15 typical Rotterdam hotspots - you must have seen these spots!

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The city centre of Rotterdam is full of sights, shops and restaurants that you will not soon find anywhere else. Discover famous, but also the more hidden gems that make this port city so unique.
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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'.

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Admire Rotterdam from great heights. Tower above the city skyline and be amazed by the phenomenal view.

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The Wilhelminapier is at and top Rotterdam. Architecture, culture and restaurants come together in this area where something always happens.

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Because of the striking design you will not get around these Kubuswoningen. Take a beautiful picture and look inside the open Kijkkubus.

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Staying overnight on a boat in the heart of Rotterdam?

blank Photo Markthal in Rotterdam, Shopping, Delicacy, Snack, Neighborhood


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.

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Danny De Cactus

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.

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Very Cherry

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.

blank Photo Biergarten in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Drink


Beer, bbq, music, sun and cozy people. Do we have to say more? Biergarten is the only bar in Rotterdam that is completely outside.

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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.

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De Ballentent

Step into this harbour tent on the Maas and enjoy the best meatballs, the view and the conviviality on its Rotterdams.

blank Photo Fenix Food Factory in Rotterdam, Shopping, Delicacy, Lunch, Snack, Drink, Neighborhood

Fenix Food Factory

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.

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Vessel 11

This English gastropub is located on a former British lighthouse. In addition to good food, there are regular performances and concerts.

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Our recommendations for a delicious lunch in Rotterdam

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Aloha Bar

From tropical water park to multifunctional catering facility. From dragging laps to drinking cocktails. Visit this separate, cosy bar.



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Café Rotterdam

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'.

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