The mix of industry and nature make the port a unique area. Nowhere else in the Netherlands will you find so much activity in one location. There are, of course, the ships: huge in size and rich in features. There is also the expansive nature, which is home to dozens of animals and plants. Hundreds of commuters, tourists and day trippers visit the port every day. Come and discover the port too!
You can't get any closer to a new piece of the Netherlands and a port under construction than this. Information Centre FutureLand allows visitors to discover the many aspects of the construction of a new port. Entrance to FutureLand is free for anyone who is curious about Maasvlakte 2 and who is not afraid to experience the construction of this historic land reclamation in person.
Public filming and photography locations in the port
The port of Rotterdam is one of the most photogenic places in the Netherlands. Curious about where you can find the most beautiful images? The Port Authority has developed a special web app for both hobby and professional photographers, listing all locations for public filming and photography.
Spotting cruise ships
The cruise ships that dock in Rotterdam are among the largest and most important in the world. Every time a unique one arrives at the port, enthusiasts from around the country come to the quay.
Unique work of art at Maasvlakte 2
Anyone visiting Maasvlakte Beach cannot fail to notice the work ‘Zandwacht’. Covering a surface of 20 by 40 metres and stretching 12 metres tall, this impressive object marks the end of construction work on Maasvlakte 2. The ‘Zandwacht’ consists of a number of concrete arches that show the trajectory of spraying sand. The work is illuminated at night. The ‘Zandwacht’ is easy to access via a footpath from the parking lot of Maasvlakte 2’s leisure beach.
The smartest port in the world. Boundless ambition
Everything comes together in Rotterdam
Rotterdam is Europe’s largest port by far; a world-class port. Everything you could ever imagine is transported via the port of Rotterdam. The gateway to Europe. An important logistics hub for the entire world.