(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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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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Schmidt Zeevis Inside Rotterdam

Royal Schmidt Seafood

Fresh Fish Corner Enjoy our delicious freshly cooked mussels from Zeeland! Visit the eye-catching Fresh Fish Corner of Royal Schmidt Seafood. Built-in the shape of a fishing vessel, the shop boasts a 30-metre counter with the most wonderful fresh fish, lobster, oysters and other seafood delicacies. Have lunch and take your pick from the tastiest …

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best burgers in Rotterdam

Best burgers

They used to be random fast-food snacks, but now restaurants build their whole existence around them. Burgers have become a culinary work of art. And Rotterdam has enough artists to serve you the best. Words: Gerdien Barnard Hamburg Hamburg was one of the first true burger restaurants in town. The beef is Dutch and the …

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Inside Rotterdam Spagetteria


Just like in Italy, Rotterdam’s Spaghetteria focuses entirely on making delicious, fresh pasta. A range of pastas is prepared in the ‘laboratory’ according to tradition, each with its own shape, origin and preparation method. For example, there’s pappardelle with ragout of duck in red wine with bay leaf, cinnamon and Grana Padano. Or ravioli filled …

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