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…

What a view!

See Rotterdam from above. The highest vantage point is, of course, the Euromast (at 185 meters), but there are alternative rooftops offering spectacular views over the city. EUROMAST You can see for miles from Rotterdam’s most popular tourist attraction. From the viewing platform 112 meters up, you look out over the entry point for ships…

Rem Koolhaas’ Rotterdam

Sensational buildings from an internationally acclaimed architect It’s hard to imagine what the city would look like without the creative input of acclaimed architect, Rem Koolhaas, and his OMA bureau. De Rotterdam on the edge of the Maas is his latest architectural feat, the exhibition gallery, Kunsthal, one of his first. Maybe a new football…

Héroine

Combining a pizzeria, Mexican taqueria and an American diner, Héroine offers a fine dining experience in Het Industriegebouw. Enjoy delicious, affordable food in the restaurant’s cool interior that features wood, beautiful fabrics, sandstone and travertine.  Héroine is the brainchild of three owners and is a great place for adventurous diners as it doesn’t have an…

Sleep in a floating house

This tiny floating house is an initiative of the residents of the Red Apple Marina, a small harbour in the city centre. The house is built of cardboard and is completely sustainable. It’s a good example of Dutch design: it was entirely produced in Amsterdam. Since its opening last summer, it is now used as…

Cafe Verschoor

Cafe Verschoor is one of the oldest brown cafes in town. It has not changed much over the years, and that’s exactly the beauty of it. As a real neighbourhood cafe, it is packed with regulars, but hospitable owners Joke and Theo welcome everyone with the same cordiality. The interior has a maritime theme, with…

The Commons

A brand new restaurant catering to students has opened at the Student Hotel in Rotterdam-Kralingen, called The Commons drinks & food. For affordable prices (the most expensive dish is €12), you can eat hearty dishes like pizzas and burgers, but also small snacks such as calamari and the Scandinavian-style fish jar (different types of fish…