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Things to do at Rotterdam!

Things to do at Rotterdam! Are you looking for an activity in Rotterdam? Then you’ve come to the right place. You can experience a lot of things in the city. You can visit Blijdorp Zoo, go abseiling from the Euromast, take the Watertaxi Rotterdam or visit the Rotterdam Market. We have listed the best, nicest and most special activities of Rotterdam for you.

Things to do at Rotterdam:

1. Walsjerot – The Coolest Winebar of Rotterdam

Walsjerot Rotterdam

Say goodbye to your preconceptions about wine tastings and wine bars! It’s time to discover a fresh approach, and you can do so at Walsjerot! Whether you are a seasoned wine expert or rather prefer to drink a beer, the unique wine bar Walsjerot in Rotterdam is the ideal place for you. Here, you can tap your own wines, be it a sip, half a glass or a full glass, allowing you to consciously enjoy every sip. With the opportunity to taste even a small nip of some of the best wines, you can end up discovering a range of different types of wines. So, feel free to take as many glasses as you like and create your own personal tasting experience. If you are looking for one of the most fun and welcoming activities in Rotterdam, stop by Walsjerot: a stylish bar with high-quality wine, yet a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

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Wine and cheese naturally go hand in hand. So enjoy a delicious appetizer platter with the tastiest cheeses during your wine tasting session!

2. Abseiling Euromast

Abseilen Euromast - activity Rotterdam

Calling all adrenaline junkies and adventure seekers! If you’re looking for a heart-pumping activity in Rotterdam, look no further than abseiling down the iconic Euromast tower. Reach new heights as you descend 100 meters down the side of the tower, taking in breathtaking views of the city skyline and the nearby River Maas. This thrilling experience is not for the faint of heart, but with expert guides and state-of-the-art equipment, you’ll be in safe hands as you conquer your fears and live to tell the tale. And who knows, maybe you’ll even inspire your friends and family to join you on your next adventure. So what are you waiting for? 


Enjoy a cocktail on the top floor of the Euromast after your exciting adventure.

3. Rotterdam Bar Crawl - Cozy activities Rotterdam

The Rotterdam Bar Crawl lets you and a group see the city’s nicest and coziest pubs and cafes during a pub crawl. Make new friends, enjoy different drinks and get your senses stimulated during the Rotterdam Bar Crawl.


First, fill your stomach at one of the cozy restaurants on Rotterdam’s Witte de Withstraat.

4. The Cooking Factory - What to do in Rotterdam?

For a unique experience you have come to the right place at The Cooking Factory in Rotterdam. In a few hours you and your group of friends, colleagues or family prepare a tasty 4 course menu. You will learn the tricks of the trade while having fun cooking at De Maas.


Take the water cab to The Cooking Factory. It stops right in front of it.

5. Boules Bites Bar - Rotterdam coziness

As the name describes, so it is. Play a game of jeudeboules, have a tasty snack to share and enjoy a refreshing drink at the bar. It’s the perfect combination for a fun activity in Rotterdam.

€21 – per track

Take a visit to De Kuip, which is across the road.

6. Hot Tug - Truly unique

Need a special activity in Rotterdam? Put on your swimwear and step into the Hot Tug. You will sail through the waters of the city in your private hot tub while enjoying a delicious drink. The entire wharf will be jealous of you.

€149-269 per boat

Grab a bite to eat at one of the cozy restaurants in Leuvenhaven.

7. Bicycle rental Rotterdam

There is no better way to discover Rotterdam, than during a cycling activity. Rent an (electric) bike and pedal along De Maas into the center, and from Delfshaven back to Kralingen.


Take a route past all of Rotterdam’s sights.

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8. Ferry Rotterdam - THE water bus

Get to know Rotterdam with the water bus, also called the Ferry Rotterdam. The boat arrives at different times and at different pick-up locations. You easily transfer to different lines. Just like you do with the regular bus.


Map out your route in advance so you will see all the sights of Rotterdam.

Different pick-up locations

9. Blijdorp Zoo - Rotterdam Zoo

Rhenen has Ouwehands dierenpark, Amsterdam has Artis and Rotterdam has Diergaarde Blijdorp. Located on the outskirts of the city, you will meet polar bears, elephants and giraffes.


Visit the park through the old entrance and experience the authentic zoo feel.

10. Boating/Boating - What to do in Rotterdam?

A city known for its water, you naturally visit from a boat. You easily rent a sloop (without a boating license) or a boat to cruise from the Kralingseplas to De Bergsche plassen.

€120-200 (per 2 hours)

Board at the Bergsche voorplas. It is wonderful boating there.

Different pick-up locations

11. Cocktail workshop - Activities Rotterdam

A cocktail workshop is definitely one of the best activities in Rotterdam. At Mavis you will learn to make (and drink) three different cocktails with a bartender. You will learn the techniques and flavors involved in making a cocktail.


Not finished drinking yet? Walk right into the Witte de Withstraat to continue enjoying drinks and snacks.

12. Rotterdam market

Don’t dick around is a saying that comes from the Rotterdam market. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, the people of Rotterdam roll up their sleeves here. And that is absolutely beautiful to see.


After the Rotterdam Market, visit the Market Hall Rotterdam for a modern version.

13. Watertaxi Rotterdam - The cab from the water

In Rotterdam, there are not only cabs and Ubers. The city is known for its water cabs, which take you from one side of the city to the other. With different boarding points and times, you will be taken to the other side of De Maas at high speed.


Are you visiting one of Rotterdam’s Restaurants? Maybe you can go there by water cab.

Different pick-up locations

14. Picnic in one of the parks

You can enjoy peace and nature in the different parks of Rotterdam. You have the Kralingsebos, Museumpark, Roellangerak Park and the Vroessenpark. All have ponds and ditches to enjoy a picnic.


In town, you can take advantage of several flash deliveries, should you forget something.

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15. Splash tour - What to do in Rotterdam?

It’s a different-than-other city tour when you book the Splash tour. You board a bus, which then sails into De Maas. It may sound a little crazy, but it is incredibly cool to experience once.


After the Splash tour, visit one of Rotterdam’s nearby museums.

16. Coffeeshop Rotterdam

Like Amsterdam, Rotterdam is home to many different coffee shops. It is part of the culture of the Netherlands and the port city. Maybe it’s not for you, if it is feel free to visit.


Coffee shop Rif is a nice coffee shop on the side street of De Meent.

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Have you been able to choose between the different activities of Rotterdam? Will it be Blijdorp Zoo? Abseiling the Euromast? Take the water cab Rotterdam? Or visit the Market square in Rotterdam? Let us know, so we can inspire even more people about what to do in Rotterdam.

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