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Rotterdam Tracks

Would you like to get to know Rotterdam, then these pages are all you need. How? First you read a bit and then you hit the road. On these pages you'll find an itenarary for a walk through the centre of Rotterdam, photos and background information plus links to sites on Rotterdam organisations, attraction points and events. This year more than ever as Rotterdam ranks #5 on travel guide Lonely Planet's city top10 and #10 on 52 Places to go by The New York Times

Covid - 19 Measures

  After easing of measures on 25th June, the number of new Corona infections is has risen to high levels again, also in bigger cities like Rotterdam. The situation has deteriorated from worrisome to
very serious. On July 18, around 101 out of 100,000 residents tested positive in Rotterdam (alarm threshold is 7, national average 59). The vaccination programme has been making progress: 67% of the population has been vaccinated at least once (43% is fully vaccinated).  The number of hospitalisations, however, remains low and so is the number of hospital beds occupied by covid patients.
is allowed in all shops, with a restriction of 1 customer per 10sqm in non-essential shops. CafĂ©'s and restaurants remain open. Opening hours are until midnight. Clubs have closed and events have been suspended until 14 August. 
Free tests for access have been suspended until 14 August. Testlocation is Ahoy Arena and Exhibition Centre (near metro station Zuidplein). Amusement parks and Zoos remain open. The same goes for public libraries, restaurants (indoor), theatres, museums and  cinemas. For museum visits a entry time slot should be booked in advance via the museum's website.
Hotels are open for guests, serve food and offer room service.
Wearing of face masks is no longer compulsory inside of public buildings, but still enforced in public transport, in vehicles, in stations and at tram and bus stops. Base rules remain: keep 1.5 metres distance, wash hands, avoid crowds, no shaking of hands, stay home when you have symptoms (take a test), work from home around half of your working week.


Market Hall in autumn



The best way for getting to know a city is to explore it on foot. This is true for Rotterdam as well. Walking through the city you get a feel for the diversity of the place and you get a picture of how the city has developed over the centuries. I have developed a self guided walk through the centre of Rotterdam (and a little beyond), that will give a thorough first impression of the city.  The walk guide book is available from bookshops and can be ordered online

Guided Tours

Do you prefer a guided tour? Go to RO Tours. They offer a wide range of (themed) walks and tours with knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides


Hotel Accommodation

Looking for a hotel room in Rotterdam? On this web site hotels of various grades of luxury and price levels are featured. You can book most of them through this site against favourable rates negotiated by More


 Last Updated on: Sun Dec 8 2019