Rotterdam airport: Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM)

Rotterdam The Hague Airport

Rotterdam The Hague Airport was originally named Vliegveld Zestienhoven (Sixteen Courts Airport). The airport was opened in 1956 and was initially, reasonably successful. In the 70s the airport was less successful and was almost closed down. The tide turned with the economic recovery in the 90s and it was decided to keep the airport in the same place.

At and around the airport there is work being done on developing the RTM Airpark, a luxurious office location, the project should be finished in 2020.

Rotterdam Airport is the most important regional airport in The Netherlands and processed more than one million passengers in 2015.


Rotterdam The Hague Airport
Post office box 12025
3004 GA Rotterdam
The Netherlands

(Physical address: Rotterdam Airportplein 60, 3045 AP Rotterdam)

Airport codes

IATA airport code: RTM
ICAO airport code: EHRD


Local transport


The airport does not have a train or subway connection.

Car and bus

The airport is along the A13 in the direction of The Hague. Follow the exit Rotterdam Airport (11). On the website you can download a route description.

Bus line 33, leaves, on average, every ten minutes from the airport to Rotterdam Central Station, the cost is €2.70 with a so called “uurnetkaart”.

Car rental - Rotterdam Airport

There are car rental counters from: Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. Budget does not have a counter at Rotterdam Airport, but you can call and reserve a car and pick it up at the airport (tel: +31(0)10 415 18 33). You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.


Taxis at  Rotterdam Airport are at the Arrivals Hall (tel: +31(0)10 262 04 06). The rates to the center of Rotterdam are approximately €20.00–€25.00, to Rotterdam Brainpark €35.00, to Rotterdam-Botlek €55.00, and to The Hague €45.00.

Airport Parking

There are three parking lots. P1 and P3 are meant for long-term parking, rates: first day €16.00, two days €30.00, a week €55.00 and two weeks €90.00. Close to the terminal is P2 which is for short-term parking, rates: first hour €4.00, every half hour after that is €1.00 with a maximum of €30.00 for 24 hours. You can calculate the rates online on the website.




Opposite the entrance of the airport is the Regardz Airport Hotel Rotterdam (tel: +31(0)10 462 55 66), a shuttle bus goes to this hotel. Other hotels in the area are: Hilton Rotterdam (tel: +31(0)10 710 80 00) and Ibis Rotterdam Vlaardingen (tel: +31(0)10 460 20 50). For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

There is one shop at the airport called the Rotterdam Airport Shop (tel: +31(0)10 415 07 93), they specialize in perfumes and typical Dutch souvenirs.

There are two restaurants. In the Departures Hall you can find the self service restaurant De Basseri. On the first level is the á la carte restaurant Horizon (tel: +31(0)10 437 35 54), that is accessible for everyone. The restaurant is adjacent to the Panorama terrace.

In the Passage Hall, the Central Hall at the front of the building, is the AKO Shop, the AKO Shop offers a vast assortment of national and international books, magazines, newspapers, comics and various other items.


Baggage safes are in the Central Hall by the elevator near restaurant Horizon, the rates are: €4.00 per 24 hours (small safe) or €6.00 per 24 hours (large safe). If your baggage is lost you can contact the baggage handling company Aviapartner (tel. +31(0)10 238 27 01). On the first floor is the office for lost and found items (tel: +31(0)10 446 34 50).


The information counter is in the Arrivals Hall (tel: +31(0)10 446 34 44) where you can get help in booking a hotel or tickets for bus tours to London.

Behind the car rental counters is the travel agency Travel Slide (tel: +31(0)10 245 09 55) that specializes in trips from Rotterdam Airport, ff you book a trip here you may park for free in the long-term parking area.


The airport has a conference foom for up to 30 people, you can get information about it through the general telephone number. The Golden Tulip Rotterdam Airport Hotel (see Hotels section) offers other possibilities with conference halls for up to 1,000 people.

The KLM Jet Center (tel: +31(0)10 298 49 49) handles private flights and offers VIP facilities for business travelers.

The Rotterdam Airport Lounge in the Departures Hall is accessible for holders of a Priority Pass and for travelers who have received an entrance card from their airline. You can also buy an entrance card for €18.50.

Disabled facilities

The airport is very accessible for the disabled. There are automatic doors, adapted elevators and restrooms, lowered curbs and reserved parking spaces for disabled travelers.

Other services

GWK Travelex provides services dealing with foreign currencies. The airport also has ATM's as well as wireless internet.

For a limited number of groups, guided tours can be organized (tourist trainings, airport related trainings, service clubs and travel agents), enquiries can be made through Marketing & Communication (tel: +31(0)10 446 35 37/38).

There are special pages for kids on the website with information for presentations and papers, coloring sheets, etc.




Rotterdam Airport
PO Box 12025
3004 GA Rotterdam
The Netherlands

(physical address: Rotterdam Airportplein 60, 3045 AP Rotterdam)

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +31(0)10 446 34 44
Fax: +31(0)10 446 34 99

Airport codes

IATA airport code: RTM
ICAO airport code: EHRD