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Rotterdam

Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and is located in the province of South Holland. It is situated in the west of the country, on the banks of the Nieuwe Maas river, which flows into the North Sea. It is a major port city, and the largest in Europe.

Rotterdam has a long and rich history. It was founded in the 13th century by Count Willem I of Holland, and quickly grew to become an important trading port. It was a major center of the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century, and a major port for the Dutch East India Company. During this time, it became the largest port in the world.

In 1940, Rotterdam was heavily bombed by the Germans during World War II. This destroyed much of the city, but it was quickly rebuilt, and today is a modern, vibrant city. It is a major financial center, and is home to the world’s largest port.

Rotterdam is also known for its culture and art. It has a long tradition of architecture, and is home to many museums, galleries, and theaters. The city is also home to many festivals, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and the North Sea Jazz Festival.

Rotterdam is a great place to visit, with its beautiful waterfront, modern architecture, and vibrant culture. It is a great place to explore, and a great place to live.

Excursion tips for a day in Rotterdam

1. Visit the iconic Erasmus Bridge: Take in the stunning views of the city from this iconic bridge spanning the Nieuwe Maas river.

2. Explore the Markthal: This indoor market is home to dozens of stalls selling gourmet food, drinks, and souvenirs.

3. Take a boat tour: See Rotterdam from the water with a boat tour of the city’s canals and rivers.

4. Visit the Cube Houses: These iconic houses in the center of Rotterdam are worth a visit for their unique design.

5. Visit the Maritime Museum: Learn about Rotterdam’s long maritime history at this museum, located in the historic harbor.

6. Visit the Euromast: Climb the Euromast tower for incredible 360-degree views of the city and beyond.

7. Shop in the Lijnbaan: This pedestrian shopping street is home to a variety of stores and cafes.

8. Visit the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen: This museum is home to a large collection of art from the Middle Ages to the present day.

9. Visit the Rotterdam Zoo: Spend the day learning about the animals and plants at this popular zoo.

10. Have a beer at the oldest bar in Rotterdam: De Zwarte Zwaan is the oldest bar in Rotterdam, and a great place to have a beer and some traditional Dutch snacks.

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The climate in Rotterdam

Spring (March-May): The climate in Rotterdam during the spring months is mild and wet. Temperatures range from 6-12°C (43-54°F) during the day and 3-7°C (37-45°F) at night. The average amount of rainfall is around 80mm (3.1in) per month. Summer (June-August): The climate in Rotterdam during the summer months is warm and humid. Temperatures range from 15-22°C (59-72°F) during the day and 11-17°C (52-63°F) at night. The average amount of rainfall is around 60mm (2.4in) per month. Autumn (September-November): The climate in Rotterdam during the autumn months is mild and wet. Temperatures range from 8-14°C (46-57°F) during the day and 4-9°C (39-48°F) at night. The average amount of rainfall is around 80mm (3.1in) per month. Winter (December-February): The climate in Rotterdam during the winter months is cold and wet. Temperatures range from 1-7°C (33-45°F) during the day and -2-3°C (28-37°F) at night. The average amount of rainfall is around 70mm (2.8in) per month.

Cruise weather for Rotterdam

Our weather forecast for Rotterdam helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 22.8 °C
min: 14.5 °C
14.8 m/s
31.3 m/s
50.7 %
24.1 m
71.9 %
1,018 hPa
05:43:30
21:52:26
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 24.8 °C
min: 15.9 °C
12.2 m/s
26.3 m/s
64.5 %
24.1 m
69.8 %
1,020 hPa
05:44:47
21:51:17
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 26.8 °C
min: 15 °C
8.6 m/s
15.8 m/s
48.0 %
24.1 m
69.9 %
1,021 hPa
05:46:05
21:50:05
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 23.8 °C
min: 16.4 °C
22.7 m/s
34.2 m/s
53.9 %
24.1 m
76.2 %
1,012 hPa
05:47:25
21:48:51
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 20.6 °C
min: 16.5 °C
20.9 m/s
35.3 m/s
55.7 %
24.1 m
73.6 %
1,012 hPa
05:48:46
21:47:34
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 22.0 °C
min: 17.5 °C
25.9 m/s
48.2 m/s
76.1 %
24.0 m
78.7 %
1,012 hPa
05:50:09
21:46:15
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 20.1 °C
min: 15.2 °C
23.3 m/s
46.8 m/s
16.0 %
24.1 m
72.3 %
1,014 hPa
05:51:33
21:44:53
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 18.0 °C
min: 14.8 °C
22.3 m/s
34.9 m/s
88.7 %
22.5 m
79.4 %
1,014 hPa
05:52:57
21:43:30
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 18.3 °C
min: 13 °C
21.6 m/s
32.9 m/s
42.8 %
24.1 m
73.4 %
1,015 hPa
05:54:23
21:42:04
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 21.4 °C
min: 12.4 °C
17.6 m/s
27.7 m/s
85.2 %
24.1 m
70.3 %
1,019 hPa
05:55:50
21:40:36
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 21.3 °C
min: 16.3 °C
16.2 m/s
33.5 m/s
90.5 %
22.9 m
83.1 %
1,020 hPa
05:57:18
21:39:06
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 27.5 °C
min: 15.8 °C
18.7 m/s
30.2 m/s
71.3 %
24.1 m
75.0 %
1,019 hPa
05:58:46
21:37:33
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 22.4 °C
min: 16.7 °C
17.6 m/s
29.5 m/s
46.6 %
24.1 m
68.4 %
1,017 hPa
06:00:16
21:35:59

Cruises to Rotterdam

Would you like to travel to Rotterdam on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Rotterdam.

