Rotterdam Discovery is the starting point for a visit to Rotterdam. This free exhibition takes you on a journey through the past, present and future of Rotterdam. The exhibition also has a large-scale model of Rotterdam showing the latest construction projects so that you can see the future of the city. You can find Rotterdam Discovery in the basement of the Rotterdam Tourist Information, in the garden of the historic Schielandshuis on the Coolsingel. Combine your visit with an afternoon of shopping because the famous Koopgoot (sunken) shopping street is just around the corner.
The covered Markthal is the biggest tourist attraction in Rotterdam. An indoor market hall is something you’ll find in many other cities, but Rotterdam has a world’s first thanks to the unique combination with apartments. The Markthal is located on historic ground close to where Rotterdam once started. During the construction, interesting artefacts were found. These archaeological finds can be seen in De Tijdtrap, a free exhibition in the Markthal stairwell and parking garages.