All you need to know about Rotterdam

About Rotterdam

Rotterdam is the Netherlands' second largest city. Situated on the banks of the river Nieuwe Maas, Rotterdam port was the busiest in the world during the period of 1962-2004. The name Rotterdam derives from a dam in the Rotte river. The harbour is an important point for transporting bulk materials to and from Europe making it a key trading centre. This city is known as the "Gateway to Europe" because of its large transportation network, which includes rail, roadways, and waterways. The thriving shipping sector draws a lot of business travellers, and this influx increases the demand for serviced apartments in Rotterdam. We offer a large selection of apartments in Rotterdam in both the north and south of the city divided by the Nieuwe Maas River.


Facts about Rotterdam

  • The city has its own orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, which is conducted by the internationally renowned Valery Gergiev. Invested in the arts, it also houses numerous theatres (including the brand-new Luxor theatre) and movie theatres.
  • In 2001, Rotterdam shared the title of European Capital of Culture with Porto.
  • On the Erasmusbrug Bridge, there can be no more than a total of 10,000 people at once.
  • The largest work of art in the world is located in Rotterdam's Markthal.


View of Oude Haven in Rotterdam From A Balcony

Rotterdam Travel Guide: Planning Your Visit

Rotterdam is a city of contrasts, with a rich history and a vibrant present. Whether you're interested in history, culture, sports, or simply exploring a new city, our serviced apartments in Rotterdam put you right in the heart of the action.

Rotterdam Public Transport

With Rotterdam the Hague Airport nearby, travelling to the city is simple. Ferries, watertaxis, taxis, buses, trains, metros and Rotterdam trams all provide transport throughout the city. You are able to select from a variety of public transportation options when residing in a Rotterdam serviced apartment, or you can simply rent a vehicle or bike around the city. A valid public transportation card (RET) is required to use the public transportation system.

Sports in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a sports-loving city, and we provide serviced apartments located near popular sports venues. The ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, the World Port Tournament, and the CHIO Rotterdam are just a few of the top sports events that take place in the city each year. In addition to these annual events, Rotterdam serves as the venue for a number of European and global championships in sports such basketball, volleyball, judo, football, BMX, gymnastics, squash, and judo. Football, however, is the most widely practised sport in the Netherlands.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Visit the city's luxurious cruise ship, the ss Rotterdam and get a glimpse of life on board. Rotterdam is renowned for its innovative and original architecture, and even after more than 30 years, its Cube Houses are still one of the city's most striking developments. These remarkable residences are cubes are tilted 45⁰ on their side in order to maximise the available space. Another essential stop on every traveller’s itinerary to Rotterdam is the Erasmus Bridge. This impressive engineering achievement is an icon of Rotterdam.

Why stay in a serviced apartment in Rotterdam?

Corporate travellers can work away from the office in comfort in Rotterdam serviced apartments, which serve as their home-away-from-home. The space, convenience, and privacy of serviced apartments in Rotterdam are superior to those of hotels and resorts, giving guests a more homelike experience. Serviced apartments provide you the freedom to cook meals and dine on your own schedule without being restricted by hotel operating hours as they come equipped with fully furnished kitchens and separate living and sleeping rooms. They provide you with the flexibility to do business without being constrained by hotel schedules. Along with privacy and comfort, you often have access to conference spaces, fitness centres, swimming pools, and other hotel-like amenities.


The largest independent serviced apartment agent in the world, SilverDoor provides its clients with a premium experience with our multi-award-winning team assisting you with the booking of your trip, as shown by our 4.9-star Trustpilot rating. Since we do not own any of the listed serviced apartments, we will give you our unbiased assessment of them, negotiate for the best rates, and make every effort to help you find a long or short stay apartment in Rotterdam that matches all of your requirements. For all kinds of business trips and parties of any size, booking a serviced apartment in Rotterdam with SilverDoor offers a number of benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the different types of serviced apartments in Rotterdam?

    At SilverDoor, we cater to a variety of business travel needs with our range of serviced apartments in Rotterdam. Our studio apartments offer a comfortable open-plan living space, ideal for single occupants or couples. If you require more space, our one-bedroom apartments provide separate living and sleeping areas for added privacy and comfort. For families or larger groups, we recommend our two or three-bedroom apartments, which offer ample space and home-like amenities.

  • What are the benefits of staying in a Rotterdam serviced apartment?

    Staying in a Rotterdam serviced apartment has numerous advantages. Firstly, serviced apartments provide the comfort of home with the luxury of a hotel, creating a perfect balance for both short-term and long-term stays. Every unit offers fully equipped kitchens, spacious living areas, and high-speed Wi-Fi, ensuring you have everything you need for a comfortable stay. Furthermore, our Rotterdam serviced apartments are conveniently located near key attractions, business districts, and transportation hubs, allowing easy access to different parts of the city.

  • What are the amenities included in a serviced apartment in Rotterdam?

    The amenities in our Rotterdam serviced apartments are designed to provide you with the utmost comfort and convenience. All our apartments are fully furnished with modern décor and come with a fully equipped kitchen granting you the freedom to cook your own meals. They also include an office space for those who wish to work from home, along with high-speed internet. For your entertainment, most of our serviced apartments offer flat-screen TVs and entertainment systems. Some of our properties even boast access to a fitness centre, laundry services, and a 24-hour concierge. We also have a range of Rotterdam serviced apartments that are centrally located, providing easy access to public transportation, shopping centres, and cultural hotspots.

  • Are there pet-friendly serviced apartments in Rotterdam?

    We understand how important your furry friends are to you and that many people travelling on business wish to bring their pets along. Our range of pet-friendly service apartments in Rotterdam ensure comfort for both you and your pet during your stay. Our pet-friendly apartments come equipped with ample space, comfort, and amenities that cater to your pet's needs. Please note - prior notice must be given for all pet stays and an additional charge may apply.

  • Where are the best locations to stay for business in Rotterdam?

    Our Rotterdam serviced apartments are strategically located in the city's prime business districts, ensuring convenience for our business travellers. One of the highly recommended areas to visit is the Kop van Zuid, with its myriad of innovative companies and high-rise buildings, is often referred to as the 'Manhattan on the Maas'.

  • Are there any serviced apartments in Rotterdam that have access to a gym or pool?

    Yes, we have a selection of serviced apartments in Rotterdam that include access to fitness amenities such as gyms and pools. These facilities are perfect for residents looking to maintain their wellness routines while away from home.

  • Are serviced apartments worth it in Rotterdam?

    Yes, serviced apartments in Rotterdam offer excellent value. Our Rotterdam serviced apartments provide a more spacious and cost-effective alternative to traditional hotel accommodation. With their convenient locations, you'll have easy access to Rotterdam’s top attractions, business districts, and public transport links. Our apartments come fully equipped with modern kitchens, spacious living areas, and high-speed internet, perfect for both short-term and long-term stays. The flexibility and convenience offered by serviced apartments make them a superb choice for business travellers and tourists alike.

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