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Highlights Rotterdam

  • Exploration tour of the historic harbour and harbour tour
  • modern skyscraper Willemsburg
  • landmark Euromast with viewing platform
  • famous Rotterdam pier Wilhelminakade
  • excursion to the coastal town Bergen aan Zee

Best Vacation Rentals in Rotterdam

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Rotterdam, South Holland
Vacation Rental • 990 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(36 reviews)
Modern and luxurious two bedroom apartment in the center of Rotterdam, high up in the Calypso building with view over the city. Large south facing balcony with a lot of privacy. Private parking place inside the building. Walking distance from Cental Station.Families with children: children up to 18 years half price (ask us for a quote).Optional early check-in or late check-out (ask us for a quote).Apê Calypso is a new and luxury two bedroom apartment equipped for 1 to 4 people high up in the Calypso building. It is about 92 m2 (± 990 ft2) and also has 23 m2 (± 248 ft2) of outdoor space spre...
from $177 / night
Rotterdam, South Holland
Vacation Rental • 850 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(16 reviews)
Welcome to our cozy complete apartment in (Dutch) country style in Rotterdam. Very central and suitable for multiple travel destinations. Great location because of:- Public transport to Rotterdam Center right in front of the apartment (nearby),- Bakery under the apartment,- Several supermarkets around the corner (max. 3 min. Walk)- Beautiful view from the apartment on the green surroundings- Walking area 'Zuiderpark' within 5 minutes. Walk,- Free parking (handy when using a car). WHOLE HOUSE 80 SQUARE METERS AND VERY CENTRAL2 storey apartment:1st floor- Living with a view- Entrance / hall w...
from $125 / night
Rotterdam, South Holland
Vacation Rental • 4 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
Cozy 2 bedroom apartment with living room in former wheelhouse with 360 degrees view on Rotterdam harbor. Private bathroom and small kitchen for preparing lunch and breakfast. (no cooking facilities) But no worries, all restaurant you need are around the corner.The area is quiet at night but still very centrally located. Just 10 minutes walking distance from main shopping center or Rotterdam. 2 minutes walking distance to public transportation. Free car park in front of the ship.All major must sees of Rotterdam are on close distance. This is the perfect place to have a unique stay in the ma...
from $152 / night

Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Rotterdam

$195for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
$264 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability Rotterdam

12%for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
17% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Rotterdam

Holidays in the historic harbour town

For a beautiful and exciting holiday start in Rotterdam, an apartment with a fully equipped kitchen and city view is ideal. The event centre Ahoy and the zoo Blijdorp are only a few kilometres away from the apartments. The surroundings around the apartment are ideal for cycling. Among the amenities of the apartment can be parking facilities and balcony. If you want to escape overcrowded hotels and enjoy heavenly peace, a vacation rental in the immediate vicinity of the beach is also a good choice. Beautiful dune crossings as well as the miles long beaches of the North Sea are waiting for you. Because the vacation rental is centrally located, there are several bars and shops nearby.

Holidays in Rotterdam

Location and orientation

Relaxing holidays in the second largest metropolis of the Netherlands

Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands after Amsterdam. The municipality belongs to the Randstad conurbation and is located at the mouth of the Rhine into the North Sea and in the province of Zuid-Holland in the west of the country. Rotterdam also includes the large neighbouring cities such as Dordrecht, Vlaardingen and Schiedam in the closer urban region. The city is extremely flat and lies to a large extent even below sea level. Rotterdam is divided into a southern and a northern part by the Nieuwe Maas river, a main stream of the Rhine delta. In the south there is the harbour and some settlements, while the actual city centre is in the north. Eleven official sub-communities comprise Rotterdam. These include Prins Alexander, Overschie, Noord, Kralingen-Crooswijk, Ijsselmonde, Hoogvliet, Hoek van Holland, Hillegersberg-Schiebroek, Feijenoor, Delfshaven and Charlois.

Travelers and Activities

Recommended destination for families

Rotterdam is ideal for a stay with children. Kids can enjoy the best entertainment at the Plaswijck amusement park. Here you will find water slides and exciting playgrounds. The children can also travel through the canals in small electric boats at Kids Marina. In 2017, the city of Rotterdam opened its doors, and its attractions include a motor scooter, mini roller coaster, Ferris wheel and the largest water slide in Europe. And in Futureland, young people learn all about the port.

