Freitag

This new store in Van Oldenbarneveltstraat — the very first Freitag in the Netherlands — carries the Swiss brand’s entire collection. For those still unacquainted with the name, that means up to 2,000 different bags all made from recycled truck tarpaulins. For those who do know this hip sustainable brand, it means you can browse…

UEB West

A huge shiny La Marzocco coffee machine takes centre stage in this coffee bar.  UEB – short for Urban Espresso bar – is seen as one of the city’s top coffee establishments. With their collaboration with local coffee roastery, Giraffe, and the stylish chic interior, UEB West has fostered a loyal clientele. Customers equally come…

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 —…

Queen in the Theatre

Queen, A Night at the Theatre – Leo Blokhuis & Roel van Velzen Leo Blokhuis and Roel van Velzen, two big names in the Dutch music industry, will give their interpretation of Queen’s pop classics during this nostalgic tribute night. Prepare to sing along to the likes of Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Gaga and We Will…

Joelia

A new style of dining at Mario’s Rotterdammers call him a go-getter. That’s a huge compliment, especially for someone hailing from Amsterdam. People who roll up their sleeves and put in the hard yards are held in high regard in this city on the Maas, and chef Mario Ridder has been putting in some serious…

More museums…

[Photo by Hielke Grootendorst] Free art Interested in contemporary art but looking for something budget-friendly? Every Friday from 6am–9pm you can visit various institutions and galleries in and around the Witte de Withstraat free of charge. Kunstblock.nl Bannon Artist Jonas Staal delves into the creative work of controversialist-in-chief, Steve Bannon, Trump’s former chief strategist. Steve Bannon:…

Gym&Gin

Gym&Gin is located at the edge of Kralingse Bos next to a sports complex and gym. It’s all about balance here – that is to say, balancing good food and a healthy lifestyle without forgoing fun along the way. Kick-start your day with a cold-pressed slow-juice and buckwheat pancakes while seated inside Gym&Gin’s lush green…

UFO Restaurant

It’s not for nothing that Rotterdam is called Manhattan on the Maas. Tall buildings dot the skyline of this city. This tower may not be the highest, but it’s certainly unique. It boasts the only revolving restaurant in town and, at 42-metres altitude, you’ll experience an amazing meal with a spectacular view over the city.…

Open-air Cinema!

Pleinbioscoop Rotterdam Europe’s biggest open-air cinema is back on for the next few weeks! Watch a movie in the centre of the cultural quarter along with thousands of other people. Tickets cost only a few euros and you can rent a chair for €1 – or bring your own, as the locals do. The screen is…

Carolus

Carolus is a new bistro in Kralingen, specialising in Burgundy-style and Eastern-influenced cooking. All the food is made from local produce as much as possible. The place is already pulling in customers, who drop by for a quick drink as well as those staying longer for dinner. That might have something to do with the…