What you will love about this home
Our home is small but comfortable, with a cozy balcony!
What you will love in the neighborhood
Our apartment is close to the city center & train station
Different kind of eateries are on walking distance
There is a beautiful park down our street.
Rotterdam is well connected by international, national, regional and local public transport systems, as well as by the Dutch motorway network. Just to give some examples of possible day trips by train:
- It only takes 45 minutes to Amsterdam (with the intercity direct, which is a faster train than the normal intercity);
- 40 minutes to Utrecht;
- Some other beautiful cities to visit by train: Delft (15 minutes), Den Haag (The Hague; 25 minutes) and Leiden (35 minutes).
Rotterdam also has several international connections:
- 1 hour and 10 minutes to Antwerp (Belgium) with intercity direct.
- 2 hours and 40 minutes to Paris (France) with the Thalys (high speed train).
The train station as well as the city center are only 10 minutes away by bike or public transport. We have two bikes waiting for you!
Just to give you a short impression of Rotterdam:
After being ranked 8th in the Top 10 Cities to see in 2014 by Rough Guide, the City of Rotterdam made the top 10 in the list of 52 Places to Go in 2014 according to the New York Times. Rotterdam was founded in the 1260s in what is now the Hoogstraat (“high street”). Granted city rights in 1230 by Count William IV of Holland, Rotterdam’s geographic position allowed it to become a transshipment centre between Holland, England and Germany. During the early stages of World War II the center of Rotterdam was bombed by the Germans, completely leveling around 1 square mile of the city (24,978 homes, 24 churches, 2,320 stores, 775 warehouses and 62 schools were destroyed, leaving about 850 people dead and 80,000 homeless). After initial crisis re-construction the center of Rotterdam has become the site of ambitious new architecture. Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and one of the largest ports in the world. Rotterdam is known for its cutting-edge architecture, lively cultural life, striking riverside setting and maritime heritage. The best preserved parts of town are the so-called Oude Haven (“old harbor”) and Delfshaven, which has a reconstructed windmill.
Rotterdam is a city of many faces: a tough port city, a trendy nightlife city, a sophisticated shopping city, and a hip artistic city. Above all, Rotterdam is the architecture city of Holland that stimulates innovation. Its skyline is always changing. There are many things to do amid Rotterdam’s skyscrapers. You can go on a shopping spree, enjoy some excellent food, and visit a range of museums and attractions in and around the city centre. The best-known museums in town and two of Holland’s most sophisticated museums, Boijmans van Beuningen and Kunsthal, are located on the Museumpark in Rotterdam.
A typical Dutch landscape: Kinderdijk. The most important aspect of UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk is undoubtedly the unique collection of 19 authentic windmills, which are considered a Dutch icon throughout the entire world. The waterbus goes from Rotterdam Erasmusbrug in 45 minutes to Dordrecht Merwekade and back. The waterbus docks at the cay of Alblasserdam, you need to walk approximately 30 minutes to reach the windmills.