Things to do in Rotterdam

Here’s your key to the city. A definitive guide of the best local spots, as told by local Airbnb hosts



Best of the best

172 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Verderop in het centrum, niet ver van het Museumpark, vind je de Witte de Withstraat, die bekend staat als de de culturele straat van Rotterdam. Hier vind je voornamelijk een een relaxed en alterna... read more

De Witte de Withstraat in Rotterdam is een hippe en zeer levendige culturele uitgaansstraat met veel kunstgaleries, populaire cafés, restaurants en winkels die net even anders zijn. De geweldige sf... read more

This is the street where a lot of night life begins for lots of people. People come here to chill after work at 5pm, get a bite to eat at 7pm, or start their night out at 10pm. Take your pick. It's... read more

143 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hotel New York is a classic. Both the inside (check out the cute little guest/pastryshop and the gigantic seafood bar, and the rather famous wall art by Jules Deelder) and the outside, with it's be... read more

Hotel New York opened its doors in 1993. The building on the banks of the River Maas was formerly the Holland America Line head office. It dates from 1917 and is typical of the period. The building... read more

Midden in de Maas met geweldig uitzicht ligt restaurant Hotel New York op de Wilhelminapier. Het is erg populair onder Rotterdammers en toeristen. Het restaurant is al jaren een van de meest popula... read more

131 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Vanuit een liefde voor eten en ambacht vonden onze ondernemers elkaar in 2014 in de straten van Rotterdam. Een passie werd gedeeld, een plan werd gemaakt en een droom werd gerealiseerd in een oude... read more

This small-scale food hub is located in the Fenixloods, a former warehouse, at the Katendrecht peninsula. Here you can enjoy artisanal food and products from among others the Kaapse Brouwers brewer... read more

Best place to have shopping organic local products, your breakfast, lunch or diner with these local products, best local beers and coffee in a village type sharing economy hub. Great with kids, or ... read more

154 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is one of the oldest museums in the Netherlands. Its collection is built on the legacy of jurist Frans Jacob Otto Boijmans, who left his personal collection to the cit... read more

Rijke collectie aan schilderijen ook nabij is zijn de vele galerieën die aan de Witte de Withstraat zich bevinden. Uiteraard de Kunst hal en het Wereld museum.

Boijmans is a beautiful museum, which is part of the Museum Park. Beautiful art and great temporaray exhibitions. Also a nice coffee corner and gift shop!

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Euromast

20 Parkhaven·Map·Hours·Website·

113 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A must-visit when in Rotterdam-West! The Euromast, a rotating glass elevator that takes you no less than 185 meters into the air, gives a great view of the best city in the world. On clear days yo... read more

Be on top The place to be for people who wish to feel like the king of the world for a day. Enjoy a culinary highlight while taking in the greatest view over this beautiful city. Greet the morning... read more

It is an observation tower, and also the talling building in Rotterdam with a restaurant boasting stunning views of Rotterdam.

90 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A beautiful zoo in Rotterdam! With a fascinating aquarium! It's about a 40 minute drive from the beach house, but it is worth it.

80 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The 800-metre long Erasmus Bridge spans the Maas River and links the northern and southern parts of Rotterdam. The suspension bridge has a 139-metre high steel pylon, which is secured with 40 cable... read more

Rotterdam staat bekend om deze burg, je kunt er zowel met de auto, fiets of lopend overheen.

It's an icon. Walk across the bridge then walk across the next bridge to Katendrecht.

81 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Architecture. There is a little museum in one of the houses that shows you how a cubic house looks like inside.

66 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Characteristic of the Kralingse Bos is the location around the Kralingse Plas. The area is approximately 200 hectares and is bordered by the Kralingse Plaslaan, the Kralingseweg, the Bosdreef and t... read more

Close to our house we have a beautiful lake I love to go to. Some call it Kralingse Bos (Forest), others the Kralingse Plas (Lake). Both lake and forest offer plenty of recreational opportunities. ... read more

The Kralingse Bos is a wooded park that surrounds the Kralingse Park lake. The park is popular with joggers and inline skaters. On and around the lake, you can sail, swim, or just relax in the sun ... read more

80 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Get either tram line 21 (to Woudhoek), 23 (to Marconiplein) or 24 (to Holy) all from platform A at Rotterdam Central Station and get off at the 6th stop named "Mathenessrbrug". It takes 12 to 13 mi... read more

The best way of transportation in Rotterdam is by bike. But if you have not got one, you can easily get everywhere by bus/tram/train.

Als je toch in de buurt ben neem dan een kijkje bij het centraal station. Een mooi ontworpen stations hal.

#11

Spido BV

85 Willemsplein·Map·Hours·Website·

64 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Ervaar één van de grootste havens ter wereld! Middenin het drukke verkeer van binnenvaart- en zeeschepen beleeft je een bijzondere rondvaart door één van de grootste zeehavens ter wereld. Je ziet d... read more

Here you can take the Spido boat. It will sail over the Maas. A great way to see the city, since the Maas runs through Rotterdam. Very populair amongst tourists.

You get to see some amazing parts of the Port of Rotterdam, and there are a choice of tours for all budgets and tastes.

64 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The port of Rotterdam, the largest in the world for a long time, is the largest and most important in Europe. The port area extends over a length of 40 kilometers. Also famous about hotel New York,... read more

It's the biggest and largest harbour of Europe. Also famous about the Markthallen, Hotel New York, Cubehouses, Erasmus University, Rotterdam marathon, footballclub Feyenoord, ABN AMRO World Tennis ... read more

Naar het centrum van Rotterdam ben je binnen een kwartier met de trein en kun je bij supermercado eten of opa. Leuke eettenten en leuke buurt met grappige winkeltjes.

