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Port Pavilion

A port full of surprises

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Port Pavilion is the place where port city residents and visitors will find information and inspiration to explore the port and really get to know it.

Leuve Pavilion

The imposing steel and glass Leuve Pavilion is located in the middle of the Maritime District. From Schiedamsedijk, the pavilion provides a spectacular view of the Leuvehaven.

Experience the port

From a boat tour or a bike ride through the port to a close encounter with a Highland Cow on the Landtong Rozenburg. From kite surfing on the Oostvoornse Meer to a visit to the Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier.


Schiedamsedijk 68
3011 EK Rotterdam
T: +31 (0)10 252 2540
Opening hours
Tuesday - Saturday from 10am till 5pm. Sundays from 11am till 5pm.

The 11-metre long scale model with interactive photo projection gives you a clear overview of all the cycling routes, viewpoints, tours, attractions, beaches and nature and recreational areas in and around the port. Six large screens move constantly in front of the metres-high wall, sometimes separately and sometimes together, as they show all the faces and contrasts of the 40-kilometre long port area.

The port is pictured in such a way that it seems as if you are already there. For walking, cycling, sailing or by car: plunge into the port!


Leuve Pavilion

The imposing steel and glass Leuve Pavilion is located in the middle of the Maritime District. From Schiedamsedijk, the pavilion provides a spectacular view of the Leuvehaven. This is not far from the place where the port of Rotterdam originated. Besides being home to Port Pavilion, Leuve Pavilion also contains workplaces that are open to the public. Welders, blacksmiths and carpenters from the Maritime Museum will demonstrate their skills here from 16 July onward. You can also enjoy ice cream, waffles and excellent coffee at Loeve. And relax outside in the exquisitely comfortable beach chairs. From there, you can easily place your QR orders at museum café Het Lage Licht. Where the staff are ready to meet your every need!

Group visit

Would you like to visit Port Pavilion with a group? Please inquire about the possibilities per e-mail.

Photo contest

The photography season has started again! The port never grows old and is an endless source of inspiration for real photographers. What is your best port photo? Send it in for the photo contest and you might just become Photographer of the Month.

Photographers in the port

Facts and figures

  • 2 museum maritime workshops for the maintenance of cranes and ships. Learn how to make a ship's propeller, for example.
  • 1604 is the year in which Leuvehaven was built. Closely followed by the harbours of Wijnhaven, Glashaven and Bierhaven. Back in the 17th century, Rotterdam grew rapidly as global trade expanded.
  • The sustainable Leuve Pavilion took 13 months to build. The foundations and steel of the old pavilion were recycled.
  • 8 Port Hosts from Rotterdam Tourist Information have been trained to help you discover the port.
  • The doors of Port Pavilion are open 6 days a week, on Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and everybody is welcome!
  • The dynamic model of the port in the Port Pavilion is 11 metres long. Here you can see all the fun and interesting things you can do in the area between the Erasmus Bridge and Maasvlakte 2.
  • 12 day trips for an unforgettable day in the port area
  • 9 categories with activities in the port area, so there’s something for everyone!
    • Attractions and museums
    • Tours and trips
    • Walking and cycling
    • Nature in the port
    • Water sports and beaches
    • Port and industry
    • Historical and industrial heritage
    • Food and drinks
    • Port from the water

Privacy Statement Port Pavilion

In Port Pavilion, two webcams are part of the exhibition. Via these webcams, visitors take a peek into the port. Personal data of passers-by are protected as much as possible by limiting the viewing angle and by partial masking. The images are not being stored. Despite these measures, we would like to make it clear how the Port of Rotterdam Authority handles personal data.