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



Growing food at great height, doing business at anindoor swimming pool or sunbathingin a work of art. Do-rists 💚 Rotterdam. #dorist #differentkindoftourist #dorotterdam #rotterdammakeithappen #linkinbio

According to Tim (owner of restaurant Holy Ravioli in the Oude Noorden) and his partner Ozzy, you should definitely walk through the Zwart Janstraat to see the typical Oude Noorden at a glance.

"This side street of the Zwaanshals is almost a kind of bazaar, with many Turkish and Moroccan shops, greengrocers from Pakistan and so on. People from a variety of cultures are always ready to chat, and the shops make you feel very welcome."

Check out our #linkinbio to read more about Tim & Ozzy's favourite hidden gems in Rotterdam 💎

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According to Berend, co-owner of campaign agency Groenemorgen for sustainable ideas, you should go to the rain garden in the Zomerhofkwartier to discover green spots in unusual places. 

"It used to be a street with many cars and parking spaces, now it’s a park full of flowers, plants and a water storage installation. And nearby is one of the first European agricultural rooftops, De Dakakker. Once a grey roof, now a beautiful vegetable garden with many edible flowers."

Check out our #linkinbio to read more about Berend's favourite hidden gems in Rotterdam 💎

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According to Charlotte (owner of Lilith Coffee & Pele Surf Shack) and Barend (Musician/Producer), you should stand on the sidelines at the Hookers Rugby Club or drink a beer at one of the genuine village publs on the Prins Hendrikstraat to experience the real Hoek van Holland 🌊

“Hoek van Holland also has many surf fanatics, so the wide beach of this 'southwestern corner of the Netherlands' forms the context for many days in the life of a typical Hoekenees. Sporty people!”

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In need of inspiration? In Rotterdam, we even got cows floating on water, ‘cause to us, water is just a different type of land 💚#dorist #differentkindoftourist#dorotterdam #rotterdammakeithappen #linkinbio
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Rotterdam Art Week ✨ 

@rotterdamartweek will take place from 30 June to 4 July 2021! Art Rotterdam will then too be the heart of this festival dedicated to art, design and architecture enthusiasts. This summer, the city’s art climate will be strengthened and revived with special openings, exhibitions in museums and art institutions, lectures, guided tours, debates, pop-up shows and various fairs 🖼🎨 

Check out our #linkinbio for more information about the program & tickets 🎟

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Wanna become part of the city? In Rotterdam, you can’t tell who’s the local and who’s the do-rist because they all blend in. #dorist#differentkindoftourist #dorotterdam #linkinbio 💚
That feeling when there are not enough hours in the day on a visit to another city… You might be a do-rist 💚
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Have you been on the insane rooftops of Rotterdam yet? Check out why this city should get your ‘douze points’. 💚
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Fascinating places don’t always have to be far away, right? Rotterdam came up with a word for adventurers like you… 
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