Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands, with around 651,446 residents in the urban areas, metropolitan region and in the Randstad. The city is known for its animated cultural life, Erasmus University and the modern architecture in the city. The many modern buildings, including sky-scrapers, were built as a result of the destruction of the city center during World War II. Rotterdam has earned the nickname ‘’Gateway to Europe/the World’’ due to its extensive distribution and transportation systems, which includes roads, waterways and rails.

(Eurovision 2020 was supposed to be held in Rotterdam, due to circumstances regarding COVID-19 this has been cancelled. It is now expected to be held in 2021).

The municipality for Rotterdam has a clear vision for 2040; becoming more sustainable, adopting more self-driving cars, and of course implementing the Hyperloop. A Hyperloop is a mode of passenger and freight transportation, in which the barriers of distance and time are eliminated. The future is exciting, isn’t it?

Rotterdam is a city of architecture, modern-looking buildings and animated cultural settings. The city is recent, fast paced and contemporary. With a focus on the future, and with many international and multicultural events, a trip to this city would definitely be a unique experience for you and your colleagues. Are you interested in an incentive trip, after reading the history and future vision of Rotterdam? Go through the must-sees that are mentioned below, and request a quotation!


  • Kinderdijk (a village, known for its 18th-century windmills)
  • National Park De Biesbosch
  • The Cube Houses
  • SS Rotterdam (cruise ship)
  • Markthal (foodhal, stores)
  • Kunsthal (art museum)
  • Euromast (tower)
  • Windmills at Schiedam
  • Delfshaven (historical neighborhood)
  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (rotterdam’s largest museum, art museum)
  • Museum Rotterdam (history museum)
  • Nederlands Fotomuseum (photography museum)
  • Erasmus Bridge
  • Fenix Food Factory (food hall)
  • Natuurhistorisch Museum (natural history museum)
  • Santa Claus (statue)
  • Chabot Museum (museum dedicated to Hendrikus Chabot)
  • Witte Huis (national heritage site, building)
  • Diergaarde Blijdrop (zoo)
  • Van Nelle Factory (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art
  • Miniworld

For a possible program, prices and additional information, please check our incentive trips information page.