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…

Museum Rotterdam

Jazz in Rotterdam

A hundred years ago, Rotterdam was already an international jazz hotspot, thanks to the African-American soldiers who introduced swinging music to the old continent during the First World War (1914-1918). Around a thousand musicians, including The Harlem Hell Fighters, treated Europe to the magical new jazz sounds of the era. Big names from all over…

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…

Fun Forest Rotterdam

Fun with the kids

As far as family city trips go, Rotterdam can’t be beat. Bring the kids along when visiting our vibrant city as there are plenty of family-friendly adventures that will keep you all entertained. We’ve listed some of the best spots and activities for you to enjoy with your young companions. Words: Chantal Lindsen  Whether it’s…

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,…

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…

Hulstkamp Gebouw

Hulstkamp Building: A Future-Proofed City Icon ‘HULSTKAMP GEBOUW’. Every Rotterdammer knows the handsome building with the bright red lettering on Noordereiland, yet they might not be able to say much about its130-year history. Now, after a restoration, the building is back to its former splendour, and it’s time to get up close and personal. Words:…