A variety of shops for an exciting shopping spree

The Dutch metropolis offers a great shopping experience with large fashion stores, shoe shops and department stores. In addition, the city has a large number of specialist shops to offer. The majority of the shops are located in the centre, such as the market hall. Alexandrium and Zuidplein Mall are two large shopping centres outside the city centre. You can also shop in Amsterdam on Sundays.

Things to know

History of the foundation of Rotterdam

Rotterdam was founded in 1230 with the construction of a dam on the Rotte river. During the Second World War, the city centre was almost completely destroyed by a German air raid and the associated fires. Gradually, however, the city was modernised and expanded due to the strategic importance of its port.

Rotterdam is known for this.

By far the largest seaport in Europe can be found in Rotterdam and is therefore of great importance in terms of traffic law. It is also the leading commercial and industrial city in the Netherlands. With the Delfste Poort and the Montevideo Tower, Rotterdam also has the highest administrative and residential building in the country. In 2001, the Dutch metropolis was, together with Porto, the European Capital of Culture. Among the most important events are the Rotterdam International Film Festival, which takes place in late January and early February, and the North Sea Jazz Festival in July.

Marvel at beautiful architecture in Rotterdam!
Marvel at beautiful architecture in Rotterdam!
Did you know that Rotterdam is the only city in the Netherlands with a skyline?

Top 5 travel tips

1. Admire impressive buildings

In Rotterdam you can admire many interesting buildings. For example, the modern Willemsbrug, which crosses the Meuse, the White House, which was the first skyscraper in Europe, or the city's art gallery. In addition, the Wilhelminacade on the river Maas is known for its modern skyline.

2. Visit numerous attractions in the harbour

The city also has a great deal of history to offer: The Dutch East India Company had its shipyards in Delfshaven. Today the harbour is considered a tourist attraction - here you can admire the warship "De Delft" from the 18th century. There is also a branch of the city's Historical Museum in Delfshaven.

3. Enjoy the viewing platform

Another highlight is the Euromast with its viewing platform - from the city's landmark you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the metropolis and even as far as Belgium and the port city of Antwerp.

4th harbour tour

The harbour tours are also a popular leisure activity and those who are interested in the great architecture of the city should not miss to visit the Dutch Architecture Institute - here the works of all Dutch architects from the 18th century onwards are documented.

5. Undertake city excursions

If you rent a holiday home, an apartment, a loft or a apartment in Rotterdam, you also have the opportunity to visit the cosmopolitan cities of Amsterdam and The Hague. Or you get to know the advantages of the dreamlike places Zandvoort and Bergen aan Zee. No matter how you spend your free time in Rotterdam, you will love the city!

Windmills near Rotterdam.
Windmills near Rotterdam.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Rotterdam

How much does it cost to book a vacation rental in Rotterdam?

Based on last year, Rotterdam had an average price of $243 per night, a relatively high one for a city in The Netherlands.

During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in Rotterdam?

Travelers who want to save as much as possible travel to Rotterdam in February, January, or March, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $186, $214, and $223 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

When does the price of vacation rentals in Rotterdam go up the most?

Last year, the month that had the highest annual average in Rotterdam was May, with an average price of $293 per night. This was followed by August, with an average of $265, and then April, with $264.

Is it necessary to plan a trip to Rotterdam well in advance?

It is recommended that you book your stay with plenty of time when visiting Rotterdam, as only 17% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.

Which months offer the highest availability?

The months when it's easiest to find available accommodation in Rotterdam are April (the average amount of properties that are available reached 30% of the total last year), March (22%), and February (20%).

When are there fewer vacation rental options available in Rotterdam?

Vacation rentals in Rotterdam reach their peak in demand in August, with an availability rate of 10%. The second most requested month is July, with 12%, and the third is September with 13%. During this period, the availability is very low (12%). It is therefore preferable to book early.

Are there many rentals in Rotterdam?

In Rotterdam we work with 4 different providers to give you a choice of 200 properties, so you will not be short of options!

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