KNOWHOW

WELCOME TO ROTTERDAM! IN KNOWHOW YOU WILL FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR STAY AS EASY AS POSSIBLE. WHETHER YOU’RE A VISITOR, EXPAT OR STUDENT. EXPLORE, WORK AND STUDY IN THE CITY WITH ALL THE TIPS WE HAVE FOR YOU.

VISITORS

ENJOY YOUR STAY IN ROTTERDAM!

Traveling to Rotterdam for a couple of days? Or is your family visiting? Get the Rotterdam Welcome Card. This card has discounts on many attractions in Rotterdam. Includes a travel pass for 1, 2 or 3 days by public transport in the city.

YOU NEED  A OV-CHIPCARD FOR THE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN ROTTERDAM. CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT METRO/BUS/TRAM/WATERBUS/TRAINS

FRESH FRUIT, FISH OR FLOWERS AND EVEN SECOND HAND FURNITURE CAN BE FOUND ON THE MARKET. IT IS A PERFECT DAY OUT TO MEET THE LOCALS OR TO SHOP FOR YOUR DAILY GROCERIES. THE THREE MAJOR MARKETS ARE THE CENTER MARKET BINNENROTTE, AFRIKAANDERPLEIN (SOUTH) AND THE GROTE VISSERIJPLEIN (WEST). BELOW YOU WILL FIND THE LIST OF MARKETS SORTED ON THE DAYS. HERE’S AN OVERVIEW OF THE MARKETS SORTED BY DAY.

TUESDAYS

Binnenrotte Center Market08:00 till 17:30
Organic market Eendrachtsplein09:00 till 17:30

WEDNESDAYS

Afrikaanderplein Rotterdam Zuid08:00 till 17:30
Ommoord08:00 till 17:30

THURSDAYS

Hoogvliet08:00 till 17:30
IJsselmonde08:00 till 17:30
Visserijplein Rotterdam West08:00 till 17:00

FRIDAYS

Overschie08:00 till 16:30
Alexanderpolder08:00 till 17:30
Schiebroek08:00 till 17:30
Asterlo Zuidwijk08:00 till 17:30

SATURDAYS

Binnenrotte Center Market08:00 till 17:00
Afrikaanderplein Rotterdam Zuid08:00 till 17:00
Visserijplein Rotterdam West12:00 till 17:00
Rotterdamse Oogst10:00 till 17:00

SUNDAYS (MID-APRIL TILL OCTOBER)

Binnenrotte Centrum Market12:00 till 17:00
1 January 2018MondayNew Year’s Day
30 March 2018FridayGood Friday
1 April 2018SundayEaster Day
2 April 2018MondayEaster Monday
27 April 2018Friday King’s Birthday
5 May 2018SaturdayLiberation Day
10 May 2018ThursdayAscension Day
20 May 2018SundayWhit Sunday
21 May 2018MondayWhit Monday
25 December 2018TuesdayChristmas Day
26 Christmas 2018WednesdaySecond Day of Christmas

NO NEED TO PANIC. IN THE NETHERLANDS THE SIRENS CAN BE HEARD EVERY FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH AT PRECISELY 12PM. THIS IS JUST A TEST. READ MORE

IN CASE OF EMERGIENCIES (AMBULANCE, POLICE OR FIRE) CALL 112.

FOR NON-EMERGENCIES YOU CAN CONTACT THE POLICE ALSO ON 0900 8844.

EXPATS

WORK HARD, BUT ALSO ENJOY LIFE IN ROTTERDAM!

GET IN TOUCH WITH THE CITY HALL FOR REGISTRATION, A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION. CALL 14010 OR CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.

APPLY FOR YOUR DIGID SO THAT YOU CAN GET EASY ACCES TO GOVERNMENTAL WEBSITES.

THE ROTTERDAMPAS GIVES YOU FREE ACCES TO ALL MUSEUMS, A LOT OF OTHER PLACES AND TONS OF DISCOUNT IN ROTTERDAM. DEFINITELY WORTH EVERY PENNY!

YOU NEED  A OV-CHIPCARD FOR THE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN ROTTERDAM. CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT METRO/BUS/TRAM/WATERBUS/TRAINS

FRESH FRUIT, FISH OR FLOWERS AND EVEN SECOND HAND FURNITURE CAN BE FOUND ON THE MARKET. IT IS A PERFECT DAY OUT TO MEET THE LOCALS OR TO SHOP FOR YOUR DAILY GROCERIES. THE THREE MAJOR MARKETS ARE THE CENTER MARKET BINNENROTTE, AFRIKAANDERPLEIN (SOUTH) AND THE GROTE VISSERIJPLEIN (WEST). BELOW YOU WILL FIND THE LIST OF MARKETS SORTED ON THE DAYS. HERE’S AN OVERVIEW OF THE MARKETS SORTED BY DAY.

