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A good way to reach the city of Rotterdam is by train. Rotterdam has six train stations. To travel by train, you can buy a ticket or check-in with an OV chip card. To plan your trip, it’s useful to visit ns.nl or 9292ov.nl. Below is an overview of the various train stations with useful information about them.

Rotterdam Central

Stationsplein 2 | 3013AJ Rotterdam

Rotterdam Central is the largest train station in Rotterdam. As this station is very central, you’ll be right in the city center when leaving it. Within walking distance you will find the major shopping streets, restaurants and hotels. From here you can also easily switch to the metro lines and trams. Rotterdam Central Station also offers a point to rent bicycles and there is a taxi stand. In addition, the station itself offers a lot of facilities: A place to temporarily leave your luggage, ATMs, a living room, toilet and a NS international lounge area.

Food and drinks

At the station itself there are many shops and restaurants to get something to eat or drink so that you can start or end your (long) train journey well. An overview of all shops and restaurants is listed below:

  • Albert Heijn to go
  • Burger King
  • Bruna
  • ETOS
  • Pasfoto Automaat
  • Smullers
  • Kiosk
  • HEMA
  • Leonidas
  • De Broodzaak
  • The Döner Company
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Julia’s
  • Dudok
  • La Place Express
  • Ola Happiness Station
  • Vila & Pieces
  • Rituals
  • Feyenoord FanShop
  • Sissy Boy
  • Bloemenhal Ollefers
  • ICI Paris XL
  • Sven & Sophie
  • THE HEN HOUSE
  • Uit Je Eigen Stad
  • Service Point
  • Satebar

Rotterdam Blaak

3011 GA Rotterdam

Another central station next to Rotterdam Central is Rotterdam Blaak. When you exit this station, you will directly face the Markthal and the big market square. Within no time you find yourself in the larger shopping streets and see plenty of restaurants. From this station you can easily transfer to the metro lines, taxis and trams. The station offers an ATM, a toilet and a waiting area.

Food and drinks

In addition to the presence of a kiosk, soda, candy machine and the Döner Company, the surroundings of this train station offer many more options. As soon as you go out with the escalator or lift, you will find the Markthal filled with nice eateries. Besides the Markthal, you will find a Happy Italy, Very Italian Pizza, Vapiano, Bagels and Beans and more places to eat a quick snack surrounding this station.

 

Rotterdam Alexander

3067 GB Rotterdam

Outside the city center is Alexander Station. The metro station is right next to the Alexandrium shopping center where you will find stores such as the Primark, H & M, Zara, River Island and more. Right next to the train station you can transfer to the metro lines, the bus or take a taxi. You can also rent a bicycle here in the OV bicycle lockers next to the station. This stations offers an ATM, a toilet and an elevator.

Food and drinks

In addition to the Albert Heijn to go and a vending machine, this train station is very convenient located next to a large shopping mall. As soon as you leave the train station, you will see the entrance immediately. Inside the mall there are plenty of places to eat or drink.

 

Rotterdam North

3036 BA Rotterdam

Around the station located on the North side of Rotterdam you have several neighborhoods where you can find shops or have dinner. Next to the train station is also a tram and bus station where you can easily switch to different directions. There is also a taxi stand to assist you on your journey. In terms of facilities, this train station offers the opportunity to charge your OV chip card or buy a ticket and you can park your bike in a safe. For people who have trouble with walking, it may be useful to know that the platform is high. There is a staircase and a ramp.

Food and drinks

The station in Rotterdam North offers no food and drink facilities. However, there are several restaurants, lunch cafes and supermarkets within walking distance. For example, the Lidl and Albert Heijn are a few minutes walk away. Because station Noord is located near the Kleiweg and the Straatweg, there are plenty of options to sit and have dinner.

 

Rotterdam Zuid

3071 AL Rotterdam

A bit past the Erasmus bridge, you will find train station Zuid. Facilities include a taxi stand, bike safes, a lift and a ramp. At this station you can also buy a ticket for your journey or increase the amount on your OV card.

Food and drinks

As mentioned above, there is a kiosk where you can buy snacks and drinks. Do you want to eat something bigger? Then we recommend to walk towards the streets Vuurplaat and Laan op Zuid.

 

Rotterdam Lombardijen

3076 BA Rotterdam

Lombardijen lies in the south of Rotterdam. Several facilities are available at this train station, which is located right next to the Maasstad Hospital. You can rent an OV bicycle here and keep your bicycle in a safe. In addition, there is an elevator, toilet, waiting room, and an AD shop. Here you can also park your car for free on the P + R car park and there is a taxi stand.

Food and drinks

Within walking distance, there are little places to eat or drink at Lombardijen Station. We therefore advise to travel further from here or take some food from home.

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