NR. 9 Central Station

Rotterdam Central Station has more than 110.000 passengers on the floor every day. Intercity trains, sprinters, international trains, buses, trams and metros run here and there. The station has undergone a huge metamorphosis in 2014 and has since become one of the city's architectural highlights.

Many funny figures wanted to give the station a nickname when it was finally there after a long construction. After all, people from Rotterdam were so good at that, with the Kuip, the Zwaan and the Koopgoot. Names such as 'Haaienvin' and 'Kapsalon' (after our fries with shoarma, cheese and salad) were suggested, but the people of Rotterdam were not very interested, so Centraal simply remained Central.

Did you know…

Rotterdam Centraal is one of the best stations in the world? Engineering company Arcadis researched train stations worldwide, and our beautiful main station stands at number five. And also very nice: when it rains very hard on the east side of the station a waterfall rainwater coming down?


To the left of the square you will find Café Engels in the Groot Handelsgebouw. Next to the terrace on the square, you also have a roof terrace on top of the building where you can drink delicious cocktails with a beautiful view. Check the Suicide Club. Absolutely worth it!


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