Looking for a new city to explore on a coach break, then why not try somewhere a little different, like Rotterdam?
The city is Europe’s heartbeat of urban architectural innovation, boasting spectacular landmarks, buildings and attractions that give the city a very futuristic appearance.
Absorb marvels of modern engineering in every direction, the highlights of which include the ultra-modern Erasmus Bridge which joins the north and south of the city, the intriguing Cube House, De Markthal and De Rotterdam, a vertical city which looks like a game of jenga!
Around every corner there’s a creative piece of architecture or street art unlike anywhere else in the world.
Scale the Euromast, the tallest building in The Netherlands at 185 metres, for the best panoramic views of the architectural wonders that surround you. On a clear day you can even see as far as Antwerp in Belgium!
Despite its modern appearance, Rotterdam’s history and culture is not forgotten and can still be discovered in that fascinating art galleries and museums dotted around the city.
Start at the Maritime Museum and learn about Rotterdam’s shipbuilding heritage and the important location of the city’s port as ‘The Gateway to Europe’.
The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is one of Europe’s top art galleries, showcasing original masterpieces by names such as Monet, Dali, Rembrandt, Gauguin and Van Gogh.
For peace and tranquillity, the Trompenburg Arboretum botanical gardens plants is a real treat for your senses with colourful trees and flowers from all over the world.
Rotterdam also caters for shopaholics, with a perfect blend of international brands and boutiques you won’t find back home. Discover shops like Funkie House which has been a household name since 1989 or Leyp both of who can provide you with exciting new styles to show off back at home.
Rotterdam is also a great base from which to explore the rest of Holland including the canal-town Delft, the palaces of The Hague, not to forget the fairytale Kinderdijk windmills.