Netherlands, Rotterdam Guide (B): Petite Adventures’ Guide to Rotterdam

Petite Adventures’ Guide to Rotterdam
Rotterdam is the second-largest municipality in the Netherlands, and in so many ways it’s the exact opposite of Amsterdam, which is the largest. Where Amsterdam is old and historic, Rotterdam is new, modern and oftentimes, a little quirky.

It was the perfect stopover between Ghent and Amsterdam, and one we’d definitely recommend to anyone interested in design or architecture. 

Getting There

Getting between Belgium and the Netherlands really couldn’t be easier as there are many options: bus, train, car, bike… As we were departing from Ghent, we opted for the train, which required a transfer in Antwerp.

The first leg of the journey was quite simple and straight forward (except for the whole getting off at the right station thing, which you can read about here). We simply hoped on the intercity train from Ghent, and less than an hour later we were in Antwerp.

From Antwerp to Rotterdam, via train, there are two options: the high-speed Thalys train, which will get you there in just over 30 minutes, or the slower intercity train, which will take an hour and 10 minutes. If you’re organised and can book your tickets well in advance, the price difference between the two is almost negligible; in that case, it makes sense to opt for the Thalys.

We weren’t so organised and only booked our tickets the day before, so the Thalys train wasn’t exactly in our budget. We chose the Intercity Train (two tickets set us back €71 for the ENTIRE journey, ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Petite Adventures’ Guide to Rotterdam
Guide Location: Netherlands » Rotterdam
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Markthal   Cube Houses   City Hall   Willemsbrug Bridge   Bagels and Beans   Scharrels & Schuim   Popocatepetl   Ibis Rotterdam City Centre  
Author: Kate Slean
Read it on author's website: https://petiteadventures.org/petite-adventures-guide-to-rotterdam/

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