A two-day break:
Two days is enough to experience the buzz of Rotterdam's busy culture. On day one discover the Wereldmuseum (the World Museum), a stunning building housing over 1800 pieces of sculpture and art. On selected times exhibitions are held and for something to eat, try their impressive cafe terrace. In the afternoon, ride along the Meuse River on the city's Splashtours. On day two, go shopping in the Lijnbaan and Beursplein, Rotterdam's main shopping area. Or try, Nieuwemarkt and Pannekoekstraat for smaller quirky shopping. In the evening, head to De Tuin restaurant and dine along the water - music and performances are on hand on selected evenings.
A week-long stay:
With so much to do and see, you can get a real flavour of the varied nature of Rotterdam's historic and contemporary culture. With great architecture, old and new, the sights are second to none: Beursgebouw's, (World Trade Center), impressive modernist design encapsulates the city as an exciting point of trade - it is now open for public viewing on the ground floor. If architecture with history is what you want, explore the 17th century, Schielandshuis, said to be Rotterdam's only building to survive WWII bombing: a museum of the city's history and cafe make this a great day out! Partyschip Jorina, a ship-based workshop for business or leisure offers a once in a lifetime excursion! And for nightlife check out the Hollywood Music Hall packed with house and electro music, whilst Club Vie guarantees stylish waterfront views.
A family holiday:
There are lots to do for families too: Plaswijckpark is an amazing family park packed with animals, a water park, English gardens, gnomes and more! And Miniworld Rotterdam will keep you and your children amused as it showcases miniature models of city buildings, trains and workshops to see how it all works. For a treat, set sail on the Pannenkoekenboot, literally meaning 'Pancake boat', as it glides past the city while you eat all the pancakes you can imagine and more.