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  1. Architecture
  2. Attractions
  3. Museums
  4. Theaters and Stages
  5. Sports
  6. Hotels
  7. Bars and Restaurants
  8. Nightlife
  9. Tours
  10. Shopping
  11. Kids
  12. Recommended

Throwing a party in Rotterdam? What to see and do in the most beautiful city in the World!

Because of our work with the Rotterdam Balloon Company we have the privilege to visit the most beautiful places in Rotterdam and in addition to being the balloon specialist of the municipality of Rotterdam, we decided in 2019 to share our love for the city with others and write a blog about Rotterdam. As can be seen from the photos, we have been to many Rotterdam hotspots as attractions, hotels and restaurants ourselves and every time we come to a - for tourists and Rotterdammers - interesting place that we have not yet been, we use that experience to improve our blog. Discover what there is to see and do in Rotterdam and what our balloons are used for.

The Rotterdam Balloon Company is a permanent or well-known supplier of balloons at many locations in Rotterdam. That is why we can inform our customers well about the possibilities with balloons in these places.

Architecture

Rotterdam is a city steeped in architectural splendor and innovation, which is why you can admire countless fascinating buildings. From striking modern skyscrapers to carefully preserved historic buildings, Rotterdam offers a diverse and captivating architectural journey. You will discover architectural masterpieces such as the impressive Erasmus Bridge, but also lesser-known gems that even the locals sometimes miss. In the coming years, in addition to the existing architectural highlights, a number of exciting projects will be added in Rotterdam that will further enrich the city. Below you will find an overview of some of the most iconic architectural sights in Rotterdam.

Euromast

Euromast

The Euromast in Rotterdam, designed by Dutch architect Hugh Maaskant and completed in 1960, is an iconic tower with a height of 185 meters, whose sleek and minimalist modernist design, including two striking steel spheres with restaurant and hotel, above the observation platform, is a symbol of Rotterdam's innovative urban architecture and continues to inspire architects worldwide.
Laurenskerk

Laurenskerk

The Laurenskerk in Rotterdam, a beautiful example of Gothic architecture, built in the late 15th and early 16th centuries and characterized by high vaulted ceilings, pointed arches and refined stone carvings, with an imposing central space supported by 10 massive natural stone columns over 20 meters high , and an exterior with detailed Gothic elements, including pointed arches, refined tracery and a 65-metre-high spire, which was rebuilt in the 1960s after its destruction in World War II, remains a beloved Rotterdam landmark after several restorations, and takes center stage as an admirable architectural feature.
Markthal

Markthal

The Markthal in Rotterdam, designed by MVRDV, is an architectural tour de force with an impressive horseshoe-shaped vault of 40 meters high and 70 meters wide, which functions as the largest glass window structure in Europe, and houses 228 apartments and offices surrounding a central atrium with a colorful work of art called "Horn of Plenty" representing both a leading tourist destination and a seamless integration of living, working and shopping.
van Nelle Fabriek

van Nelle Fabriek

The Van Nelle Factory, designed by Dutch architects Brinkman and Van der Vlugt and completed in 1931, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an icon of modern architecture, emphasizing functionality and simplicity in the International Style with distinctive glass facades, a central courtyard and innovative interior designs, and now serves as a mixed-use building that symbolizes Rotterdam's industrial heritage and commitment to innovation.
Witte Huis

Witte Huis

The White House in Rotterdam, designed by architect Willem Molenbroek and completed in 1898, is a historic building and an early example of high-rise buildings in Europe, with a ten-storey Art Nouveau style and distinctive white glazed brick facade, embellished with details such as floral motifs and wrought iron balconies, with a striking green copper dome on top, making it not only an important cultural icon in Rotterdam, but also a historically significant and unique architectural landmark with innovative use of reinforced concrete and as one of the first buildings in Europe with a elevator.
Erasmusbrug

Erasmusbrug

The Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam, designed by architect Ben van Berkel, is an iconic cable bridge with a striking asymmetrical "Y" pillar of 139 meters high, and an 802 meter long steel deck suspended from 32 cables in a harp formation, making it both a functional transport link as an award-winning architectural symbol of the city.
Centraal Station

Centraal Station

A major hub in the city center, Rotterdam Central Station is characterized by its modern design and innovative features, with a striking curved roof of glass, steel and concrete spanning the platforms, and an impressive central hall with 3,000 triangular glass panels that vary in color and intensity The station, designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects and completed in 2014, not only promotes seamless integration of different modes of transport, but also stands as a symbol of Rotterdam's commitment to innovation and progress.
Depot Boijmans van Beuningen

Depot Boijmans van Beuningen

Depot Boijmans, designed by MVRDV and opened in 2021, is a striking art depot in Rotterdam with a unique mirror facade of 6,609 glass panels, an efficient six-storey layout, a spiral atrium with beautiful natural stone spiral staircase, and sustainable features, making it a stunning example of modern architecture.
Kubuswoningen

