What are the most visited attractions in Rotterdam? From the modern Markthal to the historic cruiseship ss Rotterdam, below you find the top 10.

1. Markthal

The Markthal is the most popular visitor attraction of Rotterdam. Opened in October 2014, the landmark draws annually around 7 million vistors from all over the world.


2. Blijdorp Zoo

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Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam is one of the largest zoos in Europe. Blijdorp was elected as the best zoo in the Netherlands and forms one of the most popular attractions in Rotterdam (2017: 1,4 million).

3. Spido water tours


Spido is offering all kind of tours on the river Maas including trips through the largest harbour of Europe (2017: 550,000 visitors).

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The Euromast (185 metres) is the highest observation tower in the Netherlands. In 2017 the tower received 575,000 visitors enjoying great views of Rotterdam and its surroundings.

5. Plaswijckpark

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The family park Plaswijckpark is an ideal gateway for families with young children. The attraction is located in the green surroundings of northern Rotterdam Hillegersberg. Plaswijckpark includes a zoo, a playground and a public park (2015: 440.000 visitors).

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A visit to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is a journey through the history of art. Dutch and European masterpieces provide a comprehensive survey of art from the early Middle Ages to the 21st century, from Bosch, Rembrandt and Van Gogh to Dalí and Dutch Design. The best-known museum of Rotterdam received in 2017 around 315.000 visitors.

7. De Kunsthal

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Temporary exhibitions of old masters, forgotten cultures, fascinating photos, innovative design and contemporary art. The Kunsthal was designed by Rem Koolhaas (one of his first great works) and for that reason alone it attracts visitors form all over the world (2017: 240,000 visitors).

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The ss Rotterdam is the former flagship of the Holland America Line (HAL). Take a tour or just have a drink on the deck and enjoy the great views of Rotterdams (2015: 200,000 visitors).

9. Maritime Museum

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The Maritime Museum and the outdoor harbor museum belongs to the top of the shipping and port museums in the world. The museum presents a wide range of exhibitions and events for young and old (2017 : 230,000 visitors).

10. Wereldmuseum Rotterdam

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The World Museum Rotterdam has an impressive collection of art from Africa, Oceania, Asia, America and Islamic culture. The permanent exhibition presents two thousand top pieces from all over the world (2014: 83,400 visitors).