The 109 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 a weekend away. Discover the secrets that lie behind the beautiful 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 of old masters. In the centre you will find plenty of trendy shops and restaurants. Dive into this innovative city!
Wednesday through Sunday you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and of course the vegetable garden itself on the roof of the Schieblock in a green oasis.
You like beer? Then you can't skip this café with 17 beers on tap and 120 on the bottle. Let them taste on the terrace or in the large garden.
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Imagine yourself in the America of the 80s and enjoy spectacular cocktails in a unique setting.
Treat yourself or someone else with a nice piece of jewellery, original print, fashion item or something new for your interior from the collection of Swan.
The perfect place for a special gift. You will find items that you will not find anywhere else, mostly handmade by poets, writers and artists.
Enjoying without stress of choice? Then a surprise dinner from SuprisEat is the perfect choice! Book and receive the location 2 hours in advance.
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.
Fast water taxis transport you on call to 50 locations. Go for a quick crossing or a surprise trip from the skipper.
Experience a special night's stay in the unique cube houses in dormitories with shared bathroom, breakfast buffet and simple modern bistro and bar.
Located in the former headquarters of the Holland-America line you will find this hotel where you spend the night in nostalgic atmospheres on the Meuse.
Visit the Kunsthal on a fascinating tour of ancient masters, fascinating photographs, forgotten cultures, innovative design and contemporary art.
Choose from 135 different types of wine in the historic building of this wine bar. Delicious are the matching small dishes.
With the help of a spectacular large flame, Miranda creates unique glass art. Take a look in the open studio and admire all the beautiful objects.
In a former power station you will find this hotel where the studios have an elegant, tasteful interior and offer a relaxing environment.
Both the stunning views of the city skyline, the large terrace and the fair map are beautiful here. Enjoy it on his Rotterdams.
This trendy, lively street is the ideal place for lunch, dinner and beers. You will also find shops that are just a little different and art galleries.
Experience what the Marines are experiencing all over the world. Spread over three floors you will find more than 350 years of homeland history.
At this bistro in the central Library they serve delicious dishes with a contemporary twist for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city in this garden and discover a wealth of unique plants. This is a lovely place to walk and look around.
Beer lovers can enjoy the artisanally brewed Pilgrim beer in this brewery, also called the 'Liquid gold from Rotterdam. '
This Rotterdam icon is 800 meters long and 139 meters high. Thanks to the bended asymmetrical steel pylon, the bridge is also known as 'The Zwan'.
Bohemian by Jibodh was founded by two brothers with a passion for men's fashion. Enthusiastically, they help the modern man to the most beautiful clothes.
Poké is a traditional dish from Hawaii, where fresh diced fish and vegetables are central. Create your perfect mix of ingredients yourself.
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 on the Meuse'.
The first authentic American cupcake baker in the Netherlands. Fresh baked every day with unique recipes.
Visit the 43-metre-high viewing platform on the house built in Art Nouveau style. On the ground floor you will find the Grand Café and cocktail bar Elit.
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.
This picturesque district in the west of Rotterdam gives you a glimpse into the city's rich past. Discover beautiful quays and beautiful monuments.
Travel through our maritime present and past. Listen to stories, admire masterpieces and experience the historic ships in the museum harbour.
In this naughty business, let yourself be surprised by creative world dishes full of taste like you've never tasted them before... and affordable too.
Objet Trouvé's fashion collection shows the elegance of Paris and the beauty of the Scandinavian fashion image. Discover beautiful brands there.
The Laurenskerk is full of stories and is the only monument from the Middle Ages in Rotterdam. Watch exhibitions or go for a tower climb.
The 390 meter long Luchtsingel connects Rotterdam North with Rotterdam Centre. Climb stairs and explore this forgotten area.
You can spend the night in authentic boat cabins on the water in this cruise hotel where you can have a drink in atmosphere and enjoy delicious dishes.
