Michel's Recommendations for Rotterdam

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 😉

Lunch Places
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Michel’s Golden Tip

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

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

Lunch Places

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Typical middle size park with a fine refreshments cafe.

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