The 124 best places to visit during a city trip in Rotterdam
This port city with its famous skyline is the ideal destination for a day trip or weekend getaway. Discover the secrets hidden behind the magnificent architectural delights. In addition to the modern buildings on the Wilhelminapier, see the historic Delfshaven. In addition, be amazed by various museums, filled with edgy design to works by old masters. In the center you will find plenty of trendy shops and restaurants. Dive into this innovative city!
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Go on a journey through our maritime present and past. Listen to stories, admire masterpieces and experience the historic ships in the museum harbour.
Boat Seven, a former freighter, is equipped with two luxury apartments. The boat is just two minutes from the Old Port and Markthal.
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This hip, lively street is the ideal place for lunch, dinner and beers. You will also find shops that are slightly different and art galleries.
Discover the Witte de Withstraat - hip, artful and very cozy
The 390 metre long Luchtsingel connects Rotterdam North with Rotterdam Centre. Climb on stairs and explore this forgotten area.
Do you like beer? Then you can't skip this cafe with 17 beers on tap and 120 on the bottle. Let them taste on the terrace or in the large garden.
Right in the center you will find this half-underground shopping street with over 80 shops in the field of fashion, lifestyle, gifts and hospitality.
Both the stunning views of the city skyline, the large terrace and the (h) fair map are beautiful here. Enjoy it on its Rotterdams.
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Ideally located in the cultural heart of Rotterdam with quiet city garden. The enthusiastic staff will be happy to welcome you for lunch or dinner.
In this mischievous business, let yourself be surprised by creative world dishes packed with taste like you've never tasted them before... and affordable too.
This Rotterdam icon is 800 metres long and 139 metres high. Thanks to the bent asymmetrical steel pylon, the bridge is also known as 'The Zwaan'.
Baking bread is Jordy poured in with the porridge. His loaves are beautiful and nutritious, made in a traditional way with pure ingredients.
Nice B&Bs in the city centre of Rotterdam
Enjoy nature in the middle of the city. Discover the beautiful terrace, the fun activities and surprising, affordable dishes for every moment.
Every day 110,000 travelers pass this striking station with international allure. The striking shape makes it a real eye-catcher.
Urban Espresso Bar was created when Australian Jo left for Rotterdam. Meanwhile, it is the place for a 'bakkie pleur' with something delicious.
Café De Witte Aap is the beating heart of the Witte De Withstraat. The conviviality starts in the afternoon and only ends in the late hours.
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With us you not only buy bread and lots of goodies, you also contribute to opportunities for this team of special bakers.
Appreciation for beautiful things and retro bikes. Here owner Rokus restores unique bikes in honor. For a nice two-wheeler you are good here.
In this artisan barbershop, men are welcome for a traditional haircut and shave. A visit to this place is a real experience.
A breakfast bar, lunchroom or café... and shop with exclusive, bike-related products and bicycle workshop with its own mechanic.
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Café and Espresso bar in one with sunny terrace for all lovers of good Italian espresso, delicious cake, authentic sandwiches or drinks.
Step into this warm, welcoming place. Hostel room has 18 Dutch and Rotterdam themed rooms. Both private and shared and for any budget.
This looks like Alladin's cabin. Let cacti of all shapes and sizes excite you in the shop and surprise you with Oriental home decorations.
The Laurenskerk is full of stories and is the only monument from the Middle Ages in Rotterdam. Take a look at exhibitions or go for a tower climb.
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Bohemian by Jibodh was founded by two brothers with a passion for men's fashion. Full of enthusiasm, they help the modern man to the most beautiful clothes.
No-nonsense, stubborn Rotterdam beer bar where you can pill and bite. 16 beers on tap, 100 from the bottle. Yes, not then!
This striking structure consists of three futuristic floating spheres. The pavilion serves as an example for sustainable building on water.
Near Central Station, this cosy hostel is equipped with terrace, garden, communal lounge area, tour desk and laptop lockers.
The perfect place for a special gift. You'll find items you won't find anywhere else, mostly handmade by poets, writers and artists.
Located in the former headquarters of the Holland-Amerika line you will find this hotel where you will spend the night in nostalgic atmospheres along the Meuse.
This original vintage shop is full of fun women's and men's clothing: from seventies to trendy retro, both used, new and own design.
Enjoying without a choice stress? Then a surprise dinner from SupriSeat is the perfect choice! Book and receive the location 2 hours in advance.
The Fenix Food Factory is a space where everything is fresh. Open the doors of the converted harbour shed and step into a delightful, culinary world.
In this heaven for chocoholics you will find chocobons, truffles, boucheés and beautiful pies. Delicious with a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.
The first authentic American cupcake-baker in the Netherlands. Every day freshly baked with unique recipes.
From tropical water park to multifunctional catering facility. From dragging laps to drinking cocktails. Visit this separate, cosy bar.
Picknick is all about perfecting simplicity and every day they are passionate about making the best dishes and cups of coffee.
Beer, bbq, music, sun and cozy people. Do we have to say more? Biergarten is the only bar in Rotterdam that is completely outside.