TUESDAYS

Binnenrotte Center Market08:00 till 17:30
Organic market Eendrachtsplein09:00 till 17:30

WEDNESDAYS

Afrikaanderplein Rotterdam Zuid08:00 till 17:30
Ommoord08:00 till 17:30

THURSDAYS

Hoogvliet08:00 till 17:30
IJsselmonde08:00 till 17:30
Visserijplein Rotterdam West08:00 till 17:00

FRIDAYS

Overschie08:00 till 16:30
Alexanderpolder08:00 till 17:30
Schiebroek08:00 till 17:30
Asterlo Zuidwijk08:00 till 17:30

SATURDAYS

Binnenrotte Center Market08:00 till 17:00
Afrikaanderplein Rotterdam Zuid08:00 till 17:00
Visserijplein Rotterdam West12:00 till 17:00
Rotterdamse Oogst10:00 till 17:00

SUNDAYS (MID-APRIL TILL OCTOBER)

Binnenrotte Centrum Market12:00 till 17:00
1 January 2018MondayNew Year’s Day
30 March 2018FridayGood Friday
1 April 2018SundayEaster Day
2 April 2018MondayEaster Monday
27 April 2018Friday King’s Birthday
5 May 2018SaturdayLiberation Day
10 May 2018ThursdayAscension Day
20 May 2018SundayWhit Sunday
21 May 2018MondayWhit Monday
25 December 2018TuesdayChristmas Day
26 Christmas 2018WednesdaySecond Day of Christmas

NO NEED TO PANIC. IN THE NETHERLANDS THE SIRENS CAN BE HEARD EVERY FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH AT PRECISELY 12PM. THIS IS JUST A TEST. READ MORE

IN CASE OF EMERGIENCIES (AMBULANCE, POLICE OR FIRE) CALL 112.

FOR NON-EMERGENCIES YOU CAN CONTACT THE POLICE ALSO ON 0900 8844.

STUDENTS

SAVE THE WORLD WITH ALL YOU KNOW, ALSO RELAX.

GET IN TOUCH WITH THE CITY HALL FOR REGISTRATION, A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION. CALL 14010 OR CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.

APPLY FOR YOUR DIGID SO THAT YOU CAN GET EASY ACCES TO GOVERNMENTAL WEBSITES.

THE ROTTERDAMPAS GIVES YOU FREE ACCES TO ALL MUSEUMS, A LOT OF OTHER PLACES AND TONS OF DISCOUNT IN ROTTERDAM. DEFINITELY WORTH EVERY PENNY!

YOU NEED  A OV-CHIPCARD FOR THE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN ROTTERDAM. CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT METRO/BUS/TRAM/WATERBUS/TRAINS

FRESH FRUIT, FISH OR FLOWERS AND EVEN SECOND HAND FURNITURE CAN BE FOUND ON THE MARKET. IT IS A PERFECT DAY OUT TO MEET THE LOCALS OR TO SHOP FOR YOUR DAILY GROCERIES. THE THREE MAJOR MARKETS ARE THE CENTER MARKET BINNENROTTE, AFRIKAANDERPLEIN (SOUTH) AND THE GROTE VISSERIJPLEIN (WEST). BELOW YOU WILL FIND THE LIST OF MARKETS SORTED ON THE DAYS. HERE’S AN OVERVIEW OF THE MARKETS SORTED BY DAY.

TUESDAYS

Binnenrotte Center Market08:00 till 17:30
Organic market Eendrachtsplein09:00 till 17:30

WEDNESDAYS

Afrikaanderplein Rotterdam Zuid08:00 till 17:30
Ommoord08:00 till 17:30

THURSDAYS

Hoogvliet08:00 till 17:30
IJsselmonde08:00 till 17:30
Visserijplein Rotterdam West08:00 till 17:00

FRIDAYS

Overschie08:00 till 16:30
Alexanderpolder08:00 till 17:30
Schiebroek08:00 till 17:30
Asterlo Zuidwijk08:00 till 17:30

SATURDAYS

Binnenrotte Center Market08:00 till 17:00
Afrikaanderplein Rotterdam Zuid08:00 till 17:00
Visserijplein Rotterdam West12:00 till 17:00
Rotterdamse Oogst10:00 till 17:00

SUNDAYS (MID-APRIL TILL OCTOBER)

Binnenrotte Centrum Market12:00 till 17:00
1 January 2018MondayNew Year’s Day
30 March 2018FridayGood Friday
1 April 2018SundayEaster Day
2 April 2018MondayEaster Monday
27 April 2018Friday King’s Birthday
5 May 2018SaturdayLiberation Day
10 May 2018ThursdayAscension Day
20 May 2018SundayWhit Sunday
21 May 2018MondayWhit Monday
25 December 2018TuesdayChristmas Day
26 Christmas 2018WednesdaySecond Day of Christmas

NO NEED TO PANIC. IN THE NETHERLANDS THE SIRENS CAN BE HEARD EVERY FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH AT PRECISELY 12PM. THIS IS JUST A TEST. READ MORE

IN CASE OF EMERGIENCIES (AMBULANCE, POLICE OR FIRE) CALL 112.

FOR NON-EMERGENCIES YOU CAN CONTACT THE POLICE ALSO ON 0900 8844.

OTHER

HAVE IT YOUR WAY.

STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS? CHECK THE WEBSITE OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO START.

BORROW, SWAP OR SHARE BOOKS FOR FREE. THE MINI LIBRARIES ARE ALL OVER THE CITY.

IT’S GOOD TO KNOW WHERE THE HOSPITALS ARE IN ROTTERDAM. HERE IS IN AN OVERVIEW.