It’s herring season!

On Wednesday 12 June the first barrel of new herring will be awarded to a resident of Rotterdam who has meant a lot to the city. It will be the third time the award will be handed out. It also marks the festive opening of the herring season. Street artist, Eelco van den Berg (I…

Lima

The Food Halls at Kop van Zuid are home to many world cuisines, including Mexican. It’s worth queueing up at Lima’s food stand to get one of their chipotle braised-beef tacos, prepared with 100% corn tortillas that the owners import from Mexico. Forget heavy dishes laden with cheese and beans. Lima is Spanish for lime…

Rotterdam rooftops

Rotterdamse Dakendagen Rooftops can contribute to a healthy, lively, attractive and future-proof city. The organisation behind the ‘Rotterdamse Dakendagen’ (Rooftop days) sees the city centre as an open laboratory and wants to show inspiring examples of roof use during their festival weekend. You can visit over 50 rooftops for unique views, special yoga classes, music…

010 Says it all

The spoken word festival of Rotterdam is 010 Says itall. From 31 May to 2 June, spoken word organisations from across the city collaborate to offer word art, education and entertainment. Apart from the evening programmes, the entire city is splashed with poetic routes and pop-up performances. There is also an (international) open podium and…

Wine in the park

RYPP Wine festival It is not summer without several, tasty food festivals in the city. The wine festival, RYPP, has become a staple in Rotterdam. This phenomenal wine fest returns for the third time to the Euromast park. For three days, wine lovers can taste the finest wines from all over the world. Some of…

Locally brewed beers and burgers

Brewery Noordt is located in a renovated fire station in the North of Rotterdam. Not only is it an urban brewery, but also a meeting place for locals, beer lovers and connoisseurs. Every Friday, the terrace and draught-room are open between 4 and 9pm, for a delicious burger from the smoker and a cold glass…

Pop-up food festival

For the last weekend of May, the Koopgoot is bustling with picturesque terraces, pop-up kitchens and gastronomic delights. This year’s Kookgoot event is part of GastRO, the new city festival in the center of Rotterdam. It promises to be a true shopping and food festival with pop-up kitchens, cooking demos and successful Rotterdam chefs. Friday…

Closer to Jazz

On 24 May, Closer to Jazz organises, in collaboration with UDSRotterdam, swinging jazz music on behalf of the retailers of Rotterdam city center on the Lijnbaan, Kruiskade and on the Meent. Under the name “Jazz in the City”, sparkling jazz concerts take place in unusual places: in the midst of shoppers. This evening is part…

Vlaamsch Broodhuys

Vlaamsch Broodhuys is a popular bakery franchise that knows how to make bread: high quality ingredients, a passion for food and years of experience ensure that. Dutch-Flemish baker Dimitri Roels, who began to bake tasteful sourdough bread in 1996, started the company, which now has baker shops all over The Netherlands Vlaamsch Broodhuys (Nieuwe Binnenweg)…