Kubuswoningen

The Cube Houses in Rotterdam, designed by architect Piet Blom in the late 1970s, are iconic cube-shaped houses with a striking design and tilted orientation, with the 38 houses grouped on a hexagonal pylon, which serves as support as well as a central staircase, and so on. a unique architectural symbol for Rotterdam's innovative style.
Stadhuis

Stadhuis

The Rotterdam City Hall, designed by architect Henri Evers and completed in 1956, is a modernist masterpiece in the heart of the city, with its striking use of concrete and glass, clean lines, and imposing 71-meter-high tower that is visible from all over city.
Timmerhuis

Timmerhuis

The Timmerhuis, designed by OMA, is a striking architectural landmark in the heart of Rotterdam, with a striking facade of steel and glass in a pixel-like pattern, inspired by the city's history, a dynamic shape that matches its surroundings, and an impressive sustainable design including a spacious public atrium, making it a beautiful example of contemporary architecture that combines functionality, sustainability and aesthetics and underlines Rotterdam's status as a world leader in innovative and sustainable urban development.
Vertical City De Rotterdam

Vertical City De Rotterdam

The Rotterdam, also known as "The Vertical City" is an impressive mixed-use building in Rotterdam, designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) led by renowned architect Rem Koolhaas, with three interconnected towers of 150 meters high, characterized by innovative, reflective glass and aluminum facades that create a sense of movement and dynamism, and a central atrium that spans the full height of the building, making it not only a contemporary symbol of Rotterdam's commitment to innovation and progress, but also a beautiful example of functional, sustainable and aesthetic architectural design.
Groot Handelsgebouw

Groot Handelsgebouw

The Groot Handelsgebouw in Rotterdam, designed by the architectural firm Van den Broek en Bakema and completed in 1953, is an impressive example of the International Style with a minimalist design and emphasis on functionality, characterized by a grand central hall with a striking spiral staircase, and a grid-like facade of precast concrete panels that create a sense of rhythm and order, remaining an important modernist architectural symbol in Rotterdam's cityscape.
Luchtsingel

Luchtsingel

The Luchtsingel Rotterdam, designed by ZUS (Zones Urbaines Sensibles) and completed in 2015, is an innovative urban design project consisting of a 390-meter-long wooden pedestrian bridge connecting city blocks, supported by striking V-shaped colored pillars, and complemented by a public park on the roof called Dakakker and a cultural center called Schieblock, where the emphasis on sustainability and public space provides a brilliant example of how innovative urban design can transform a city and connect communities.
World Port Center

World Port Center

The World Port Center, an iconic building on the Wilhelminakade designed by the English top architect Sir Norman Foster, with its 124 meters height is not only the headquarters of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, but also an architectural masterpiece with a strategic emergency coordination center on the nineteenth floor, where it offers an impressive view over the port of Rotterdam.

Attractions

Rotterdam is the largest city in the Netherlands in terms of surface area and logically there is also a lot to experience. Because of its impressive skyline, Rotterdam is also called "Manhattan on the Maas" or the "New York of Europe". It therefore has a large number of monumental buildings. The city has such a good reputation in the field of architecture that it is no surprise that the Netherlands Architecture Institute is located here. We have made a list of the must-see sights and activities in Rotterdam that you should not miss during a city trip in Rotterdam!

Euromast

Euromast

From the Euromast you can enjoy the most beautiful view, you can be culinary surprised in the restaurant or you wake up in one of the suites next to the love of your life. Do you want to take your visit to an even higher level? Then take the Euroscoop to the top and do not go down with the elevator, but experience the highest abseil in Europe.
Kubuswoningen

Kubuswoningen

The cube houses have been a household name and an ICON of Rotterdam since 1984. When you look at it, you wonder if it is even possible to live in it. Discover how the residents of the Blaakse Bos live in the Kijk-Kubus Museum House.
Markthal

Markthal

Discover the Markthal in Rotterdam! Visit the covered market and enjoy a delicious meal or drink at one of the restaurants, cafes or delicacies stalls. See you soon!
Diergaarde Blijdorp

Diergaarde Blijdorp

Take a journey of discovery through the many naturally designed continents of Diergaarde Blijdorp and meet the most special inhabitants of these continents along the way. A day full of special encounters. One of the Netherlands' oldest zoos.
Spido

Spido

Spido offers boat trips through the port of Rotterdam from the foot of the Erasmus Bridge. Spido is one of the biggest and most famous attractions of Rotterdam.
SS Rotterdam

SS Rotterdam

The ss Rotterdam is a former cruise ship of the Holland America Line, which is now permanently moored at Katendrecht. The ss Rotterdam is a hotel with restaurants, bars and a terrace. But it is also a special event location, attraction and even an unique wedding location.
Laurenskerk

