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’ favourite places

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

1. Hotel New York
1 Koninginnenhoofd
144local recommendations
Diana says “Hotel New York is a classic. Both the inside (check out the cute little guest/pastryshop and the gig...” ·
2. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
18 Museumpark
156local recommendations
Michael says “Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is one of the oldest museums in the Netherlands. Its collection is bui...” ·
3. Fenix Food Factory
19D Veerlaan
132local recommendations
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 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
Kate En Evelien
Kate En Evelien says “A beautiful zoo in Rotterdam! With a fascinating aquarium! It's about a 40 minute drive from the bea...” ·
6. Erasmusbrug
82local recommendations
Michael says “The 800-metre long Erasmus Bridge spans the Maas River and links the northern and southern parts of ...” ·
7. Kunsthal Rotterdam
341 Westzeedijk
93local recommendations
Jasper says “This building was designed bij the most famous architect of Rotterdam: Rem Koolhaas. They don’t have...” ·
8. Cube Houses
70 Overblaak
83local recommendations
Luis says “Whether or not you are interested in architecture, this part of Rotterdam will blow your mind off! T...” ·
9. Rotterdam Centraal Station
2 Stationsplein
81local recommendations
Janny says “Op 15 minuten loopafstand het Centraal station met treinen en regio/stadsbussen en taxistandplaats. ...” ·
10. Kralingse Plas
67local recommendations
Andreas says “During nice summer days the lake and the parks around it get crowded by local Rotterdam people/stude...” ·
11. Spido BV
85 Willemsplein
64local recommendations
Elise says “Ervaar één van de grootste havens ter wereld! Middenin het drukke verkeer van binnenvaart- en zeesch...” ·
12. Kralingse Bos
71local recommendations
Vicky says “Characteristic of the Kralingse Bos is the location around the Kralingse Plas. The area is approxima...” ·
13. Rotterdam
65local recommendations
Marja says “Het verhaal van de stad, het bombardement en de wederopbouw, en de vernieuwingsdrift waarmee de inwo...” ·
14. Biergarten
18 Schiestraat
61local recommendations
Mark says “Best place to go on friday afternoon after work. Enjoy beers, and later on you can go dance in Annab...” ·
15. Markthal
62local recommendations
Anita says “You’ll find an indoor market hall in various world-class cities, but the combination with luxury hou...” ·
16. BIRD (podium, club, restaurant)
26-28 Raampoortstraat
64local recommendations
Lucas says “It’s a bar, where u can have a beer in The afternoon with lots of sun till 20.00 it has a big terrac...” ·
17. Oudehaven
55local recommendations
Elise says “De Oude Haven – gelegen in het Maritiem District – met z’n prachtige historische schepen is een popu...” ·
18. Euromast
52local recommendations
Michael says “The Euromast observation tower, designed by Rotterdam architect H.A. Maaskant, was constructed in 19...” ·
19. Maritime Museum
1 Leuvehaven
46local recommendations
Michael says “The Rotterdam Maritime Museum brings the seafaring world of the past, present and the future to life...” ·
20. Bokaal Rotterdam
11 Nieuwemarkt
43local recommendations
Elise says “voor bierliefhebbers is dit bierlokaal werkelijk een genot. Veel keuze, zowel van tap als op fles, h...” ·
21. Hotel nhow Rotterdam
137 Wilhelminakade
35local recommendations
Maartje says “This hotel has a bar with the greatest view in town. Get there by tram of metro and enjoy the view w...” ·
22. ss Rotterdam
25 3e Katendrechtse Hoofd
36local recommendations
Michael says “The Steamship Rotterdam is the biggest ocean-going steamer ever built in the Netherlands. As the for...” ·
23. Little V Rotterdam
109 Grotekerkplein
42local recommendations
Zuraylah says “One of my favorite restaurants is this Vietnamese place. The decoration is amazing and the food is...” ·