Cruise Destination Rotterdam Welcome to the Rotterdam cruise port guide. Think about the Netherlands and you will probably think of canals, old warehouses and wooden shoes. Rotterdam is complete opposite. It is the 2nd largest city in the Netherlands with 655.000 inhabitants and it is like no other city in the Netherlands. Rotterdam is famous for its skyline, modern mindset, port, economy and cultural divine. It is home to a few of the top museums in the Netherlands, UNESCO world heritage sights that are just a bus ride away from the cruise port and architecture that sets the tone for the whole of Europe. Even if you would rather skip the big city and go into the countryside Rotterdams train system or water busses can take you anywhere in no time. See underneath what your options are.