Laurenskerk

The Laurenskerk is a must-see in Rotterdam. It is the only remnant of the medieval Rotterdam city center. From April to October you can climb the tower of the Laurenskerk on Wednesdays and Saturdays and enjoy a spectacular view of the city.
Delfshaven

Delfshaven

Good food & drinks, going out or enjoying a terrace at one of the many restaurants or cafes in Historisch Delfshaven.
Erasmusbrug

Erasmusbrug

The Erasmus Bridge is an icon of Rotterdam. A photo shoot or selfie on the most famous bridge in the Netherlands should not be missed on your trip to Rotterdam.
Oude Haven

Oude Haven

In good weather, the most popular entertainment area in Rotterdam with an abundance of cafes, restaurants, bars and terraces overlooking the Oude Haven, one of the oldest ports in Rotterdam.
Centraal Station

Centraal Station

A place of interest in Rotterdam and one of the most photo-worthy stations in the Netherlands.

Museums

Rotterdam is a historical and cultural city and therefore you can visit many different museums. You will find world-famous museums such as the Boijmans van Beuningen museum, but also very small museums that Rotterdam residents often do not even know. In the coming years - in addition to the existing museums in - Rotterdam, a number of very interesting museums will be added. The most popular museums in Rotterdam can be found below.

Depot Boijmans van Beuningen

Depot Boijmans van Beuningen

Depot Boijmans van Beuningen is the art depot of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. It is the first art depot in the world that is open to the public. On November 5, 2021, Depot Boijmans van Beuningen was officially opened by King Willem-Alexander.
Kubuswoningen

Kubuswoningen

The Kijk-Kubus museum house is a fully furnished cube house in Rotterdam. The furniture is specially and custom made so that the visitor gets a good impression of how it is possible to live in this special house with sloping walls.
Museum Rotterdam1940-1945-NU

Museum Rotterdam1940-1945-NU

The Rotterdam Museum 40-45 NU is about Rotterdam during the war and the bombings. No city in the Netherlands has suffered as much from the Second World War as Rotterdam.
Wereldmuseum

Wereldmuseum

The Wereldmuseum is about the cultures of the world that together make Rotterdam the metropolis it is today. The impressive collection has been collected all over the world by the people of Rotterdam since the 19th century. There are various rooms for rent full of Rotterdam history.
Museum Rotterdam Timmerhuis

Museum Rotterdam Timmerhuis

Until 2021, the Rotterdam Museum aan de Rodezand was a museum about the history of the city of Rotterdam. Museum Rotterdam had to close and did everything to show how important the museum is to the city.
Feyenoord

Feyenoord

The Feyenoord museum in De Kuip. The most beautiful stadium in the Netherlands. But it is more than just the home of Feyenoord. A place with great history, where major European football matches have been played and where celebrities such as the Rolling Stones, U2 and Michael Jackson have performed. The rooms in the Maasgebouw are named after Feyenoord heroes and are ideally suited for events and parties.
Sparta

Sparta

On the mezzanine above the Brasserie of the Sparta stadium you imagine yourself in the nostalgic and glorious world of the oldest professional football club in the Netherlands. A unique piece of Sparta and worth a visit to the Castle.
Nederlands Fotomuseum

Nederlands Fotomuseum

Discover the rich history of photography in the Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam. Here you will find a wealth of images and stories that take you on a journey through time.

Theaters and Stages

Rotterdam is a vibrant cultural city with world-famous theaters such as the Luxor Theater and Ahoy. In Rotterdam you will find a great diversity of theaters and various performances such as opera, ballet, dance, drama, cabaret and musicals. The Rotterdam theater agenda offers a complete program throughout the year, performed by theater artists from home and abroad.

Nieuwe Luxor

Nieuwe Luxor

The new Luxor Theater is a striking building at the foot of the Erasmus Bridge, on the Wilhelminapier on the Kop van Zuid. It is one of the largest theaters in the Netherlands with great musicals, cabaret, opera and much more entertainment.
Oude Luxor

Oude Luxor

The old Luxor Theater started out as a cinema in 1917 and grew into the entertainment theater in the center of Rotterdam. The beautiful atmospheric theater just exists next to the New Luxor Theater.
Ahoy

Ahoy

Ahoy is of course the location for large parties and concerts on the outskirts of Rotterdam. It is one of the largest event halls in the Netherlands. The Eurovision Song Contest took place in 2021, it was the largest production ever in Ahoy.
De Doelen

De Doelen

De Doelen is a concert and conference building in Rotterdam where, among other things, . the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), the largest film festival in the Netherlands, is being organised. The monumental building is literally in the middle of the city, next to Central Station.
Maassilo

Maassilo

In 2019, De Maassilo won the Rotterdam Music Award for the best stage. The former grain silo in Rotterdam South has developed into a stage with an industrial appearance, where more and more bands from home and abroad perform.
Prinses Theater

