Ship spotting Port of Rotterdam

Ship spotting at the port of Rotterdam

Ship spotting at the port of Rotterdam

Rotterdam

The world's largests ships

Rotterdam - Rotterdam is one of the largest and busiest ports in the world. At the new Nieuwe Maasvlakte 2 peninsula, the harbour can receive the largest ships in the world. And that's great news for ship spotters. Bring some food, drinks and a chair, sit down at the waterfront and get amazed by the most impressive ships of the world.

Shipspotting - only the largest ships

Ship observation is possible anywhere on the water as long as beautiful ships pass by. But to see the largest ships in the world, you have to be on the Maasmond at the entrance to the Nieuwe Waterweg. This is possible both in Hoek van Holland and from the Tweede Maasvlakte.

# 1 Slag Maasmond (Tweede Maasvlakte)

From Tweede Maasvlakte (towards port number 9880) you have a beautiful view of the arrival and departure of seagoing vessels.
This point is on the south side of the Nieuwe Waterweg.

# 2 Noorderpier (Hoek van Holland)

Also from the Noorderpier at Hoek van Holland you have a nice view of the arriving and departing seagoing vessels.
This point is on the north side of the Nieuwe Waterweg.

Busiest navigable point in Europe, Dordrecht
Dordrecht: the busiest shipping point in Europe

Eiland van Dordrecht

Busiest shipping point in Europe

Would you like to see a lot of ships? The Oude Maas between Dordrecht and Zwijndrecht is the busiest navigable place in Europe. At the intersection of the Rotterdam-Germany and Amsterdam-Antwerp routes, no fewer than 150,000 ships pass. That's 410 vessels a day! From the 'Eiland Dordrecht' you have a beautiful view of the ships, which range from small sailing boats to six-shell push convoy to 200 meter long seagoing vessels.

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    Adress and visitor information

    Ship spotting Port of Rotterdam

    Postal code and City: Rotterdam
    Region: Rotterdam Regio
    Province/Region: Zuid-Holland

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 2 hours.


    Let op: The locations on the map are indicational. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route. The map shows up to 8 locations in the area. Want to see all locations? Check our Hotspot map or use the Search option on this website.


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    Spot cruise ships?

    Are you in Rotterdam and want to spot cruise ships? Large cruise ships regularly dock at the Wilhelminakade in the center of Rotterdam.

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