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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 23, 2016
Living and day care service  (1 Answer)

I will have a short term study in Erasmus MC for 4 months. My 2 year old daughter will accompany me during that period of time. Is there any day care service or nursery nearby? I may need to bring her there for a few hours daily during week days.

Besides, is there any suggestions about the housing?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 04, 2016
Rotterdam - Free car park  (1 Answer)

Visitng Rotterdam for 2 days in late August. Staying at a youth hostel at Coolsestraat 47-49, 3014 LC Rotterdam, Netherlands. I'd like to find a place to park the car nearby for free. I don't mind walking 15 - 20 minutes or so.

I did find that there was free parking on Noordereiland (41 minutes away), and Oranjeboomstraat (55 minutes away), but these are further out than I would prefer.

Is there anyone familiar with Rotterdam? Possibly there is something around Vrosenpark, or that area that would be much closer.

Thank you for your help.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 13, 2016
Delfshaven - Getting there on foot  (3 Answers)

We are visiting Rotterdam this summer staying near the central station. google.maps show it takes about 36 minutes to walk to Delfshaven. However, it also states "This route has restricted usage or private roads."???

Are the roads all walkable? We like to walk. I did the google maps for Coolsestraat 47, 3014 LC Rotterdam, Netherlands to Lloydkade, 3024 Rotterdam, Netherlands

Also, what sections of Delfshave are best to walk around, this closese to the Maas river, or those closest to town, or?

Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 17, 2015
Rotterdam Central to The Hague Rotterdam Airport during night  (3 Answers)

Hi there¡¡

Does anybody knows is there is any public transport that´s conect Rotterdam Central to The Hague Rotterdam Airport during night?

I have been cheking RET webside and 9292 but it´s seems BOB B12 line is not working anymore...



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 24, 2015
online cake delivery - Nieuw Lekkerland  (6 Answers)

i need a cake to be delivered at the address in Nieuw Lekkerland. i understand it's a suburb of Rotterdam but i notice it's quite far. can someone help me with links of some good local bakeries that deliver cakes which i could order and pay online?
it's urgent, thank you!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 31, 2014
Tourist activities on weeknights?  (2 Answers)

I will be attending the ABN AMRO TENNIS TOURNAMENT (day session) in Rotterdam on a Wednesday or Thursday next February. Can you suggest some activities to fill the time after 5 pm until my 9 pm train back to Amsterdam?
It looks like all the museums and shopping in the city center are closed on weeknights. Are there any other tourist activities on weeknights (other than restaurants)?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 13, 2014
Using public transportation to go to Kinderdijk  (10 Answers)

I would like to go to Kinderdijk on Monday, Oct 13. Is the best way taking the waterbus from Erasmus Bridge, then taking the Triangle Ferry? I am staying at Emma Hotel on Nieuwe Binnenweg.
Is it easy to reverse this same transportation when I am finished at Kinderdijk? Any help would be very appreciated.
Thank you very much,
Joyce from Canada

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 05, 2014
Rotterdam - Amsterdam  (2 Answers)

Together with my mate, we are planning a bike trip. We are from Rotterdam and we and thought, that we go to Amsterdam. I searched the web for information on the distance and time our trips.
I found for example:

but it is probably time to travel by car. Anyone knows how much time we will go bike? Thank you for your help.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 21, 2014
In July during the North Sea Jazz Fest  (2 Answers)

In July during the North Sea Jazz Fest. Where is the best places to go to hear great music?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 16, 2013
Bus from Rotterdam to Amsterdam  (14 Answers)

Is there a bus service between these cities? I know there is a good train service but am looking for a cheaper option.
Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 11, 2013
Dog friendly?  (3 Answers)

Are there any bars / restaurants (preferably near the Station) that are Dog Friendly? We are stopping over there for a few hours tomorrow, and have our dog with us.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 11, 2013
Just curious!  (15 Answers)

