Bram’s personal recommendations for Rotterdam!

These are my personal tips -based on experience and research- for a great experience in Rotterdam! This resulted in a good list of tips! You can click on the bold text to get to the Google Maps location of the establishment.

All of you good luck in Rotterdam!

And don’t forget to write me a review here of course 😉

Food / Restaurants
Dutch Snacks & Sweets
(Food) Markets


91 Spices
Wonderful Indian restaurant. Always lively and close to the Markthal.

Tai Wu
Large Chinese restaurant, very popular. Always packed with locals and Asian people alike. Serves very good traditional food and has been in Rotterdam for a very long time.

Deli Bird
Thai restaurant in Katendrecht. Very good food in a lovely area. Have a drink first at Hotel New York and then walk to Deli Bird on the Deliplein!


Try a stroopwafel at the Markthal

Try a frietje (French fries) at Bram Ladage, you will find them in many places around Rotterdam

Try a fresh herring at The Market Rotterdam, open on Tuesdays & Saturdays


Foodhallen Wilhelminakade
Great for alternative food and good beer. Open: daily from 12am – 11pm

The start and ending point of our tour, visit the fanciest market of Holland! Open: daily from 10am – 8pm

Biological Market Eendrachtsplein
Your go-to choice for fresh, organic staples. Open: every Tuesday from 8am – 5:30pm


This bar on the Pannekoekstraat (Pancake Street) has a big choice of good beers and is always crowded.

Very old and nice Grand Cafe to meet locals. They have a wonderful terrace, for a drink on a sunny day.

Very well-known Grand Cafe. Here you find the best Dutch apple pie and very nice ‘bitterballen’.


Party place near Witte de Withstraat. Very alive and great beer, plus a good outdoor terrace.

Very good dance venue for your jazz & disco moves.

This is where to go for a wild night out, to see the latest dance & music acts.


Stroll along the exclusive Kruiskade, to shop for your finest clothing brands and upmarket accessories.

The Koopgoot (‘buying gutter’) at the heart at the center, taking you down into the greatest international warehouses like H&M and Zara.

A lesser known gem, but great place to find vintage and second-hand clothing is the Pannekoekstraat.


Maritiem Museum
Perhaps the most important museum for our harbor city.

Museum Rotterdam
If you want to know more about Rotterdam after the tour, this is your place!

The world museum will take you on a trip around the globe, from the beautiful location of the Rotterdam Kade.


The Park
The proof that Rotterdammers don’t like to make a fuss over names, especially in the most important park where the towering Euromast is located.

Kralingse Bos
Great for running, hiring a canoe for the day, or just enjoying a picnic at the Kralingse Plas lake.

Want to walk for hours, without seeing anyone? This beautiful hilly park is perfect for family outings and a large off-leash area for dogs.