By public transport

Tram: line 4, stop: Heer Bokelweg; lines 8 and 25, stop: Schiekade + 4 minutes on foot.

Bus: From Rotterdam CS bus 38 towards Crooswijk, stop: Pompenburg + 3 minutes on foot.
Metro: Erasmus Line, stop: Stadhuis + 10 minutes on foot.
Train: station: Rotterdam Central Station + tram or bus

We are located a 15 minute walk away from the station. We recommend that you use the exit to the Proveniersplein. Turn right onto Provenierstraat. At the junction with Schiekade, turn right again. After about 200 metres, turn left onto Heer Bokelweg. Turn right immediately after the rail viaduct. You will see the Municipal Archive of Rotterdam on your left.

If you are travelling by train, you can also travel to Hofdijk from Rotterdam CS or Rotterdam Alexander by rented bicycle. For further information, visit: .

By car

The Municipal Archive of Rotterdam is easy to reach by car. (From Utrecht, follow directions for Rotterdam-Noord). Follow the Rotterdamse Ruit (ring road) to the A20 (Gouda - Hoek van Holland). Exit from the A20 at junction 14 (Rotterdam-Centrum) and follow the signs for the city centre. When on the road into the city centre, continue straight ahead over five intersections with sets of traffic lights and then turn left into Heer Bokelweg. The Municipal Archives is signposted on an ANWB signpost at the Schiekade – Heer Bokelweg intersection.
Drive straight ahead under the railway and bear right immediately afterwards into Katshoek. The first street on the right is the Hofdijk.


There is ample space for parking on the Hofdijk, but parking must be paid for between 09.00 and 23.00. Rates: € 0,50 for 29 minutes. Payment can only be made with a cash card, the so-called prepaid Chipknip. Prepaid chip cards can be purchased in amounts of € 5, € 10 and € 20 are available at various locations, including ROTTERDAM.INFO (tourist information office), Primera shops and Tabac&Gift shops. You can also purchase a parking card in advance from a Stadswinkel located in the City Hall.

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