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 625.000 inhabitants and it is like no other city in the country. Rotterdam is famous for its skyline, its port and cultural divine. It has a few of the top museums in the Netherlands, the UNESCO world heritage sights just a bus ride away and architecture to die for. 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.