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Waterborne transportation

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Have you ever considered getting to your destination by water instead of taking the bike, bus or car?

As a port city, Rotterdam obviously has an extensive network of shore-to-shore connections. Avoid traffic jams or simply enjoy a trip in a Water Taxi or Waterbus and get to know a new side of the port!

Plan your route on the water

There is an extensive network across the Rotterdam waters, provided by various service providers. Check out the possibilities for your trip!


Ferry Hoeksveer

Between 1 May and 30 September, walkers and cyclists can use a direct ferry connection between Hoek of Holland and Maasvlakte 2. During the summer months, the ferry sails seven days a week between Berghaven in Hoek van Holland and FutureLand on Maasvlakte 2.

Water taxi

The classic boats of the water taxi service operate between Hotel New York, the Veerhaven and the Leuvehaven. Modern, fast water taxis also sail on the River Maas. A part of the fleet runs on hydrogen and green energy. With over fifty stops, there’s always a stop nearby.


The Waterbus’s frequent scheduled services allow you to travel in comfort, without traffic jams, between Rotterdam, the Drecht towns, Ridderkerk, Krimpen a/d Lek and Kinderdijk.