Buy a Tourist Day Ticket to travel around South Holland by bus, tram, metro or waterbus for a fixed price for a whole day. The province is simply teeming with exciting attractions and cities, which can make the experience a bit overwhelming. To make the most of your Tourist Day Ticket, we have put together several inspiring routes for you. This balanced route is your ticket to a fun-packed day with a wide range of very different activities!
A beautiful garden you can visit for free is the Japanese Garden at Clingendael. It is the ideal place for a day trip. Walking across the bridges and paths, you can discover the stunning beauty of the garden. In the garden you will find various unique plants and trees, such as azaleas, rhododendrons and ornamental cherries. You can also find various symbols from Buddhism and Japanese philosophy of life in the garden. Because the garden is old and fragile, you can only visit it for 8 weeks a year. The Japanese garden has a mysterious atmosphere. This is due to the autumnal colors and the moss layer in the garden.
Discover all about Europe’s largest port at Futureland. In this free museum you will learn all about the development of Rotterdam’s port area. For example, you can get all kinds of information about Maasvlakte 2 and have a fantastic view of Europe’s smartest terminals. Want to see the whole area? Then hop on the Futureland Express. During a ride on this bus across Maasvlakte 2, you can see the most modern terminals up close. You can also choose to discover the area from the water. The Ferry will take you past the various ports and terminals. Feeling hungry? Visit Restaurant New Fork for a snack or a drink.
As night falls, pay a visit to the Markthal. This is not only one of Rotterdam’s most famous landmarks, but also a great place to dine. In the Markthal, you will find several eateries with various cuisines where you can order a variety of dishes. There are also a number of stores and stalls where you can buy fresh vegetables, fruits and other foods. While visiting the Markthal, don’t forget to look up. The Markthal is known for its breathtaking ceiling. The artwork shows magnified vegetables, fruits, fish, grains and flowers.