The recommendations bible of Michel!

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 😉


Restaurants
Lunch Places
Bars
Gym/ Shopping
Museums
Parks


Michel’s Golden Tip

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

Restaurants

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

Lunch Places

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

Bars


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

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

Museums


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

Parks


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