City Breaks along the Rhine

Rotterdam is many things: a vibrant international port city with Europe’s biggest sea harbour, a city with great shopping and nightlife and a hub for artists and creatives.

And, as you’ll notice as soon as you arrive, it embraces contemporary architecture like no other Dutch city. Rotterdam’s skyline is constantly changing, with futuristic new buildings proudly growing skyward.

Here’s a tip: the SS Rotterdam, a large transatlantic passenger ship built in 1959, is moored in the city’s harbour. You can visit the engine room, the bridge and the rooms, which still have the original decor.

City Breaks to Rotterdam with A-ROSA

Step aboard one of the A-ROSA cruise ships and discover Rotterdam from the river.

During your cruise on the Rhine, the A-ROSA AQUA, the A-ROSA BRAVA the A-ROSA SILVA and the A-ROSA SENA will dock right in the centre of Rotterdam. Explore the city by yourself, or join one of our guided excursions with a guide who knows their way around. In the evening, return to the ship, and reflect on the day’s experiences over dinner, or relax in our SPA area. While you are still chatting to your fellow guests, the ship will depart and head for the next city – perhaps Antwerp or Amsterdam.

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A-ROSA River Cruises to Rotterdam

Tips for your trip to Rotterdam



The 139-metre-high Erasmus Bridge is one of Rotterdam's most popular photo motifs. A walk or a tram ride over the highest bridge in the Netherlands is a must when visiting the city. From here you have an impressive view of the Nieuwe Maas and the skyline of the "Manhattan on the Maas". At night, the Erasmus Bridge is clearly visible from afar because of its illuminated steel cable.

THE 'KUBUSWONINGEN' OF ROTTERDAM Städtereise nach Rotterdam


The other living experience: in Rotterdam's bright yellow cube houses, the walls are not vertical, but at an angle! The cube-like residential buildings were designed in the 1970s by the Dutch architect Piet Blom with the aim of optimising the use of the limited space. You can't resist being amazed by these buildings.

Die Market Hall Mit A-ROSA nach Rotterdam

Die Market Hall

The Rotterdam Market Hall was opened in 2014 after five years of ongoing construction and has already become an absolute landmark of the city. The futuristic building offers many opportunities to enjoy delicious food and drinks - it's worth trying! The various stalls are located in a unique setting under an oversized ceiling painting.