Visit the Markthal, a trendy hotspot for foodies and architecture enthusiasts. Go to Amy’s for a Giraffe Coffee, to YoYo Fresh Tea Bar for a refreshing cup of tea and to Heavenly Smoothies for a vitamin shot. At the free exhibition De Tijdtrap on the escalators, you can properly admire this iconic construction.
Stroll to the Pannenkoekstraat, the heart of the MaHo district. Fashion store Objet Trouvé, design walhalla Depot Rotterdam and the Urban Photos gallery are a few of the top addresses on the bohemian chic Pannenkoekstraat. Cocktail boutique Barrelproof, sneaker paradise WOEI and design shop GROOS are located nearby.
Stop for lunch at the NINE-BAR for delicious sandwiches and great coffee. When the weather is good you can sit on the sunny terrace on the Nieuwemarkt.
Need a break from shopping? At Museum Rotterdam, cultural-historical collection items and new cultural heritage items tell the story of the city and its residents.
Stroll through the Museumpark to the Nieuwe Binnenweg where you’ll find a huge choice of shops like concept store PLEK, cute gift shop VOORLOPIG and the fashion hotspot Sister Moon. There’s no reason to go hungry either with artisan bakeries (Koekela and Jordy’s), cafés (Buiten, Vlaamsch Broodhuys and Urban Espresso Bar), delicatessens (Vermeyden and La Zia Maria) and wine shops (Odile Hemmen).
Time for a drink? Sit down on the terrace at one of the student hotspots Rotown and Stalles. Is it late-night shopping night? Then it’s shop ‘til you drop. Susan Bijl with her colourful bags is located on the Westersingel and on the Van Oldenbarneveltstraat you’ll find gems like Wendela van Dijk, SHPPR and Hutspot.
The choices on the West-Kruiskade come from all over the world and the cultural melting pot is more prevalent here than anywhere else in Rotterdam. Follow your nose and be surprised by the specialities that the restaurants have on offer.