65 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great for strolls, there are two nice places for a coffee or lunch (de Tuin or Schone Lei) and a fantastic Indonesian restaurant (Minang Kabau) all with great views of the city skyline.

It's all you need: huge park, little beach, lake, restaurants, space to do sports, forest, animals and more.

Mooi wandelgebied, prachtig bos en bij de Tuinen kun je bij de molens heerlijk lunchen

61 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best place to go on friday afternoon after work. Enjoy beers, and later on you can go dance in Annabel.

Great outside bar, a lot of nice people and a great hang out. with sun till the end of the day.

German Biergarten themed outside bar. Very busy on the weekends and with nice weather.

59 local Airbnb hosts recommend

You’ll find an indoor market hall in various world-class cities, but the combination with luxury housing makes Rotterdam’s Markthal the first of its kind. The apartments are draped over the food ma... read more

Deze overdekte markt is sinds een paar jaar een gigantisch succes in Rotterdam! Niet alleen is de schildering op het hele plafond iets om naar te blijven kijken ook alle kraampjes met vers eten tre... read more

De markthal is sinds een paar jaar een gigantisch succes in Rotterdam! Niet alleen is de plafond schildering fantastisch om naar te kijken ook de kraampjes met vers eten verdienen de aandacht!

63 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It’s a bar, where u can have a beer in The afternoon with lots of sun till 20.00 it has a big terrace and a few containers next to it where they build another bar with lounge sets and picknick tabl... read more

54 local Airbnb hosts recommend

De Oude Haven – gelegen in het Maritiem District – met z’n prachtige historische schepen is een populaire plek onder Rotterdammers, om te eten, drinken en te dansen. Op zomerse dagen zitten de terr... read more

Hier vind je diverse tentjes om gezellig een drankje te doen. het zit een beetje verstopt maar door de oude historie erg sfeervol met zijn verlichting.

Eat or drink at Oude Haven, with a nice view of a small harbour and the Witte Huis (White House).

50 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Euromast observation tower, designed by Rotterdam architect H.A. Maaskant, was constructed in 1960 to mark the second Floriade gardening extravaganza which was being held in Rotterdam. At the t... read more

Geweldig uitzicht over Rotterdam van de grootste toren van Nederland op ruim 100 meter. Met restaurants met culinaire hoogstandjes. De stoere bezoekers kunnen abseilen van de grootste toren van N... read more

The Euromast is the tallest tower you can find in Rotterdam with a restaurant in the top. You can abseil your way down after enjouying the excellent high tea with a view over entire Rotterdam.

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Vroesenpark

181 Stadhoudersweg·Map·Website·

49 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great for warm summer days, all "Rotterdammers" go here to enjoy a nice day in the park with friends and family

55 local Airbnb hosts recommend

De Meent in Rotterdam, bekend om zijn chique kledingwinkels en horecagelegenheden, is één van de meest aantrekkelijke winkelstraten in het hartje van Rotterdam. De Meent heeft zich in de loop der... read more

Great thing about Rotterdam, there are two main streets for shopping! This is one of them.

42 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Pick any of the museums here and you are set for the day. Choose Boijmans for a more classic trip or the Kunsthal for an edgier experience.

Met in het Park Museum Boijmans van Beuningen en de Kunsthal. Vergeet de Rozentuin in het park niet!

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ss Rotterdam

25 3e Katendrechtse Hoofd·Map·Website·

36 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Steamship Rotterdam is the biggest ocean-going steamer ever built in the Netherlands. As the former flagship of the Holland-America Line, this cruise liner has sailed many of the world’s seas s... read more

DISCOVER THE SHIP Hop on board and get ready for adventure! Discover the history, facts and figures and amazing stories of ‘La Grande Dame’. The ship has been collecting stories since 1958. Visit ... read more

De Rotterdam is een groot passagiersschip, vroeger in dienst van de Holland Amerika Lijn. Is gerestaureerd en in authentieke staat. Doet nu dienst als hotel en restaurant. Er zijn ook rondleidingen.

43 local Airbnb hosts recommend

voor bierliefhebbers is dit bierlokaal werkelijk een genot. Veel keuze, zowel van tap als op fles, heerlijke bourgondische borrelhappen en eenvoudige, maar kwalitatief goede gerechten.

Laid back bar with good atmosphere, great choice in beers and some really decent bar food. Try the stew!

Many different beers (including many local ones), young people, great vibe, nice snacks

35 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This hotel has a bar with the greatest view in town. Get there by tram of metro and enjoy the view with a cocktail.

Bar in Hotel Nhow op het dak met fantastisch uitzicht over de stad, de Erasmusbrug en de Maas

It has a great view of the river from its seventh floor rooftop bar viewpoint.

42 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of my favorite restaurants is this Vietnamese place. The decoration is amazing and the food is really good too. I recommend the lamsrack and the seasonal vegetables. Also try their fresh icet... read more

Vietnamese restaurant in our building. Always filled to the brim. Wonderful atmosphere, great food. Nice tables outside too. Make sure to reserve a table

Always busy. You have to make a reservation at least 2 days in advance. That is not without a reason. Delicious Vietnamese food.

42 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Rotterdam Maritime Museum brings the seafaring world of the past, present and the future to life. As well as its permanent collection, there are special exhibitions, events and guided tours on ... read more

A museum detailing Rotterdam's harbour. There is a great playground where kids can operate cranes and move goods, one of our kids' favourites.