Gigs in the Harbour

Oude Haven Zomerfestival  This charming small festival takes place in Rotterdam’s oldest harbour and is a great opportunity to discover the city’s newest musical talent, with intimate concerts at various locations throughout the Oude Haven. This year, Sabrina Starke will headline the festival. Plus, free entrance and additional family-friendly activities will be taking place. Check…

Dancing to Tropical Sounds

Magia  This music festival is one that may well surprise you. Back for a second time, the line-up is filled with under-exposed icons from non-Western music scenes, who are not yet household names. Magia is a festival that celebrates the unknown and introduces you to some unmissable talent!  Even if you’re not familiar with the…

Best of Rotterdam

During the hot summer months there’s nothing more satisfying than a light Asian meal. From Chinese to Vietnamese – here are some of Rotterdam’s best places! Written by Ellen Scholtens Rotterdammers are addicted to spicy food. Whether it’s a Surinamese bread roll or an Indonesian ‘rice table’ banquet, here in Europe’s largest port city —…

Queen in the Theatre

Queen, A Night at the Theatre – Leo Blokhuis & Roel van Velzen Leo Blokhuis and Roel van Velzen, two big names in the Dutch music industry, will give their interpretation of Queen’s pop classics during this nostalgic tribute night. Prepare to sing along to the likes of Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Gaga and We Will…

Joelia

A new style of dining at Mario’s Rotterdammers call him a go-getter. That’s a huge compliment, especially for someone hailing from Amsterdam. People who roll up their sleeves and put in the hard yards are held in high regard in this city on the Maas, and chef Mario Ridder has been putting in some serious…

True Food Kantine

The new True Food Kantine, next to the vibrant Witte de With Quarter, is a great place in the city to work or hold meetings, as well have a nice meal. True Food Kantine is a lovely and welcoming place where both Rotterdammers, students, expats and tourists come to work or study and have a…

Nomo

Chicken, waffles and pancakes. Now, how can anyone not like that? At this recently-opened restaurant, you can gorge on this delicious soul food until your heart’s content. Nomo is short for northern mood and is located at Noordplein in Rotterdam North. The owner, Jerrel Landvreugd, is always smiling – he is the core of the…

Culinesse

It might not be in the city centre, but trust us, this beachside culinary festival is well worth the metro ride to Nesselande (terminus line B). It’s a feast for all the senses, where you can not only sample delicious food (courtesy of city restaurants such as Asian Glories and Hotel New York) but also…

Free concert on the water

OVG Veerhaven Concert The atmosphere during this free open-air classical concert is truly enchanting: the transparent stage floats in the harbour and spectators can sit along the water or steer their own boat towards the stage. This is the perfect chance to attend a concert of the internationally-acclaimed Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra with the beautiful backdrop…

Out on the terrace

There are small ones, large ones, ones that are highly visible, and ones that are well hidden. They may all be very different but they all have two things in common: amazing drinks and the ultimate summer feeling. After much deliberation, these Rotterdam terraces have made it through our strict selection process and are awaiting…