Rotterdam is always moving and Lonely Planet noticed it as well! In the guide of 2016 Rotterdam is on place 5, in the top 10 best cities in the world.
The city has one of the world's largest harbours and is a growing metropolis with a stunning skyline.
And all of this at just a 15 minutes drive from Van der Valk Hotel ARA.
Rotterdam should definitely not be missed during your visit to Van der Valk Hotel ARA!


The high-speed lifts will take you up to 100 meters height, where there is a breathtaking view over Rotterdam.
Visit the website of the Euromast for more information.

Central Station

The Central Station is built completely new and is worth a visit if you are in Rotterdam!
Read more about the Central Station


You'll find an indoor market hall in various world-class cities, but the combination with luxury housing makes Rotterdam's Markthal the first of its kind. The Markthal is open 7 days a week.
Visit the website of the Markthal for more information.

Kunsthal Rotterdam

The Kunsthal Rotterdam offers different kinds of art; ancient art, contemporary art, photography and design. There are also changing exhibitions.
Visit the website of the Kunsthal Rotterdam

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen has a collection of contemporary art up to the period of the late Middle Ages. There are also changing exhibitions.
Visit the website of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum in Rotterdam will take you on a journey through the maritime in the past and in the present and features changing exhibitions.
Visit the website of the Maritime Museum Rotterdam


Take a trip through the harbours of Rotterdam with the Spido.
Visit the website of the Spido