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…

Strange sculptures

Strange sculptures Along with the serious artworks on the city’s international sculpture walk, Rotterdam has a legion of oddball street sculptures waiting to be discovered, some of which literally drip with irony. Santa Claus The American Paul McCarthy’s controversial bronze sculpture is the most talked about supersized gnome in town. After much hoo-ha, his Santa…

Street art

We heart street art It is no secret that Inside Rotterdam is a big fan of street art, and the number of mural paintings in Rotterdam just keeps growing. So together with art collective Rewriters010, we’ve singled out some of the city’s best – and tell you where to find them. Big fish Let us…

Watertaxi

Skipper ahoy! Rotterdam has an extensive transport system criss-crossing its mighty Maas river. Logical, according to a passenger on the Watertaxi (one of many fun ways to explore the port city). ‘The Maas river splits the city in two. It’s Rotterdam’s crowning glory, its bustling, vibrant centre. It symbolizes the city’s perpetual energy.’  What we…

Nightlife

Looking for a night out? Rotterdam’s nightlife has a lot to offer, but you need to know where to go. Inside Rotterdam has selected the coolest clubs and parties. BIRD BIRD organises both concerts and club nights filled with soul, funk, hip hop and R&B artists. Atmosphere: Friendly and open to a broad audience. During…

Euromast

You can see for miles from Rotterdam’s most populair tourist attraction. From the viewing platform 112 meters up, you look out over the entry point of ships sailing into the land. But you can do better than that still; whirl your way up in the rotating Euroscoop to 185 meters. Dare devils can abseil back…