A Travel Price Comparison for Netherlands Rotterdam vs. Provincie Friesland for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Rotterdam or Provincie Friesland?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Rotterdam and Provincie Friesland. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Rotterdam or Provincie Friesland?


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.

Provincie Friesland

Friesland is the northwestern province in the Netherlands with a population of 646,000. Frisian and Dutch are the two languages spoken in this province. Including all of the water in the province, it is the largest in the Netherlands. Friesland is visited by many people who have an interest in water sports, as there are many canals, lakes, rivers, and sea throughout the province. In fact, most towns are connected by water as well as by road. UNESCO deems the Wadden Sea a World Heritage Site for its stunning nature.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best River Cruises from Amsterdam, The Best Bicycle Tours in Netherlands, The Best Luxury Tours to Netherlands, and The Best Romantic Tours for Couples in Netherlands.

Which place is cheaper, Provincie Friesland or Rotterdam?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Rotterdam is €152, while the average daily cost in Provincie Friesland is €146. 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 Rotterdam and Provincie Friesland in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Rotterdam 77
    Provincie Friesland 55
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Rotterdam 154
    Provincie Friesland 110
Compare Hotels in Rotterdam and Provincie Friesland

Looking for a hotel in Rotterdam or Provincie Friesland? 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 Rotterdam

Hotels in Provincie Friesland

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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: Rotterdam Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Rotterdam 26
    Provincie Friesland 109

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Rotterdam

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

  • Rotterdam to Rotterdam Airport (RTM) - Departure Private Transfer: $38
  • Private Transfer from Rotterdam Port to Rotterdam Airport (RTM): $38
  • Private Transfer from Rotterdam hotels to Rotterdam Cruise Port : $38
  • Private Transfer from Rotterdam Airport (RTM) to IJmuiden Port: $61
  • Private Transfer from Rotterdam hotels to Rotterdam Cruise Port: $61
  • Private Transfer from Rotterdam Port to Amsterdam Airport (AMS): $76
  • Rotterdam Airport(RTM) to Rotterdam - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $77
  • Rotterdam Airport RTM Private Transfer to Rotterdam in Sedan Car: $81
  • Rotterdam Private Transfer to Rotterdam Airport RTM in Sedan Car: $81
  • Rotterdam Private Transfer to Rotterdam Airport RTM by Luxury Van: $87
  • Rotterdam Airport RTM Private Transfer to Rotterdam by Luxury Van: $88
  • Private Transfer from Rotterdam Cruise Port to Amsterdam hotels: $98

Is it cheaper to fly into Rotterdam or Provincie Friesland?

Prices for flights to both Provincie Friesland and Rotterdam 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 Meals for one day
    Rotterdam 54
    Provincie Friesland 34

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: $48
  • Guided Food Tour: $79
  • Guided Walking Food Tour: $85
  • Biking Rotterdam Food Tour with Local Guide: $86
  • Walking Rotterdam Food Tour: $86
  • WALKING DINNER ROTTERDAM | 3 courses + 3 drinks and a lot of fun: $87
  • Food Tour by Bike: $91
  • Private Walking Food Tour of Rotterdam: $120
  • Rotterdam Walking Dutch Food Tour: $153
  • Rotterdam Private 2-Hour Food Tour with Tastings: $161

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Rotterdam 32
    Provincie Friesland 9.21

Tours and Activities in Rotterdam

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

  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.21
  • 2 hour Guided Walking Tour Rotterdam: $3.21
  • Rotterdam Spanish Tour 2 Hours: $3.26
  • Rotterdam Walking Tour in 2 Hours : $3.26
  • Escape Game and Tour: $4.28
  • Breda: The True Lord Quest Experience: $5.66
  • Rotterdam Old Town: City of Spies Quest Experience: $6.41
  • Rotterdam Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.55
  • Rotterdam City of Spies Quest Experience: $6.56
  • Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour: $6.96
  • Dordrecht: Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App: $7.27
  • Breda: Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App: $7.27

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Rotterdam 19
    Provincie Friesland 17

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: $8.03
  • Heineken Building former brewery | Guided Tour: $8.03
  • Stadshaven Brewery Tour with Beer Tastings: $12

When comparing the travel costs between Rotterdam and Provincie Friesland, we can see that Rotterdam is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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

Which has a larger population, Rotterdam or Provincie Friesland?

Provincie Friesland has a larger population, and is about 9% larger than the population of Rotterdam. When comparing the sizes of Rotterdam and Provincie Friesland, 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.