Prinses Theater

The Princess Theater is the oldest theater in Rotterdam, located in the Delfshaven district. After a long renovation, the Theater was recently reopened by Mayor Aboutaleb as an event location.
Walhalla

Walhalla

Theater Walhalla is a small intimate theater on Katendrecht and named after Dancing Walhalla, a famous dance palace before the war where the feet went off to the music of a barrel organ.
Bird

Bird

Bird (under the Hofbogen in Rotterdam) is THE jazz stage with restaurant in Rotterdam.
Pathe

Pathe

Pathé is a chain of cinemas with 2 locations in Rotterdam. Pathé De Kuip at the Feyenoord Stadium and Pathé Schouwburgplein in the center of Rotterdam. Pathé offers an up-to-date and wide range of film screenings every week.
Cinerama

Cinerama

The Cinerama Filmtheater is located right in the center and is the oldest cinema in Rotterdam.
KINO

KINO

KINO is a cinema in Rotterdam with four screens and a café-restaurant and it is open every day from early in the afternoon until late in the evening. Don't feel like going home yet? After the movie, stick around for a beer at the bar or a specialty from the restaurant.
Lantarenvenster

Lantarenvenster

LantarenVenster is the movie theater and music stage of Rotterdam with 5 cinemas! Located on the Wilhelminakade in the most dynamic part of Rotterdam, they show a high-quality film and music program every day. Jazz is central to the music programme. LantarenVenster is therefore regarded as the jazz stage in Rotterdam and the surrounding area.
Studio De Bakkerij

Studio De Bakkerij

Studio de Bakkerij is a theater, located in the old chocolate factory on the Bergweg in Rotterdam. It is a theater with a spacious foyer with exhibition space and a small hall with a grandstand for up to 50 people. The small scale of the theater and Studio de Bakkerij's own productions provide a homely feeling. Studio de Bakkerij wants to be a stepping stone for professional young theater makers and actors on their way to an independent existence.
Theater Rotterdam

Theater Rotterdam

Theater Rotterdam originated from the merger of Ro Theater, Rotterdamse Schouwburg and Production House Rotterdam. Theater Rotterda makes theatre, shows theater and trains the latest generation of theater makers. At home in Rotterdam and on tour through the Netherlands and Europe.

Sports

Rotterdam breathes sport. In addition to the 3 professional football clubs, the major sporting events that can find there way to the Maasstad, are also almost impossible to count. From the World Triathlon Championships, the Women's Football World Cup, and the Volvo Ocean Race to the equestrian top sporting event CHIO, the marathon and the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. Sportstad Rotterdam offers top athletes and sports talents the climate necessary to deliver world-class performances.

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

Of course you must watch the football matches of Feyenoord in De Kuip! It is an experience in itself to experience a match of Feyenoord. The players who come out of the players tunnel and then compete on the best Dutch turf to keep the 3 points in Rotterdam. You must have experienced a Feyenoord football match in De Kuip.
Excelsior

Excelsior

In addition to Feyenoord and Sparta, Excelsior Rotterdam is also a Dutch professional football club from Rotterdam. Excelsior Rotterdam's home matches are played in the Kralingen district of the Van Donge & De Roo Stadium (formerly Woudestein).
Sparta

Sparta

Sparta Rotterdam is the oldest professional football club in the Netherlands. The club was founded in 1888 and since 1916 Het Kasteel has been the home of the club from Spangen.
Ahoy

Ahoy

The ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, the Zesdaagse of Rotterdam and the European Women's Volleyball Championship. Sportpaleis Ahoy has been setting the stage for the largest national and international sporting events, year in and year out.
Marathon van Rotterdam

Marathon van Rotterdam

Every year at the beginning of April, the city breathes running during the Rotterdam Marathon. Due to its flat course, the Rotterdam Marathon is one of the fastest marathons in the world and one of the most attended marathons worldwide. Our giant balloons are used, among other things, as a landmark for pacers and spectators.

Hotels

After a long day of gaining impressions in Rotterdam, a good night's sleep is very important. Rotterdam has a wide and diverse range of hotels with a very good price-quality ratio. The vast majority of all hotels in Rotterdam are located in the center of the city. From hip hostels to luxury (design) hotels; There is a suitable bed for every budget and taste. So are you looking for a nice bed & breakfast, a low-budget hostel or would you rather spend the night in style in a luxurious 5-star hotel such as the Mainport Design Hotel? With more than 6,600 beds, Rotterdam has something to offer everyone.

We often visit the Rotterdam hotels to decorate hotel rooms with balloons for a romantic overnight stay, a birthday or a marriage proposal. But even if the rooms of the hotels have been hired for an event or party, we will come and deorate the room with balloons.

