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Patricia’s Rotterdam guidebook

Patricia

Patricia’s Rotterdam guidebook

Food scene
Nice collection of wines by the glass. The charcuterie platter is recommended.
9
locals recommend
Wijnbar Het Eigendom
45-B Witte de Withstraat
9
locals recommend
Nice collection of wines by the glass. The charcuterie platter is recommended.
Easy going and tasty. The view is spectacular.
12
locals recommend
Prachtig Bar-Restaurant
77 Willemsplein
12
locals recommend
Easy going and tasty. The view is spectacular.
Great place to visit. Industrial building with fresh food market of local companies. Big selection of craft beers by the 'Kaapse brouwers' and the food platter option is a nice way to taste the different flavours of the entrepeneurs located here. The view is fantastic as well. Hop on the watertaxi (you need to make a reservation for this) and go to your next stop to visit for example the 'Witte de Withstraat' for more bars and restaurants.
129
locals recommend
Fenix Food Factory
19D Veerlaan
129
locals recommend
Great place to visit. Industrial building with fresh food market of local companies. Big selection of craft beers by the 'Kaapse brouwers' and the food platter option is a nice way to taste the different flavours of the entrepeneurs located here. The view is fantastic as well. Hop on the watertaxi (you need to make a reservation for this) and go to your next stop to visit for example the 'Witte de Withstraat' for more bars and restaurants.
Gourmet restaurant with nice wine list and great service. If you can't choose, go for their suggested wine pairing.
Kwiezien
20 Delistraat
Gourmet restaurant with nice wine list and great service. If you can't choose, go for their suggested wine pairing.
Italian restaurant with a good cocktail bar. You can't make a reservation here so just go and sit at the bar sipping your cocktail while waiting for a table.
16
locals recommend
Restaurant Gusto
40 Schiedamse Vest
16
locals recommend
Italian restaurant with a good cocktail bar. You can't make a reservation here so just go and sit at the bar sipping your cocktail while waiting for a table.
Easy going and open all day (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Opposite from shopping mall 'Zuidplein' and close to 'Ahoy'.
LISA
Easy going and open all day (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Opposite from shopping mall 'Zuidplein' and close to 'Ahoy'.
Great spot for breakfast, lunch or snack (closes at 18.00). Perfect terrace with great view at the oldest park of Rotterdam. In the summer they also have beach chairs ready for you in the grass. Historic building from 1750.
Dudok in het Park
12 Baden Powelllaan
Great spot for breakfast, lunch or snack (closes at 18.00). Perfect terrace with great view at the oldest park of Rotterdam. In the summer they also have beach chairs ready for you in the grass. Historic building from 1750.
Café - Bar
Bars, cafes, live music
This must be the former name as it is now called 'Rijke & de Wit'. Beautiful old pub with fresh draft beers and great service. The terrace is nice as well and overlooking the charming canal 'Heemraadssingel'.
9
locals recommend
Rijke & de Wit
332-A Nieuwe Binnenweg
9
locals recommend
This must be the former name as it is now called 'Rijke & de Wit'. Beautiful old pub with fresh draft beers and great service. The terrace is nice as well and overlooking the charming canal 'Heemraadssingel'.
Nice and cosy bar.
cafe piek
3B Scheepstimmermanslaan
Nice and cosy bar.
Great line-up of live music. Very nice garden as well.
56
locals recommend
BIRD (podium, club, restaurant)
26-28 Raampoortstraat
56
locals recommend
Great line-up of live music. Very nice garden as well.
Good and lively café located in the busy Witte de Withstraat (lots of restaurants and cafés).
10
locals recommend
Wunderbar
71 Boomgaardsstraat
10
locals recommend
Good and lively café located in the busy Witte de Withstraat (lots of restaurants and cafés).
Classic Hotel New York with good restaurant and bar. Especially in the summer the terrace is very nice with great view. They even have beach chairs at the waterside, no service here but the good thing is that you can bring your own drinks.
135
locals recommend
Hotel New York
1 Koninginnenhoofd
135
locals recommend
Classic Hotel New York with good restaurant and bar. Especially in the summer the terrace is very nice with great view. They even have beach chairs at the waterside, no service here but the good thing is that you can bring your own drinks.
Nice café if you like whisky because they have a huge list you can choose from. Many draft beers as well. Easy going pub with good and cheap pizza.
14
locals recommend
Café Stalles
11-A Nieuwe Binnenweg
14
locals recommend
Nice café if you like whisky because they have a huge list you can choose from. Many draft beers as well. Easy going pub with good and cheap pizza.
Big sun terrace and even when its less warm you'll be comfortable under the roofed terrace with heaters. Friendly staff.
Brasserie Koriander
79 Kromme Zandweg
Big sun terrace and even when its less warm you'll be comfortable under the roofed terrace with heaters. Friendly staff.
