RSI The Attraction

RSI THE ATTRACTION For almost 40 years now, Rotterdam Sport Import (RSI) has been specialising in rollerskates, iceskates, stuntsteps, skateboards, longboards and snowboards. The store has the largest collection of stuntsteps in the country in fact, and also sells cool clothing and footwear, yoyos, diabolos, kites and pogosticks. Witte de Withstraat 57

Marlies Dekkers

MARLIES DEKKERS World-famous Rotterdammer Marlies Dekkers’ work is exhibited in a number of museums and her creations are worn by the rich and famous, including Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and Rihanna.  Her distinctive lingerie brand combines lines, layers, and subtle cut-outs in unexpected places. You’ll find her latest collection of lingerie and swimsuits in the…

Ballroom

Ballroom Ballroom has balls on its snack menu, including the Dutch favourite, bitterballen, prepared here with a beetroot twist. There’s more on offer as well, such as bruschetta fungi porcini, but the main attraction really is the drinks. Believe it or not this place has 162 different gins to choose from. Enjoy one out on…

Ter Marsch & Co

Ter Marsch & Co  Ever heard of wiedewiet sauce (weed sauce)? At this burger bar, it is quite normal to order organic (and harmless) cannabis sauce with your award-winning Scottish Angus or Japanese Wagyu beef burger. This hip bar also sells dry-aged meat and pulled pork rolls. The owners have a second larger establishment, Café…

Oliva

Olivia  You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a genuine Italian kitchen when you enter this pleasantly decorated restaurant with its worn wooden floor and pasta wall. The chef’s menu (between three and five daily specials) is to be recommended. The à la carte menu includes delicious options like pork neck with balsamic onions, gem lettuce…

In den Rustwat (IDRW)

In den Rustwat (IDRW)  This inn, dating back to 1597, with thatched roof, original tiled floor and Delft Blue tiles on the wall, is one of the city’s most refined restaurants (it also has BIB Gourmand approval). In a beautiful location right next to the Trompenburg Arboretum, Marcel van Zomeren prepares dishes “with 100% respect…

Huson

Huson An international kitchen with an Eastern influence. A popular haunt for business professionals, not the least for being in the Scheepvaartkwartier, where numerous monumental businesses are located, and because of which the two-course lunch arrangement is served within an hour. Signature dishes, perfect to share, are the tuna, soft-shell crab, avocado, tomato sorbet and…

Frietboutique

Frietboutique  Rotterdammers wait patiently in line for a portion of Sammy and Pebbles’ chips. These ladies source their potatoes straight from the farmers’ market so they can leave the skin on their hand-cut chips, which are fried in pure vegetable oil. The snack menu includes local specialities like croquettes made by renowned Netherlands’ butcher Piet…

Bazar

Bazar A worldly eatery with a One Thousand and One Nights-inspired interior. Arabian lamps, tiles and colourful crockery remind you of a busy marketplace in some faraway holiday destination. If there’s one café or restaurant in Rotterdam that illustrates just how multi-cultural the city is, it’s this one. This is obvious, from the mix of…

Metropole Café NRC

Metropole Café NRC Nieuw Rotterdams Café, aka NRC, is a café-restaurant with a huge terrace, and at the weekend a club where DJs play cool beats in different bar spaces. During the day, NRC is a popular meeting place for young and old; the latter perhaps recognising more readily the black-and-white photos of stars like…