Rotterdam Musthaves
Giftshop Rotterdam Tourist Information Coolsingel - photo Iris van den Broek

Rotterdam Musthaves

The only thing more fun than giving gifts is giving local gifts! You can make everyone, including yourself, happy with these authentic Rotterdam products. By making your choice, you contribute to the thriving local community of makers and artists. Whether it’s artistic creations, artisanal treats, or trendy fashion accessories… each item carries the unique flair of Rotterdam and is carefully crafted by talented local designers. Almost all items are available at the gift shops of Rotterdam Tourist Information on the Coolsingel and at Love Rotterdam at Rotterdam Centraal Station.

Susan Bijl

In 2000, after her studies at the Willem de Kooning Academy, Susan Bijl came up with her sturdy and striking bag made of bluesign-certified ripstop nylon, The New Shopping Bag, a bag that can replace many plastic bags. A SUSAN BIJL can be recognised by the ‘flash’, a diagonal stripe. The now popular The New Shopping Bag became synonymous with a more sustainable world. The no-nonsense bag also reflects the diversity of Rotterdam. In recent years, SUSAN BIJL has grown into an international bag brand with fans all over the world. With the release of SUSAN BIJL ♥ Rotterdam, SUSAN BIJL is taking an important step in the greening of The New Shopping Bag as this is the first collection that is made from 100% recycled material. The special edition of The New Shopping Bag in ‘Wena & Rotte’: the green-white-green of Rotterdam can be purchased exclusively from Rotterdam Tourist Information Coolsingel, Rotterdam Centraal and the SUSAN BIJL flagship store.

Rotterdam beers

Rotterdam has two major local brewers, Kaapse Brouwers in Katendrecht and Brouwerij Noordt in the Oude Noorden in North Rotterdam. Kaapse Brouwers make new, experimental flavours. You can taste these beers at Kaapse Maria and at the Fenix Food Factory. Brouwerij Noordt ensures that the beers remain as pure as possible and uses as few herbs or other additives as possible. You can taste these beers in the former Roteb building on the river Rotte!

Rotterdamsche Oude (cheese)

Time is the most important ingredient in making Old Rotterdam Cheese. This gives the cheese its special taste, distinct character and appearance. The cheese can be combined with a good port and is the perfect accompaniment for a drink. The cheese can be found in the Markthal and can also be ordered online.


Icon010 is a brand that puts Rotterdam’s architectural hotspots on its products. There is a wide range of mugs, rubber coasters, posters, postcards and bags available. The Icon010 products are ideal to give as a gift.

Dudok Patisserie

The famous Dudok apple pies were baked in a corner of Café Dudok for the first time over 25 years ago. Nowadays there is a fully-fledged pastry shop which also serves other (savoury) cakes and pastries.

Heksenvuur Pottery

The Heksenvuur pottery in Crooswijk started in 1987. Everything is made by hand in the traditional way, and each piece is unique. They not only have bowls with the Rotterdam skyline design but also shelves and cups with a drawing of the Rotterdam skyline. Perfect as gifts!

Denise Roobol

The designs are minimalist and functional, and the vegan materials used mean Denise Roobol’s bags are not only beautiful but also good for the environment. The bags are approved by PETA as a vegan brand. The bags can be found in various stores.

Feyenoord Fanshop

Those planning on jumping into the fountain when Feyenoord wins will need an official Feyenoord shirt. These are available at the four Feyenoord fan shops. The shops can be found at De Kuip Stadium and in the city centre. The fan shops not only sell the iconic football shirts but also all kinds of other merchandise from Feyenoord!

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Giftshop Love Rotterdam. Gifts, Food & More. at Rotterdam Central Station