Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Rotterdam one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Rotterdam is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Rotterdam or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Rotterdam. Explore the historical monuments of Rotterdam with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Rotterdam guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Rotterdam page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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Let's witness the history of Rotterdam with these top historical monuments and landmarks:

  1. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

    #1 of 16 Historical Places in Rotterdam
    Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

    Tags: Museum, Sculpture

    Address: Museumpark 18, 3015 CX Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has a fine collection of art pieces dating from the Middle ages to 21st century and consists of sculptures, paintings and everyday objects. The museum has exquisite c...Read more

  2. Oudehaven

    #2 of 16 Historical Places in Rotterdam
    Oudehaven

    Tags: Historical Site, Harbour

    Address: Oudehaven, Rotterdam, Netherland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Old Harbour was built in the 14th century and till today the historic ships of the Harbour Museum of Rotterdam are moored here. The harbour also has a shipyard where ships are renovated and a flee...Read more

  3. Witte De Withstraat

    #3 of 16 Historical Places in Rotterdam
    Witte De Withstraat

    Tags: Pubs, Streets

    Address: Witte de Withstraat, Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Witte de Withstraat runs between the Schiedamsevest and Eendrachtsweg area and was named after an Admiral in the late 19th century. The street was known for its many illegal activities like gambli...Read more

  4. Miniworld Rotterdam

    #4 of 16 Historical Places in Rotterdam
    Miniworld Rotterdam

    Tags: Exhibition , Hall

    Address: Weena 745, 3013 AL Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Miniworld Rotterdam is a miniature exhibition hall where you can see some stunningly detailed miniatures of real world places complete with surrounding influences. The Rotterdam miniatures cover the R...Read more

  5. Laurenskerk Rotterdam

    #5 of 16 Historical Places in Rotterdam
    Laurenskerk Rotterdam

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    Address: Grotekerkplein 27, 3011 GC Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Laurenskerk is a church built from mid 15th century to early 16th century and is the only Medieval building in Rotterdam that has survived its war history and urban growth. In the mid 17th century...Read more

  6. Stadhuis

    #6 of 16 Historical Places in Rotterdam
    Stadhuis

    Tags: Walking Area, Historical Site, Architecture , Hall

    Address: Coolsingel 40, 3011 AD Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The City Hall Rotterdam was built in the early 20th century and is one of the few buildings in Rotterdam city which escaped the World War II bombings. The building was built to accommodate the spaces ...Read more

  7. The Destroyed City

    #7 of 16 Historical Places in Rotterdam
    The Destroyed City

    Tags: Monument

    Address: Plein 1940, Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The ‘Destroyed city’ is a monument in Rotterdam made by sculpture Zadkine to signify the loss of the city during the Second World War when the Germans damaged the city severely. Ossip Zadk...Read more

  8. Santa Claus

    #8 of 16 Historical Places in Rotterdam
    Santa Claus

    Tags: Statue

    Address: Eendrachtsplein 4, 3012 LA Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Originally made to depict Santa Claus with a Christmas Tree in his hand, the statue got way to may sexual references and soon the ‘Leprechaun Butt-plug’ got more popular than any other nam...Read more

  9. Mariniers Museum

    #9 of 16 Historical Places in Rotterdam
    Mariniers Museum

    Tags: History Museum, Historical Site, War Memorial

    Address: Wijnhaven 7 -13, 3011 WH Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Know all about the history and journey of the Dutch Marines by visiting the Mariniers Museum. The museum showcases and depicts the story of the country’s turbulent past- including the World War ...Read more

  10. Museum Rotterdam

    #10 of 16 Historical Places in Rotterdam
    Museum Rotterdam

    Tags: History Museum, Historical Site, War Memorial

    Address: Timmerhuis, Rodezand 26, 3011 Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Museum Rotterdam depicts the story of Rotterdam’s past including its role and suffering during the World War II. The exhibits are self-explanatory and include a range of videos which describe ju...Read more

  11. Chabot Museum

    #11 of 16 Historical Places in Rotterdam
    Chabot Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Monument, Sculpture

    Address: Museumpark 11, Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Chabot Museum is dedicated to Hendrik Chabot- a famous Dutch sculptor and painter. The museum is accommodated in a white Villa built in 1930’s and is a National Monument itself. The museum s...Read more

  12. Van Nelle Factory

    #12 of 16 Historical Places in Rotterdam
    Van Nelle Factory

    Tags: Architecture , Unesco Site

    Address: Van Nelleweg 1, 3044 BC Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Van Nelle Factory is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most beautiful modern building not just in Rotterdam but in the world! The factory topped in the list of the ‘25 Most Beautif...Read more

  13. Groothandelsgebouw

    #13 of 16 Historical Places in Rotterdam
    Groothandelsgebouw

    Tags: Walking Area, Heritage Building

    Address: Stationsplein 45, 3013 AK Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Groot Handelsgebouw is one of the major buildings built after the Second World War and marked a fresh beginning for businesses in Rotterdam since most of them where lost during the war. Today the ...Read more

  14. Leuvehoofd Park

    #14 of 16 Historical Places in Rotterdam
    Leuvehoofd Park

    Tags: Park, Bridge, Walking Area, Monument

    Address: Leuvehoofd, Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Leuvehoofd Park is located on the river side and overlooks the Earsmus bridge. The park is loved for its green grass, sufficient benches to sit on and simply take the spectacular waterside view. H...Read more

  15. De Hef

    #15 of 16 Historical Places in Rotterdam
    De Hef

    Tags: Bridge, Walking Area, Monument, Harbour

    Address: 3071 Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The De Hef is a railway lift-bridge which runs over the Royal Harbour and was built in the late 19th century. The bridge was designed in 1927 (first of its kind in Europe) and was a main location for ...Read more

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