Art Hotel

Art Hotel

ART Hotel Rotterdam is a colorful 4-star hotel with a view of the Maas. The rooms and public areas are decorated with beautiful carpets and contemporary artwork, as well as antique and modern furniture. The metro takes you from the adjacent Maashaven metro station to the center, Central Station and other important parts of the city within 10 minutes.
Bazar

Bazar

Spending the night in Hotel Bazar in the Witte de Withstraat (the hippest and liveliest cultural nightlife street in Rotterdam) is an experience in itself, a journey to another continent. You can stay in oriental, African and/or South American atmospheres. In the Middle East rooms, bright colors such as red and yellow dominate. And in the African room you will find zebra motifs, animal figurines and masks on the wall.
Bilderberg Parkhotel

Bilderberg Parkhotel

The Bilderberg Parkhotel is located next to the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen on the edge of the bustling center of Rotterdam. The 4-star hotel is located in a 100-year-old beautiful villa.
Bruno Room Mate

Bruno Room Mate

The Room Mate Bruno is a luxurious modern hotel on the Kop van Zuid and is located in a former tea warehouse of the Dutch East India Company. The Foodhallen is also located in the warehouse, where a great diversity of international and culinary adventures is presented.
Euromast

Euromast

Spending the night on the Euromast is a unique experience. The Euromast has two suites above the brasserie at a height of over 100 meters where you can spend the night. They both have a dream of a view over the skyline of Rotterdam and the Port of Rotterdam.
Hilton

Hilton

The Hilton Hotel Rotterdam is a 5 star hotel and is located next to Rotterdam Central Station, right in the center. The star restaurant Joelia by Mario Ridder is located in the hotel. This restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in the 2016 guide.
Hotel New York

Hotel New York

Hotel New York is located at the Kop van Zuid in the former main office of the Holland America Line. Every room in the hotel is unique and therefore has its own story and that is why every night at Hotel New York is an experience. The nostalgia can still be felt everywhere.
Inntel

Inntel

The luxurious and modern 4-star Inntel Hotel enjoys a prime location in Rotterdam; on the water and at the foot of the Erasmus Bridge. The rooms have a view of the Maas and the Erasmus Bridge.
Le Marin Boutique Hotel

Le Marin Boutique Hotel

The 4-star Le Marin Boutique Hotel is located on the historic Henegouwerplein between Blijdorp Zoo and Rotterdam Central Station. Central Station, the zoo and Miniworld are within walking distance.
Mainport

Mainport

The luxurious 5-star Mainport Design Hotel is located at the foot of the Erasmus Bridge, next to the Maritime Museum. Valet parking, butler service and wellness facilities are included. All rooms have a whirlpool and the more luxurious ones even have a sauna and a large round whirlpool in front of the window so that you can enjoy the Rotterdam Skyline from the bath.
Marriott

Marriott

The 5-star Marriott Hotel is one of the leading hotels in Rotterdam. The hotel is located in the iconic Millennium Tower right opposite Central Station. The Michelin-starred restaurant The Millèn of chef and owner Wim Severein is located on the 1st floor.
Midtown Hotel

Midtown Hotel

The 3 star Midtown Hotel Rotterdam is located in the heart of Rotterdam next to and within walking distance of Central Station. This hotel offers apartments/studios with a fully equipped kitchen.
NHOW

NHOW

The 4-star NHOW hotel is by far the most popular hotel in Rotterdam. The hotel is located on the Kop van Zuid next to the Cruise Terminal and offers a great view over the Maas and Erasmus Bridge. With this view, you may prefer to stay awake. Across the street are the Foodhallen, a hall with 15 different food stands.
Novotel

Novotel

Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark is a comfortable, modern 4-star hotel with a view of the Rotterdam Maas. The hotel is located along the highway, on the edge of the city, so easily accessible. Enjoy the sun at the nearby Kralingse Plas on a beautiful day.
Pincoffs

Pincoffs

Suite 4 stars Hotel Pincoffs Rotterdam is located in a national monument from 1879 and is a stylish and romantic boutique hotel on the banks of the Maas, close to the Erasmus Bridge. Experience the personal, warm atmosphere of Suite Hotel Pincoffs during a romantic overnight stay in Rotterdam.
SS Rotterdam

SS Rotterdam

This former cruise ship of the Holland America has now been transformed into a special hotel. The entire ship and the hotel rooms are furnished in the style of the 1950s, but with the luxury of today. The water taxi will take you from the ship to the center of Rotterdam.
Savoy

Savoy

The four-star Savoy Hotel Rotterdam is located right in the center of Rotterdam with rooms with balconies and a phenomenal view of the famous Markthal. Each room takes you into the story of the reconstruction of Rotterdam.
Student Hotel

Student Hotel

The three-star The Student Hotel Rotterdam is located just outside the center of Rotterdam and you can stay there from 1 night to a year. Travelers of all ages from various cultures stay at The Student Hotel Rotterdam.
The James

The James

The James is a comfortable and luxurious 3 star hotel in the middle of the bustling streets of the center of Rotterdam. The James Hotel does not have a bar or restaurant but has a 24/7 Food Market and you can also enjoy a delicious breakfast at the famous restaurant Dudok within walking distance.
van der Valk

van der Valk

After a visit to Diergaarde Blijdorp, spend the night in luxury and comfort at Valk hotel Rotterdam Blijdorp. The 4 star hotel is located near the highway and is therefore easily accessible. The hotel has its own shuttle service to and from Rotterdam The Hague Airport.