Scheduled ship calls in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 17th 2024 Wednesday, 17th of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Silhouette 06:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 20th 2024 Saturday, 20th of Jul. 2024 MS Rotterdam 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 25th 2024 Thursday, 25th of Jul. 2024 AIDAprima 08:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 26th 2024 Friday, 26th of Jul. 2024 AIDAprima 12:00 am 06:00 am
Jul. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Jul. 2024 MS Rotterdam 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Jul. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Silhouette 05:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 3rd 2024 Saturday, 3rd of Aug. 2024 MS Rotterdam 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 4th 2024 Sunday, 4th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Silhouette 05:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 6th 2024 Tuesday, 6th of Aug. 2024 MS Zuiderdam 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 7th 2024 Wednesday, 7th of Aug. 2024 Carnival Legend 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 8th 2024 Thursday, 8th of Aug. 2024 AIDAprima 08:00 am 12:00 am DetailsPartnerlink
Aug. 9th 2024 Friday, 9th of Aug. 2024 AIDAprima 12:00 am 06:00 am DetailsPartnerlink
Aug. 16th 2024 Friday, 16th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Silhouette 05:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 17th 2024 Saturday, 17th of Aug. 2024 MS Rotterdam 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Aug. 22nd 2024 Thursday, 22nd of Aug. 2024 AIDAprima 08:00 am 12:00 am DetailsPartnerlink
Aug. 23rd 2024 Friday, 23rd of Aug. 2024 AIDAprima 12:00 am 06:00 am DetailsPartnerlink
Aug. 24th 2024 Saturday, 24th of Aug. 2024 MS Rotterdam 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Aug. 25th 2024 Sunday, 25th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Apex 07:00 am 10:00 pm
Aug. 28th 2024 Wednesday, 28th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Silhouette 06:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 31st 2024 Saturday, 31st of Aug. 2024 MS Rotterdam 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Sep. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Sep. 2024 Mein Schiff 3 07:00 am 11:00 pm
Sep. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Sep. 2024 AIDAprima 08:00 am 12:00 am DetailsPartnerlink
Sep. 6th 2024 Friday, 6th of Sep. 2024 AIDAprima 12:00 am 06:00 am DetailsPartnerlink
Sep. 6th 2024 Friday, 6th of Sep. 2024 Disney Dream 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 13th 2024 Friday, 13th of Sep. 2024 Caribbean Princess 12:00 pm 10:00 pm
Sep. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Sep. 2024 MS Rotterdam 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 21st 2024 Saturday, 21st of Sep. 2024 MS Rotterdam 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Sep. 28th 2024 Saturday, 28th of Sep. 2024 MS Rotterdam 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 30th 2024 Monday, 30th of Sep. 2024 AIDAprima 08:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Oct. 1st 2024 Tuesday, 1st of Oct. 2024 MSC Preziosa 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Oct. 8th 2024 Tuesday, 8th of Oct. 2024 MSC Euribia 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Oct. 8th 2024 Tuesday, 8th of Oct. 2024 MSC Preziosa 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Oct. 12th 2024 Saturday, 12th of Oct. 2024 MS Rotterdam 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 14th 2024 Monday, 14th of Oct. 2024 AIDAprima 08:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Oct. 15th 2024 Tuesday, 15th of Oct. 2024 MSC Euribia 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Oct. 15th 2024 Tuesday, 15th of Oct. 2024 MSC Preziosa 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Oct. 20th 2024 Sunday, 20th of Oct. 2024 P&O Iona 03:00 pm 12:00 am
Oct. 21st 2024 Monday, 21st of Oct. 2024 P&O Iona 12:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 22nd 2024 Tuesday, 22nd of Oct. 2024 MSC Euribia 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Oct. 22nd 2024 Tuesday, 22nd of Oct. 2024 MSC Preziosa 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Oct. 29th 2024 Tuesday, 29th of Oct. 2024 MSC Preziosa 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Nov. 3rd 2024 Sunday, 3rd of Nov. 2024 P&O Iona 03:00 pm 12:00 am
Nov. 4th 2024 Monday, 4th of Nov. 2024 AIDAnova 08:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Nov. 4th 2024 Monday, 4th of Nov. 2024 P&O Iona 12:00 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 5th 2024 Tuesday, 5th of Nov. 2024 MSC Preziosa 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Nov. 12th 2024 Tuesday, 12th of Nov. 2024 MSC Preziosa 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Nov. 19th 2024 Tuesday, 19th of Nov. 2024 MSC Preziosa 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Nov. 26th 2024 Tuesday, 26th of Nov. 2024 MSC Preziosa 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Dec. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Dec. 2024 MSC Preziosa 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Dec. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Dec. 2024 Mein Schiff 3 09:30 am 10:00 pm

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