A free state for music and food at the Weelde

De Weelde

This place is amazing. A-MA-ZING. It is so unique and creative. Weelde is a free state in Rotterdam West where music, theatre, art, performance, food and drink meld together. The grounds are over two hectares and include a lunchroom, a restaurant, a bar, a lush garden, a large shed and a huge greenhouse. Check their…

Sala Federica, the Italian restaurant

Osteria Sala Federico

Imagine yourself on a piazza in a small Italian village, watching your food being made in an open kitchen. Osteria Sala Federico is the Italian living room of Kralingen, where you immediately feel at home. The ‘sala’ has a menu (that changes every day!) full of traditional, regional dishes that you can hardly find in…

Destino

Walk into Destino and you know you have reached your destination. Destino serves next level tapas. After nine years, ownership has recently changed hands as Niels Koomans and Nelleke Elbert handed over the Spanish baton from Niels Koomans. He has hardly touched the concept, however, whereas lunch was previously not on the menu at Destino,…

Metropolis festival

The Metropolis Festival is a surprising showcase of promising talent. The one-day festival offers a platform for talented bands and acts on the brink of making their big break. It’s a exciting line-up of international artists with a reputation for their live performances. You don’t just listen to good music, you feel it. Plus, the…

Lakehouse

A brand-new restaurant in the Lage Bergse Bos, where you can enjoy an extensive lunch on the terrace, before or after your Sunday stroll. The architecture of the restaurant is in style with its surroundings and designed with respect for nature. On Sunday afternoons from 12.00 onwards, a DJ will provide great music. Apart from…

Lima

The Food Halls at Kop van Zuid are home to many world cuisines, including Mexican. It’s worth queueing up at Lima’s food stand to get one of their chipotle braised-beef tacos, prepared with 100% corn tortillas that the owners import from Mexico. Forget heavy dishes laden with cheese and beans. Lima is Spanish for lime…

Mascolori

If you’re having an off day, just visit Mascolori and you’ll be as happy as a clam. All those colours and patterns will make your day and brighten your footwear. Owning a pair of Mascolori, you’re not just wearing shoes, you’re wearing art, since they collaborate a lot with artists, art institutions and events. Mascolori…