Restaurants

What are the best restaurants in Rotterdam? That is a difficult question to answer, since there are more than 2100 catering establishments in Rotterdam (source: Datlinq) and tastes differ of course . That is why we make a selection of - for us - popular restaurants and bars. We come here almost every day to decorate the place with balloons for a birthday of one of the guests. These (live) music restaurants are also our personal favorites where we regularly eat, drink and go out. These are the \'see and be seen\' hotspots in Rotterdam.

Cafe in the City

Cafe in the City

Café in the City Rotterdam is a restaurant for people who love delicious food and don't want to go home after dinner. The menu features Asian dishes and on weekends the tables are pushed aside and the music volume is turned up for a fun party.
Oyster Club

Oyster Club

The entourage of The Oyster Club is chic and stylish with French-Japanese cuisine. Start your evening with a delicious dinner and end it on the dance floor. Every Friday and Saturday the DJs play the best beats and sitting still is no longer an option. Combine all this with good company and you have a very successful evening.
1NUL8

1NUL8

Gevestigd in de meest levendige straat van Rotterdam vind je 1NUL8, dé plek voor de beau monde van Rotterdam waar je op ieder moment van de dag kunt binnen lopen om wat te eten of drinken. Gezellige wijnbar met mediterrane keuken waar mooie wijnen worden geschonken. In het weekend gaan de tafels opzij zodat er gedanst kan worden.
Harbour Club

Harbour Club

The Harbour Club is a luxury restaurant located in the former 'Parkzicht': a hundred-year-old villa in the Euromast Park. At The Harbor Club, the tables are covered with classic linen and you can enjoy beautiful dishes and the best wines. If you want to be pampered for an evening, pay a visit to The Harbor Club Rotterdam.
Vandal

Vandal

Vandal has a passion for Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant is chic decorated with a passion for street art. During an evening at Vandal, everything revolves around the best experience, which is apparent from a number of delicious dishes that are prepared at the table and the cocktail shakers that make the most delicious cocktails for you at your table.
Aqua Asia

Aqua Asia

Aqua Asia Club is a high-quality catering concept with a lounge area and restaurant. You can go here for lunch and dinner and you can eat Asian with a view over the Nieuwe Maas, Erasmus Bridge and the skyline of Rotterdam.

Nightlife

In Rotterdam you can go out until late and Rotterdam also has something for everyone. From cozy bars to dance cafes and discotheques. Manhattan on the Maas is a very popular destination for an evening or weekend. Where do you have to go for the nicest and hippest nightlife at the moment? The Stadhuisplein is the place to be in the center with many bars and clubs, such as the famous Après-Skihut. The Witte de Withstraat is one of the nicest nightlife locations in the city. The street is a household name in Rotterdam and loved by students. De Meent is located between Coolsingel and Goudsesingel. During the day it is a pleasant shopping street and in the evening a lively atmosphere with various bars such as the popular 1NUL8.

Cafe in the City

Cafe in the City

Café in the City on the Rodezand is a restaurant and nightclub in one. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, after dinner, the tables are pushed aside, the lights are dimmed, the sound volume is turned up and the DJ takes over.
Oyster Club

Oyster Club

The Oyster Club is a restaurant and nightclub in one. The best beats play every Friday and Saturday. Don't feel like going home? Then come to Le Club in the basement of The Oyster Club. When the last restaurant guests leave The Oyster Club, this is the place to stay cozy for a long time to come.
Luster

Luster

Cocktail bar Luster (by Noah) is located in the heart of Rotterdam, next to the Oyster Club. At Luster you can enjoy customized cocktails and delicious Asian Fusion bites. The bar is open until 4am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
Maassilo

Maassilo

Maassilo is the ultimate party location in Rotterdam. Due to the diversity of dance events, there is something for everyone. Besides that you can visit the Now and Wow Club on the 10th floor of the Maassilo every Saturday evening. Here you can experience legendary club nights at 3 different locations within the Maassilo.
Villa Thalia

Villa Thalia

Villa Thalia is located in an old Tuschinski cinema and this film past is a common thread through this luxurious and stylish entertainment venue. You can enjoy cinema-style dinner shows and/or go clubbing afterwards.
Hugh

Hugh

Attention! Permanently closed. Behind the city hall is cocktail bar HUGH in the Hilton Hotel. HUGH is food and drink in style and a place to socialize. On Friday and Saturday evenings, HUGH turns into a real night out.
Club Xi

Club Xi

Attention! Permanently closed. ClubXi was a nightclub located in that striking stone building next to the skate park in the heart of Rotterdam.