Unique concept. Unforgettable coffee from ex-crooks. You immediately contribute to better opportunities for the young people who participate in the project.
Café and Espresso bar in one with sunny terrace for all lovers of good Italian espresso, delicious cake, authentic sandwiches or a drink.
In this craft barbershop men are welcome for a traditional haircut and shave. A visit to this case is a real experience.
In the arches under the former Hofplein railway viaduct you will find dozens of extraordinary entrepreneurs. From bakery to furniture store, everything delicious Rotterdam.
This 2.0 Deli with old-fashioned hospitality and personal attention is full of fresh products, made with love for people, animals and the environment.
The collection in this museum gives you an idea of the development of Rotterdam as a metropolis. From the colonial past to objects from the present.
Near Central Station, this cosy hostel is equipped with terrace, garden, shared lounge, tour desk and laptop lockers.
Go for one of the better cup of coffee in town, if not the best. But also for homemade cakes, English scones and American pancakes.
Discover this former cruise ship, blow out on the bow, have a cup of coffee and enjoy the view of Rotterdam's magical skyline.
At this music store you can go 7 days a week to supplement your collection with a real classic or a unique album.
The Fenix Food Factory is a place where everything is fresh. Open the doors of the converted harbour shed and step into a delicious, culinary world.
This English gastropub is located on a former British lighthouse (mobile lighthouse). In addition to good food, there are regular performances and concerts.
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.
The most exclusive shoes find their way to the stylish Shoebaloo. In the separately furnished store you will find a collection of beautiful brands.
The first cat café in the city where numerous cats run around, jump and especially sleep. Relax, drink and feel the love of the kitty cats.
Go on a journey through the history of art. Dutch and European masterpieces give an overview of the early Middle Ages to the 21st century.
Enjoy nature in the middle of the city. Discover the beautiful terrace, the fun activities and surprising, affordable cuisine for any moment.
King Kong Hostel is a well-appointed hostel with movie lounge, espresso bar, shared lounge, games room and luggage storage.
No-nonsense, stubborn Rotterdam beer café where you can beer and bite. 16 beers on tap, 100 from the bottle. Yes, not!
The Wilhelminapier is on top of Rotterdam. Architecture, culture and restaurants come together in this area where something always happens.
Every day, 110,000 passengers pass this striking station with international allure. Due to the striking shape it is a real eye-catcher.
Café De Witte Monap forms the beating heart of the Witte De With street. The cosiness begins in the afternoon and only ends in the late hours.
Picnic is all about perfecting simplicity and every day they are passionate about making the best dishes and cups of coffee.
This pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the Rijnhaven forms the connection between the Wilhelminapier and Katendrecht.
For affordable citizens, head towards Burgertrut. A nice place in the city where you will find, in addition to normal, also vegetarian and vegan burgers.
Step into this port on the Meuse and enjoy the tastiest meatballs, the view and the cosiness in Rotterdam.
With us you not only buy bread and lots of treats, you also contribute to opportunities for this team of special bakers.
Tea Maas is a separate combination of a shop for the better coffee and tea and a gallery with modern ceramic work by various artists.
For funky second-hand and new clothes. This is the-place-to-be for an original outfit, beautiful accessories and tickets to the best parties.
Beer, bbq, music, sun and cozy people. Should we say more? Biergarten is the only bar in Rotterdam that is completely outside.
Located on the North Island, this romantic B&B features themed rooms each uniquely decorated such as the English room or Caribbean room.
Slip into the cosy Koekela for a cup of coffee, crispy chocolate chip cookies and the well-known, homemade carrot cake.
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?
Urban Espresso Bar originated when Australian Jo left for Rotterdam. It is now the place for a 'bakkie pleur' with something delicious.
The idea is simple, with respect, making good food that tastes better. All 100% organic and vegetarian buffet dishes are freshly prepared daily.
