Latin Vibes

Salsa aan de Haven – Fall Fiesta – Ladies Edition If salsa, bachata and kizomba music and dance are your thing, this huge Latin party is one for you. Take part in workshops and enjoy shows by the greatest Latin dancers. The party is held regularly at different locations, so check out the de Doelen…

Restaurant of the Future

Some called her crazy, but she proved them wrong. Hospitality entrepreneur Femke Snijders transformed the white water course of the dilapidated tropical paradise Tropicana into a restaurant of the future. ‘Aloha Bar is my candy store.’ By Chantal Lindsen  Transforming the white water courses of an old swimming pool into a restaurant sounds insane. What…

Now&Wow

Good news for all you party people! The legendary club Now&Wow has reopened its doors in Factory 010 in the south of Rotterdam. Expect an international vibe where art, fashion and humour come together. The club is divided into three rooms: the Now room, Kiss My Ass and Disco l’Amour. Dance the night away to techno, house,…

Rotterdam Hidden Gems

Think city tours are the preserve of unadventurous tourists and that they’ve nothing to offer you because you’ve seen it all? You couldn’t be more wrong. Rotterdam Hidden Gems’ daily tours are a world away from the image you may have in mind. You effortlessly cruise around the city on all-electric scooters, without being overloaded…

New Vegan

It’s something you hear more and more: 2018 will be the year veganism goes mainstream. Given the number of new vegan places popping up in Rotterdam, that prediction seems to be on track… Words: Ellen Scholtens Jack Bean For workers heading home and tourists alike, Jack Bean is conveniently located opposite Rotterdam Central Station and…

A day out in The Hague

It is just a 30-minute train ride from the centre of Rotterdam to The Hague, and with so much to see and do, the Dutch political capital makes for the perfect day trip. Words: Evelien Baks The Hague has had a royal bearing for hundreds of years, boasting two palaces within its municipal limits, and…

Heroics on Noordereiland

Wedged between the city’s north and south is a unique area of Rotterdam called Noordereiland. Nowadays it’s a peaceful suburb, but it wasn’t always that way. During the Second World War, Dutch marines stood their ground on the old Hef Bridge, valiantly defending the city. Words: Evelien Baks Noordereiland is a residential island lying in the…