Cruise ship to Rotterdam

Wilhelminakade 699, 3072 AP 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

Rotterdam landmarks

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 (bustrammetro and Waterbus) within greater Rotterdam and The Hague. This cheap ticket is sold at the Tourist Information Offices of Rotterdam (, The Hague, Leiden, Ouddorp, Rockanje and Delft, at most railway stations and at many hotels in Rotterdam, The Hague and Scheveningen.

Travel around in Rotterdam

Travel with public transport, water taxi, bike taxi or regular taxi: you can easily get everywhere!

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Public transport in and around in Rotterdam made easy with the travel chip card.


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