The creative KEET offers webshops, novice entrepreneurs and labels a physical sales platform. The mix of item is therefore special and diverse.
Appreciation for beautiful things and retro bikes. Here owner Rokus restores unique bikes. For a nice two-wheeler you are good here.
In this store full of incredible vintage items and Rotterdam cosiness, you will surely find your new favourite piece of clothing.
This lively city café and beer room is for everyone. From burgundians to beer connoisseurs. Discover the extensive drinks and food menu.
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.
An exceptionally welcoming, authentic Mexican restaurant, a so-called Taqueria, where you can taste tacos and tequila cocktails.
Admire Rotterdam from great heights. Tower above the city skyline and be amazed by the phenomenal view.
In this contemporary art centre, you will find innovative exhibitions with art by well-known and emerging artists.
This impressive industrial building from 1927 is one of the most important monuments of Rotterdam and is a symbol of the port city.
Located in a cultural area you will find Hotel Bazar where you can spend the night in great themed rooms such as Oriental and African and rent bicycles for free.
In this heaven for chocoholics you will find chocolates, truffles, boucheés and beautiful cakes. Delicious with a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.
Due to the striking design you will not get around these Cube Houses. Take a beautiful picture and look inside the open LookCube.
The ice cream is made fresh and artisanally and is full of the best ingredients, and you can taste that in the tasteful balls.
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.
A breakfast bar, lunch room or café... and shop with exclusive, bike-related products and bicycle workshop with own mechanic.
Beautiful branded clothing, sneakers and casual shoes, accessories and backpacks, but also coffee, plants and other goodness. You'll find it at Funkie House.
Right in the center you will find this semi-underground shopping street with over 80 shops in the field of fashion, lifestyle, gifts and hospitality.
This is the first covered market floor in our country. A place where good food, fresh produce and diverse cultures meet in a spectacular arc.
Relax and enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch, a slow-juice or taste a high or raw tea. You as a guest are central.
This striking structure consists of three futuristic floating spheres. The pavilion serves as an example for sustainable construction on water.
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.
From tropical swimming paradise to multifunctional catering facilities. From pulling jobs to drinking cocktails. Visit this separate, cosy bar.
At Barrelproof they love beautiful drinks. Walk in for good advice, cocktail supplies and drinks you won't find anywhere else.
This is the national museum of photography with an impressive collection of more than five million images. From documentary to contemporary.
Comfort and a classic look are combined in this chic 4-star boutique hotel where you will be welcomed and spend the night.
In this first juice bar in Rotterdam they make the most delicious slow juice fruit and vegetable juices for you. Delicious with a breakfast, salad or soup.
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 looks like Alladin's cabin. Let cacti of all shapes and sizes excite you in the shop and surprise you with oriental home decorations.
In this cute little boutique in the Pannekoekstraat you'll find affordable high street fashion, nice accessories and cool gadgets.
Baking bread is Jordy poured in with the spoon. His loaves are beautiful and nutritious, made in a traditional way with pure ingredients.
Cheap car park, located on the west side, close to the historic Delfshaven. The city centre can be reached quickly by metro from this location.
From this location, located on the northeast side, it is about a 15-minute walk to the city centre. The parking rates here are quite cheap.
For information about the city of Rotterdam you have come to the right place. Get your leaflets, maps and city walks.
The large unguarded grounds can be reached quickly from the A16 national road and is located near the Feijenoord stadium. Parking is free and the tram stops nearby.
At this location located on the Kop van Zuid, parking rates are convenient. The centre is easily accessible via the Erasmus Bridge.
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 more than 10 minutes.
This information point is located in the central hall. The Tourist Office staff will be happy to help you discover the city with advice and useful tips.
This train station is located on the east side of the city centre. Take the exit towards the beautiful Markhal and walk from there further to the city centre.
Large municipal car park in the middle of the city centre, close to concert hall De Doelen, the Rotterdamse Schouwburg and cinema Pathé.
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