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Wander off like a do-rist

Rotterdam is never boring. Follow in the footsteps of Rotterdamโ€™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 farmersโ€™ 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, donโ€™t forget to stop by the hidden historic gardens of Schoonoord. More local tips? Check


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Tips for a warm winter weekend in the city on the Maas! ๐Ÿคโ„๏ธ

The trees are bare and the city birds have taken shelter, but Rotterdam itself never sleeps. We are more than happy that the catering and the cultural sector opened their doors again after several weeks of closure ๐ŸŽ‰ After this covid break, we love to help you get on the right track for a warm winter weekend in Rotterdam โ˜ƒ๏ธ

Make a pub crawl and visit the timeless pub @cafestallesrotterdam , @cafemeliefbender (from 1876!), Belgian beer Cafรฉ @bbcboudewijn or @cafesteijn ๐Ÿป Finish with a cup of pea soup (known as โ€˜snertโ€™ in Dutch) from @cafe.bakeliet. For some audiovisual indulgence, go to @lantarenvenster or @cineramafilmtheater, for a good laugh, to @comedyclubhaug ๐ŸŽญ The cultural climate in Rotterdam is also very pleasant outside the festival season โ„๏ธ

Check out our #linkinbio for more tips! 

๐Ÿ“ท @ernst.wagensveld 

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam is the biggest film festival in the Netherlands. This year, the festival will take place online from 26 January to 6 February due to the current Covid-19 measures. Luckily, you can still watch a lot of great films. Here are some foreign films to put on your bucket list this edition ๐ŸŽž๏ธ

Tralala, France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
Mathieu Amalric shines as a street musician in this quirky French musical that travels from Paris to Lourdes. There, comedy directors Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu play with religious apparitions, delusions and the search for a new identity ๐Ÿฟ 

Please Baby Please, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 
In this movie a decent couple discovers new sides of love, after meeting a gang of tough gangsters. With a beautiful supporting role by Demi Moore as the woman who has everything ๐ŸŽฅ

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๐Ÿ“ท @melaniesamat @iffr
Today, travel website @timetomomo_com presents the top 10 trendiest neighbourhoods of Europe ๐ŸŒ According to the fans of Time to Momo, the Rotterdam district Katendrecht is the eighth best neighbourhood of Europe. We couldn't be more proud! ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…

What was once the red light district of the harbours, is now, according to Time to Momo, a working class district with an industrial look and an urban & alternative atmosphere. Curious? Come and discover it yourself! ๐Ÿฅฐ

We congratulate Psiri in Athens, Greece for winning the honorary title @thisisathens ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท

๐Ÿ“ท @omlette06 

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Have you checked out @rotterdamroutes yet?! The Rotterdam Routes app takes you on a journey through the city. It tells the story of Rotterdam through the eyes of real Rotterdammers. 

๐Ÿ’š Real Rotterdam Route
Ari Deelder โ€“ director, scriptwriter, DJ and โ€˜daughter of poet Jules Deelder (Rotterdamโ€™s night mayor)โ€™ โ€“ takes you on a trip through colourful streets and mysterious alleyways. Did you now that Rotterdam has a real life shawarma boulevard? โœจ

๐Ÿค Rotterdam Port City Route
Discover the origins of Rotterdamโ€™s shipping success. A route along the centreโ€™s oldest ports, over the Erasmusbrug, past skyscrapers at the Kop van Zuid. Including a trip by water taxi over the Maas to the stately Veerhaven. Leo Hogenboom โ€“ actor and Rotterdammer born and bred โ€“ takes you on a stroll through the ports in the heart of Rotterdam โš“๐Ÿช

You can download the Rotterdam Routes app for free at the Google Play Store or AppStore to check out all the other cool routes๐Ÿ“ฒ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒŸ

๐Ÿ“ท @rotterdamroutes

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What's your favourite street art piece in Rotterdam? ๐ŸŽจ With the free @rewriters010 app you can find amazing street art walks in Rotterdam ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ

๐ŸŽจ: @tymondelaat
๐Ÿ“ท: @weekendsinrotterdam

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The Schielandshuis, built in a time when Coolsingel was still a canal and the skyline of Rotterdam was determined by the Laurenskerk. The Schielandshuis has the appearance of a city palace. It is no coincidence that the French emperor Napoleon and Alexander, the Tsar of Russia, once slept here. A beautiful piece of history in the heart of the city ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿฐ

Thank you for the great picture & congratulations for winning Shoutout Monday @adriankracphotography ๐Ÿค

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Hey Do-rist! During our Rotterdam advent days we count down the days until Christmas by sharing an exciting activity every day! ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„

3๏ธโƒฃ The Schoonoord Historical Garden ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚
Visit The Schoonoord Historical Garden: a beautiful time capsule of an early 19th-century private garden. Because of its historical elements, unique location and over 1000 plant species, Schoonoord has been designated a protected national monument. The park is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m and can be found at Kievitslaan 8. 


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