A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Belgrade vs. Rotterdam for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Belgrade or Rotterdam?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Belgrade and Rotterdam can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Belgrade or Rotterdam?

Belgrade

Belgrade is the capital city of the Republic of Serbia. Dating back to the 4th Century BC, is has seen many changes from Celtic tribes at its earliest beginnings to Roman rule, the Ottoman Empire, and Serbian independence. Relics of its past can be seen today in Belgrade's architecture and museums, while there are also a host of contemporary activities like nightlife, clubs, cafes, and concerts.

Rotterdam

Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands and has the largest port in Europe. It's famously known as a city of architecture. In a few square kilometers of the city center you can get a complete overview of twentieth century architecture within Rotterdam.

Rotterdam is a very diverse, international, and hard working city. Nearly half of the city's population is not native to the Netherlands or have at least one parent from outside the country. Muslim's make up a significant portion of the population. Other area's represented include Cape Verde and the Dutch Antilles.

There's an air of optimism that permeates the entire city. There are frequent events, festivals and performances, making Rotterdam an enjoyable place to spend some time. Water is also an integral part of the city design.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Budget Tours to Serbia, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Belgrade, The Best River Cruises from Amsterdam, and The Best Bicycle Tours in Netherlands.


Which place is cheaper, Rotterdam or Belgrade?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Belgrade is $45, while the average daily cost in Rotterdam is $163. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Belgrade and Rotterdam in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Belgrade $31
    Rotterdam $83
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Belgrade $62
    Rotterdam $166
Compare Hotels in Belgrade and Rotterdam

Looking for a hotel in Belgrade or Rotterdam? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Belgrade


Hotels in Rotterdam


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Belgrade Hotel Prices and Rotterdam Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Belgrade $5.64
    Rotterdam $28

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Belgrade

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Belgrade:

  • Sarajevo: Belgrade transfer: $324
  • Sarajevo: One-Way Private Transfer to Belgrade: $248
  • Belgrade Panorama - Private Arrival Transfer and City Tour Combined: $241
  • Belgrade Layover tour with E Scooter and airport transfers: $216
  • From Belgrade to Timisoara Private Transfer Tour: $194
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade Airport (BEG) to Loznica: $176
  • Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG): Transfer to Belgrade: $146
  • Private transfer tour from Belgrade to Sarajevo via Mokra Gora with sightseeing: $145
  • Belgrade to Timisoara transfer and walking city tour: $143
  • Private Transfer from Nikola Tesla Airport: $139
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade Airport (BEG) to Vršac: $137
  • BELGRADE TRANSIT TOUR - private layover tour with return airport transfer: $131

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Rotterdam

Also for Rotterdam, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Rotterdam Airport (RTM) to Rotterdam - Arrival Private Transfer: $39
  • Private Transfer from Rotterdam Port to Rotterdam Airport (RTM): $39
  • Private Transfer from Rotterdam Airport (RTM) to Rotterdam Port: $39
  • Private Transfer from Rotterdam hotels to Rotterdam Cruise Port : $39
  • Rotterdam to Rotterdam Airport (RTM) - Departure Private Transfer: $39
  • Private Transfer from Rotterdam Airport (RTM) to IJmuiden Port: $62
  • Private Transfer from Rotterdam hotels to Rotterdam Cruise Port: $62
  • Private Transfer from Rotterdam Port to Amsterdam Airport (AMS): $76
  • Rotterdam Airport(RTM) to Rotterdam - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $78
  • Rotterdam Private Transfer to Rotterdam Airport RTM in Sedan Car: $81
  • Rotterdam Airport RTM Private Transfer to Rotterdam in Sedan Car: $81
  • Rotterdam Private Transfer to Rotterdam Airport RTM by Luxury Van: $88

Is it cheaper to fly into Belgrade or Rotterdam?

Prices for flights to both Rotterdam and Belgrade change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Belgrade $9.37
    Rotterdam $58

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Belgrade

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Belgrade.

  • E-Scooter Serbian Food Tour: $66
  • Private Walking and Food Tour in Belgrade: $72
  • E-Scooter Serbian Food Tour: $76
  • Traditional Serbian Cooking Class in Belgrade with Locals: $76
  • Street food tour Belgrade: $108

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Rotterdam

For Rotterdam, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Self-Guided Rotterdam BiteMe Food Tour: $43
  • 4-Hour Food Tour - Self-guided: $49
  • Guided Food Tour: $80
  • Guided Walking Food Tour: $85
  • Biking Rotterdam Food Tour with Local Guide: $87
  • Walking Rotterdam Food Tour: $87
  • WALKING DINNER ROTTERDAM | 3 courses + 3 drinks and a lot of fun: $88
  • Food Tour by Bike: $92
  • Private Walking Food Tour of Rotterdam: $121
  • Rotterdam Private 2-Hour Food Tour with Tastings: $162

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Belgrade $4.55
    Rotterdam $34

Tours and Activities in Belgrade

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Belgrade are as follows:

  • Magic Christmas tour in Novi Sad: $201
  • Ada Lake E Scooter tour: $43
  • Ada Lake Tour: $33
  • Avala & Kosmaj Tour: $135
  • Avala Mountain Private Tour: $79
  • Belgrade 20th century tour: $43
  • Belgrade : Must-See Attractions Private Walking Tour: $76
  • Belgrade : Old Town Walking Tour With A Guide: $51
  • Belgrade : Private Waking Tour with A Guide ( Private Tour ): $52
  • Belgrade Big Tour: Top Attractions and Belgrade Neighborhoods: $61
  • Belgrade Bike tour: $49
  • Belgrade City Exploration Game and Tour: $6.48

Tours and Activities in Rotterdam

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Rotterdam.

