The Museumkwartier is a compact and lively area filled with trendy fashion boutiques, music shops, design stores and hotbeds of creativity. The many museums and galleries within easy walking distance give the area an unparalleled dynamic as the perfect place to enjoy Rotterdam’s many artistic offerings. The Kunsthal, designed by renowned Rotterdam-based architect Rem Koolhaas, and the Natural History Museum of Rotterdam are just across the lush green Museum Park from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, the Netherlands Architecture Institute and the Chabot Museum.

There is a palpable air of culture and innovative creativity in the Witte de Withstraat and the small streets that intersect it. The Witte de With centre for contemporary art is an international meeting point for artists, academics and critics. The many galleries in the area present a diverse and provocative range of artistic expressions. Besides culture and the arts, the street also has striking shops, such as Rotterdam’s own lingerie designer, Marlies Dekkers. In the vibrant area on and around Witte de Withstraat, there is always something to see or do. Art, culture, design, cafés and restaurants contribute the perfect ingredients for a day on the town.

The Nieuwe Binnenweg is varied, vital and unpredictable. Visit this street to feel the pulsing spirit of the times. Famous local and international DJs have been coming to the Nieuwe Binnenweg for years to visit its many exclusive shops selling albums and CDs. Art and design aficionados will also find everything their hearts desire in the many exceptional furniture and design shops, not to mention the CBK Centre for the Visual Arts. The Nieuwe Binnenweg is a dynamic street that never seems to sleep. From traditional pubs, cafés, night bars and restaurants to cutting-edge pop venues like Rotown, the Nieuwe Binnenweg guarantees a good time well into the night.


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