golfbaan
Parkhaven also offer a delicious snack, lunch, and dinner menu so be sure to
relax and enjoy a full day at this wonderful establishment.
is a tour like no other and it gets you to view Rotterdam in a way you never
would have imagined before. If you have lost interest in the conventional city
bus tour Splash Tours is the tour for you. Take a 60 minute trip around
Rotterdam seeing some of the most interesting and fascinating sites the city
has to offer in an amphibious bus. Your tour on land takes an unexpected twist
as the bus submerges itself into the Meuse River. The tour continues throughout
the river giving you some spectacular views of the city from a unique
is a central attraction in Rotterdam but few dare to try scaling the
magnificent landmark. The ideal activity for travellers looking for a thrill on
their leading city break in Europe, abseiling from the top of this 328ft tower
will give you a stunning view of this beautiful city plus a memorable
experience to take away from your visit.
tropical holiday experience in the middle of the Netherlands’ second largest
city with a visit to Tropicana. This indoor amusement park offers you the
chance to enjoy a Caribbean paradise, surrounded by palm trees, sea, and a
constant temperature of 30°C. Tropicana is the perfect alternative to the
typical tourist experience found site seeing in Rotterdam. The establishment
offers a range of activities from bumpy wave rides, hot tubes, and shallow
pools making it ideal for the whole family.
ice cream bar, wine bar, karaoke bar, vodka bar, bingo bar, nightclub and more.
It’s safe to say BAR offers something for everyone. The establishment is a
temporary pop-up bar with a change of event everyday of the week which is sure
to add an element of delightful surprise to your holiday.
enjoying everything Rotterdam has to offer we recommend you stay at the Inntel
Hotels Rotterdam Centre. This luxurious 4 star hotel is ideal for a special weekend
getaway in the Netherlands, or possibly a longer business break, providing you
with a stunning view of the city and a relaxing stay while you explore this