Rotterdam + The Southwest Netherlands

Rotterdam + The Southwest Netherlands Travel Guide

A mix of art and design, including work from Piet Hein Eek and Jurgen Bey.

Central Rotterdam is compact and easily explored by metro, tram, bike, or foot—but the most thrilling way to do it is by water taxi.

The seat of Dutch government, the royal family, the International Criminal court, and the country’s diplomatic community, this city is a jewel that’s an easy half-hour train ride from Amsterdam Centraal. It’s smaller in size than the capital but, many say, far more sophisticated.

Well-edited contemporary Dutch design.

The museum holds Rembrandts, Brueghels, and two of Vermeer’s great masterpieces, Girl with a Pearl Earring and View on Delft.