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    Sail the bus

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 11, 2014

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    The Rotterdam Splashbus drives along the Rotterdam harbour and even sails into the water.

    The departure is at the Coolsingel, at the bus stop near Maritime Museum Rotterdam; Leuvehaven 1.

    Address: Parkhaven 11 - 3016 GM Rotterdam.

    Ticket prices per person: € 19.50 (adult).

    Splashtours - Rotterdam
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    Central Station

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 10, 2014

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    The Rotterdam Centraal Station dates from 1957 when the building designed by architect Van Ravesteyn opened.

    In 2007 a major reconstruction and extension started, to accommodate the building for the new High Speed train to France and the increasing requirements for the local transport. There will be 3 metro lines platforms at the new station and a platform for the RandstadRail connection to Den Haag Centraal (The Hague Central).

    Webcam.

    New Station design impressions.

    In 2013 a contest was held to give the new station building a new name. The winning name was: KAPSALON.

    Real time Public Transportation info on the Rotterdam map.

    Rotterdam Central Station Rotterdam Central Station Rotterdam Central Station - Central corridor Rotterdam Central Station
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    Fietstaxicentrale - Bicycle Taxi

    by pieter_jan_v Written Nov 9, 2014

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    The Rotterdam Bicycle Taxi started in Spring 2014.

    The HQ is located at: Oostmaaslaan 185E - 3063 AT Rotterdam.

    Tariff: Euro 1.00 per 3 minutes per person.

    Reservation by phone in the morning hours.

    Bicycle Taxi - Rotterdam
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    Museum Tram

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Nov 9, 2014

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    Sightseeing tour with tram 'Lijn 10'. From July to the first part of September you can enjoy this tour of 75 minutes in the heart of Rotterdam on an antique tram for Euro 7.00. Startpoint: Central Station every 45 minutes.

    More old Rotterdam trams can be ride at the city of Arnhem in the Open Air Museum.

    Museum Tram - Rotterdam Museum Tram Flyer Museum Tram - Rotterdam
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    The Rotterdam Trams

    by pieter_jan_v Written Nov 9, 2014

    The Rotterdam Trams are operated by the RET (Rotterdamse Elektrische Tram) company since 1905.

    The following tram lines are at Rotterdam:
    -2 - Groene Tuin - Charlois
    -4 - Molenlaan - Marconiplein
    -7 - Woudestein - Willemsplein
    -8 - Kleiweg - Spangen
    -10 - Historical tram operated by RoMeO (In the Summer)
    -12 - Rotterdam Centraal - Stadion Feyenoord (only at Feyenoord soccer games and big events at the De Kuip stadium)
    -18 - Rotterdam Centraal - Park (only drives at the annual Dunya Festival)
    -20 - Lombardijen - Rotterdam Centraal Station
    -21 - De Esch - Schiedam, Woudhoek
    -23 - Beverwaard - Vlaardingen, Holy
    -25 - Carnisselande - Schiebroek
    -29 - Rotterdam Centraal - Spangen (only at Sparta soccer games at the Het Kasteel stadium)

    RET Tram - Blaak - Rotterdam RET Tram - Ticket inspection - Rotterdam RET Tram  - Rotterdam RET Tram  - Rotterdam Noord RET Tram - Rotterdam Centraal Station
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    Travelling by car

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Nov 2, 2014

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    Rotterdam is easy accessable by car and there always will be a free spot at one of the following parkings:

    Alexandrium
    Benthuizerstraat
    Beursplein
    Bijenkorf
    Boulevard Zuid
    Colosseumweg
    De Boompjes
    De Rotterdam
    Engels/Groothandelsgebouw
    Erasmusbrug
    Grote Markt
    Katshoek
    Kiphof
    Kruisplein
    Lusthofstraat
    Lijnbaan
    Maarschalkerwaard
    Markthal
    Mathenesserplein
    Meierijstraat
    Museumpark
    Nieuwe Binnenweg
    Oosterhof
    Oude Haven
    Plaza
    Plein 1953
    Red Apple
    Schaatsbaan
    Schouwburgplein
    Sint Jacobsplaats
    Stad Rotterdam
    Twentestraat
    Veranda
    Voorburgstraat
    Vroom & Dreesmann, Oosterhof
    Weena
    Westblaak
    Willemswerf
    World Port Center
    WTC/V&D
    Zoomstraat
    Zuidplein

    Free parking is available at a number of Park + Ride parks at the entrances to the city:

    Noorderhelling
    Hoogvliet
    Nesselande
    Melanchtonweg
    Alexander
    Hoek van Holland
    Kralingse Zoom
    Pernis
    Hoogvliet Tussenwater
    Hoogvliet Zalmplaat
    Capelsebrug
    Beverwaard
    Schenkel
    Meijersplein
    Slinge

    With public transport you will be at your downtown destination within 20 minutes.

    Parking on the street cost an average of Euro 3.20 per hour. At the machines you have to enter your car license plate nimber.

    Rotterdam road works

    Be aware that the highways around Rotterdam are busy. The ID's are A4, A15, A16 and A20.

    Bijenkorf Parking Garage - Rotterdam A16 Highway bridges; two times 6 lanes! A16 Highway bridges - Rotterdam
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    Rotterdam Train Stations

    by pieter_jan_v Written Oct 30, 2014

    Besides the Centraal Station the following train station are located at Rotterdam:
    -Rotterdam Alexander (for the Mall and outlet shopping)
    -Rotterdam Blaak (a great second option to visit the center of town)
    -Rotterdam Lombardijen
    -Rotterdam Noord
    -Rotterdam Stadion (to see Feyenoord play)
    -Rotterdam Zuid (AHOY event center)

    Blaak Station - Rotterdam Rotterdam Noord station Rotterdam Noord station Public bus & tram from Rotterdam Noord station
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    Travelling with (young) kids.

    by Jerelis Written Jun 28, 2013

    Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with the kids to Alkmaar by car this holiday and drove some distances by car on when we were there and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you.

