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Stuck in Rotterdam Airport during the Holidays? Enjoy it!

Stuck in Rotterdam Airport during the Holidays? Enjoy it! November 4, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Stuck in the Rotterdam Airport for a few hours during the holidays, despite having confirmed travel plans? Well, this happens to the best of us – the reasons may range from crowds, delays, cancellations, to layover. Here are some tips to help you make the most of those few hours, in transit at...

Weather in Rotterdam

Weather in Rotterdam October 13, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands, is situated on Rhine-Meuse delta, near the North Sea. Located in the province of South-Holland, the city is a part of the Randstad. Southwesterly winds result in a moderate maritime climate across the Netherlands, and the Rotterdam weather reflects...

Typical Dutch Food (Part I) – The Oliebollen

Typical Dutch Food (Part I) – The Oliebollen October 8, 2010 | Food, Travel Tips | Read More
Traveling to a new country includes not only visiting the tourist spots and off-the-beaten-paths, but traveling also provides a chance to understand and appreciate the local culture, customs and food habits.  Rotterdam has a rich cultural heritage showcased in its museums, architecture, parks as well...

What is the currency of the Netherlands?

What is the currency of the Netherlands? September 27, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Visiting the Netherlands soon? Looking forward to experiencing the Dutch culture and  touring the attractions while buying souvenirs for folks back home? Before you commence on your trip to the low lands, here is all you wanted to know about the Dutch currency. The Netherlands  accepted Euro as its...

Autumn in Rotterdam

Autumn in Rotterdam September 14, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
“No Spring nor Summer Beauty hath such grace As I have seen in one Autumnal face.” -   John Donne Due to its location in the North-West Europe, bordering the North Sea, the Netherlands has a predominantly moderate, oceanic climate with warm summers and mild winters.  The country experiences...

Visiting Rotterdam – What to Pack

Visiting Rotterdam – What to Pack September 6, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Looking forward to visiting Rotterdam? Here are some packing tips: For the Winter : Rotterdam can get really cold, specially during the months of Jan and Feb.  A decent winter jacket/warm coat,  gloves, thick woollen socks, rugged shoes and a winter cap are an absolute must keeping the freezing temperatures...

Do you have the Rotterdam Welcome Card?

Do you have the Rotterdam Welcome Card? August 29, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Are you looking forward to visiting Rotterdam but are on a tight budget?  Despair not, the Rotterdam tourist Office offers an attractive option in the form of a Rotterdam Welcome Card. This card costs  €5 and comes with a kit containing a Rotterdam travel guide and a city map. You can save over...

Netherlands on a budget – Use the off peak Railway Discount Pass

Netherlands on a budget – Use the off peak Railway Discount Pass August 26, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
If you are planning a short trip from Rotterdam to other cities in the Netherlands, one of the best ways is to use the train. Traveling by train in the Netherlands is a little expensive even if you travel in the second class.  However, NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen), the national railway company in the...

Public Transport System in Rotterdam – The Metro

Public Transport System in Rotterdam – The Metro August 24, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
The public transport system in Rotterdam is pretty reliable, efficient and comfortable. You can use any one or a combination of options like bus, tram, metro, ferry, and taxi to reach an address in or around Rotterdam. For Intercity transport, trains are the best option. In this post, we will discuss...

Be a Local while in Rotterdam – Practical Dutch Expressions

Be a Local while in Rotterdam – Practical Dutch Expressions August 19, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Travelling provides an excellent opportunity to learn a little bit of the local language, while experiencing the culture and sights of the new place.  It is fun interacting with the locals in their language; you might stumble upon some hidden gems in the bargain. Here are some Dutch expressions and...