Ají

 Ají – pronounced Agie – has recently opened on the Pannekoekstraat. As the new restaurant of highly-acclaimed chef, Mario de Ridder, of the dining establishment Julia, it has a lot to live up to. And it most certainly does not disappoint. The menu is a mouth-watering mix of South American and Asian cuisine. Ají comes…

Frietboutique

Frietboutique. This is the place to be when you’re craving some really delicious fries. Founded by two young ladies, Sammy and Pebbles, they searched far and wide for the best potatoes in The Netherlands. They wash, cut and bake them to create fresh crunchy fries. Yum! Fun facts: the ladies started with an ice cream…

Eat your Greens

We asked locals where to get the city’s yummiest salads. Herewith a compilation of the best of this summertime staple.   BERTMANS A good address for healthy food with vegan and lactose-free options. The roasted Portobello mushrooms with carrot, little gem lettuce, spicy wakame, miso mayo, daikon pickle, sesame and spelt toast – delicious! As…

Best of Summer in the City

Rotterdam really comes alive in summer – not that it ever sleeps, of course. With so many ways to enjoy the city on a beautiful day, we’ve been hard-pressed to compile the definitive to-do list. But here they are: the 10 things you should be sure to see or do when the sun appears. From…

De Tuin

HOTSPOT ALERT! If Rotterdam is Manhattan on the Maas (a name it often gets called), then the Kralingse Bos is its Central Park and, with a little stretch of the imagination, the Kralingse Plas is the famous New York park’s rowing lake. The Tuin van de Vier Windstreken, shortened by Rotterdammers to De Tuin, is…

The Walk’in Fish

For sustainable, organic food it is worth a wander to The Walk’in Fish, conveniently located in Rotterdam’s entertainment area, Witte de Withstraat. The menu mainly consists of fresh fish dishes, including less common varieties such as lemon sole, which is served whole. Seated under a tree in this ultra-hip restaurant, you can enjoy the likes…

Breakfast in Rotterdam HQ

The breakfast culture is trending in Rotterdam and more breakfast places are opening their doors to service demand. Halfway through March, this new all-day breakfast restaurant, will open its doors in Blijdorp. It was previously only an Instagram page, but now it is a real small café in one of the nicest vintage furniture shops…

Warung Segar

Warung Segar, as the name suggests (Segar means Fresh) prepares traditional & authentic Indonesian dishes and all the ingredients are super fresh! This combined with a traditionally Indonesian chef with a passion for homely dishes, makes Warung Segar a one-off in Rotterdam. Everyone can find their favourite dish here, whether it is meat, chicken or…

Héroine

Combining a pizzeria, Mexican taqueria and an American diner, Héroine offers a fine dining experience in Het Industriegebouw. Enjoy delicious, affordable food in the restaurant’s cool interior that features wood, beautiful fabrics, sandstone and travertine.  Héroine is the brainchild of three owners and is a great place for adventurous diners as it doesn’t have an…

The Commons

A brand new restaurant catering to students has opened at the Student Hotel in Rotterdam-Kralingen, called The Commons drinks & food. For affordable prices (the most expensive dish is €12), you can eat hearty dishes like pizzas and burgers, but also small snacks such as calamari and the Scandinavian-style fish jar (different types of fish…