Top Choice Museum in Rotterdam

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen

Among Europe's finest museums, the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen has a permanent collection spanning all eras of Dutch and European art, including superb old masters. Among the highlights are The Marriage Feast at C…
Viewpoint in Rotterdam


A 1960-built landmark, the 185m Euromast offers unparalleled 360-degree views of Rotterdam from its 100m-high observation deck, reached by elevator in 30 seconds.Extra diversions include a brasserie serving lunch, h…
Gallery in Rotterdam


At the southern end of Museumpark, the Kunsthal hosts around 20 wildly diverse temporary exhibitions each year, including art and design. Everything 'from elitist to popular' gets an airing.It was the victim of a ma…
Museum in Rotterdam

Het Nieuwe Instituut

With one side surrounded by a green moat and new garden, and the other comprising a sweeping flow of brick along Rochussenstraat, the Het Nieuwe Instituut is striking. It's a merger of the Netherlands Architecture I…
Museum in Rotterdam

Nederlands Fotomuseum

On the waterfront across the Maas, the Nederlands Fotomuseum mounts large temporary exhibitions. The highlight is the basement Dark Room, a superb interactive museum with historic photos and films overlaying the his…
Church in Rotterdam

Oude Kerk

The Pilgrims prayed for the last time at Delfshaven's 1417-founded Oude Kerk (aka Pilgrim Fathers Church) before leaving the Netherlands for America aboard the Speedwell on 22 July 1620. They could barely keep the l…
Museum in Rotterdam


Inside the 19th-century Royal Yacht Club, the Wereldmuseum celebrates multiculturalism, focusing on rituals, stories and sacred objects, through its permanent collection and major temporary exhibitions. Its magnific…
Gardens in Rotterdam

Tuin Schoonoord

This hidden re-creation of an idealised Dutch wilderness seems to have been taken right from a Renaissance painting.
Architecture in Rotterdam

Huis Sonneveld

Huis Sonneveld, designed by Brinkman and Van der Vlugt, is an outstanding example of the Dutch New Building architectural strain (also known as Dutch functionalism). This 1933 villa has been lovingly restored, with …
Museum in Rotterdam

Miniworld Rotterdam

The Dutch love of the world in miniature is celebrated at the vast Miniworld, a ginormous 535-sq-metre 1:87 scale model railroad re-creating Rotterdam (with landmarks including its new Centraal Station), the Port of…