Broodje Suri

Meet Rotterdam’s most popular snack, the broodje Suri. Words: Ellen Scholtens If you like exotic yet familiar flavours, then a broodje Suri is the ideal snack for you. It is Surinamese bread, which is a bit like a pistolet bread roll, with Surinamese fillings. Or as Surinamers call it: toespijs. Given the former Dutch colony’s…

Arty Oasis

Explore: Charlois There’s a special little village in Rotterdam-Zuid called Charlois, or Sharloys as the locals pronounce it with their rolling Rotterdam accent. In recent years it has become a haven for artists and is a nice place to take a stroll. Words: Evelien Baks It’s impossible to miss the Oude Kerk Charlois, an impressive…

From Estate to Museum Park

The history of Museumpark Words by Evelien Baks It was only 100 years ago that the area now widely known as Museumpark was just ordinary farmland. Yet this farmland had far-from-ordinary owners: the extremely wealthy Van Hoboken family. Their old estate now houses six museums, and becoming a very nice place to walk and attend…

Gigs in the Harbour

Oude Haven Zomerfestival  This charming small festival takes place in Rotterdam’s oldest harbour and is a great opportunity to discover the city’s newest musical talent, with intimate concerts at various locations throughout the Oude Haven. This year, Sabrina Starke will headline the festival. Plus, free entrance and additional family-friendly activities will be taking place. Check…

Best of Rotterdam

During the hot summer months there’s nothing more satisfying than a light Asian meal. From Chinese to Vietnamese – here are some of Rotterdam’s best places! Written by Ellen Scholtens Rotterdammers are addicted to spicy food. Whether it’s a Surinamese bread roll or an Indonesian ‘rice table’ banquet, here in Europe’s largest port city —…

Out on the terrace

There are small ones, large ones, ones that are highly visible, and ones that are well hidden. They may all be very different but they all have two things in common: amazing drinks and the ultimate summer feeling. After much deliberation, these Rotterdam terraces have made it through our strict selection process and are awaiting…

Flower heaven in Rotterdam

Tropenburg You don’t need to travel far to enjoy the silence and beauty of nature. Surprisingly, we do actually have some in Rotterdam! The Trompenburg gardens in Kralingen – Trompenburg Tuinen & Arboretum – are beautiful gardens that are ideal for a peaceful and inspiring walk. You can walk through the gardens at your own…