There’s no better place to explore culinary Rotterdam then at the Markthal. Discover the many shops and fresh food stores. Taste the cured sausage at Monsieur Saucisson, an interesting croquette at Het Kroket Loket or a heavenly coconut ball at Madame Cocos. Don’t forget a take-away tea from the YoYo Fresh Tea Bar. If you’re in Rotterdam on Tuesday or Friday you can stroll through the (almost) biggest market in the Netherlands on the Binnenrotte.
Walk to the Laurenskerk via the Hoogstraat. Climb the church tower for a gorgeous view of Rotterdam’s city centre.
On the Witte de Withstraat you’ll find Hotel and Restaurant Bazar. The colourful tables, striking lamps and cheerful music are reminiscent of a busy market from a faraway holiday destination. Bring on the tasty food! If you want to splash out, then book a table at one of the star restaurants: Joelia, FG Food Labs and Amarone all have one Michelin star. Parkheuvel, Fred and FG Restaurant have two Michelin stars!
Time to freshen up and then off for a night on the town? Wine enthusiasts should head to Het Eigendom or Wunderbar and those who prefer beer should go to De Witte Aap or Proeflokaal Reijngoud. The student bars Rotown and Stalles are just around the corner. If you want to run into local artists and writers then De Schouw is the place for you. A brown café that gets crowded on a good night. Finish off your evening at the avant-garde WORM.
You probably didn’t get much sleep but there’s a whole city waiting! Start with breakfast and good coffee at Hopper on the Schiedamse Vest. Hopper has coffee with a choice of six to ten different kinds of beans and five different brewing options.
Uit je Eigen Stad is a city farm, here you can taste their food, and see how it’s produced.
Take your time to explore the Historical Delfshaven. The harbour is a beautiful piece of the old city that was spared during the 1940 bombing of Rotterdam.
Enjoy the view from up high at the observation platform and brasserie at the Euromast at 100 metres. The Euroscope takes you up even higher, to 185 metres.