Why You Should Visit Rotterdam
Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands known for its amazing architecture and huge port which ranks as the largest in Europe. The city boasts many excellent museums which would take days to explore, so be sure to set aside plenty of time to explore places such as the Maritime Museum and the Chabot Museum. There are many historic buildings located around Rotterdam including various centuries-old churches worth exploring, or you may consider visiting one of the seven windmills dotted around the city. There are a number of family-friendly attractions available to keep all the family happy like the Rotterdam Zoo, while Rotterdam hosts many interesting festivals and events over the course of the year such as the IFFR film festival in January and the North Sea Jazz festival in July.
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Arriving In Rotterdam
Rotterdam The Hague Airport is located just 5 km outside of Rotterdam and ranks as the third busiest airport in the country. Getting from the airport into the city is possible on public transport with bus services available taking just 25 minutes, although there are also taxis available just outside of the terminal. Car rental in Rotterdam is also an option. Travelers at the airport will find all of the essential facilities you would need including a couple of cafés and restaurants as well as duty-free shopping, while the airport also offers free Wi-Fi.
Travelers looking to fly from the UAE to Rotterdam will need to make a stopover somewhere as there are no direct flights available. There are a couple of flight options available which would involve just a single stopover including transferring at Rome Fiumicino Airport.
Rotterdam Travel Information
As the Netherlands is a part of the Schengen Area, UAE nationals are able to travel to the country for up to 90 days on a visa free basis. Winters in Rotterdam can get fairly chilly so you will need warm clothing with you, while over the summer you can expect average highs of around 22 degrees between July and August. The city is served by an extensive public transport system consisting of buses, trams and a metro network which makes it easy to get around and explore.
Also, if you're thinking of visiting the Dutch capital check out the 10 best things to see and do in Amsterdam.
* This information is correct as of November 2017
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