I'm living in Rotterdam all my life (19 years so far) and the last few years I see a lot more tourists in my city. Most of the time tourists go to Amsterdam and don't have one kind word for Rotterdam or they don't even know the city exists.
My question is:
-Have you ever been to Rotterdam and what did you like or didn't like?
-No I've never been to Rotterdam and will you ever visit Rotterdam?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 08, 2013
Is there a story about the statue "Jackass"?  (9 Answers)

Saw the Assmann statue "Jackass" on a recent trip. Fascinates me. Did some searching and found the artist's site. His site advises this was a commissioned piece, in 1998, for the "voormlige Regentesse Bridge". Through the Internet magic, I found several photos of that bridge but the Jackass statue is not seen, perhaps because it is currently in Gouda (?) There is no signage to indicate its meaning or the artist. Is there a story about this work and its location? I'd guess it would have been somewhat controversial.

Any info would be appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 06, 2013
Only one afternoon  (5 Answers)

I am taking a river cruise and our ship will be in Rotterdam only for one afternoon. Can you please suggest the best way to spend my time. I'd like to see as much of the city as possible and experience some of the food as well. If you could suggest the order in which to see the city and perhaps some of the "off the beaten path" places, it would be a big help.

Thank you in advance, I am really looking forward to seeing your beautiful country.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 19, 2012
tobacco shops  (5 Answers)

were can i find a cheap tobacco shop in rotterdam and urk

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 18, 2012
Amsterdam Rotterdam Dan hang in a daily tour  (3 Answers)

I will be in Amsterdam from 30th December til 3 January. I would like to go for a daily tour to Rotterdam and den hang. Could you give me information about this?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 18, 2012
Rotterdam airport to Europort Ferry Dock  (2 Answers)

I am flying into Rotterdam Airport and need to get to the Europort Ferry Dock for a ferry back to Hull, can anyone tell me if there is a train, shuttle or bus service? Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 16, 2012
Living in Rotterdam  (2 Answers)

Hi everybody.

I will follow my PhD in Rotterdam at Erasmus MC.
It's first time I visit Netherlands and I will appreciate some advices as well.

Also, I would like if someone suggest me a home/apartment for rent to be in safe area and near to Erasmus MC, and how much is living costly out there?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 30, 2012
Rotterdam Centraal info needed  (4 Answers)

I am arriving Rotterdam Centraal from Amsterdam on Highspeed Rail and have two minutes to make my connection to the IC train going to Rotterdam Blaak. How am I going to do this?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 08, 2012
Any members in Rotterdam able to spend an hour of their time?  (5 Answers)

I will be visiting Rotterdam between April 29th and May 6th. I'll be travelling alone and wonder if any Rotterdam members would care to meet up for an hour or so over a drink to give me some inside tips about their city and surrounding area.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 22, 2012
Budget place to live en Rotterdam?  (3 Answers)

Hi VT'ers!

I need helo finding cheap accomodation in Rotterdam, as I'll be Interrailing around Europe, beginning this weekend. I plan to arrive in Rotterdam (from Amsterdam) this Sunday 26th, and stay for two nights. Anyone who has suggestions for centrally located and cheap accomodation.. 1-person private or possibly a dorm?

I appreciate your suggestions.. also maybe on what to do/see in only two days in the city, as I haven't visited before?

Best regards,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 15, 2012
OV chip card  (9 Answers)

Can the unlimited 1 day travel OV chip card be used on transportation between Rotterdam and Kinderdijk and Rotterdam and Delft?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 28, 2012
information for student at Erasmus -  (7 Answers)

My daughter is studying for a semester at Erasmus university. she is living on Adriaan kliutstraat and only has stove top burners in her apartment (no oven) any suggestions where she could buy a used microwave? Also, any suggestions for local reasonably priced placed to eat and buy groceries (chicken, fish) Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 05, 2011
Advise For a visit to Rotterdam  (4 Answers)

Hi All,

I am planning to bring my family to visit Amsterdam and at the same time planning to make a day trip to Rotterdam. What are the advices can share with me for such 1 day trip?

1) Within 1 day, what are places should i visit in Rotterdam?
2) Travelling tips from Amsterdam to Rotterdam.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 14, 2011
Journey Amsterdam-Den Haag- Rotterdam  (13 Answers)


We are going to stay at Amsterdam near Amstel station. We would like to visit Den Haag and Rotterdam in the same day.