The idea is simple, respectfully making good food that tastes better. All 100% organic and vegetarian buffet dishes are freshly prepared daily.
In this center for contemporary art you will find innovative exhibitions with art by well-known and emerging artists.
Go in the Kunsthal on a fascinating tour of ancient masters, fascinating photographs, forgotten cultures, innovative design and contemporary art.
The creative KEET offers webshops, novice entrepreneurs and labels a physical sales platform. The mix of item is therefore special and diverse.
CityHub loves the community feeling of a hostel and the privacy of a hotel. That's why they combine the two: the feeling of being together with a private cabin.
Experience a special night in the unique cube houses in dormitories with shared bathroom, breakfast buffet and simple modern bistro and bar.
Poké is a traditional Hawaii dish, where fresh fish cut into cubes and vegetables are central. Create your perfect mix of ingredients yourself.
Join the cosy Koekela for a cup of coffee, crispy chocolate chip cookies and the well-known, homemade carrot cake.
Patience, let the tea brew well. The tea from The Tea Lab is worth the wait. In addition, you will find good coffee and fine dishes.
This green oasis can be found in the shadow of the Euromast. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and discover the beautiful spots in this park.
Beer lovers can enjoy the artisan brewed Pilgrim beer, also called the 'Liquid gold from Rotterdam. '
For funky second-hand and new clothes. This is the-place-to-be for an original outfit, beautiful accessories and tickets for the best parties.
Experience what the Marines experience all over the world. Spread over three floors you will find more than 350 years of patriotic history.
Choose from 135 different types of wine in the historic building of this wine bar. Delicious are the matching little dishes.
Fast water taxis transport you to 50 locations on demand. Go for a quick crossing or a surprise ride from the skipper.
This English gastropub is located on a former British lighthouse. In addition to good food, there are regular performances and concerts.
For affordable citizens, head towards Burgertrut. A nice place in the city where you will find in addition to normal, vegetarian and vegan burgers.
At this bistro in the Central Library, they serve delicious dishes with a contemporary twist for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
This impressive industrial building dating from 1927 is one of the most important monuments in Rotterdam and symbolizes the port city.
This 2.0 Deli with old-fashioned hospitality and personal attention is full of fresh products, made with love for humans, animals and the environment.
Unique concept. Unforgettable coffee from ex-crooks. You immediately contribute to better opportunities for the young people participating in the project.
Discover this former cruise ship, blow out on the bow, sip a cup of coffee and enjoy the view of Rotterdam's magical skyline.
This is the first covered market floor in our country. A place where good food, fresh produce and diverse cultures come together in a spectacular bow.
Step into this harbour tent on the Maas and enjoy the best meatballs, the view and the conviviality on its Rotterdams.
The only B&B where you can enjoy a pleasant, personal stay as well as use bicycles. Within 10 minutes you are at various highlights of Rotterdam.
This is the National Museum of Photography with an impressive collection of more than five million images. From documentary to contemporary.
The Wilhelminapier is at and top Rotterdam. Architecture, culture and restaurants come together in this area where something always happens.
Ignize yourself in the America of the 80s to 90s and enjoy spectacular cocktails in a unique setting.
Very Cherry has a beautiful collection of vintage inspired fashion. The ladies who work there will be happy to help you find your new favorite clothing item.
You can spend the night in authentic boat cabins on the water in this cruise hotel where you can drink in atmosphere and enjoy delicious dishes.
Visit the 43-metre-high viewing platform at the Art Nouveau style house. On the ground floor you will find the Grand Café and cocktail bar Elit.
Using a spectacular large flame, Miranda creates unique glass art. Take a look at the open studio and admire all the beautiful objects.
The collection in this museum gives you a picture of the development of Rotterdam as a metropolis. From the colonial past to objects from the present.
Because of the striking design you will not get around these Kubuswoningen. Take a beautiful picture and look inside the open Kijkkubus.
This pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the Rijnhaven forms the connection between the Wilhelminapier and Katendrecht.
In this cute little boutique in Pannekoekstraat you'll find affordable high street fashion, fancy accessories and cool gadgets.
In the arches under the former Hofpleinspoorviaduct you will find dozens of special entrepreneurs. From bakery to furniture store, everything tasty Rotterdam.
Go on a journey through the history of art. Dutch and European masterpieces give an overview from the early Middle Ages to the 21st century.
A gold combination. Piero Bianculli are Italian roots, numerous inspiration trips to Puglia and the love for pure ingredients.
Wednesday to Sunday you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and of course the vegetable garden itself on the roof of the Schieblock in a green oasis.
This lively city café and beer room is for everyone. From burgundians to beer connoisseurs. Discover the extensive drinks and food menu.
This picturesque district in the west of Rotterdam gives you a glimpse into the city's rich past. Discover beautiful quays and beautiful monuments.
The first cat café in the city where many cats run around, jump and especially sleep. Relax, drink and feel the love of the kitty cats.
Admire Rotterdam from great heights. Tower above the city skyline and be amazed by the phenomenal view.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city in this garden and discover a wealth of unique plants. This is a wonderful place to walk and look around.
