Destination guide

Why people love visiting theatrical Rotterdam

Take a holiday to Rotterdam and enjoy the area's museums, monuments and theatre scene. This romantic city is known for its shopping, architecture and festivals. For a bit of culture, visit WORM, Maritime Museum or Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Rotterdam

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Rotterdam a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Blijdorp Zoo (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Madurodam (14.2 mi / 22.9 km)
  • Wet 'n Wild (17 mi / 27.4 km)
  • Railz Miniworld (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Midget Golfbaan Parkhaven (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Plaswijckpark (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Rotterdam

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Rotterdam. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Arboretum Trompenburg (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Historic Garden Schoonoord (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Het Park (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Kralingse Bos Park (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Park Zestienhoven (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Outdoor Valley (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Rotterdam

Fly into Rotterdam (RTM-Rotterdam The Hague), the closest airport, located 2.5 mi (3.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Amsterdam (AMS-Schiphol), which is 29.2 mi (47 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Rotterdam Central Station, Rotterdam Blaak Station and Rotterdam Noord Station are the main stations in the area. You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Rotterdam, Maashaven for ease of access to the rest of the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Rotterdam?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 221 holiday lettings around Rotterdam. From 108 flats & apartments to 19 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a city-centre property in Rotterdam?

Cramped hotel rooms are easily forgettable. Living like a local in the dynamic centre of an amazing new destination is not. HomeAway has 48 city centre holiday rentals available. On the hunt for something a little different? See if any of our other properties stand out. Our selection here includes:

  • 31 waterfront holiday accommodation options.
  • 31 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 23 town holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Rotterdam?

Soak up this destination like a local from the comfort of a cosy apartment. You'll feel like you're part of the neighbourhood before you know it! HomeAway has 141 for you to choose from here. If you book quick, you could spend as little as £41 per night. If that doesn't suit your crew's style, we have a range of different self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • Hotel: 86 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £38 per night.
  • House: 84 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £41 per night.
  • Bungalow: 14 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £95 per night.

Can I stay in Rotterdam in a large group?

There's nothing like being reunited with old work friends or spending a couple of weeks with your family in a terrific new destination. And the best thing, HomeAway has places big enough for the whole squad. House holiday rentals are the top option here for big groups of travellers. Our database presently has 22 available. In and around the area, the holiday rentals that can accommodate large groups of people include:

  • Are you searching for places that can fit 6 people? We have 69 that will suit. Prices begin from just £85 per night.
  • If you've got 5 in your family, you'll be thrilled to discover that there are 53 rental properties that are suitable. The starting price is £52 a night.
  • Searching for places for rent to suit 8 people? You'll be happy to know we have 15 that'll be perfect. You can score one from just £209 a night.

You and the squad will be in good hands when you organise your Rotterdam holiday through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Rotterdam?

Reduce your accommodation expenses with a little help from HomeAway. You'll discover plenty of awesome holiday rentals and save heaps! Chinatown is a magnet for bargain hunters. And with 44 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £99 a night, it's not difficult to see why. Hof van Delft is another place worth considering. We've got holiday rentals here, and the average price is around £99 a night.