Extended vip beauty treatments

Salons and Treatments

Bijenkorf Rotterdam – After major renovations, the flagship store of de Bijenkorf proudly presents its extended, in-store VIP services. Chanel, Tom Ford, Charlotte Tilbury, Dermalogica, Clinique and other big brands now offer special beauty treatments in one of their serene treatment rooms. A personal shopper and stylist are on call for individual style advice or…

Sea Monsters in Maritiem Museum Rotterdam

Famous Sea Monsters

Real, or not? That is the question. Fantastical stories still circulate about the monster that has for generations held the Scottish Loch Ness in its grasp. They still circulate about mermaids as well, and a giant crab, and a whale that swallowed a man. In short, exciting stuff goes on in the deepest recesses of…

Wish you were beer

Beer Festival Hop The best beers are the ones we drink with friends; outside, in Rotterdam and at beer festival Hop. Local (micro) brewers show the best of their breweries. Beer festival Hop is all about the finest craft beers, good food, and acoustic music. Tickets start at € 6,50 on pre-sale (online), € 15,-…

Christine Furst

Home from Home: Living on the city’s doorstep

In this series, Inside Rotterdam talks to expats, international students and fresh arrivals about why they’ve chosen to make Rotterdam their new home. Love brought Austrian-born Christine Fürst to Rotterdam in the early nineties, making her one of the pioneers of Rotterdam’s ever-growing expat community. Over the years she saw the city transform into a…

Dimitri Roels from Vlaamsch Broodhuys

Sourdough Magic

Dimitri Roels (1969) always wanted to be a baker, but it took a few detours before he got there. He’s all the better for it and now finally pursuing his calling. Together with his wife Diante, Dimitri now runs ‘sourdough empire’ Vlaamsch Broodhuys (‘Flemish Bread House’). Their bakery in Schiedam supplies fresh bread to its…

Renovated bedroom Savoy Hotel Rotterdam

Savoy Hotel Renovated

Back to the sixties with this unique retro design last April, The Savoy Hotel was completely renovated. As the hotel dates from the sixties, the reconstruction of Rotterdam is an important theme within the Savoy Hotel. In order to keep a connection with its history, the hotel has its very own retro interior and sixties…

Museum Rotterdam

Jazz in Rotterdam

A hundred years ago, Rotterdam was already an international jazz hotspot, thanks to the African-American soldiers who introduced swinging music to the old continent during the First World War (1914-1918). Around a thousand musicians, including The Harlem Hell Fighters, treated Europe to the magical new jazz sounds of the era. Big names from all over…

Relax in Coolsingel Park

Coolsingel Park

A unique park in the middle of the Coolsingel. Want to relax in the middle of the busy Coolsingel? That’s possible in the brand-new Coolsingel Park! Right next to the tram stop ‘Beurs’. You’ll find a small oasis, complete with palm trees, a picnic table and sun loungers, ready for you to sunbathe or to…