Wander off like a do-rist

Rotterdam is never boring. Follow in the footsteps of Rotterdam’s locals, to experience the city as it really is. Check out their favourites but mostly, follow your own path.

Do Rotterdam like a local

For local delicacies, visit the Rotterdamse Oogstmarkt, a delicious and sustainable farmers’ market on Noordplein. Look for yourself in the 1664 mirrors of Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, the very first public art depot in the world. Take a watertaxi to Marconistraat: the port industry can still be felt here, alongside the new Makers District M4H, which houses a lot of creatives (Studio Roosegaarde, Atelier Van Lieshout). Rent a bike to explore the area, take a look at the Floating Farm where futuristic farming takes place. Then visit the nearby Weelde, a creative free state where you can stop for a drink and a snack. The most beautiful park is Het Park at the Euromast, where lush greenery and iconic architecture meet right next to the city centre. When visiting Het Park, don’t forget to stop by the hidden historic gardens of Schoonoord. More local tips? Check www.dorotterdam.com.


Must sees in Rotterdam




Harbour, beach & nature


Art & Culture



Is it a unicorn? πŸ¦„ No, it’s our beautiful Central Station ✨Congratulations to the winner of Shoutout Monday @stijndoors πŸ™ŒπŸ»

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@nielsmeijssen, co-owner of digital studio Todaytomorrow and founder of the honest booking site @thisismoonback, will tell you where to find a cool and affordable place to sleep in the city.

'You should try @kingkonghostel, a hostel in the popular nightlife street Witte de With. There is also a branch of the @brewpubreijngoud tasting room with more than 200 bottled beers and 24 on tap. Around the corner is cocktail bar @cafe_labru_rotterdam, where I started many a wild night.'

Check out our #linkinbio to read more about Niels's favourite hidden gems in Rotterdam πŸ’Ž

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Congratulations to the winner of Shoutout Monday @fackphotos πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’š
Have you discovered @bluecity010 yet? πŸ’™

BlueCity is an international icon of circular economy, a national platform for innovative, sustainable and circular entrepreneurs and besides that, a perfect shoot location 😏 Isn’t it?

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Three years after the start of the construction, @dezalmhaven has reached its highest point at 215 metres 🎈 

De Zalmhaven will celebrate this milestone with a lightshow on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 October from 20:00. On Thursday 14 October, at 19:30, De Zalmhaven and @audioobscura will organise a performance by DJ duo @mindagainst, streamed live for all of Rotterdam and the rest of the world 🌎✨

Who are you going to watch the light show with? Tag them below! πŸ™

πŸ“· @micks.photo 

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@jolandajansenrdam, director of the @rotterdam.ahoy event complex and spokesperson for the events industry, will tell you which accomodations guarantee an extraordinary sleep and/or stay. 

'At @culturecampsite you sleep in architectural objects made of upcycled materials, smaller than a tiny house. I’m also very curious about the @wikkelboat in the Rijnhaven. Tiny houseboats made of 24 layers of corrugated cardboard that are sustainably furnished.'

Check out our #linkinbio to read more about Jolanda's favourite hidden gems in Rotterdam πŸ’Ž

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We’re very excited to announce that @micks.photo has won the Shoutout Monday πŸ†πŸ₯‡ After 8 nominations a well-deserved first place!!

The morning fog creates a beautiful view on the city β˜οΈπŸ™
Happy Coming Out Day πŸ’“πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Wherever you are on your coming out journey, you are loved ✨ Take your time, be you and be proud β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ

πŸ“· Spark - Content Creatie

#comingoutday #pride #celebratewhoyouare #dorotterdam #rotterdammakeithappen

@dennisebeli, versatile entrepreneur: owner of @alfredostaqueria, sock brand Alfredo Gonzales and organiser of @oranjebitter_festival, will tell you where to go for inspiration: 

'Sometimes something unfinished – the imperfection – is what makes it so attractive. I find the Zomerhof Kwartier, for example, inspiring, with the creative energy of @mono_rotterdam, @mooieboules.rotterdam and @brewpubreijngoud, in combination with the viaduct (De Hofbogen). It feels like Berlin. If you look at the development plans and then cycle through them, it’s fun to visualise what it’s going to be like.'

Check out our #linkinbio to read more about Dennis's favourite hidden gems in Rotterdam πŸ’Ž

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The beautiful Zalmhaven tower πŸ™  Congratulations to the big winner of Shoutout Monday @rafaelsantana_photography πŸ’™

@gyzlene, Programme Manager at educational institution Albeda and board member of, among others, the Maritime Museum, will tell you what you should not miss in Rotterdam. 

'As Rotterdammers, we are inextricably linked to the port. The working ports where imports and exports take place have mostly left the city. All inland harbours are, therefore, the place to understand how the city was built – how it came to be, what it is now. Of course, the harbour at @maritiemmuseumrotterdam – Leuvehaven – but also the Wijnhaven, the Oude Haven, and the @veerhaven at the @wereldmuseum. It leaves a mark on our city!'

Check out our #linkinbio to read more about Gyzlene's favourite hidden gems in Rotterdam πŸ’Ž

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Talitha (@tnollen), communications expert and board member of @gayrotterdam, will tell you where to dance the night away πŸ’ƒ

β€˜@ferry_rotterdam is a good place to start if you’ve recently come out. They have a lovely terrace, an urban interior, good food – try the burgers! – and good beats. Straight friends are welcome too. It’s my home port. If I want to let my hair down, @keerweer is the place to be with a lot of Dutch music by Willeke Alberti and the Toppers. @regenboogrotterdam and @loge_rotterdam have the same vibe or drag cafΓ© @bonaparterotterdam.’ 

Check out our #linkinbio to read more about Talitha's favourite hidden gems in Rotterdam πŸ’Ž

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