|1 Summer dress in a chain store||$65.54|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$9.49|
|1 Pair of Nike shoes||$117.97|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.29|
|Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data)||$27.80|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$796.61|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$4.07|
|Pack of cigarettes||$8.14|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$15.93|
Rotterdam is a bit misunderstood by tourist all over the world. Some confuse this city with another Amsterdam, and those who do this will be very disappointed. Being the second most populated city in the Netherlands, the people of Rotterdam have a unique character.
When reserving cheap flights to Rotterdam you will expect to observe a usual Dutch city. But this is not true. The heart of the city was wiped out in World War II and the current cityscape was recreated after the war. When you travel to Rotterdam you will gaze in wonder at the Kubus apartments. You will also fall in love with the apartments in the form of tilted cubes, located in the Old Harbor. A single model apartment is freely open to visitors.
Rotterdam is also much known for its highly Dutch multiculturalism. Nearly half of its residents have only one parent born in the Netherlands. This means that Rotterdam is a multinational city, where the mark of different ethnicities can be seen all over, from the Cape Verdean communities and substantial Antillean to Rotterdam’s own Chinatown. Make sure you visit the Wereldmuseum, to explore the true multicultural mix.
Rotterdam is most likely to be famous for its busiest ports in the world, a unique experience on the European continent. Rotterdam port should be top priority on your list of attractions as soon as you book flights to Rotterdam. Tourists must try to visit the Harbor Museum (Havenmuseum), an open air museum that never closes its doors. There visitors can freely explore historic ships from a wide range of periods. Another very interesting attraction is the Maritime Museum, where you can explore the history of the Dutch Navy. An additional museum that should not be missed is the Museumschip Buffel, where you can see a renovated marine ship. Museum Rotterdam, although not a maritime museum, also shows some interesting facts to the city’s maritime significance.
Rotterdam has some of Europe’s best exhibition spaces and museums. Around museums, park art lovers will find the newest contemporary art as well as familiar masterpieces. Art lovers should go and visit the amazing Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, a museum where the treasury of European art is shown. Another Museumpark is the Art Hall (Kunsthal), a space that has no permanent collections, but instead has over 25 spectacular exhibits every year.
Rotterdam is home for many international restaurants. There is something for everyone when is about fine food or just traditional dishes. The Rotterdam restaurant experience is unique due to its multicultural culture.
Izkaya- while many will assume that the name is connected to a Japanese concept- an Izakaya (having an extra”a”) is a small pub the serves drinks with small dishes, they will find out that is something bit different. People that come to eat there can order their food just by clicking the touch screen that is built into each table, a very interesting experience.
Parkheuvel is one of the Netherlands finest restaurants. The Chef Erik van Loo makes any international food with a touch of Dutch accent. Even the traditional pannekoeken, draws huge reviews from critics and diners.
If you are in the mood for a cup of fresh cafe, then you should try Lebkov, located a few meters from the Central Station. At Lebkov you will can serve fresh sandwiches, salads, soups and of course some of the top coffee in town. Meals can be packed up so you can enjoy them on the train ride.
If you like what you hear you will sure want to go there even for a city break. It is not too late. It is time to search when to book a ticket to Rotterdam. Flighthub offers the cheapest flights to Rotterdam, so be sure you reserve the flight some time in advance, to get the best price.