Bertmans

Are you looking for a healthy eatery in the centre of Rotterdam for breakfast, lunch or dinner? In April, the popular Bertmans in Rotterdam Noord opened a second place at the Schouwburgplein. So now you don’t have to go all the way to Noord for those delicious spelt pancakes with cashew whipped cream or the…

Ají

 Ají – pronounced Agie – has recently opened on the Pannekoekstraat. As the new restaurant of highly-acclaimed chef, Mario de Ridder, of the dining establishment Julia, it has a lot to live up to. And it most certainly does not disappoint. The menu is a mouth-watering mix of South American and Asian cuisine. Ají comes…

Family-Friendly Fun in the Park!

Duizel in het Park This family-friendly festival of music, art and performances is perfect for a lazy afternoon in the park. There really is something for everyone as the program is packed with performances by musicians, writers, poets, actors and visual artists. Entrance to the festival costs €5 for one day or only €8 for…

Frietboutique

Frietboutique. This is the place to be when you’re craving some really delicious fries. Founded by two young ladies, Sammy and Pebbles, they searched far and wide for the best potatoes in The Netherlands. They wash, cut and bake them to create fresh crunchy fries. Yum! Fun facts: the ladies started with an ice cream…

Eat your Greens

We asked locals where to get the city’s yummiest salads. Herewith a compilation of the best of this summertime staple.   BERTMANS A good address for healthy food with vegan and lactose-free options. The roasted Portobello mushrooms with carrot, little gem lettuce, spicy wakame, miso mayo, daikon pickle, sesame and spelt toast – delicious! As…

Best of Summer in the City

Rotterdam really comes alive in summer – not that it ever sleeps, of course. With so many ways to enjoy the city on a beautiful day, we’ve been hard-pressed to compile the definitive to-do list. But here they are: the 10 things you should be sure to see or do when the sun appears. From…

De Tuin

HOTSPOT ALERT! If Rotterdam is Manhattan on the Maas (a name it often gets called), then the Kralingse Bos is its Central Park and, with a little stretch of the imagination, the Kralingse Plas is the famous New York park’s rowing lake. The Tuin van de Vier Windstreken, shortened by Rotterdammers to De Tuin, is…

Colourful Urban Festival

Crazy Sexy Cool Festival Crazy Sexy Cool is famous in Rotterdam for its vibrant and unique parties. This summer there will be a colourful festival in the park with an explosion of music and entertainment. The eclectic mix of house, urban, Caribbean and Latin beats will play alongside attractions such as a chocolate river, a…

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…