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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

  The number of new Corona infections is still very high, but steadly falling, also in bigger cities like Rotterdam. The situation is still very serious. On May 16, around 23 out of 100,000 residents tested positive in Rotterdam (alarm threshold is 7, national average 15). The vaccination programme has been making progress: 33% of the population has been vaccinated at least once (11% is fully vaccinated). The government has, in the light of falling number of new infections and hospitalisations and the increasing vaccination rate, eased up the lockdown further, with effect of 19 May. Shopping is allowed in all shops, with a restriction of 1 customer per 25sqm. Outdoor cafe's will be open, with a maximum of 2 guests per table (family groups exempted). Opening hours end at 8pm.
Amusement parks and Zoos are opening up again. The same goes for public libraries. Restaurants (indoor), theatres, museums and  cinemas reamain closed,at least until 5 June.
Hotels are open for guests, but do not serve food or room service (home delivery of meals in the room is allowed).
Wearing masks is compulsory in public buildings, public transport, in vehicles, in stations and at tram and bus stops. Maximum outdoor group size is 2 persons. 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 as much as possible. Further opening measures will be introduced by mid June if the positive trend continues.


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