This train station is located on the east side of the city centre. Take the exit towards the beautiful Markhal and walk further to the city centre.
This unique train station is located on the north side of the city centre. Take the main entrance and walk to the city centre in over 10 minutes.
Go on a journey to incredible places in this boutique hotel. Bruno combines marine and astronomical elements and can be found on the river Meuse.
Taste the original Hong Kong style 'egg waffle'. A form of street food. Soft, airy and crispy. Do you choose a variant with ice cream or yakitori?
Thanks to the elevated terrace and the view over the river Maas and the skyline of the city, Café Rotterdam is also called the 'Eretribune aan de Maas'.
Sleep in Heaven or Stars. Rooms with the highest balcony in Rotterdam. Wake up to an intense sunrise and breakfast with panoramic views.
In this first juice bar of Rotterdam they make the most delicious slowjuice fruit and vegetable juices for you. Delicious with a breakfast, salad or soup.
The citizenM hotel room can be described as affordable luxury. From the extremely comfortable bed you enter the centre of Rotterdam.
The Rotterdam culture is visible in detail here. Each room has its own characteristics, such as a balcony, record player or lounge area.
Comfort and a classic look are combined in this chic 4-star boutique hotel where you will be welcomed and delightfully spent the night.
Objet Trouvé's fashion collection shows the elegance of Paris and the beauty of the Scandinavian fashion image. Discover beautiful brands there.
This former printing house of 'De Vrije Volk' has been converted into a design boutique hotel. Experience the charm of the 1950s in contemporary comfort.
The newest hostel in the city at 300 meters from Rotterdam Central Station. The beds are specially designed for comfort and loved by previous guests.
This lovely hotel apartment is located in a monumental building dating from 1896, with large windows, beautiful fireplace and ornaments making this an elegant place.
Wrap boats are tiny houseboats in which you can relax. The space is limited and inspires you to think about living and necessary stuff.
Located in a cultural district you will find Hotel Bazar where you can spend the night in great themed rooms such as Oriental and African as well as rent bikes for free.
In this shop full of incredible vintage items and Rotterdam cosiness you will surely find your new favorite piece of clothing.
Bier&zO brings beers from all over the world together here. Not so much experience with specialty beer? Here they will be happy to help you discover your taste.
A floating hotel, moored in the quiet Wijnhaven. Come on board and experience the unique atmosphere. H2OTEL is within walking distance of the Markthal.
More than a hotel: a place for co-living and co-working. Travelers, locals and students come together to learn, stay and have fun.
Featuring a movie lounge, espresso bar, shared lounge, games room and luggage storage, King Kong Hostel offers a great décor.
The 5-star Mainport inspires with a world-class atmosphere. Each room brings a unique experience and is equipped with sauna or whirlpool.
At Barrelproof they love beautiful drinks. Walk in for good advice, cocktail supplies and drinks you won't find anywhere else.
Do not only enter an unknown (er) part of Rotterdam, but also a bit in France. Sample delicious crepes, French atmospheres and more.
The most exclusive shoes find their way to the stylish Shoebaloo. In the separately decorated shop you will find a collection of beautiful brands.
An exceptionally welcoming, authentic Mexican restaurant, called Taqueria, where you can taste tacos and tequila cocktails.
Knetter is different, unique and gives color to your life. In the varied mix of new and vintage clothes there is something for everyone to find.
Sleep in a tight new building, De Rotterdam. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring the city skyline into your sleek, contemporary hotel room.
Nice vintage scoring you do here. In the bright building on the Eendrachtsweg you will find a varied range of unique vintage clothing and accessories.
Beautiful brand clothing, sneakers and casual shoes, accessories and backpacks, but also coffee, plants and other goodness. You'll find it at Funkie House.
Fröbel is a beautiful care and hospitality company where everything is freshly prepared. You will find the lunchroom in the characteristic Scheepvaartkwartier.
Relax and enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch, a slow juice or a taste of high or raw tea. You as a guest are central.
Treat yourself or anyone else with a nice piece of jewellery, original print, fashion item or something new for your interior from the Swan collection.
At this music store you can visit 7 days a week to supplement your collection with a real classic or a unique album.
Theemaas is a separate combination of a shop for the better coffee and tea and a gallery with modern ceramic works by various artists.
Spacious municipal car park right in the center, close to concert hall De Doelen, the Rotterdamse Schouwburg and cinema Pathé.
For information about the city of Rotterdam you have come to the right place. Get your leaflets, maps and city walks.
This information point is located in the central hall. The VVV office staff will be happy to help you discover the city with advice and useful tips.
From this location, located on the north-east side, it is about 15 minutes walk to the centre. The parking rates here are quite cheap.
The large unguarded terrain can be reached quickly from the A16 highway and is located at the Feijenoord stadium. Parking is free and the tram stops nearby.
At this location located on the Kop van Zuid the parking rates are favourable. The centre is easily accessible via the Erasmusbrug.
Cheap car park, located on the west side, close to the historic Delfshaven. From this location, the city centre can be reached quickly by metro.
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