Rotterdam is a real water city with its impressive harbour and skyline. Notice that Rotterdam has the biggest harbour in Europe. You can discover the harbours (most of them are outside the city these days) and enjoy riverbanks and skyline from the big river Maas (official: Nieuwe Maas). There are many possibilities for sailing in Rotterdam: cruises, fast boats, the waterbus or the lovely watertaxi.

Cruises in Rotterdam


Sightseeing cruises in Rotterdam
Experience the biggest harbour of Europe and the impressive skyline of Rotterdam from the water with sightseeing cruises in Rotterdam.


Eat and drink on the water
Brunch, lunch, dine of picknick, while you enjoy the beautiful views during a cruise in Rotterdam.

Special water attractions in Rotterdam

Splashtours 300

Attractions on the water
With the bus in the water? That’s possible with Splashtours. The amphibious bus will show you Rotterdam both on land and water. If you prefer speed you can consider RIB-experience. With more thant 100 km per hour you will rush through the Rotterdam waters.

Sloep huren Rotterdam

Sail by yourself  in Rotterdam
There are many possibilities to sail by yourself. You can hire a boat and sail on the big river Maas or you choose the more quite option Kralingse Plas based in the lovely park Kralingse Bos. You don’t need a navigation licence.

Transport on the water in Rotterdam

De river flows right trough Rotterdam. How to go from north (centre) to south? Simple, use the water. Travel with the fast watertaxi or the eaven cheaper waterbus.

Watertaxi 300x192

The watertaxi has 50 stations around the river and inner harbours. You can buy an individual ticket or call a watertaxi with a group.

Aqualiner katendrecht

The Waterbus is a cheap option and you can bring your bike on the boat. If you are looking for something special consider visiting the isolated Heijplaat. The neighbourhood was created for workers around 1914 based on the concept ‘tuindorp’ (garden village).

Cruise ships in Rotterdam

Every year many big cruise ships arrive in Rotterdam. Notice that they can arrive in the middle of the city at the Cruiseterminal on the Wilhelmina Pier .

Cruiseschepen Rotterdam 300x225

Cruise calender Rotterdam
Check out the cruise calendar for Rotterdam.

ss Rotterdam achterdek terras 300

Visit the cruise ship ss Rotterdam
One of the main tourist attracions in Rotterdam: visiting the old cruise ship ss Rotterdam. Great stuff, including the terras with its views on the river and the city.