    General:
    Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise toys. Do remember that balls are not a good idea as they can end up anywhere! Our best buys were definitely books, especially sticker books are great! They can peel the stickers off, are glossy, have thick pages to turn easy, have bright colours and come in endless subjects. They're a nice break from the other books your child might be tired of, too. Put aside fears of setting poor eating habits, and bring on the snacks! We told Iris: “Welcome to the world of boredom eating."

    Car:
    Toy bars meant for stroller use are a big help in the car, as they often feature toys plus a snack cup, and are big and easy for you to grab from the front seat for refills. During the car trip it’s always a good idea to play a game and sing some songs. It sounds rather easy, but it does work!

    Finally:
    We only have one last statement! Just do it! Don’t be afraid that it might go wrong. We have learned this, because we have been travelling with Iris from the beginning. She was only 6 weeks young when we had our first short vacation and stayed in a hotel. Iris has been used to it rather fast and (maybe because of it) has always been an easy kid to get along with.

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    Rotterdam Centraal March 2013

    by johngayton Written Mar 16, 2013

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    Having just had a quick in-and-out here enroute back to Hoek I note that the station's construction work is almost finished. There's a new, higher, roof and the platforms seem more spacious and light.

    It is still a bit of a building site though and has that cold, concrete, feel to it that hopefully will be warmified once the work is completed.

    It's still easy to use though with plenty of train information screens and the platforms are well signed - I'm just waiting for them to put in a decent bar!

    So watch out for my next update - hopefully this time next year.

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    From Amsterdam to Rotterdam

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Mar 24, 2012

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    I visited Rotterdam two times in December of 1995. First time I came there by bus from Schiphol airport to Rotterdam airport on business. Driving along the A4 road about 60 km and spending an hour in a way. Second time I came there on excursion from Delft by train about 10 km and 15 minutes in a way. When my excursion was over I came back to Delft where I lived in a hotel in half of an hour!
    Nothing to compare in Moscow! In half of an hour I’ll be only on a half way to the centre of the city from my home, haha! The Netherlands seems to be a tiny country for us, Russians, I should say.

    You can watch my 4 min 34 sec Video Rotterdam part 1 out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

    On the way from Amsterdam to Rotterdam
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    Bicycle....

    by sachara Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The fastest way to travel in the citycentre of Rotterdam is to take a bicycle. At several places you can rent bicycles in Rotterdam. You can find your own way, but there are also guided bike tours. For example you can rent a bike at a few minutes walk from Central Station at the Conradstraat 6 at your right hand side coming out of the building. Costs are 6 euro for a day, 5 euro for every day extra. A guided cycletour for 2 or 3 hours will cost 15 or 17 euro for groups starting from 6 persons.

    At the waterbus you can take your bicycle for free to several suburbs and towns in the neigbourhood of Rotterdam like to the famous mills of Kinderdijk. Here you can make for example the mill cycle tour of 43 km.

    close to the Blaak Station not to miss where to put up your bike (fiets) colourful bicycles in the Oude Haven
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  • Rotterdam Railway

    by Mariajoy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    We arrived here after an hour or so train journey from Amsterdam. There was nowhere to buy a map and no-one to ask for directions. There is a train info desk though but they don't help with directions. We did ask the girl serving in the cafe for directions and she thought there *maybe a hotel...... over there* (waving her arms in a non-specific way).

    Anyway... you can get trains here to Amsterdam and other major Netherlands cities and probably other places in Europe. Check the website for further info in Dutch and English.

    A one-way ticket from Amsterdam to Rotterdam cost 12.40E at the time of writing.

    Can you spot Petra???

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    Public Transport

    by benidormone Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    In the region of Rotterdam you can travel with RET (Metro, Trams and busses) ConneXXion (Regional busses), NS (Dutch railways) and FastFerry (between Rotterdam and Dordrecht). Public transport in Rotterdam brings you evrywhere in the city.

    RET Tram

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    Get here by car

    by mafootje Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Well getting here by car is one way. But take not that parking prices vary depending on where you park. Also check before thinking you won't have to pay for parking because it's late in the evening. Paid parking may be necessary as late as 23:00 hours.

    If you park at the roadside you need to get a ticket from a machine in the zone you are parked in, you can use creditcard, chipcard and in somecases just money. On the chart at the machine are the prices displayed for your zone, red zones are the most expensive ones, green the cheapest.

    Parking in a garage cost about € 2,00 per hour.

    During special events it's beter to get here with public transportation, and park your car outside of the town else you might end up standing in line.....

    Cars inline to get to Rotterdam center
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    Get here by little Queen Mary 2

    by mafootje Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Well on July 21th, 2004 Rotterdam had it's first visit of the Queen Mary 2. This is world largest Cruiseship ever. So if you want to go to Rotterdam in style come on this ship...

    You can choose your restaurant while you sail from the north sea into the Rotterdam Harbour.

    - Main dining room "Britania Restaurant"
    - "Princess & Queens" Grill Restaurant
    - "Todd English"
    - "Kings Court"
    - "Golden Lion Pub"
    - "Boardwalk Café"
    - "Winter Garden"

    I don't have any pictures from the inside sorry....have to save some money first to sail on this boat...

    Queen Mary 2 after here Rotterdam Visit
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