We have seen on the NS web the possibility to go from Amsterdam Amstel to Rotterdam passing Den Haag (single ticket: 14,20 eur).
We would like to know if we purchase this ticket, if it is possible to get out the tren station to see Den Haag during 5 hours and come back to the train station, use the previous ticket to continue to Rotterdam without paying anything and then visit Rotterdam until night and then buy another ticket to come back Amsterdam.

Please inform us about this because we are confused.

By the way, Tourist Office always inform us about the journeys (from Schiphol to Amsterdam, to go to Rotterdam, to go to Den Haag) starting at Central Station but we have seen on the web that from Amstel station there are the same possibilities. Are we wrong?

Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 28, 2011
Things to do in ONE DAY  (9 Answers)

Hi. My nephew is in Amsterdam and wants to do some sight-seeing in Rotterdam. We wants to come to Rotterdam in the morning and go back at night. I have suggested that the see the following
1. The windmills in Schiedam/Chocolate Factory/ Jenever Museum
2. The Euromast
3. The Pencil Building and cubic houses
4. Ferry to Dordrecht

What time should he come into Rotterdam and in what order should he see these places so he can see all of them? What time is the last train back to Amsterdam?
Furthermore, will he have time left over to see the Maas Tunnel and the White House. Please reply quickly as he wants to go to Rotterdam in the next day or two

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 16, 2011
Where to Buy Things?  (4 Answers)

My husband is working/staying at ART Best Western Hotel in Rotterdam. Not knowing the country or language or having spare time is difficult. Where close by can he purchase Greeting Cards, stamps, or ready-to-eat meals (like deli food)? A place that is open by 6:00am or after 5:30pm, also a must. Has trouble knowing what is written on packages of items. Is there bakery-type store in that area. He is very bad at trying to drive far as trakfic signs are written in Dutch. Grocery store he has been using does not seem to sell too much of pre-cooked foods such as perhaps roast chicken, etc. for his dinner. Has kitchenette but nithing but microwave and no time to cook. Will be there on rotational basis until about August.

Thanks for any suggestions!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 26, 2011
Public transport strike Rotterdam (Amsterdam The Hague) half february (trains dont strike)  (1 Answer)

dutch link

Probably there will be a strike 14, 15 and 16th februari amsterdam rotterdam the hague.
This is not 100% sure yet.
Trains will drive as it is the companies GVB,RET and HTM who will strike.
What will happen if you want a taxi they will charge you much more money or wont even drive short rides (this is not aloud but i even hear it when there is no strike)
So try to find out how you get close as possible with trains and print out how to walk just in case

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 14, 2011
rotterdam resteraunts  (2 Answers)

We are arriving in Rotterdam from Australia the week before Easter and hope to be having a large family reunion. We plan on doing this at a restraunt if possible. Could someone possibly suggest somewhere that is not too expensive but has great food as well as variety. My relatives all live in and around Rotterdam. Thankyou for any help yu may be able to give me

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 07, 2011
Sleep in Rotterdam for a non-expensive price  (8 Answers)


I'm going to Rotterdam at the end of January. I'll stay 5 night, I travel alone. I'm not able to find through internet a cheap price for a hotel. I find few youth hostels (shared rooms, 8 people) and 3/4 stars hotels but with very expensive prices, 80€ per night and much more, or at least someone with 50-60€ per night but with a very poor facilities (shared bathrooms in 3 stars hotel...).

I'd like to find a 1-star hotel or an hostal, but not a youth hostel or a bed&breakfast renting rooms in a family. Something like between 30-40€ per night, and near the center (more or less). Can you suggest me some place like that?

That's happens me in a french city I visit often that through internet I only find 3-stars hotel, but once there, with my feet on the street, I find A LOT of humble hotels and hostals, with more cheap prices. This is because that people has not internet webpage of the hotel. ¿Is it also the same in Rotterdam?

Thank you very much in advance,

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