Thanks to the punctuality and efficiency offered by the taxi service from Rotterdam airport (bookable on this web page), you can avoid unnecessary airport waiting and go on immediately to discover this wonderful city. The Netherlands, as we know, is a fascinating country, conservative and modern at the same time, full of cultural and artistic charm that every year is visited by a large number of tourists. In fact, Amsterdam, known for its trendy and risqué clubs, is not the only tourist destination in the Netherlands.
Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands both in importance and number of inhabitants. In the south of the country, it is the largest port in Europe, and not surprisingly, it was here the famous Dutch East India Company was started.
The fact that the city was totally destroyed during the bombings of World War II, did not demoralise its inhabitants. In fact, the city was rebuilt more beautiful and spectacular than before, also thanks to the work of famous architects like Piano, Foster, and Koolhaas that won Rotterdam the "City of Architecture 2007" award. Including the suburbs, its population exceeds 1.2 million inhabitants, making it one of the busiest and liveliest European cities.
What to see in Rotterdam
There are a thousand reasons to visit this city. Its geographical position makes it very close to all the most important centres of Europe such as Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Brussels, France, England and Germany, and every day many people use its airport as a commercial and economic base from which to move on to other parts of the continent.
Specifically, we recommend visiting the following attractions:
- Markthal: first indoor market in the Netherlands, you can find stands of cheeses, typical products and food for vegans.
- Kunsthal: the most important art gallery in Rotterdam, which houses artworks ranging from the middle ages to the 21st century.
- Kijk-Kubus: symbol of the city, these are futuristic houses in an inverted cube shaped design.
The city airport for Rotterdam - The Hague Airport is situated just 8 km north-west of the city, in an area that has now become an integral part of the suburban area. The airport was inaugurated in 1955 after the previous one was completely destroyed during the bombings of the Second World War and changed its name, in 2010, to Rotterdam-The Hague Airport.
Among the services offered by Rotterdam airport are shops and restaurants, as well as a conference room that can hold up to 30 people.
The connections to the city centre are guaranteed by bus number 33 which stops at the central station and the bus number 50 which takes you to the Meijersplein metro station.
You can also reach the centre using public taxis whose stations are in the arrivals area. Obviously, those who choose this option must take into account the fact that there are not always enough taxis to accommodate all the recent arrivals and that the cost is never fixed but depends on a number of factors such as traffic and the time when you use the service.
For those wishing to go to Amsterdam from Rotterdam airport, they can do so via the Intercity NS train, and it takes 1 hour to get to the Dutch capital.
Approximate Taxi cost from Rotterdam airport
|Rotterdam Taxi||1-4 people||5-6 people||7-8 people|
|Rotterdam airport - Markthal||from 20€||from 25€||from 30€|
|Rotterdam airport - Kunsthal||from 20,50€||from 25,50€||from 30,50€|
|Rotterdam airport - Kijk-Kubus||from 19€||from 24€||from 29€|
Distances between Rotterdam Airport and some points of interest
- Rotterdam airport - Markthal: those who want to do some shopping in this colourful market, just has to take highway A13 and you will arrive in just 20 minutes (in absence of traffic).
- Rotterdam airport - Kunsthal: the distance between these places is about 10 km, which takes about 15 minutes.
- Rotterdam airport - Kijk-Kubus: to visit these bizarre houses you have to take the A13 motorway and you will reach your destination in just 18 minutes.
Like most Dutch cities, Rotterdam is also "bike-friendly", i.e. suitable for cycling, its transport network is extremely efficient and managed by the RET company.
In order to move around the city many tourists use the OV-Chipkaart, which allows you to use public transport not only in Rotterdam, but throughout the country.
The subway includes 5 lines and runs from 5:00 am to 0:15 am.
The urban bus network offers several routes and makes numerous stops especially in the city centre. However, it is unlikely to drop you in front of your accommodation.
The public taxis of Rotterdam are easily recognizable by the blue colour of the license plate and by the fact that they bear the inscription "TAXI" on the roof of the car; however, they are less used than public transport because their cost is considerably higher.
Taxileader.net provides a transfer service to and from Rotterdam airport. Anyone who wants to reach the city can use a service that is unique and personalised, which allows you to move easily through all the hassles that can be found arriving in an unknown, large, multi-ethnic, and polyglot city like Rotterdam.
In just a few minutes, it is possible to book an extremely professional and cheap private car service, with which, anticipating any inconvenience that may arise, an emergency number is provided, in case of last-minute communications.
Why choose Taxileader.net?
As with most important European cities, being able to have a private car or bus for your transfers is convenient, not counting the fact that you can choose the type of car, its capacity, and the driver who will have the task to pick you up directly at the airport terminal, without stress and without having to share the vehicle with strangers.
Moreover, you won't have to pay additional surcharges due to delays. From Rotterdam-The Hague airport you can travel to the Dutch city, but also to other important centres such as Eindhoven, Amsterdam, or Brussels, given the centrality of the airport. All this in a few clicks or thanks to a simple phone call to our customer service, which is available in various languages.