  • Hightlights City Centre Walking Tour: $1.08
  • 2 hour Guided Walking Tour Rotterdam: $3.24
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.24
  • Rotterdam Walking Tour in 2 Hours : $3.29
  • Rotterdam Spanish Tour 2 Hours: $3.29
  • Escape Game and Tour: $4.32
  • Breda: The True Lord Quest Experience: $5.71
  • Rotterdam Old Town: City of Spies Quest Experience: $6.47
  • Rotterdam City of Spies Quest Experience: $6.59
  • Rotterdam Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.60
  • Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour: $7.02
  • Dordrecht: Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App: $7.30

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Belgrade $21
    Rotterdam $20

Sample the Local Flavors in Belgrade

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Belgrade:

  • RE:PLAY Pub Crawl Belgrade: $44
  • Columbo Pub Crawl Belgrade: $44
  • RePlay Pub Crawl in Belgrade: $53
  • E-Scooter CRAFT BEER and BREWERY Tour: $54
  • Belgrade Bar Crawl: $54
  • Natural wine tasting with great views: $55
  • Tour of the MONASTERIES at Fruška Gora NP and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $55
  • Play Pub Crawl Belgrade: $61
  • Pearl of North Serbia, trip to Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $61
  • Belgrade Reserved Pub Crawl: $72
  • Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci private tour with wine tasting: $76
  • 3-Hour Walking Local Wine Tasting Tour: $81

Sample the Local Flavors in Rotterdam

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Rotterdam:

  • Beer Brewery Noordt Tastings with Optional Tour: $8.10
  • Heineken Building former brewery | Guided Tour: $8.10
  • Stadshaven Brewery Tour with Beer Tastings: $12


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Belgrade and Rotterdam, we can see that Rotterdam is more expensive. And not only is Belgrade much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Belgrade would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Belgrade and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Rotterdam would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Rotterdam than you might in Belgrade.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Belgrade Expensive? and Is Rotterdam Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Belgrade or Rotterdam?

Belgrade has a larger population, and is about 2 times larger than the population of Rotterdam. When comparing the sizes of Belgrade and Rotterdam, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Belgrade or Rotterdam?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Belgrade or Rotterdam in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Belgrade as well as Rotterdam. Also, many travelers come to Rotterdam for the city activities and the family-friendly experiences.

Belgrade is a little warmer than Rotterdam in the summer. The daily temperature in Belgrade averages around 23°C (73°F) in July, and Rotterdam fluctuates around 17°C (62°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Rotterdam. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Belgrade this time of the year. In the summer, Belgrade often gets more sunshine than Rotterdam. Belgrade gets 285 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Rotterdam receives 202 hours of full sun.

Belgrade usually gets less rain in July than Rotterdam. Belgrade gets 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Rotterdam receives 75 mm (3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Belgrade 23°C (73°F) 
    Rotterdam 17°C (62°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Rotterdam in the Autumn?

Both Rotterdam and Belgrade are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Also, many visitors come to Rotterdam in the autumn for the city's sights and attractions and the shopping scene.

In the autumn, Belgrade is a little warmer than Rotterdam. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Belgrade in October average around 14°C (57°F), and Rotterdam averages at about 11°C (51°F).

Belgrade usually receives more sunshine than Rotterdam during autumn. Belgrade gets 168 hours of sunny skies, while Rotterdam receives 105 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Belgrade usually receives less rain than Rotterdam. Belgrade gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Rotterdam receives 72 mm (2.8 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Belgrade 14°C (57°F) 
    Rotterdam 11°C (51°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Rotterdam in the Winter?

Both Rotterdam and Belgrade during the winter are popular places to visit. Furthermore, most visitors come to Rotterdam for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

Rotterdam can be very cold during winter. Belgrade can get quite cold in the winter. In January, Belgrade is generally cooler than Rotterdam. Daily temperatures in Belgrade average around 2°C (35°F), and Rotterdam fluctuates around 2°C (36°F).

In the winter, Belgrade often gets more sunshine than Rotterdam. Belgrade gets 71 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Rotterdam receives 47 hours of full sun.

Belgrade usually gets less rain in January than Rotterdam. Belgrade gets 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Rotterdam receives 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Belgrade 2°C (35°F) 
    Rotterdam 2°C (36°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Rotterdam in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Belgrade and Rotterdam. Furthermore, the spring months attract visitors to Rotterdam because of the activities around the city.

Belgrade is much warmer than Rotterdam in the spring. The daily temperature in Belgrade averages around 14°C (56°F) in April, and Rotterdam fluctuates around 8°C (46°F).

Belgrade usually receives more sunshine than Rotterdam during spring. Belgrade gets 178 hours of sunny skies, while Rotterdam receives 158 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Belgrade usually receives more rain than Rotterdam. Belgrade gets 59 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Rotterdam receives 52 mm (2 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Belgrade 14°C (56°F) 
    Rotterdam 8°C (46°F)

Typical Weather for Rotterdam and Belgrade

Belgrade Rotterdam
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 2°C (35°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 2°C (36°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
Feb 4°C (39°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 3°C (37°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)
Mar 9°C (47°F) 50 mm (2 in) 5°C (41°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Apr 14°C (56°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 8°C (46°F) 52 mm (2 in)
May 18°C (65°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 12°C (54°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 90 mm (3.5 in) 15°C (59°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 66 mm (2.6 in) 17°C (62°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 52 mm (2 in) 17°C (62°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Sep 19°C (67°F) 51 mm (2 in) 14°C (57°F) 67 mm (2.6 in)
Oct 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 11°C (51°F) 72 mm (2.8 in)
Nov 8°C (47°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 6°C (43°F) 81 mm (3.2 in)
Dec 3°C (38°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 3°C (38°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)