Cruise Ship to Rotterdam
Travel in style by cruise ship
If you want to travel to Rotterdam, the best way to do it is on a luxury cruise ship! Rotterdam has got a long history with cruise ships, starting with the Holland America Line which was founded in 1873. Nearly one million people from all around Europe emigrated from Rotterdam, starting a new life in America. Nowadays the former headquarters of the Holland America Line called Hotel New York is one of the best sights in Rotterdam.
Cruise Terminal Rotterdam
Today the modern Cruise Terminal Rotterdam is located very close to Hotel New York in the former departure and arrival terminals of the Holland America Line. The worlds most spectacular, fastest, biggest and most luxurious passenger ships anchor at this terminal. Cruise lines like P&O Cruises, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Sea Cruises, Fred Olsen Cruise, Norwegian CL and Hurtigruten have a day stop in Rotterdam during their journeys around Europe or around the world.
Tourist information for Cruise ship passengers in Rotterdam
On your way to Rotterdam your cruise ship will pass Hoek van Holland Beach and the impressive Maeslant storm barrier that protects Rotterdam from flooding. And when your ship arrives in Rotterdam you’ve got a beautiful view at the Euromast and the iconic Erasmus Bridge. The bigger vessels will anchor at the Holland America quay about two kilometers from the city centre, surrounded by modern architecture. If you're looking for typical Dutch souvenirs, visit the Rotterdam Tourist Information shop downtown. There you'll find those Delft Blue gadgets and wooden shoes...
Taxi Service from Cruise Terminal Rotterdam
You can use the cruise line's special taxi service desk to travel from the cruise terminal to Rotterdam city centre and as an alternative you can call one of the local taxi operators.
Walking from Cruise Terminal Rotterdam
It'a a 10-minute walk from the Cruise Terminal to the stunning Erasmus Bridge. From there it's another 30 minutes walking to the city centre.
Public Transport Cruise Terminal Rotterdam
The metro system in Rotterdam is easy and cheap. The Rotterdam Cruise Terminal is within walking distance from Metro station Wilhelminaplein. Please note that you need to purchase a public transport Chipcard first! Within 10 minutes you're in Rotterdam city centre.
Water Taxi from Cruise Terminal Rotterdam
The fastest and most elegant way of transport from the cruise terminal is by Watertaxi service. The watertaxi stop is right next door at Hotel New York. They will virtually take you everywhere within Rotterdam, including the city centre in less than 10 minutes.
Daytours from Rotterdam
If you have more than just one day off in Rotterdam, you can have a look at our overview of daytrips, including a visit to Amsterdam or the windmills at UNESCO site Kinderdijk, easily accessible by Waterbus.
Visit attractions in greater Rotterdam & The Hague on a Tourist Day Ticket
The Tourist Day Ticket is a disposable Transport-Debitcard, which entitles you to one day of unlimited travel by public transport (bus, tram, metro and Waterbus) within greater Rotterdam and The Hague. This cheap ticket is sold at the Tourist Information Offices of Rotterdam (Rotterdam.info), The Hague, Leiden, Ouddorp, Rockanje and Delft, at most railway stations and at many hotels in Rotterdam, The Hague and Scheveningen.
PARKING Cruise Terminal Rotterdam
Public transport to Cruise Terminal Rotterdam
The Cruise Ship Terminal is located on Wilhelminapier at Wilhelminakade 699 near the Erasmus Bridge and the New Luxor Theatre. From Rotterdam Central Station, get there by metro (stop Wilhelminaplein) or tram 20 or 25 and walk from there. Travel in style by Watertaxi, which stops just in front of Hotel New York. Plan your trip at www.9292.nl. It's free of charge. To travel by public transport in Rotterdam you must purchase a travel chip card first.
Parking Cruise Terminal Rotterdam
Pay to park your car in the World Port Center parking, in the Q-Park underneath the Maas Tower, or in the surrounding streets, but you'll have to pay to park within Rotterdam city centre until 11 pm by EC card or creditcard. Please refer to our page about parking in Rotterdam. You can also get there by crossing the brand new Rijnhavenbrug pedestrian bridge from Katendrecht, the peninsula where museum steamer ss Rotterdam is moored.
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