Rotterdam City Centre is situated on the northern bank of the Nieuwe Maas, mostly between the central station and blaak station. The most famous landmarks, sights and highlights for tourists can be found in the city center.
Plenty of great value accommodation can be found in downtown Rotterdam. Hotels located right in the heart of town, in the quiet Shipping Quarter, at the foot of the Erasmus Bridge next to the River Maas, or close to Rotterdam Central Station. The main shopping area is within easy reach of these accommodations.
Rotterdam is the most modern city in The Netherlands, with the high rising towers of company buildings in the center of town. Symbol of Rotterdam is the Euromast Space Tower.
The city center has over 30 museums, the Boymans van Beauningen, the aforementioned Maritime and the History Museum being the most important. Stay in Rotterdam city centre and all major tourist attractions, museums, and shopping malls are within walking distance. Cheap and luxury hotels within walking distance of the pubs, restaurants, and historical locations.
Rotterdam World Trade Center –The Beurs-World Trade Center WTC provides a prestigious location for company offices, conferences and events right in the heart of Rotterdam city centre. The WTC building and its environs are the setting for a scintillating variety of shops, the Beurs-WTC Business Center, the Beurs-WTC Congress Center, the WTC Club Rotterdam and the WTC Art Gallery.
Main squares located in Rotterdam City Centre, Holland
Beursplein — car free city center square located between the Coolsingel and Hoogstraat and named after the Beurs World Trade Center Rotterdam (WTC), which is situated on the square. It’s the center of Rotterdam’s shopping area.
Hofplein — major roundabout in central Rotterdam with in the middle a large fountain.
Oostplein — car free square located at the eastern point of the “Stadsdriehoek”. The name Stadsdriehoek or City Triangle refers to the historical triangular form of the city of Rotterdam, which was bordered by the Coolsingel and the Schiedamsevest to the west, the Goudsevest to the northeast, and by the Nieuwe Maas to the south.
Schouwburgplein — central city square surrounded by the municipal theatre, concert hall, hotels, the central station, restaurants, and shopping malls.
Grotekerkplein — located in front of the Grote of Sint Laurenskerk. The statue of Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam stands in the center of the square.
Stationsplein — square in front of the central railway station of Rotterdam Holland.