From Estate to Museum Park

The history of Museumpark Words by Evelien Baks It was only 100 years ago that the area now widely known as Museumpark was just ordinary farmland. Yet this farmland had far-from-ordinary owners: the extremely wealthy Van Hoboken family. Their old estate now houses six museums, and becoming a very nice place to walk and attend…

Night of the Cape

Night of the Cape  Nacht van de Kaap (Night of the Cape) promises an evening of chansons and tall tales held, as the name suggests, on the Kaap (Cape) of Rotterdam, at Katendrecht. Picture the peninsula as it used to be, when it was still a red-light district and the haunt of sailors, with a…

Old Dutch

Old Dutch The iconic Old Dutch restaurant has been a beacon of traditional Dutch hospitality since 1932. Resembling a whitewashed farmhouse, Old Dutch has a dark-brown oaken interior, stained glass windows, and beautifully starched linen and candles on the tables. Loyal clients, business folk for the main part, praise the restaurant for its huge homemade…

Discover Rotterdam’s Harbour

Wereld Havendagen (World Harbour Days) A weekend filled with activities and performances in and around Europe’s biggest harbour, topped off with the famous fireworks show on Saturday night. The event showcases many different aspects of the harbour to all its national and international visitors. Take part in various events and excursions or step aboard the…

UEB West

A huge shiny La Marzocco coffee machine takes centre stage in this coffee bar.  UEB – short for Urban Espresso bar – is seen as one of the city’s top coffee establishments. With their collaboration with local coffee roastery, Giraffe, and the stylish chic interior, UEB West has fostered a loyal clientele. Customers equally come…

Langoest

Chef Shi-Qian Yi’s brand new venture Langoest is a fantastic fish restaurant where they serve the best seafood, such as fruits de mer, lobster and, Shi’s favourite, the octopus. The fish is sourced from Rotterdam’s best fish supplier, Schmidt Zeevis. The decor is fabulous as well, with contemporary furniture and materials such as marble, wood…

‘nJoy Chocolate

At ‘nJoy Chocolate, a new chocolatier in town, you will find chocolates of many different sizes and flavours. The store opened its first branch in Dordrecht and has been running successfully there for years. And now, Rotterdammers can also enjoy these delicious chocolates on the Nieuwe Binnenweg. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by that…

Gigs in the Harbour

Oude Haven Zomerfestival  This charming small festival takes place in Rotterdam’s oldest harbour and is a great opportunity to discover the city’s newest musical talent, with intimate concerts at various locations throughout the Oude Haven. This year, Sabrina Starke will headline the festival. Plus, free entrance and additional family-friendly activities will be taking place. Check…

Dancing to Tropical Sounds

Magia  This music festival is one that may well surprise you. Back for a second time, the line-up is filled with under-exposed icons from non-Western music scenes, who are not yet household names. Magia is a festival that celebrates the unknown and introduces you to some unmissable talent!  Even if you’re not familiar with the…