Renovated bedroom Savoy Hotel Rotterdam

Savoy Hotel Renovated

Back to the sixties with this unique retro design last April, The Savoy Hotel was completely renovated. As the hotel dates from the sixties, the reconstruction of Rotterdam is an important theme within the Savoy Hotel. In order to keep a connection with its history, the hotel has its very own retro interior and sixties…

Relax in Coolsingel Park

Coolsingel Park

A unique park in the middle of the Coolsingel. Want to relax in the middle of the busy Coolsingel? That’s possible in the brand-new Coolsingel Park! Right next to the tram stop ‘Beurs’. You’ll find a small oasis, complete with palm trees, a picnic table and sun loungers, ready for you to sunbathe or to…

Old entrance of Blijdorp Zoo

The most beautiful zoo in the land

With 21 national heritage buildings behind its ornamental gates, Blijdorp Zoo is a truly unique piece of history. Of course, the animals living there are worth seeing as well! Conservation programmes at the zoo are helping to put species threatened with extinction back on the (tropical) map. Words: Evelien Baks BLIJDORP ZOO In December 1940,…

Street Festival - Carnaval Rotterdam Unlimited

Rotterdam Unlimited

Street Festival without Limits Prepare for a sunny week in Rotterdam with the biggest street festival in Europe. Dancing on the streets, enjoying live music, battles and parades, that’s what this festival is all about. Whatever flavour of music you like, you’ll find it at Rotterdam Unlimited.  Soca, hip hop, soul, R&B and much more,…

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…

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…

Aloha Rotterdam

Located in a previously abandoned, sub-tropical water recreation park, Aloha focuses on sustainable, local food and the circular economy. Where once the old outdoor pools were, is now an amazing terrace looking out directly over the river. Maasboulevard 100alohabar.nl [Photo by Sophia van de Hoek]

Blijdorp Fesitval hosts their free spirited, independent and intimate electronic festival in iconic buildings in the city. During the Easter weekend, Blijdorp Fesitval takes place in the monumental concert venue De Doelen; where the Rolling Stones recorded their album in secret and Nirvana once trashed the stage. Join in to celebrate art, culture and some…