My favorite neighborhood café. This is a cosy wine bar with great east european wines. Lies en Gilbert are the owners and they are the best. Lies cooks a fresh and tasty daily platter for €12. Gilbert organizes very good live music concerts in their bar and once a month in the old church of Charlois.
Koffie & Ambacht
52A Ebenhaëzerstraat
My favorite neighborhood café. This is a cosy wine bar with great east european wines. Lies en Gilbert are the owners and they are the best. Lies cooks a fresh and tasty daily platter for €12. Gilbert organizes very good live music concerts in their bar and once a month in the old church of Charlois.
Sightseeing
watertaxi in the city/ ferry to national park Biesbosch/ lake, forest and parks in Rotterdam.
Perfect way to get a round and do some sightseeing while you're at it. This is a taxi service and prices vary from €4.50 to €10 pp. There are several stops and you have to make a reservation.
29
locals recommend
Watertaxi Rotterdam V.O.F.
7 Koninginnenhoofd
29
locals recommend
Perfect way to get a round and do some sightseeing while you're at it. This is a taxi service and prices vary from €4.50 to €10 pp. There are several stops and you have to make a reservation.
Enjoy a 2 hour trip on the Maas river to Dordrecht by ferry. Bring your bike with you (free of charge). Get off at stop called 'Hollandse Biesbosch' and cycle to the national park 'Biesbosch'. Here you can rent a boat or kayak to see this beautiful area. As the last ferry leaves early (16.40) it is best to go back by train (15 minutes to Rotterdam Blaak). You have to get an extra train ticket for your bike (€7).
Waterbus - ss Rotterdam (56)
Enjoy a 2 hour trip on the Maas river to Dordrecht by ferry. Bring your bike with you (free of charge). Get off at stop called 'Hollandse Biesbosch' and cycle to the national park 'Biesbosch'. Here you can rent a boat or kayak to see this beautiful area. As the last ferry leaves early (16.40) it is best to go back by train (15 minutes to Rotterdam Blaak). You have to get an extra train ticket for your bike (€7).
The 'Kralingse bos en plas' are the city forest and lake where you can enjoy a bit of nature right in the middle of Rotterdam. Here you can also rent a boat, kayak or SUP to hit the water. There are plenty bars/restaurants here as well.
66
locals recommend
Kralingse Bos
66
locals recommend
The 'Kralingse bos en plas' are the city forest and lake where you can enjoy a bit of nature right in the middle of Rotterdam. Here you can also rent a boat, kayak or SUP to hit the water. There are plenty bars/restaurants here as well.
This is the biggest city park of the Netherlands counts 215 hectares (430 football pitches). Great for a stroll or cycle.
15
locals recommend
Zuiderpark
15
locals recommend
This is the biggest city park of the Netherlands counts 215 hectares (430 football pitches). Great for a stroll or cycle.
Museums
Great modern art museum with many different expositions. My favorite.
92
locals recommend
Kunsthal Rotterdam
341 Westzeedijk
92
locals recommend
Great modern art museum with many different expositions. My favorite.
International Expressionism in one of Rotterdam’s most beautiful villa and named after the Dutch expressionist Henk Chabot. On Saturday and Sunday they also organise a bustrip to another must see, The Van Nelle Factory (10 minutes drive).
Chabot Museum
11 Museumpark
International Expressionism in one of Rotterdam’s most beautiful villa and named after the Dutch expressionist Henk Chabot. On Saturday and Sunday they also organise a bustrip to another must see, The Van Nelle Factory (10 minutes drive).
Unique collection of Dutch photography with great expositions.
29
locals recommend
Dutch Photo Museum
332 Wilhelminakade
29
locals recommend
Unique collection of Dutch photography with great expositions.
markets/ shops
Flower market with great selection of flowers and plants.
Tuincentrum De Molen B.V.
81 Kromme Zandweg
Flower market with great selection of flowers and plants.
Great wine shop with fantastic selection of wines and spirits. Odile gives good advise and its always a pleasure to visit this shop.
Odile Hemmen Wijnen & Spiritualiën
92 Nieuwe Binnenweg
Great wine shop with fantastic selection of wines and spirits. Odile gives good advise and its always a pleasure to visit this shop.
Convention/arena
Convention centre and arena located at the other end of the Zuiderpark. They host many exhibitions, concerts and sporting events.
22
locals recommend
Ahoy Rotterdam
10 Ahoyweg
22
locals recommend
Convention centre and arena located at the other end of the Zuiderpark. They host many exhibitions, concerts and sporting events.
Uit eten
Great food, wine list and service. My favorite restaurant. You need to make reservation (18.00 or 21.00 time slot, chefstable has no time slot). Best way to get to the restaurant is by water taxi, great start of the evening.
Louise Petit Restaurant
13 Veerhaven
Great food, wine list and service. My favorite restaurant. You need to make reservation (18.00 or 21.00 time slot, chefstable has no time slot). Best way to get to the restaurant is by water taxi, great start of the evening.