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.

A-ROSA river cruises to Rotterdam in 2022

To Rhine Cruise: Rhine Mini Cruise Netherlands 2022

4

nights

Rhine Mini Cruise Netherlands 2022 International

From Cologne to Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Nijmegen to Cologne.

from 469 pp

To Rhine River Cruise: Rhine City Experiences 2022

5

nights

Rhine City Experiences 2022 International

From Cologne to Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Utrecht to Cologne.

from 929 pp

To Rhine River Cruise: NEW: Rhine Christmas Markets City Experience 2022

5

nights

NEW: Rhine Christmas Markets City Experience 2022 International

From Cologne to Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Utrecht to Cologne.

from 929 pp

To Rhine River Cruise: Rhine New Year's Dream 2022

6

nights

Rhine New Year's Dream 2022

From Cologne to Antwerp, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Cruising Day to Cologne.

from 1,489 pp

To Rhine River Cruise: Rhine Discovery Amsterdam & Rotterdam 2022

7

nights

Rhine Discovery Amsterdam & Rotterdam 2022 International

From Cologne to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Dordrecht, Antwerp and Cruising Day to Cologne.

from 1,499 pp

To Rhine River Cruise: Rhine New Year's City Experience 2022

7

nights

Rhine New Year's City Experience 2022 International

From Cologne to Rotterdam, Antwerp, Dordrecht, Amsterdam and Cruising Day to Cologne.

from 1,729 pp

To Rhine River Cruise: Rhine Christmas City Experience 2022

7

nights

Rhine Christmas City Experience 2022 International

From Cologne to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Dordrecht, Antwerp and Cruising Day to Cologne.

from 1,499 pp

To Rhine River Cruise: Experience the Northern Rhine 2022

7

nights

Experience the Northern Rhine 2022 International

From Cologne to Hoorn, Lelystad, Rotterdam, Dordrecht, Ghent, Antwerp and Nijmegen to Cologne.

from 1,029 pp

To Rhine Cruise: Rhine Panorama 2022

9

nights

Rhine Panorama 2022 International

From Cologne to Antwerp, Rotterdam, Zaanstad, Amsterdam, Cruising Day, Koblenz, Germersheim (Speyer), Strasbourg (Kehl), Mainz and Rüdesheim to Cologne.

from 1,799 pp

To Rhine River Cruise, Moselle River Cruise: Experience the Northern Rhine & Moselle 2022

9

nights

Experience the Northern Rhine & Moselle 2022 International

From Cologne to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Cruising Day, Cochem, Bernkastel-Kues, Trier-Mehring and Koblenz to Cologne.

from 1,799 pp

A-ROSA river cruises to Rotterdam in 2023

To Rhine River Cruise: Rhine Christmas Markets City Experience 2023

5

nights

Rhine Christmas Markets City Experience 2023 International

From Cologne to Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Utrecht to Cologne.

from 1,099 pp

To Rhine River Cruise: Rhine City Experiences 2023

5

nights

Rhine City Experiences 2023 International

From Cologne to Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Utrecht to Cologne.

from 1,099 pp

To Rhine River Cruise: Rhine Discovery Amsterdam & Rotterdam 2023

7

nights

Rhine Discovery Amsterdam & Rotterdam 2023 International

From Cologne to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Dordrecht, Antwerp and Cruising Day to Cologne.

from 1,599 pp

To Rhine River Cruise: Rhine Christmas City Experience 2023

7

nights

Rhine Christmas City Experience 2023 International

From Cologne to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Dordrecht, Antwerp and Cruising Day to Cologne.

from 1,799 pp

To Rhine River Cruise: Rhine New Year's City Experience 2023

7

nights

Rhine New Year's City Experience 2023 International

From Cologne to Rotterdam, Antwerp, Dordrecht, Amsterdam and Cruising Day to Cologne.

from 2,049 pp

To Rhine River Cruise, Moselle River Cruise: Experience the Northern Rhine & Moselle 2023

9

nights

Experience the Northern Rhine & Moselle 2023 International

From Cologne to Cochem, Trier-Mehring, Bernkastel-Kues, Koblenz, Nijmegen, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Emmerich to Cologne.

from 2,149 pp

To Rhine Cruise: Rhine Panorama 2023

9

nights

Rhine Panorama 2023 International

From Cologne to Rüdesheim, Germersheim (Speyer), Strasbourg (Kehl), Mainz, Koblenz, Nijmegen, Rotterdam and Emmerich to Cologne.

from 2,149 pp

High above Rotterdam: Erasmus Bridge

High above Rotterdam: Erasmus Bridge

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

The 'Kubuswoningen' of 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.