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…

Belasting & Douane Museum

An interactive museum Want to discover a different kind of museum? Allow us to introduce you to the Belasting & Douane Museum. This museum offers a thematic and interactive tour through the history of taxes and customs and is suitable for all ages. Discover how duties were measured, weighed and calculated in the past and…

Enjoy summer on the courtyard

Het Industriegebouw is an iconic post-war office building on the Goudsesingel, designed by famous architect Hugh Maaskant, who was also the designer behind the Groothandelsgebouw (next to the central station) and the Hilton Hotel. Be sure to explore this up-and-coming spot. Rotterdam-based concept store GROOS holds residence here, as does the city’s newest breakfast bar…

Rotterdam’s best markets

The sun is out and what could be more fun than buying some fresh fruit and vegetables, or some cool records or books at an outdoor market? Inside Rotterdam has hand-picked the city’s must-visit markets just for you. Words: Liza Karsemeijer        Photography: Chymomore Binnenrotte Centrummarkt This is the city’s biggest and most popular market. With…

What a view!

See Rotterdam from above. The highest vantage point is, of course, the Euromast (at 185 meters), but there are alternative rooftops offering spectacular views over the city. EUROMAST You can see for miles from Rotterdam’s most popular tourist attraction. From the viewing platform 112 meters up, you look out over the entry point for ships…

Sleep in a floating house

This tiny floating house is an initiative of the residents of the Red Apple Marina, a small harbour in the city centre. The house is built of cardboard and is completely sustainable. It’s a good example of Dutch design: it was entirely produced in Amsterdam. Since its opening last summer, it is now used as…