Travel and stay
- Where are the festival locations?
All festival venues are easily accessible by public transport. Most places are within walking distance from Rotterdam Central Station and from each other, with LantarenVenster on the Kop van Zuid as an exception. LantarenVenster is easily accessible by metro, tram and bicycle. From Rotterdam Central Station, subway line D or tram 20, 23 or 25; get off at Wilhelminaplein. For more information about tariffs, sales outlets and use of the public transport smartcard in Rotterdam please visit the website of the RET. You can also check out the map of all our festival locations.
- How do I get to IFFR?
International Film Festival Rotterdam is easily accessible by both public transport and by car.
Trains from the Netherlands stop at Rotterdam Central Station. Tip: plan your journey on the website of the NS, and check for the departure date travel information.
Travelling from Amsterdam, Schiphol or Breda? You can be really fast in Rotterdam by using high-speed Intercity Direct. Note: for Intercity Direct an additional charge is needed next to a regular train ticket.
Google Maps is the best option to find the fastest route to the festival. Rotterdam is easily accessible by the A13, A15, A16 and A20 motorways. There are several parking options available in the centre of Rotterdam.
If you want to park right in the festival centre, the Weenatunnel has a direct connection to the Kruisplein carpark. The Stadsgarage Schouwburgplein 1 can be reached via the Karel Doormanstraat. If you plan to go to Kop van Zuid, across the Erasmus Bridge, you can park in the parking garage close toe Erasmus Bridge. You can find more informationin the City Guide Rotterdam.
- How do I get around in Rotterdam?
The tram, bus and metro in Rotterdam are run by the RET. Tickets can be bought on the tram/train/bus. You can also use an OV-chipkaart, a reusable smartcard for travelling in the Netherlands. You can store credit in these cards to pay for your public transport travels as you go. OV-chipkaarten are available at RET vending machines and service points.
Festival Centre de Doelen
De Doelen is the beating heart of IFFR at walking distance of Rotterdam Central Station. Here you can find the central box office, the accreditation and information desk, and it is also the place to meet people, get a drink and bite.
stop: Central Station (line D, line E)
stop: Weena and Kruisplein (line 4, 7, 8, 21, 23, 25)
stop: Central Station (line 4, 7, 8, 20, 21, 23, 25)
stop: Weena (line 38)
stop: Kruisplein (line B1, B10, B12)
stop: Central Station (line 33, 38, 44, 48, 49)
stop: Central Station (connexxion line 86, 129, 170, 171, 173, 204)
Plan your travel
- How do I know which room my film is playing in?
- Where do I stay?
We work closely with a couple of excellent hotels, all within walking distance of the heart of the festival.
Adress: Weena 10, 3012 CM Rotterdam
Telephone: +31 10 710 8000
NH Atlanta ****
Adress: Aert van Nesstraat 25, 3012 CA Rotterdam
Telephone: +31 10 760 5070
Savoy Hotel ****
Adress: Weena 121, 3013 CK Rotterdam
Telephone: +31 10 820 2990
Adress: Geldersestraat 50, 3011 WZ Rotterdam
Telephone: +31 10 810 8100
Intell Rotterdam ****
Address: Leuvehaven 80, 3011 EA Rotterdam
Telephone: +31 10 413 4139