- Rotterdam The Hague (RTM)
There are frequent flights to Rotterdam The Hague Airport from all over Europe. From the Rotterdam The Hague Airport, it’s only a short ride by car, bus or train from Rotterdam or The Hague, two of the biggest cities in the Netherlands, and major business hubs.
Rotterdam The Hague Airport is a small airport, it is therefor very quick to get trough, and makes for a smooth trip to your destination. It’s also not nearly as overwhelming as big brother Schiphol can be.
Rotterdam and The Hague are the biggest cities of the Netherlands, right after Amsterdam, and that means there is easily enough to do and discover to keep you busy. The Hague is the political capital of the Netherlands, and Rotterdam has the biggest port of Europe. The latter has also been named one of Europe’s top cities for 2016 by Lonely Planet.
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What to Do in Rotterdam and The Hague
After you’ve visited Amsterdam it’s time to broaden your horizons in the Netherlands. Rotterdam and the Hague are a great fit. The atmospheres in these cities are so different from Amsterdam, as well as from each other. Each city will show you a different part of the Netherlands.
The Hague is the political capital of the Netherlands. Even though Amsterdam is the capital of the country, the government is established in The Hague. The Royal Family also lives in The Hague.
The Hague is a great city to walk around in. Aside from a lot of fancy official buildings, the city has a lot of restaurants, bars and cafés. It’s also close to the beach.
Rotterdam on the other hand, is totally different. It was heavily impacted by bombings in World War II. That is why you can find a lot of modern architecture in the city, a characteristic feature of Rotterdam.
Rotterdam also has a lot of events throughout the year. There is always something to do with art, music, theatre happening or some kind of festival. During the summer, a lot of people hang out in one of the parks and enjoy the weather. The Markthal is one of the newer features in Rotterdam and this market place is great to get a bite to eat. Rotterdam is considered one of the coolest, most innovative cities in the country.
Transfers from Rotterdam The Hague Airport
From the airport it is only a short ride to get to the city centre of Rotterdam. It only takes a few minutes to get to the bus stop and the bus will bring you to Rotterdam Central in 20 minutes.
Going to The Hague? First you can take the bus into Rotterdam and then transfer onto the metro that will take you to The Hague.
Planning on going to Amsterdam instead? Take the bus to Rotterdam Central and transfer to a train at the station.
Buy a card that can be used for all public transportation at the AKO store. Tickets for services offered by RET (only the bus) can be bought at the bus stop.