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…

Broodje Suri

Meet Rotterdam’s most popular snack, the broodje Suri. Words: Ellen Scholtens If you like exotic yet familiar flavours, then a broodje Suri is the ideal snack for you. It is Surinamese bread, which is a bit like a pistolet bread roll, with Surinamese fillings. Or as Surinamers call it: toespijs. Given the former Dutch colony’s…

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 —…

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…

Flower heaven in Rotterdam

Tropenburg You don’t need to travel far to enjoy the silence and beauty of nature. Surprisingly, we do actually have some in Rotterdam! The Trompenburg gardens in Kralingen – Trompenburg Tuinen & Arboretum – are beautiful gardens that are ideal for a peaceful and inspiring walk. You can walk through the gardens at your own…