The Schielandshuis is the only seventeenth century building in the centre of Rotterdam. Spoil yourself with a delicious lunch at the Brasserie Schielandshuis.
Walk to Plein 1940, the square where sculpture The Destroyed City can be found. For many Rotterdam locals this monument designed by Zadkine in 1953 is the symbol of the destruction of the city centre and the unstoppable urge to rebuild.
Head towards the Museumpark and stop off at the Christian Ouwens gallery on the Eendrachtsweg. This gallery organises special world-class exhibitions in the areas of contemporary art and Dutch Design.
Enjoy contemporary design, modern art and old masters at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. From the Pavilion, a good place for a healthy lunch, you have a great view of the lovely museum gardens.
Good weather? Wander through the Museumpark where the Depot Boijmans van Beuningen is being built.
Walk back along the Witte de Withstraat and eat dinner at café-restaurant Rodin on the Schilderstraat.
Catch the metro from Beurs metro station to Wilhelminapier metro station. From there it’s just a five-minute walk to Suite-Hotel Pincoffs.
Only open on the weekend: the Dutch Pinball Museum on the Veerlaan in Katendrecht with more than 70 pinball machines. Besides the many sights to see at the museum, recall memories from your youth or make new ones!
Visit the shops and fresh food stalls at the Markthal and look up and admire the artwork ‘Horn of Plenty’ by Arno Coenen and Iris Roskam. On the escalators you’ll find the free exhibition De Tijdtrap.
Take a stroll past the library in the direction of the Nieuwemarkt and the Pannekoekstraat. You’ll find unique and original shops and can grab a drink at one of the many terraces.
There are many good restaurants in the area of the Hofplein Station. The vegetarian Gare du Nord is slightly further away (in an old train carriage), jazz club Bird, fish restaurant Opporto, Restaurant De Jong and FG Restaurant from François Geurds. For the last two, you’ll need to book in advance.
It’s a long walk back to Suite-Hotel Pincoffs. You can also take the Heer Bokelweg tram 4 in the direction of Rotterdam Central Station and then change to tram 20, 23 or 25. Get off at Wilhelminaplein.