Rotterdam and Amsterdam are both part of the metropolitan region called Randstad. A crescent-shaped conurbation in the central-western Netherlands. Four of the biggest cities of The Netherlands are all part of the Randstad. Just like the largest sea port and busiest passenger airport of Europe. All together the Randstad has a population of almost 8.5 million people, which makes it one of the largest metropolitan areas of Europe. So both cities are part of this metropolitan area, but what’s the distance between the two biggest cities of The Netherlands?
The calculated flying distance from Amsterdam to Rotterdam is equal to 57 km (36 miles). When you drive between the two cities, the distance will be just over 70 km. There is a hi-speed train connection between Rotterdam and Amsterdam and it will take you about 35 minutes to travel between both cities.
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