Places of Worship in Rotterdam, Rotterdam

The historic center of Rotterdam was bombed in May 1940, and almost all of the churches in the area were damaged. Lamentably, numerous significant churches have had to be pulled down. Since then, the downtown area has been rebuilt in a Functionalist style, and some modern churches have been erected. Check out our tour for the key places of worship to see in Rotterdam.
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Places of Worship in Rotterdam Map

Guide Name: Places of Worship in Rotterdam
Guide Location: Netherlands » Rotterdam (See other walking tours in Rotterdam)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Author: valery
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Noorse Kerk

1) Noorse Kerk

Noorse Kerk is the largest wooden building in the Netherlands. Designed by a team of local and Norwegian architects, it was inspired by Norwegian countryside churches from the 16th and 17th centuries. Among a number of intricate wooden carvings at the church you will recognize Christ and his disciples as well as several plants and animals.
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Greek-Orthodox Church Agios Nikólaos

2) Greek-Orthodox Church Agios Nikólaos

The Greek-Orthodox Church Agios Nikólaos is a well known rural community church in Rotterdam. Built in 1954, it was designed in a traditional style with Byzantine influences. The church's exterior walls feature limestone and other features salvaged from olden buildings. Today the church provides services as well as Greek weddings on the weekends.
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Wallonian Church

3) Wallonian Church

The Wallonian church dates back to the 1920s. Located in the city center, it is surrounded by many other places of worship. The church has a traditional style and yet features some quite innovative aspects for a church - expect to find some quite peculiar things inside.
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Scots International Church

4) Scots International Church

The Scots International Church is located in Rotterdam. An English-language Protestant church in the Presbyterian tradition, it is part of the Church of Scotland, within the Church's Presbytery of Europe. The church was first built in 1643 for the many Scottish merchants, sailors and soldiers who lived in Rotterdam, and was built on behalf of the city. The first Scottish minister was Alexander Petrie, who traveled from Perth in Scotland to take up his position. In 1722 the church was extended with a special almshouse for widows and orphans of fallen Scots soldiers. The 17th-century church was destroyed in the 1940 bombing of Rotterdam. The current building in the Schiedamsevest dates from 1952 and was designed by MCA Meischke.
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Roman Catholic Eendrachtskerk

5) Roman Catholic Eendrachtskerk

The Roman Catholic Eendrachtskerk is one of the oldest churches in Rotterdam, dating back to 1868. It was designed in a neo-romanesque style by Belgian architect F. Laureys, with round arches, hemispherical curves on the windows, and belt courses. Officially it is named H.H. Laurentius en Ignatius.
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Remonstrant Church

6) Remonstrant Church

The Remonstrant Church is a Scottish church that has been in Rotterdam since the 17th Century, and which retains a small but dedicated following to this day. This church building was built in 1897 in a mixture of styles. It has survived through the years even though its congregations have been persecuted and its leaders exiled.
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Rotterdam neo-Baroque Paradijskerk

7) Rotterdam neo-Baroque Paradijskerk

The Rotterdam neo-baroque Paradijskerk, dating back to 1910, is the church of the Catholic rural community of H.H. Petrus en Paulus. The building is also home to the parish of St. Joseph.
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The H.H. Laurentius en Elisabeth

8) The H.H. Laurentius en Elisabeth

The H.H. Laurentius en Elisabeth was built in 1907 as a Roman Catholic place of worship, and became the cathedral of the district of Rotterdam in 1956. It was designed in a neo-romanesque style, featuring a choral section, transept and nave. The church's frontage and two towers were later added in the 1920s.
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Roman Catholic St. Willibrordus

9) Roman Catholic St. Willibrordus

The Roman Catholic St. Willibrordus church was built in 1928. It is currently used by the Polish community of Rotterdam. Its members hold to a tradition of contemplation, prayer and reflection.

Walking Tours in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Create Your Own Walk in Rotterdam

Create Your Own Walk in Rotterdam

Creating your own self-guided walk in Rotterdam is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Souvenir Shopping Part 2

Souvenir Shopping Part 2

It would be a pity to leave Rotterdam without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Rotterdam, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Stadsdriehoek Sightseeing Tour in Rotterdam

Stadsdriehoek Sightseeing Tour in Rotterdam

The name Stadsdriehoek refers to the historic City Triangle of Rotterdam, which dates from the late Middle Ages. The area was bounded by Cool Vest and Schiedamsevest to the west, the Golden Vest to the northeast and the Nieuwe Maas to the south. Take our tour to see the top sights in this beautiful area.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Nightlife Walking Tour in Rotterdam

Nightlife Walking Tour in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a unique city that sparkles with the liveliest nightlife in the Netherlands. It's got a festival atmosphere that provides visitors with a great deal of enjoyment. There are a number of movies and musical attractions here as well. Take our walking nightlife tour to find the city's top night clubs.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Holland's major port, Rotterdam is an attraction in its own right, totally rebuilt after WWII, hence featuring bold, modern architecture, sometimes as peculiar as the world-famous Cubic Houses. The local Maritime Museum, displaying vintage ships and exhibits, attests to the city's great seafaring past. To get to know Rotterdam in its variety, follow this orientation walk and explore the galore of local sights.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
A Cultural Walk in Rotterdam

A Cultural Walk in Rotterdam

Visitors seeking culture will get the utmost pleasure from their trip to Rotterdam. It's a place that is both open to cultural growth and very much in touch with modern cultural trends. Lots of cultural music events and festivals are held in the city each year. Check out our tour of the top cultural attractions in Rotterdam.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Museums of Rotterdam Walking Tour

Museums of Rotterdam Walking Tour

Rotterdam is a city and municipality in the Dutch area of South Holland in the west of the Netherlands. It's got a rich diversity of museums, where you'll be amazed by the gorgeous and fully-featured exhibits. Check out our rundown of all the best, most famous museums in the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km

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Souvenirs Shopping: 16 Genuine Dutch Things to Buy in Rotterdam

Souvenirs Shopping: 16 Genuine Dutch Things to Buy in Rotterdam

Just as any other major Dutch destination, Rotterdam is associated with sea, excellent cheeses, marvelous beer, good food and, generally speaking, good taste. A set of gifts from Rotterdam will duly reflect any, if not all, of these qualities. Listed here are some of the items that might prove well...

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Rotterdam for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Rotterdam has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Rotterdam, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.