Eating

Oliebollenkramen

Fragrant smells of sugar and spice, hot chocolate and Sinterklaas… wintertime is here! Checkout this connoisseur’s list for where to get the best Dutch oliebollen! Bakker Klootwijk Winning the national prize in 2017 for best oliebollen, it’s no wonder crowds flock to taste the award-winning delicacies. In the run-up to New Year’s Eve, when the …

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Amarone

The lively Meent offers good shopping and dining possibilities. The ‘new’ Amarone has a warm interior with luxury arm chairs and a fireplace, mixed with a hint of Japan. That’s evident in the ‘kimono chairs’ and the lamps shaped like origami birds above the bar. You can also taste subtle Japanese flavours and techniques in …

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Aqua Asia Club

Aqua Asia Club boasts an interior equally as impressive as the architectural masterpiece in which it is found, De Rotterdam. It’s modern and the palette of brown tones and blue accents make you feel home, yet in a cosmopolitan lounge club at the same time. This is the place to go to find fine Asian …

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Zalmhuis

The Zalmhuis (salmon house) is a city icon, but the interior could use a little makeover. So that’s what new owner Herman Hell did. And he did it very – almost unrecognisably – well. At the foot of the Van Brienenoord Bridge, this is the latest hotspot for eating the best fish. Surrounded by contemporary …

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Coffee & Design

Pop-up bar Palmboompjes This summer, event location Boompjes opened a pop-up bar with the name “Palmboompjes”. On the Boompjeskade you can now enjoy the most beautiful view of Rotterdam, including drinks and snacks in festival style. Start your day off with an ice-cold iced coffee or hangout and relax after a hard day of work …

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Zeezout

The Scheepvaartkwartier has so many hotspots that it’s practically impossible to list them all. Those definitely worth a mention include the two-starred restaurant Parkheuvel, the ever-popular La Pizza, and petit restaurant Louise. The city’s top fish restaurant, Zeezout, can be found on Westerkade. Everything’s perfect in this beautiful corner building with its striking red gurnard …

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TASTE

(Always) Ready for Ramen Japanese cuisine already had us with the omelette-throwing at the teppanyaki. We got hooked on the sushi, and now we can’t live without a good bowl of ramen. The soup full of noodles in a flavourful broth is the ultimate comfort food for a cold winter day. Pick your favourite topping …

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Courzand

Another golden oldie, this one a little further from the city centre. Tip: get there by water taxi or the Waterbus, getting off at the Heijplaat stop. Between the Eem and Waalhaven container terminals lies a residential area originally built for Rotterdamse Droogdok Maatschappij (RDM) employees. Nowadays there’s a school campus there and the old …

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