Michel’s personal recommendation 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 ?

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Likes: Cycling, Cooking, Travelling through India on motorbike!

Favourite city (besides Rotterdam): London, Calcutta

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Getting Around In Rotterdam

Getting around in the city is easy with an extensive system of trams, buses and trains. Visit the English-language webpage of OV9292 to plan your route.

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Michel’s Golden Tip

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Try the infamous apple pie at lunchroom Dudok (picture above), or indulge in the flavors of the world inside the Markthal (picture below)

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Do take a water taxi, as fun as it is fast! Check out their schedule and locations: Visit website


FG Restaurant | Two Michelin stars. Last time I ate there with a friend, it was about € 350 for two persons and every euro was worth it! Visit website

The Millèn | On the first floor of the Marriott Hotel opposite central station is one of my favorites since over 15 years. One star Michelin and a lovely ambiance. Visit website

Parkheuvel | Two Michelin star restaurant, situated at The Park in the heart of Rotterdam, close by the Euromast, next to the river Maas. Overlooking the river let yourself be overwhelmed by this classic! Visit website

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The Witte de Withstraat is located in the heart of the city, chock full with wine bars, pubs and terraces

Lunch Places

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Get your best chocolates, perfumes, jewellery & accessories right under the city in the ‘Koopgoot’

Brasserie Pierre | Classic but casual French style & menu. Go for the Coq au Vin, avoid their Martinis… Visit website

Coppi | Fun, hip and when in Rotterdam North a good stop! Visit website

Amarone | And one more Michelin star place. Need I say more? Visit website


Noah | This is serious good cocktail making! In the Witte Pakhuis at the Oude Haven. We walk by it on my tour. Visit website

Hilton | I love these modern yet old school place. Stylish bar were you expect the guys from ‘Mad Men’ to walk in… Visit website

Bird | A jazz place with an open eye & ear for modern sounds. Good food! Visit website

Comedy Club Haug | The only stand-up comedy club in Rotterdam & a great one. Check when they have UK shows. All comedians are fun. Visit website

Biergarten | You can’t find it cooler (beer) that in our Beer Garden! Visit website

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Being a harbor city, Rotterdam offers a range of maritime museums

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Gym / Shopping

David Lloyd Sport Club | This is the best if you’re arround a bit longer and want to keep fit. Swimming pool, sauna, they got it all. Visit website

De Oorzaak | Love music on vinyl? Love De Oorzaak! When in Rotterdam North, get your grooves here. Visit website


Museum Boijmans van Beuningen | From Rembrandt to Dali & more. Visit website

Mariniersmuseum | We’re a small country but we had some stout Marines. This is their museum. Visit website

Schaakstukkenmuseum | A small tribute to the great game of chess. Visit website

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Being a harbor city, Rotterdam offers a range of maritime museums

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Vroesenpark | Typical middle size park with a fine refreshments cafe.

Heemraadspark | A leisure place, very centrally located. Over 165 years old. Visit website

Trompenburg Tuinen & Arboretum | Botanic garden delight with the great ‘In de Rustwat’ restaurant at the entrance. Visit website