Restaurants

Kopi Soesoe

Nestled in Deliplein, a cosy plaza lined with independent cafés and restaurants, this popular espresso bar specialises in great coffee, spinning vinyl, and renowned cheesecake. Run by the lovely couple Niels and Cordelie, it’s a hidden gem with its own personal touch. Being a friendly community joint, it attracts an interesting crowd, often coming from …

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Koffie & Ambacht

This bohemian wine bar is excellent in every way. Located off the beaten track in the heart of Rotterdam Zuid (south), Koffie & Ambacht is an embodiment of quaint charm. Given that tourism is focused north of the river Maas, it’s refreshing to stumble upon a neighbourhood hangout that prides itself on serving the real …

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La Cabane de Fabian

In true French style, this laid-back neighbourhood café emanates authenticity. Serene purples, wooden floors and the retro décor create a soothing vibe, whilst the excellent sandwiches make for the perfect lunch. The cost of eating out in Rotterdam can be on the steep side, so this is a brilliant, low-budget option. Stop by for a …

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The Square

Four choreographic minds come together to create ‘The Square’, a new full-length dance production under the direction of Scapino Ballet’s Ed Wubbe. Dancemakers and artists from different backgrounds and various working styles collaborate to produce a diverse and disruptive production. Like a cinematic editor, Ed Wubbe edits and blends the various choreographies together to make …

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The Migrant

While visiting Singapore in 2012, photographer Anais Lopez happened upon the Javan mynah, a sleek-looking black bird with a distinctive yellow beak and a cacophonous call. This squawky Bali and Java native has made its way through Southeast Asia, settling in urban cities within Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Sumatra, the Lesser Sundas and Singapore. Lopez first …

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Peter de Krom

The nature documentary you’ve always dreamed of: the Kunsthal presents Peter de Krom’s whimsical photo series on Hoek van Holland. Rotterdam is a key player in the rapidly globalising Netherlands. Favourite corner cafés are being redesigned and our old, familiar places are becoming unrecognisable amid clouds of reconstruction. Photographer Peter de Krom attempts to capture …

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Extra Large

For the first time in the Netherlands, the Kunsthal presents ‘Extra Large’, an exhibition featuring the works of Picasso, Le Corbusier, Miro, Vasarely and Louise Bourgeois handwoven and knotted into gargantuan tapestries. The majority of tapestries were produced by the world-famous Parisian Manufacture des Gobelins. Established in Paris, along the bank of the Bievre River, …

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