Tours

Rotterdam is known for its many sights and a city like Rotterdam is never finished. This also means that there are regular roadworks in and around the city. Traveling by car is not always the fastest or easiest way to get somewhere. Fortunately, there are many different ways to quickly get from A to B or from one side of the Maas to the other. Discover Rotterdam on foot or by bus, tram, metro, shared bicycle or shared scooter. Or take the water taxi, waterboat or canal boat instead to experience Rotterdam and Rotterdam's attractions from and on the water.

Spido

Spido

Spido's modern tour boats take you from the foot of the Erasmus Bridge on a tour through the imposing port of Rotterdam, one of the largest ports in the world.
Boot10

Boot10

BOOT10 has a fleet of 3 party boats with Rotterdam as the sailing area. The boats sail on the various rivers in the delta around Rotterdam.
Z8 Partyboot

Z8 Partyboot

The Z8 party boat is a 100% electric tour boat in Rotterdam which takes you on a tour through the impressive harbor area of our largest port city.
Raderstoomboot De Majesteit

Raderstoomboot De Majesteit

Paddle steamer De Majesteit (anno 1926) is a unique paddle steamer, which is the only one in the Netherlands to be powered by a steam engine that can be admired through a view of the engine room. De Majesteit organizes, among other things, dinner shows from 2 people where you can talk to each other, relax and dance, get some fresh air and enjoy the spectacular view while sailing through the port of Rotterdam. The boarding point of De Majesteit is on the Maasboulevard.

Shopping

Rotterdam is a great place for shopping. There is a variety of shopping areas spread over different parts of the city and the range of shops is huge, ranging from brand & concept stores to hip and local shops. You will also find many large (inter)national retail chains in the city, such as the Bijenkorf, the largest MediaMarkt in the Netherlands and also Coolblue is located there with its head office and 2 physical stores. Most shops in Rotterdam are open 7 days a week. More about shopping in Rotterdam

Stadsdriehoek

Stadsdriehoek

Most shopping streets such as the Lijnbaan, the Meent, the Witte de Withstraat, the Van Oldenbarneveltstraat, the Oude Binnenweg, de Nieuwe Binnenweg, the Pannekoekstraat and the Karel Doormanstraat can be found in the center of Rotterdam. The heart of the shopping city of Rotterdam is the Beurstraverse also known as the Koopgoot.
Zuidplein

Zuidplein

Zuidplein in Rotterdam South is the indoor shopping center Zuidplein. With approximately 150 shops and restaurants, the Zuidplein shopping center has plenty to offer for a day or part of the day shopping. Moreover - in bad weather - you shop dry and warm.
Alexandrium Shopping Center

Alexandrium Shopping Center

Alexandrium is the largest shopping center in Rotterdam and is located northeast of Rotterdam. Alexandrium consists of three parts: Alexandrium Shopping Center (Alexandrium I), an indoor shopping center with 130 shops, Alexandrium Megastores (Alexandrium II), a shopping boulevard consisting of megastores from various chains such as Mediamarkt, Blokker, Xenos and Halfords. And Alexandrium Woonmall (Alexandrium III) is an indoor shopping center with 55 shops that are exclusively focused on housing and home furnishings.

Kids

Do something fun with the toddlers, children or teenagers? In Rotterdam, kids of all ages can enjoy themselves with fun indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family. There is a lot to see, do and discover in Rotterdam. Enjoy being on the water or by the water, or explore a museum or go climbing and clambering in one of the parks or indoor playgrounds. It's all possible in Rotterdam!

Diergaarde Blijdorp

Diergaarde Blijdorp

Diergaarde Blijdorp is one of the oldest zoos in the Netherlands. Of course you can spot a large number of animals with the children in Blijdorp, but there are also various playgrounds in the zoo, including a large indoor playground where the children can enjoy themselves for a few hours.
Euromast

Euromast

The Euromast is a fantastic destination for children. In addition to the amazing view and the lift to the top, the Euromast Kidsclub organizes many fun activities and events for children. The Euromast also houses 3 space creatures (the Euromast mascots) who once collided with the tower with their UFO.
SS Rotterdam

SS Rotterdam

Captain Kaap and his friends welcome you aboard the SS Rotterdam and he takes the children for a tour to discover his ship. During the Getaway & Wave Tour, the kids receive the Little Captain's Passport full of questions and fun assignments, learn Morse code along the way or play with the Playmobil cruise ship in the Playroom.
Spido

