Enjoy summer on the courtyard

Het Industriegebouw is an iconic post-war office building on the Goudsesingel, designed by famous architect Hugh Maaskant, who was also the designer behind the Groothandelsgebouw (next to the central station) and the Hilton Hotel. Be sure to explore this up-and-coming spot. Rotterdam-based concept store GROOS holds residence here, as does the city’s newest breakfast bar…

Best rooftop bars

Rotterdam might be low-lying but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy drinks from great heights in this city of skyscrapers. Let’s go explore! By Ellen Scholtens The Suicide Club As you exit the Central Station you’re smack-bang in front of one of the city’s coolest addresses, The Suicide Club, located on the rooftop of the…

The Walk’in Fish

For sustainable, organic food it is worth a wander to The Walk’in Fish, conveniently located in Rotterdam’s entertainment area, Witte de Withstraat. The menu mainly consists of fresh fish dishes, including less common varieties such as lemon sole, which is served whole. Seated under a tree in this ultra-hip restaurant, you can enjoy the likes…

Multicultural Rotterdam

Rotterdam Unlimited Rotterdam Unlimited is the city’s most multicultural street festival and the biggest in Europe. For a tremendous five days, it will turn the entire city into one big, colourful extravaganza. The event is famous for the Summer Carnival on Saturday, consisting of a street parade with more than 2,500 dancers and 25 carnival…

Rotterdam’s best markets

The sun is out and what could be more fun than buying some fresh fruit and vegetables, or some cool records or books at an outdoor market? Inside Rotterdam has hand-picked the city’s must-visit markets just for you. Words: Liza Karsemeijer        Photography: Chymomore Binnenrotte Centrummarkt This is the city’s biggest and most popular market. With…

Breakfast in Rotterdam HQ

The breakfast culture is trending in Rotterdam and more breakfast places are opening their doors to service demand. Halfway through March, this new all-day breakfast restaurant, will open its doors in Blijdorp. It was previously only an Instagram page, but now it is a real small café in one of the nicest vintage furniture shops…

Warung Segar

Warung Segar, as the name suggests (Segar means Fresh) prepares traditional & authentic Indonesian dishes and all the ingredients are super fresh! This combined with a traditionally Indonesian chef with a passion for homely dishes, makes Warung Segar a one-off in Rotterdam. Everyone can find their favourite dish here, whether it is meat, chicken or…

Reggae on the Beach

Reggae Rotterdam  Attending the very first open-air reggae festival of the Netherlands is fundamental for any reggae enthusiast. Now in its second year, organisers have so far announced King Yellowman and the Sagittarius Band, Black Uhuru, Richie Spice, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Cocoa Tea, Kevin Lyttle and Mr Vegas on the line-up. Do keep an…

Kookpunt

With 3,000 square meters full of kitchen utensils, pans, knives, stoves, coffee and espresso machines, cooking books, cups, glasses and plates, Kookpunt is one of the biggest kitchen stores in the country. The shopping area is divided into several inspiring areas, such as baking, coffee, knives and pottery. This way, you can find anything you’ve…

Movie Night on the Water

Roffa Mon Amour During this eccentric film festival, you can enjoy 12 summer movie nights at a very special location. After a few years on the rooftop of a former train station, the event has moved to an exciting new venue this summer: the floating pavilion on the Maas river. Tickets for each movie can…