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Excursion Rotterdam Skyline

  • Dutch Waterways
  • View from the Euromast
  • Rotterdam
Dutch WaterwaysView from the EuromastRotterdam

Enjoy a trip to Rotterdam during a Dutch waterways cruise with The River Cruise Line. This city is strikingly different compared to others in the Netherlands, mainly because of the colossal damage it suffered during world war two. But in a bizarre twist of fate, its modern architecture has earned Rotterdam a worldwide reputation, with people visiting from all corners of the globe to witness the fantastic skyline. Our Rotterdam excursion includes a trip up the Euromast, an observation tower built between 1958 and 1960, which stands 185 metres above the city. We also see the cube houses, a set of innovative buildings which are tilted 45 degrees and rest upon a hexagon-shaped pylon.

Facts:

• The name Rotterdam is derived from a dam built on the river Rotter

• During the first world war, Rotterdam was the world’s largest spy centre because of Dutch neutrality and its location between England, Germany and occupied Belgium

• The port of Rotterdam is the largest in Europe

• On a clear day you can see as far as The Hague and Antwerp from the observation platform of the Euromast

Highlights:

• Take the superfast lift up to the viewing platform of the Euromast and enjoy the view across Rotterdam

• See the curious cube houses, an architectural wonder in the heart of the city, one of which we have the chance to look around

•  Keep an eye out for the red lights set in the pedestrian walkways around the city – altogether there are 128 which surround an area completely destroyed during the bombings of world war two

Book your Rotterdam trip as part of an excursion package and save money. For more fascinating cities, take a look at our range of cruises online or contact our Holiday Advisors for further information.