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Experience the port

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!

FutureLand

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.

View all activities in the port at a glance

Would you like to enjoy recreation in the port of Rotterdam? Check the Port Navigator first! Its search function shows you all the beautiful places in the port. From nature reserves for hiking to surfing beaches and the best locations for spotting cruise ships. The map will guide you through the port of Rotterdam using simple icons.

Check the Port Navigator

Photo locations

Press and amateur photographers have ample opportunity to take pictures of the Rotterdam port from one of the many locations in the port area that are open to the public. This map offers a handy survey of the best hotspots. Please keep an eye on your own safety while taking photos. Be sure to take the various traffic guidelines and other regulations into account.

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.

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