Best things to do in Rotterdam

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favorite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

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1. Hotel New York
1 Koninginnenhoofd
144local recommendations
Diana
Diana says “Hotel New York is a classic. Both the inside (check out the cute little guest/pastryshop and the gig...” ·
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2. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
18 Museumpark
156local recommendations
Edward
Edward says “Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, one of the Netherlands' most important art establishments, is known a...” ·
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3. Fenix Food Factory
19D Veerlaan
132local recommendations
Elise
Elise says “Vanuit een liefde voor eten en ambacht vonden onze ondernemers elkaar in 2014 in de straten van Rot...” ·
4. Euromast
20 Parkhaven
114local recommendations
Diana
Diana says “A must-visit when in Rotterdam-West! The Euromast, a rotating glass elevator that takes you no less ...” ·
5. Rotterdam Zoo
8 Blijdorplaan
92local recommendations
Paul & Vivi
Paul & Vivi says “The Zoo is wonderful! We really enjoyed it there. Luckily we were invite by Vivi's mum, because it i...” ·
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6. Market Hall
298 Dominee Jan Scharpstraat
70local recommendations
Monique
Monique says “This new and iconic building is special because of the design and the fact that you can shop there f...”
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7. Erasmusbrug
82local recommendations
Michael
Michael says “The 800-metre long Erasmus Bridge spans the Maas River and links the northern and southern parts of ...” ·
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8. Kunsthal Rotterdam
341 Westzeedijk
93local recommendations
Jasper
Jasper says “This building was designed bij the most famous architect of Rotterdam: Rem Koolhaas. They don’t have...” ·
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9. Cube Houses
70 Overblaak
83local recommendations
Edward
Edward says “Rotterdam is home to many fine examples of modern architecture, much of it inspired by the city's wa...” ·
10. Kralingse Bos
71local recommendations
Vicky
Vicky says “Characteristic of the Kralingse Bos is the location around the Kralingse Plas. The area is approxima...” ·
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11. Biergarten
18 Schiestraat
61local recommendations
Liesbeth
Liesbeth says “THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE SIMPLE. BEER, BBQ, MUSIC, SUN, AND LOVELY PEOPLE. BIERGARTEN ROTTERDAM I...” ·
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12. Rotterdam Centraal Station
2 Stationsplein
81local recommendations
Janny
Janny says “Op 15 minuten loopafstand het Centraal station met treinen en regio/stadsbussen en taxistandplaats. ...” ·
13. Rotterdam
65local recommendations
Marja
Marja says “Het verhaal van de stad, het bombardement en de wederopbouw, en de vernieuwingsdrift waarmee de inwo...” ·
14. Markthal
62local recommendations
Anita
Anita says “You’ll find an indoor market hall in various world-class cities, but the combination with luxury hou...” ·
15. Kralingse Plas
67local recommendations
Donna
Donna says “A nice get-away near the center is the Kralingse Plas. It has a little beach and plenty of green spa...” ·
16. Spido BV
85 Willemsplein
64local recommendations
City Island Studio
City Island Studio says “Harbour Tour Experience one of the world's largest ports in all its glory! Among the busy traffic of...” ·
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17. BIRD (podium, club, restaurant)
26-28 Raampoortstraat
64local recommendations
Jasper
Jasper says “Diverse bar and stage with something going on most nights of the week (closed on Sundays and Mondays...” ·
18. Euromast
52local recommendations
Michael
Michael says “The Euromast observation tower, designed by Rotterdam architect H.A. Maaskant, was constructed in 19...” ·
19. Oudehaven
55local recommendations
Elise
Elise says “De Oude Haven – gelegen in het Maritiem District – met z’n prachtige historische schepen is een popu...” ·
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20. LantarenVenster
996 Otto Reuchlinweg
58local recommendations
Nico With Pan
Nico With Pan says “LantarenVenster, de plek voor de "goede" film, concerten en een hapje en een drankje” ·
21. Markthal
44local recommendations
Vicky
Vicky says “De Markthal (market hall). On Tuesday and Saturday there is open market where you can buy cheap frui...” ·
22. Vroesenpark
181 Stadhoudersweg
49local recommendations
Esther
Esther says “The Vroesenpark is a great place to chill on sunny days. It's all about relaxing, BBQ, and meeting g...” ·
23. Delfshaven
40local recommendations
Edward
Edward says “The old district of Delfshaven, which unlike much of Rotterdam survived WWII largely unscathed, is c...” ·
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24. Bokaal Rotterdam
11 Nieuwemarkt
43local recommendations
Donna
Donna says “Another beer café, but very different from Locus Publicus... Bokaal is very trendy, opened in 2014 a...” ·
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25. Maritime Museum
1 Leuvehaven
46local recommendations
City Island Studio
City Island Studio says “In the Maritime Museum Rotterdam, you can discover the enormous effect that shipping has on our dail...” ·
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26. Little V Rotterdam
109 Grotekerkplein
42local recommendations
Isabeau
Isabeau says “Als je van de Aziatische keuken houdt, is dit restaurant zeker een bezoekje waard! Vriendelijk en at...” ·
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27. Hotel nhow Rotterdam
137 Wilhelminakade
35local recommendations
Maartje
Maartje says “This hotel has a bar with the greatest view in town. Get there by tram of metro and enjoy the view w...” ·