The Pannekoekstraat is a small street filled with cute boutiques, nice little restaurants and unique shops. Go shopping in ‘Rotterdam’s SoHo’ and be sure to visit these hotspots, selected by Inside Rotterdam!
A lovely little boutique tucked in amongst the bigger fashion shops on the Pannekoekstraat. Sells a streamlined collection that is a bit Danish and also a bit Dutch, as the owner also sells her own label.
Making everything in life more beautiful… slow design is what Esther calls the things she has selected for her shop. Items like vintage lamps, linen shoppers, goat hair brooms, soap made in Korea, baskets, and pencils. Everything is made with care to last and give you years of pleasure.
Rotterdam’s largest, woman-friendly, erotic lingerie shop. Sells burlesque and chic underwear, exciting evening wear, swim suits, and toys. Downstairs there’s a huge collection of games for ‘beginners’ and ‘advanced’!
Delux chip/frites shop with a big outside terrace. A hip snack bar with a traditional Dutch feel. You can get takeaways or sit in the bar and enjoy homemade beef casserole, a meat ball with truffle mayonnaise, or an organic frikandel (type of sausage) with a G&T. Or perhaps you would like to try chips with caviar!
Galerie Urban Photo
For beautiful photos of Rotterdam and Rotterdammers like boxing legend Bep van Klaveren. The gallery’s photo collection dates back to 1849. High quality images can be ordered in any size. Images from other places available was well, and you can bring your own photos in for scanning, retouching, and enlarging.
Two young sisters from Rotterdam have brought Parisian flair and stylish Scandanavian basics to their hometown. In an elegant no-nonsense interior, they also sell Dutch jewellery and fun diaries, sneakers from New York’s Common Projects label, and asymmetric mirrors sourced from Portugal.
In this pintxos bar (a Spanish concept) everything looks delectable. Just like the Spanish system, the colour of the skewers (pintxos) determines the price of the food. Warm tapas also available such as empanadas and grilled asparagus with camembert. Also gambas al ajillo (prawns) and patatas bravas (a potato dish) can be ordered from the kitchen that stays open beyond midnight! ‘Get Spanish’ beverages on the drinks menu include Agua de Valencia and Sangria, which you can buy by the glass or litre.
Advertised as a ‘worldly magical spiritual shop’. You won’t believe how many buddhas they’ve managed to squeeze into this little shop, including tiny models to take with you on your travels. The owner’s partner is on hand to talk about the meaning of the dreamweavers she sells. There are over 200 different incenses to choose from and you can also buy lovely handmade candles from Denmark that are ‘guaranteed not to drip.’