The 128 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!
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.
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.
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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.
Bongo bon: An unforgettable high tea full of sweet and savoury snacks.
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.
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.
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.
Experience what the Marines experience all over the world. Spread over three floors you will find more than 350 years of patriotic history.
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In a former power station you will find this hotel where the studios have an elegant, tasteful interior and a relaxing environment.
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.
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.
The perfect place for a special gift. You'll find items you won't find anywhere else, mostly handmade by poets, writers and artists.
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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.
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.
Because of the striking design you will not get around these Kubuswoningen. Take a beautiful picture and look inside the open Kijkkubus.
Featuring a movie lounge, espresso bar, shared lounge, games room and luggage storage, King Kong Hostel offers a great décor.
With a discount everything tastes better! Discover the best lunch deals.
Go on a journey through our maritime present and past. Listen to stories, admire masterpieces and experience the historic ships in the museum harbour.
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.
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.
Relax and enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch, a slow juice or a taste of high or raw tea. You as a guest are central.
At Barrelproof they love beautiful drinks. Walk in for good advice, cocktail supplies and drinks you won't find anywhere else.
Objet Trouvé's fashion collection shows the elegance of Paris and the beauty of the Scandinavian fashion image. Discover beautiful brands there.
Beautiful brand clothing, sneakers and casual shoes, accessories and backpacks, but also coffee, plants and other goodness. You'll find it at Funkie House.
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.
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'.
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.
At this bistro in the Central Library, they serve delicious dishes with a contemporary twist for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
With us you not only buy bread and lots of goodies, you also contribute to opportunities for this team of special bakers.
The creative KEET offers webshops, novice entrepreneurs and labels a physical sales platform. The mix of item is therefore special and diverse.
Join the cosy Koekela for a cup of coffee, crispy chocolate chip cookies and the well-known, homemade carrot cake.
Theemaas is a separate combination of a shop for the better coffee and tea and a gallery with modern ceramic works by various artists.
In this heaven for chocoholics you will find chocobons, truffles, boucheés and beautiful pies. Delicious with a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.
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.
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.
Unique concept. Unforgettable coffee from ex-crooks. You immediately contribute to better opportunities for the young people participating in the project.
Boat Seven, a former freighter, is equipped with two luxury apartments. The boat is just two minutes from the Old Port and Markthal.
The ice cream is made fresh and artisan and is full of the best ingredients, and you can taste that again in the tasteful balls.
More than a hotel: a place for co-living and co-working. Travelers, locals and students come together to learn, stay and have fun.
Picknick is all about perfecting simplicity and every day they are passionate about making the best dishes and cups of coffee.
Go in the Kunsthal on a fascinating tour of ancient masters, fascinating photographs, forgotten cultures, innovative design and contemporary art.
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.
This pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the Rijnhaven forms the connection between the Wilhelminapier and Katendrecht.
Baking bread is Jordy poured in with the porridge. His loaves are beautiful and nutritious, made in a traditional way with pure ingredients.
Enjoying without a choice stress? Then a surprise dinner from SupriSeat is the perfect choice! Book and receive the location 2 hours in advance.
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.
The Rotterdam culture is visible in detail here. Each room has its own characteristics, such as a balcony, record player or lounge area.
Wrap boats are tiny houseboats in which you can relax. The space is limited and inspires you to think about living and necessary stuff.
In this shop full of incredible vintage items and Rotterdam cosiness you will surely find your new favorite piece of clothing.
At this music store you can visit 7 days a week to supplement your collection with a real classic or a unique album.
Beer lovers can enjoy the artisan brewed Pilgrim beer, also called the 'Liquid gold from Rotterdam. '
This lively city café and beer room is for everyone. From burgundians to beer connoisseurs. Discover the extensive drinks and food menu.
The most exclusive shoes find their way to the stylish Shoebaloo. In the separately decorated shop you will find a collection of beautiful brands.
Experience a special night in the unique cube houses in dormitories with shared bathroom, breakfast buffet and simple modern bistro and bar.
In this cute little boutique in Pannekoekstraat you'll find affordable high street fashion, fancy accessories and cool gadgets.
Urban Espresso Bar was created when Australian Jo left for Rotterdam. Meanwhile, it is the place for a 'bakkie pleur' with something delicious.
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.
The Wilhelminapier is at and top Rotterdam. Architecture, culture and restaurants come together in this area where something always happens.
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.
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.
The 390 metre long Luchtsingel connects Rotterdam North with Rotterdam Centre. Climb on stairs and explore this forgotten area.
In this artisan barbershop, men are welcome for a traditional haircut and shave. A visit to this place is a real experience.
Step into this harbour tent on the Maas and enjoy the best meatballs, the view and the conviviality on its Rotterdams.
