Rotterdam Old Harbor

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Located in the city’s revitalized Maritime District, Rotterdam’s Old Harbor (Oude Haven) is a boat basin filled with restored historic ships, including houseboats some locals inhabitants. It’s the city’s first port, dated back to 1350. Today it’s an entertainment center of Rotterdam, with a unique mix of old and new structures.
Take some time to wind down, sitting outside one of the many cafes and restaurants. Observe the atmosphere or walk around watch the boats being painted or repaired. Signs indicate the ages of the ships and old pictures of the commercial port and shipyard in this area.



Approx. Duration

2 – 3 Hours

Accessibility Level

Accessibility Level – High

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Price Level

Min. Price



3011 WB Rotterdam, Netherlands

Spoken Languages

Dutch (official language), Frisian is spoken in the northern province of Friesland. English, German and French are widely spoken.

Recommended Age

Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors

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Dutch (official language), Frisian is spoken in the northern province of Friesland. English, German and French are widely spoken.


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port with white building in the center and few small boats in the water

Alongside the harbor stands Het Witte Huis (The White House). Built in 1898, it is known for being the first skyscraper in Europe. The building is 45 meters high (148 feet), the tallest skyscraper in Europe at the time it was built.

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Best Time To Visit

Rotterdam weather is oceanic. You can expect rainy days all year long. However, the temperature rarely reaches extreme levels. The best time to visit Rotterdam is in the spring and summer since there’ll probably be fewer rainy days, with pleasant weather. The hottest month is August and the coldest month is January.

quick tipRemember to check the weather forecast few days before the trip and before heading to the airport.

Rain could catch you all year long so make sure, even in the summer, to pack a light jacket that can also protect you from unexpected rain.

You can find amazing jackets for men, women, and kids on Amazon (I haven’t personally tested these ones).

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