Kralingen is a former village but currently a neighbourhood of Rotterdam.
It is located about 3 kilometres east of the city centre, in the borough Kralingen-Crooswijk. Kralingen was a separate municipality until 1895, when it merged with Rotterdam.
- Previously, the high society of the growing city had their villas erected there in the 19th century, on the eastern outskirts of the village. The easternmost part of Kralingen, Woudestein, is where the main campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is situated
- It is also the location of Kralingse Plas, a large surface water used for recreation, and the Kralingse Bos, a forest of 2 square kilometres.
- Due to the neighbourhood of the EUR as well as the historic feel of the neighbourhood it is a vibrant area and generally considered Rotterdam’s nicest!