Rotterdam Motorhome Rental
Rotterdam is all about modernity. The second-largest city in the Netherlands, and one of the world’s busiest ports, it is a city that keeps on re-inventing itself. Its striking skyline features cubist structures, the Euromast observation deck and a swan-like curve in the Erasmus Bridge. With its easy access to the rest of Europe, it is a great place to rent a campervan and embark on an exciting holiday.
From Rotterdam, you can easily get to Amsterdam, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Dortmund and Cologne within just a few hours drive.
Compare rates on Campervan Rental
At Motorhome Republic we take the guess work out of getting the best deal on campervan hire. Visit our comprehensive website, either on your PC, tablet, or using our mobile app, and put some key details into the search engine. Once we have your pick-up city, dates of travel and driver’s age, we will show you all available campers, with the price for your whole holiday. Extra-special deals are clearly marked. Compare the rates, as well as the specifications of each camper side-by-side. Once you have made a decision, book securely online with the confidence of a best price guarantee.
Further afield, where to from Rotterdam
Rotterdam The Hague Airport services both cities, and is the Netherlands’ third-largest airport. The Hague is just 30 minutes along the motorway from Rotterdam. As the seat of government, it has a charming Parliament Square filled with monuments. You can see the original artwork, Girl with a Pearl Earring, at the newly renovated Mauritshuis Museum.
Where to hitch your wagon in Rotterdam: Nearby Campgrounds
You won’t get more central than Stadscamping Rotterdam, just 10 minutes from the city.
For a different experience, try Delflandhoeve camping, in the nearby city of Delft. A pretty canal city in its own right, this campground is on a farm with woods and a pond. Delft is just 12 minutes by train to Rotterdam.
Eating and drinking in Rotterdam
A great place to start is the Fenix Food Factory, a food hall and market by the harbour. Boutique producers ply their wares of micro-brews, cider or artisan bread, plus a range of ethnic foods. Potato chips (or fries, depending where you are from) with mayonnaise is a uniquely Dutch dish. An innovation here is to make the mayonnaise truffle-infused.
Kopi Soesoe is a coffee hangout and music bar that is the flavour of the former Dutch colony of Indonesia. Fittingly, you’ll find it on the street, Sumatrweg. Dizzy is a Rotterdam institution: a jazz club that has been going, in various incarnations, since 1977. It serves food such as satay, burgers and Dutch sausage dishes as well as providing great music.
And don’t forget Dutch street food. Stroopwaffles are huge, crispy, treacle-filled treats available straight off the grillfrom any food market. Make like a local and balance it over your coffee mug to gently warm the treacle - gooey on one side, crispy on the other.
What to see and do in Rotterdam
They are so proud of their architecture in Rotterdam, visitors get every opportunity to learn all about it. Go on a guided walk or boat tour to learn the story behind the most distinctive landmarks, such as the famous cube house or Hotel New York. The Het Nieuwe Institute houses one of the world’s most important collections of architecture, interior design and urban planning. Rotterdam Central railway station is the latest venue for a modern makeover.
Art lovers will thrive on the museums in Rotterdam. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will take you on a journey through all of art history. The Stedelijk Museum Sciedam concentrates on modern Dutch art, and the Nederlandsfotomuseum provides an insight into all aspects of photography.
They love to party in Rotterdam and the city has a full calendar of events and festivals, so you won’t be the only traveller with a motorhome rental! The North Sea Jazz Festival is the world’s largest indoor jazz festival. Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are confirmed for 2015, held in July.
Safe driving in the Netherlands
Cycling is extremely popular here, so keep a special lookout for cyclists, especially when turning. Your camper may have a bigger blind spot than your car at home, so take extra care.