We have made a selection of the best shops for your baby, toddler, pre-schooler and for the older children to help you find your way through the many shops that Rotterdam has to offer.
Shopping for your kids
If you are not only shopping for yourself but also looking for a lovely outfit for your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, you will find plenty of options in Rotterdam. Large and small brands, international chains and small boutiques, stylish or more urban: finding the shops isn’t a problem, but choosing what to buy might be.
Shopping for children is a luxury problem in Rotterdam and the beauty is that the wide streets and space make it very attractive to take your little one out in the buggy or pram.
Baby’s, toddlers and pre-schoolers
1. Klein Beginnen and Grooot
Maternity wear, a maternity gift or clothing for your baby or toddler, the hip Rotterdam baby and children’s shop located in the Hartmanstraat has everything for (future) parents. For the little ones you will find brands like Kidscase and Imps & Elfs and for the slightly larger kids (from size 92 up to 12 years) there is clothing from Petit Louie, NOP, Someone and Kik-kid. More info
2. Dattie en Die
In the middle of Kralingen, on the Lusthofstraat, you will find Datte and Die, a children’s gift shop where you can also buy blankets, bed sheets, sleeping bags and clothes for babies and toddlers. The children’s gift shop’s motto says it all: ‘Everything for small treasures’. More info
3. Studio YET
You can design your own clothes at Studio YET! You choose the fabrics and the design and Yvette makes a nice sweater or pair of pants for you. The clothing that is available is all self-designed and homemade. In addition to clothing, Yvette sells a lot of other fun children’s and baby products such as pacifier cords, bibs and diaper bags. More info
4. Petit Bateau
Petit Bateau is a well-known French brand for slightly more luxurious clothes and underwear for children and has its own shop in Rotterdam on the Karel Doormanstraat. Parents may also find something they want. Maybe you and your little one can dress the same, Twinning is winning! More info
Kids from 4 to 12 years
5. El-Eef: trendy children’s clothing
When shopping, as sisters Ellen and Eva realised, it’s really nice and handy if there is a play corner where your kids can play, colour and watch TV. While the little ones are busy, the parents can quietly look at the clothing brands Finger in the Nose, Akid, Imps & Elfs, I Dig Denim and the French Little Eleven Paris. The sizes range from 92 to 176. If you need inspiration, no problem, the children’s stylist can put together the perfect outfit with you. More info
6. Little Department Store
The web shop, founded in 2011, which has also had a store on the Kleiweg since July 2014, sells environmentally conscious brands that are produced under responsible conditions and where sustainable materials have been used wherever possible. They also highly value affordability and quality. More info
7. Sissy Boy
You will find Sissy Boy, a shop for the whole family, in the middle of the city centre. The brand has its own home department, care products and clothing for mom, dad and the little ones. Besides well-known brands, Sissy Boy also has lovely clothes from their own brand with prints, figures and texts. More info
8. Little Indians
Another brand that sells clothing from their own brand is Little Indians. In addition to the brand’s complete collection, they also sell interior items, toys, gifts and care products. Good to know: the products are 100% Fair Trade. More inf0
In the large store (1800 m2) of the popular American fashion brand in the Koopgoot, you will find the latest trends, must-have styles & the hottest deals on clothing and accessories. Teenagers have loads of different, trendy styles to choose from. Parents will also be able to find a beautiful outfit. More info
10. Urban Outfitters
The American fashion chain Urban Outfitters is also hip and trendy. They have a pop-up store on the Lijnbaan where you can buy a wide range of clothing, shoes, accessories, gadgets, books and interior items. More info
For streetwear, don’t miss Sevenply. They sell hoodies, sweaters, t-shirts and chinos from different brands like Stüssy, Carhartt, Levi’s, Vans and Polar. Complete your outfit with a new pair of sneakers and score a new deck for skating. Together with Skatestore, they have one of the largest collections in Rotterdam. More info
Hollister is another lifestyle brand that has established itself in Rotterdam. The little sister of Abercrombie and Fitch focuses on age 14 to 18 years with the so-called ‘Southern California style’ and is the perfect address if you’re looking for trendy and casual. The Spanish counterpart of Hollister is Pull & Bear, they can be found a bit further on, on the Lijnbaan. More info
Other shops for teenagers: Rsi The Attraction
Our leaflet for inspiration. Fot yourself, your partner our your kids
Buying baby clothes in Rotterdam
Where should you go to buy baby clothes? Lisette van de Kleine Rotterdammer has listed the best addresses for you of where to buy clothes for your new-born baby.