Spido

Every day there are tours through the Spido in Rotterdam and you sail past huge ships, you see the moving cranes on the quays and the fast water taxis race past. If it's not too busy, the kids might be able to look in the captain's wheelhouse. Before they go on board, they receive a Ketelbinkie coloring book with colors.
Feyenoord

Feyenoord

The Feyenoord Clubhouse is located on the Afrikaanderplein, the place where Feyenoord played its first matches in 1908. Children can attend all kinds of sports clinics for different sports in the clubhouse and a panna tournament, basketball challenges, a handball clinic and various football tournaments are regularly organized there.
Kermis Rotterdam

Kermis Rotterdam

Every year around King's Day you can celebrate both King's Day and freedom at the fair in Rotterdam. At the Schiehaven, all the attractions have been rebuilt for young and old. For 3 weeks you can take a ride on the roller coaster, have fun in the bumper cars, try your luck at the grappling arms and coin machines or show your skills at the shooting gallery. The merry-go-round and the caterpillar are especially for little ones. And to recover from all the tension, there is of course an oliebollen and cotton candy stall.
Speeltuin Vereniging Kralingen

Speeltuin Vereniging Kralingen

Playground association Kralingen is located in a beautiful part of Rotterdam-Kralingen next to the Excelsior stadium.
Plays2Be

Plays2Be

Caution! Permanently closed. In Rotterdam Crooswijk children can climb, clamber and play to their heart's content in Plays2Be. The former Schuttersveld swimming pool has been transformed into a true play paradise, consisting of an indoor playground, a laser tag arena, an escape room and a catering facility.
Speeltuin Afrikaanderplein

Speeltuin Afrikaanderplein

Playground Afrikaanderplein is a playground where you can also go in bad weather. You can get something to eat and drink or an ice cream.
Speeltuin IJsselmonde

Speeltuin IJsselmonde

Playground IJsselmonde offers residents and children a fun and meaningful leisure time. For example, various crafts, sports and games are organized for children.

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Rotterdam Airport

Rotterdam Airport

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Balloon Printing Company

Balloon Printing Company

Ballondrukkerij prints cheap 100% biodegradable, natural latex balloons with logo, text or photo in large and small editions and within 24 hours if necessary.
Coolblue Rotterdam

Coolblue Rotterdam

In addition to the head office at Weena, Coolblue has 2 physical stores in Rotterdam where you can go to have all your questions answered by expert employees and help you find the right product.
MediaMarkt Rotterdam

MediaMarkt Rotterdam

MediaMarkt, the largest electronics chain in Europe, has 3 stores in Rotterdam, including a Tech Village, a meeting place for technology enthusiasts.
Allianz Nederland

Allianz Nederland

Allianz Netherlands - with its head office on the Coolsingel in Rotterdam - is an insurance company that offers a wide range of insurance policies.
Top 260+ Party Venues for hire in Rotterdam

Top 260+ Party Venues for hire in Rotterdam

Do you want to rent a party venue in Rotterdam for a meeting, party, reception or drinks? We made a handy list of all rooms in Rotterdam sorted by room capacity.
Theme party on the water? These are the options for balloon decorations on boats in the Port of Rotterdam

Theme party on the water? These are the options for balloon decorations on boats in the Port of Rotterdam

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The most popular hotels where you want to stay in Rotterdam

The most popular hotels where you want to stay in Rotterdam

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Here you can rent a room cheaply in the center of Rotterdam and you can also bring your own food and drinks

Here you can rent a room cheaply in the center of Rotterdam and you can also bring your own food and drinks

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The most promising places in Rotterdam to meet singles and impress your date

The most promising places in Rotterdam to meet singles and impress your date

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Discover the 24 sights with this 5 km city walk through Rotterdam

Discover the 24 sights with this 5 km city walk through Rotterdam

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These are the only 6 hotels with a view of the Erasmus Bridge

These are the only 6 hotels with a view of the Erasmus Bridge

A hotel room with a breathtaking view of the iconic Erasmus Bridge is a lasting memory of a weekend in Rotterdam.
Have your Balloons delivered today?

Have your Balloons delivered today?

Has a fellow balloon company let you down or are your helium balloons on the ground? Whatever the reason for which you need balloons today, we specialize in last minute assignments and deliver balloons 24/7 throughout The Netherlands.
The 5 Best Hotels at Rotterdam The Hague Airport

The 5 Best Hotels at Rotterdam The Hague Airport

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The Rotterdam Marathon route from kilometer to kilometer in 10 steps

The Rotterdam Marathon route from kilometer to kilometer in 10 steps

No other marathon in the Netherlands can match the atmosphere created by the hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic spectators along the course through Rotterdam.
The 5 nicest Hotspots on the Blaak in Rotterdam

The 5 nicest Hotspots on the Blaak in Rotterdam

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