Architecture and nature in the heart of Rotterdam

Cycling in Rotterdam, South Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 340034

Provided by: Groots Genieten

4389 136
30.9 km
01:49 h
545 kcal
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If you look out over Rotterdam from the Van Brienenoord Bridge, you will see the most beautiful skyline in the Netherlands. But even if you cycle through the city, you can discover many architectural delights. And beautiful urban nature.

Head of South
The route naturally leads you along the banks of the Maas, but also through the beautiful part of Delfshaven that enjoys a protected cityscape, partly because of the historic buildings. At the Kop van Zuid you can see, among other things, the industrial heritage of the Cruise Terminal, from 1873 to the mid-1970s thousands of passengers left for America from here. The Rotterdam from 2013 by architect Rem Koolhaas is also an eye-catcher. This sustainable building consists of three towers, almost 150 meters high, placed closely next to each other.

Kralingse Bos
Rotterdam is more than just beautiful buildings. You drive through Het Park where you see the Euromast. The Kralingse Bos was planted in 1928. The oaks were cut down en masse in the famine winter to light stoves. It was not until 1953 that the restored forest, a wonderful green oasis, was officially opened. The route ends at one of the most famous architectural masterpieces: the world-famous Cube Houses.

Unique old city mills
On the Kralingse Plas, which was created by peat extraction, you can see the only two snuff mills in the Netherlands: mills where tobacco leaves are ground to produce snuff. De Ster dates back to 1866 and was built on the foundation of a flour mill that burned down in 1865. De Ster also fell prey to flames in 1962, and was rebuilt in 1969. Close to De Ster is De Lelie, a mill that stood in the Kralingen district from 1740 to 1840. It has been in its present location since 1840. In addition to snuff, spices are also still ground in both mills. In Delfshaven you pass the hull of Het Trust, a former malt mill from 1853.

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Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.


# Description Distance
Koestraat, 3011MC, Rotterdam, South Holland, The Netherlands 0.00 km
13 (Charloisse Hoofd, 3087XD, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Nederland) 10.59 km
58 (Parkkade, 3016GN, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Nederland) 11.31 km
14 (Pieter de Hoochweg, 3024EH, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Nederland) 12.19 km
59 (Vierhavensstraat, 3029BX, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Nederland) 13.36 km
Het Vertrouwen (romp/restant) (3e Schansstraat, Zuid-Holland, Nederland) 13.65 km

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  • Rotterdam, South Holland
  • Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland
  • 3e Schansstraat, Zuid-Holland
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