With passion and enthusiasm, I show visitors around the city that I love. During the Free Walking Tour I will explain how Rotterdam has become how it is today. Rotterdam was rebuilt in a modern way after the horrible destruction during WWII. The tour is focused on the highlights of the city but also shows the hidden secrets the city has to offer. 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.
Bazar If you like multicultural atmosphere and food from the Middle East, Bazar is the perfect place for you. The restaurant is located at the Witte de Withstraat so you can enjoy a drink afterwards! Visit website
Hotel New York The former headquarter of the Holland America Line is transformed into a restaurant where you can enjoy dinner, lunch and delicious high tea’s. Situated at the Wilhelminapier, you have a great view over the river! Visit website
Ter Marsch & Co By far the best place to go for a delicious hamburger! You can find this place in the middle of the Witte De Withstraat. Visit website
Dudok By far the best place to enjoy apple pie and coffee. Although they also serve delicious sandwiches, soups and salads. Situated at the Meent, close to the Market Hall and shops. Visit website
Nieuw Rotterdams Cafe Delicious poke bowls, pancakes and cocktails, they have it all. Located in the Witte de Withstraat, this place is very good for a delicious lunch. Visit website
Lot & Daan Located at one of the most picturesque places of Rotterdam, the old harbor. This restaurant has a very cozy atmosphere, with delicious sandwiches. Visit website
Reijngoud This bar is a very nice place to hang out and enjoy a good beer. During the summer the terrace is opened and the atmosphere is very lively. Located at the vibrant Witte de Withstraat. Visit website
With an amazing view over the old harbor, you can enjoy a good glass of wine or beer. One of the most photogenic areas of Rotterdam! Visit website
NRC With its artistic vibe and delicious cocktails, this bar is the place to be. At Saturday night they even open the dance floor! It is located in the Witte de Withstraat. Visit website
Koopgoot De koopgoot, meaning ‘shopping gutter’ is a nice underground area where you can go for shopping. It is located at metro station Beurs. Visit website
Located in the south of Rotterdam, Zuidplein is the indoor shopping center where you can find everything you need – from multicultural bars to the most famous clothes brands. Visit website
Wereldmuseum The Wereldmuseum is a museum about people and offers a mirror of 160 years of collecting by Rotterdammers for Rotterdammers. It is located in a fantastic historical building at the harbor sight. Visit website
Kunsthal The Kunsthal is one of Rotterdam’s cultural treasures. The museum is inspring in its architectural design, as well as in the host of art and photography exhibitions it continually puts on. Visit website
Maritiem Museum Great museum about the port of Rotterdam. The museum is located in the oldest and biggest museum port of the Netherlands. Experience how the world port of Rotterdam started at this place, among historic ship and cranes. Visit website
The Park One of the most charming spots in the city is Het Park bij de Euromast tower, designed in 1852 by Dutch architect Zocher and his son. They were inspired by the English country style. Perfect for a nice barbecue during the summer with a cold beer. Also a very nice place for several events.
Kralingse Bos The biggest city park in Rotterdam with a gorgeous lake, where you can enjoy the sunset. Lie back on the grass and watch the clouds drift by!