Fast water taxis transport you to 50 locations on demand. Go for a quick crossing or a surprise ride from the skipper.
Go for one of the city's better cup of coffee, if not the best. But also for homemade cakes, English scones and American pancakes.
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.
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.
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.
This is the National Museum of Photography with an impressive collection of more than five million images. From documentary to contemporary.
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 2.0 Deli with old-fashioned hospitality and personal attention is full of fresh products, made with love for humans, animals and the environment.
The 5-star Mainport inspires with a world-class atmosphere. Each room brings a unique experience and is equipped with sauna or whirlpool.
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.
In this center for contemporary art you will find innovative exhibitions with art by well-known and emerging artists.
For affordable citizens, head towards Burgertrut. A nice place in the city where you will find in addition to normal, vegetarian and vegan burgers.
Choose from 135 different types of wine in the historic building of this wine bar. Delicious are the matching little dishes.
Do not only enter an unknown (er) part of Rotterdam, but also a bit in France. Sample delicious crepes, French atmospheres and more.
Enjoy nature in the middle of the city. Discover the beautiful terrace, the fun activities and surprising, affordable dishes for every moment.
Admire Rotterdam from great heights. Tower above the city skyline and be amazed by the phenomenal view.
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.
Sleep in Heaven or Stars. Rooms with the highest balcony in Rotterdam. Wake up to an intense sunrise and breakfast with panoramic views.
Formerly a shipping office, now your home in Rotterdam. Its location, character and history make this industrial boutique hotel world wide.
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.
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.
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.
Located on the North Island, this romantic B&B features themed rooms each uniquely decorated such as the English room or Caribbean room.
The idea is simple, respectfully making good food that tastes better. All 100% organic and vegetarian buffet dishes are freshly prepared daily.
In the arches under the former Hofpleinspoorviaduct you will find dozens of special entrepreneurs. From bakery to furniture store, everything tasty Rotterdam.
Appreciation for beautiful things and retro bikes. Here owner Rokus restores unique bikes in honor. For a nice two-wheeler you are good here.
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?
Every day 110,000 travelers pass this striking station with international allure. The striking shape makes it a real eye-catcher.
Poké is a traditional Hawaii dish, where fresh fish cut into cubes and vegetables are central. Create your perfect mix of ingredients yourself.
Ignize yourself in the America of the 80s to 90s and enjoy spectacular cocktails in a unique setting.
Café and Espresso bar in one with sunny terrace for all lovers of good Italian espresso, delicious cake, authentic sandwiches or drinks.
Both the stunning views of the city skyline, the large terrace and the (h) fair map are beautiful here. Enjoy it on its Rotterdams.
Fröbel is a beautiful care and hospitality company where everything is freshly prepared. You will find the lunchroom in the characteristic Scheepvaartkwartier.
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'.
Sleep in a tight new building, De Rotterdam. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring the city skyline into your sleek, contemporary hotel room.
A gold combination. Piero Bianculli are Italian roots, numerous inspiration trips to Puglia and the love for pure ingredients.
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.
A breakfast bar, lunchroom or café... and shop with exclusive, bike-related products and bicycle workshop with its own mechanic.
This English gastropub is located on a former British lighthouse. In addition to good food, there are regular performances and concerts.
Using a spectacular large flame, Miranda creates unique glass art. Take a look at the open studio and admire all the beautiful objects.
Beer, bbq, music, sun and cozy people. Do we have to say more? Biergarten is the only bar in Rotterdam that is completely outside.
Step into this warm, welcoming place. Hostel room has 17 Dutch and Rotterdam themed rooms. Both private and shared and for every budget.
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.
The first authentic American cupcake-baker in the Netherlands. Every day freshly baked with unique recipes.
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.
From tropical water park to multifunctional catering facility. From dragging laps to drinking cocktails. Visit this separate, cosy bar.
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.
An exceptionally welcoming, authentic Mexican restaurant, called Taqueria, where you can taste tacos and tequila cocktails.
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 floating hotel, moored in the quiet Wijnhaven. Come on board and experience the unique atmosphere. H2OTEL is within walking distance of the Markthal.
Near Central Station, this cosy hostel is equipped with terrace, garden, communal lounge area, tour desk and laptop lockers.
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.
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.
Comfort and a classic look are combined in this chic 4-star boutique hotel where you will be welcomed and delightfully spent the night.
This picturesque district in the west of Rotterdam gives you a glimpse into the city's rich past. Discover beautiful quays and beautiful monuments.
This impressive industrial building dating from 1927 is one of the most important monuments in Rotterdam and symbolizes the port city.
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 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.
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.
Spacious municipal car park right in the center, close to concert hall De Doelen, the Rotterdamse Schouwburg and cinema Pathé.
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.
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.
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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