Skydiving in Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands

Jumping height:
Over 12000 ft / 3658 m
Freefall duration:
About a minute
Freefall speed:
200 kph/124 mph
Rotterdam is situated in a strategic position at the Rhine – Meuse – Scheldt delta on the northeast and in the middle of a road, air, massive rail and an inland waterway distribution system that extends throughout Europe. This is the reason why Rotterdam is often called as “Gateway to Europe”. It is one of the largest ports of the world and the second largest city in Netherlands. Rotterdam is located in the west of Netherlands, in the province of South Holland and south of the Randstad.

The city started as a dam in the 1270’s on the Rotte River and is grown into a major international commercial center. However, Rotterdam is known for its sporting activity and especially skydiving. Skydiving is a unique extreme activity and the perfect place to perform is at Rotterdam Airport. If you ask professional skydivers, they will tell you that a tandem jump is something that somebody has to do at least once in a life time.

Just imagine the thrill you will live and the excitement of falling from 12000 ft / 3658 m high while admiring the beautiful city of Rotterdam from above. Before the jump, you will have a mandatory briefing by your skydiving instructor who has at least 1000 jumps in his background.

After that you will get on a Cesna 208 and after a short flight of approximately 15 minutes, you will reach the desirable altitude. Once the door opens, just stand there watching the abyss. No time to hesitate, just jump off the plane. The amazing free-fall will last for about a minute and you can scream until you run out of breath!

When you reach the appropriate altitude, the tandem master will launch the huge parachute and you will glide for the next 5 minutes, getting unable to express yourself with words. The next step is to land safely at the drop zone in front of friends and spectators. It is just a decision. Book a flight and free yourself from everything that bothers you.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Terneuzen
85.2 miles / 137 km, 1 hour 31 mins
Head southeast on Noordmolenwerf toward Sint-Jacobstraat. Turn left onto Lombardkade. Turn right onto Goudsesingel. Slight left to stay on Goudsesingel. Turn right onto Oostplein/S109 Continue to follow S109. Turn left onto Maasboulevard/S100 Continue to follow S100. Continue onto Abram van Rijckevorselweg. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the A16 ramp to Dordrecht. Merge onto A16. Keep left to continue on A16/E19, follow signs for Dordrecht/Breda. At the interchange Knooppunt Klaverpolder, keep right and follow signs for A17/A59 toward Roosendaal/Bergen op Zoom Continue to follow A17. Continue onto A58. At the interchange Knooppunt Zoomland, keep left and follow signs for A4/E312/A58 toward Bergen op Zoom/Antwerpen/Vlissingen Continue to follow A58/E312. Take exit 36-Heinkenszand for N62 toward 's-Heer Arendskerke/Terneuzen (TOL)/Havens 4000-9990. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Sloeweg/N62 Go through 1 roundabout. Continue straight to stay on Sloeweg/N62. Turn left onto N62 Partial toll road. Take the exit. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Herbert H. Dowweg/N252 Go through 1 roundabout. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Buitenhaven. Turn right to stay on Buitenhaven. Slight left to stay on Buitenhaven. Continue onto Schependijk. Continue onto Kennedylaan. Turn left onto Kerkhoflaan. Turn left onto Axelsestraat.
BY CAR FROM Zevenaar
74.9 miles / 128 km, 1 hour 20 mins
Head southeast on Noordmolenwerf toward Sint-Jacobstraat. Turn right onto Delftsevaart. Take the 1st right onto Meent. Take the 1st right onto Haagseveer. Slight right onto Pompenburg. Take the 1st left to stay on Pompenburg. Slight right onto Hofplein. Slight right onto Schiekade. Keep left to stay on Schiekade. Continue onto Schieweg. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the A20 ramp to Dordrecht/Utrecht/Ring. Merge onto A20. Merge onto A12. Merge onto A12. Continue onto A12. Take exit 29-Zevenaar toward Lobith. Merge onto Doesburgseweg/N336. Continue onto Noordeinde. Turn left onto Oude Doesburgseweg Go through 1 roundabout. Slight right onto Haspelstraat. Take the 2nd right onto Keizer Hendrikstraat.
Rotterdam The Hague Airport,
4.1 miles (7.4 km)

Rotterdam is well connected to the Dutch railway network, and has several international connections:

  • South direction Dordrecht, Breda, Eindhoven, Flushing (Vlissingen) (also international trains to Belgium/France)
  • West direction Hoek van Holland
  • North-West direction The Hague, Leiden, Amsterdam
  • North direction (high-speed rail) Schiphol, Amsterdam
  • North-East direction Utrecht and further
  • A fifth alternative train system to the Hague, the Hofplein Line was converted to the light rail system Randstadrail in 2006.
  • The city is often publicised as the terminus of the Eurasian Land Bridge

Railway stations

  • Rotterdam Centraal – Rotterdam’s main station
  • Rotterdam Alexander – Eastern part of Rotterdam
  • Rotterdam Blaak – Close to the centre of Rotterdam
  • Rotterdam Lombardijen – Most Southern part of Rotterdam
  • Rotterdam Noord – Northern part of Rotterdam
  • Rotterdam Zuid – Northern part of the Southern part of Rotterdam
  • Rotterdam Stadion – A station near the De Kuip stadium, open in connection with football matches and music concerts

The main connections:

  • Direct international services to Belgium and France via high speed train system: Thalys
  • Frequent international trains to Antwerp and Brussels, Belgium
  • Frequent services within the Netherlands:
    • Intercity line to The Hague, Leiden, Schiphol airport and Amsterdam (north)
    • Intercity line to Utrecht and on to Deventer or Enschede (the east), Leeuwarden (north-west) or Groningen (north-east)
    • Intercity line to Dordrecht, Roosendaal and on to Vlissingen (south west)
    • Intercity line to Dordrecht, Breda, Tilburg, Eindhoven and Venlo (south east)
    • Night services every hour connecting every day of the week to Delft, The Hague, Leiden, Schiphol airport, Amsterdam, and, with a detour, Utrecht. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday night services (either direct or via a detour) to Den Bosch, Eindhoven, Tilburg, Roosendaal.
    • Several semi-fast services and local trains originate or call at Rotterdam Centraal; semi-fast services Amsterdam-Breda.



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