Rotterdam is getting more and more popular for a city trip. I totally understand why. Rotterdam has the biggest harbor of Europe, has an actual skyline and offers historical canals. Besides that, Rotterdam is a multicultural city in the Netherlands, hosting inhabitants of over 160 different nationalities. In this blog, we’ll share our tips to explore Rotterdam within one or two days.
It’s all about food
Different nationalities and cultures come together in Rotterdam. Plenty of choices to try and enjoy different food. A famous place in Rotterdam is the Market Hall, a covered food market with many restaurants and market stalls under the most beautiful ceiling in the city. Another nice restaurant is NY basement, a trendy restaurant and cocktail bar in the basement of a nostalgic and characteristic building at the head of the Wilhelminapier. Nhow Rotterdam is famous for its bar, restaurant and rooftop terrace overlooking the skyline of the city.
If you want to grab a pasta, Pasta Kantine is the place to be. Here you can get some affordable and nice pasta’s. For a quick lunch or a delicious coffee you can go to Hopper or Lebkov en Sons, near to the central station of Rotterdam.
Another place that you don’t want to miss is Fenix Food Factory. Entrepreneurs offer a culinary spot where you can shop products, learn how products are made and or course taste everything. And also the location is worth seeing, Fenix Food Factory is located in an old harbor shed.
The places to be for culture & shopping
A must-see for those who visit Rotterdam and one of my favorite streets: Witte de With. In this street with many art galleries, cafes, restaurants
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Not ‘so secret’ but nice to visit spots in Rotterdam
When you visit Rotterdam, a visit to the Cube Houses cannot be missed. In addition, it is nice to just walk over the Erasmus bridge and take a look at the town hall. Stroll through the old harbor and settle down for a cold drink.
Travel through Rotterdam like a local
You can explore Rotterdam by foot or use public transport. Within the center, you can take buses, trams, metros and trains. Or you can rent an electric scooter to discover the city. Download the
Sleeping in Rotterdam
Spent your night in Mainport hotel. This hotel is perfectly located in the harbor of Rotterdam, has excellent breakfast and most of the rooms have a private sauna and bath. The best way to end your city trip is to bring a visit to the wellness & spa. As a guest of the hotel, you have free entrance.