Feel like shopping? Our editorial team selected 10 of the best hotspots in town!
Van den Assem (shoes)
Everyone knows about this shoe paradise and hordes rush there for their sales. Van den Assem has a number of stores and offers a fantastic selection of latest designs in well-known brands for men and women. Their outlet store is up the street at number 56, and their kids store is at number 58.
Aert van Nesstraat 38, 42-50
FabriCati (gifts and interior)
Crazy gifts, baskets, tablecloths, folk art, furniture, hammam towels, strange shampoos, things for the kitchen … this business has filled its shop with a mish-mash of fun and different items from all around the world. Global kitsch they call it themselves.
Nieuwe Binnenweg 72
Harolds (art supplies)
This large art supplies store has some 45,000 items in stock. A great place for creative people who go there for its enormous range of brushes, paint, paper, canvasses, and books. Does picture framing and sells material for tattooists as well.
Burgemeester van Walsumweg 730
Fitzroy & Everest (men’s clothing and accessories)
The gentleman’s antique store in every way. Find old leather pilots’ jackets, classic travelling trunks or an antique leather case for the back of an old-timer car. A paradise full of gadgets for the man who loves luxury items from days gone by. Their collection of prints and maps is unequalled.
Vredehofstraat 54b (Kralingen)
Danny de Cactus (interior accessories)
With a name like this it obviously has to be about cacti. And here they are in all sizes and shapes—1001 nightlamps, cushions, jewels, plates, hammocks.
Oger (men’s clothing)
Oger has a number of famous clients and understands how to dress (men) for success. Personnel are on hand to pull together a great wardrobe for their clients. A lot of Italian cuts as well as English and German. Take a look, if only to see the shop’s beautiful interior.
Whisky fans will drool at the sight of so many bottles all in one place. Whiskybase in Oude Noorden specializes in independent bottlers and for that reason has a unique range on offer. Its shelves are full of hundreds of different whiskies.
Zwaanshals 530 (Oude Noorden)
Charlotte Wooning (jewellery)
This Dutch designer sells her own jewellery made using silver, gold-plated silver, and gemstones, with a nod to the past in her designs. She is inspired by everything; markets, antique shops, old knick-knacks.
Black Widow (alternative clothing)
If you like punk or alternative, this is the place for you. Rotterdam’s well-known identity, Carrie, will help you search for gothic, metal, burlesque, and everything besides. You’ll find corsets, hair dye, piercing jewellery, pointy shoes, jewellery, t-shirts, armbands, makeup and pantyhose.
Nieuwe Binnenweg 13b
Sostrene Grene (interior)
Living and lifestyle items from sisters Anna and Clara from Scandinavia. Nicely priced merchandise and a wide range of home accessories, including silverware, cushions, candles, and party items.