Hotspots, Festivals, Discoveries, Meanwhile strolls through town. Happy Weekend

Hotspots, Festivals, Discoveries, Meanwhile strolls through town. Happy Weekend.

‘Rotterdam is a city you need to learn to love,’ is what you often hear. It’s strange but true… We’ve lost our heart to this city. How come? So, Meanwhile now loves Rotterdam. But we also have a taste for other things like interesting gadgets, peculiar discoveries we make on the web, and remarkable and funny observations during travels at home and abroad. Moreover, we like to look back once in a while and write about the history of the Netherlands and Rotterdam in particular. Meanwhile writes for those who don’t know Rotterdam or don’t know it well: visitors from abroad or those staying in town for a while or just a few days. That’s why I’ve included practical things like medical care, public transport etc, be it quick and dirty, in this blog. One blog: all the info. Meanwhile strolls through town, discovers and notices things.  

Enjoy your stay in Rotterdam!


Hotspots, Festivals, Discoveries,

Rotterdam Architecture Month 2017   

Rooftop parties, excursions and performances on special buildings: in June, Rotterdam is in the city of architecture. With different events, there is something for everyone to experience.

Day of Architecture 2017
Day of Architecture Rotterdam welcomes you to the city with a special program. This edition’s focus lies on two of Rotterdam’s former harbour areas: the Maritime District and the Wilhelminapier. The central information desk for the event is located in ‘De Rotterdam’, in the central hall of the middle tower. Join a building tour or a walk of the area and discover new stories behind famous architecture. Facebook

Hotspots, Festivals, Discoveries,

Wake up in Architecture, Hotel Rotterdam

‘Hotel Rotterdam, Wake up in Architecture’ takes place during the Rotterdam Architecture Month in June this summer! During this month we offer personal matches to professionals in Architecture. Overnight stay at the house/studio of the host included! Read more >






16 June-17 June

Pilgrim Harbour Festival. 

The festival brings a musical tribute to the area with its distinctive history.



Kannen and Kruiken Rotterdam


15 – 18 june

Kannen and Kruiken Rotterdam. Beer-Wine-Music-Food

Beer and wine lovers can taste special beers and wines. Location Het Park

Must Do


Urban Guides. 

Enthusiastic guides showing you Rotterdam

Must Do

Hotspots, Festivals, Discoveries,

Rib Experience. Rotterdam in 30 minutes. Full speedAll the highlights of Rotterdam

Must See

Pica Pica Summer Parade 2017

June, July and August 2017 on 26 different locations

Pica Pica Foundation aims to collect the most striking and newest places in different districts of Rotterdam during the Pica Pica Parade.

Must See

Sculptures Garden on the roof of warehouse De Bijenkorf

June. Every weekend.

Sculptures Garden on the roof of warehouse De Bijenkorf.

Sculptures Garden on the roof of warehouse De Bijenkorf. Every weekend in June, during hours of operation of department store de Bijenkorf, you can visit the Sculptures Garden on the roof of this typical post-war Rotterdam building.

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Must Do

Spectaculair sightseeing from the river with a Watertaxi

Rotterdam sightseeing from the water? Take a boat trip with the Water Taxi. A spectacular way to see the River, the ports and the city skyline.

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Shopping Fashion


Samsøe & Samsøe Fashion,

Samsøe & Samsøe Fashion

Beautifully tailored menswear and womenswear

Conceptstore Hutspot Rotterdam

Hutspot searches for new and interesting brands, designers, artists and entrepreneurs,



10 Days Store Rotterdam

Be unexpected, or simple never regular.

Objet trouvé

Parisian elegance; Objet trouvé. A tasteful collection, which is presented in a not-very-Dutch-like  attractive and refined manner. Located at the Hotspot street Pannekoekstraat

Corbeau luxury men’s shoes. Since 1926

Corbeau luxury men’s shoes. Over 90 years located in Rotterdam. Founded in 1926.

Shopping Food


Vermeyden – Delicacies – Wines – Traiteur

Vermeyden Delicatessen has been around for more than 100 years in Rotterdam. With an impressive list of fine food..

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Marqt. Fresh food market with the best assortiment.

Marqt. A delicious fresh food market to get all of your ingredients for a wonderful Saturday night dinner at home with friends

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Take a break.Take a Coffee

Lebkov & Sons

Lebkov & Sons, coffee and delicious sandwiches

‘On your way to or from the railway station; piping hot coffee and delicious sandwiches (to go..)..’

Nine Bar – Espressobar

Nine Bar – Espresso bar. The name is a reference to an optimal espresso that’s made with a pressure of 9 bar. Located in a Hotspot area.


Best Teracces inTown

Cafe Restaurant De Tuin (The Garden) 

Because of its beautiful location one of the most beautiful spots in Rotterdam


Parqiet. A nice hotspot for a sunday morning walk

Beautiful location at the Park nearby the Euromast

Read also: Best terraces in Town

Thank God its Friday,
Friday afternoon drinks

Cafe Rijke & de Wit, one of the oldest Cafe’s of Rotterdam

Cafe Rijke & de Wit, one of the oldest Cafe’s of Rotterdam

Cafe Rijke & de Wit. Take a beer in one of the oldest Cafe’s of Rotterdam. In the heart of Rotterdam

Wijnbar Jansen en van Dijk

Winebar Janssen & van Dijk, one of our favorites, a very cosy cafe with very good staff has a very wide variety of wines from one of the most beautiful wine lands; France.

Winebar ‘Het Eigendom’

In the center of the Witte de Withstraat you will find wine bar Het Eigendom. Large floor-to-ceiling windows, attractive interior and spacious bar.


Delicious Restaurants

Restaurant Fitzgerald.

Named after the famous writer Francis Scott Fitzgerald. A beautiful interior, modern design with vintage classics. Impressive!

La Pizza

La Pizza. Antipasti – pizza -dolci, best in town!

The best Italian Restaurant of Rotterdam.

Musea Exhibitions

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen

The collection as time machine

Time travel to the early 30s; The Sonneveld House

The Sonneveld House Museum in Rotterdam is one of the best-preserved houses in the ‘Nieuwe Bouwen’ style, the Dutch branch of the International School of Modernism.

Museum Rotterdam. The museum presents the tale of its city

Museum Rotterdam

Museum Rotterdam. The museum presents the tale of its city

Film, Clubbing & Nightlife


Film Theater Kino Rotterdam

KINO is the latest cinema of Rotterdam with four film rooms, a bar, restaurant and creative workplace.Quality is the core of KINO film, with a varying range of arthouse film to blockbusters, from shorts to classics. Kino is located at the Gouvernestraat, which is for over one hundred years a gathering place for music, theatre and film.


LantarenVenster. Film, Music, Food & Drinks. Modern jazz, world jazz, mainstream jazz, vocal jazz, nu jazz and funk are genres of programming


Jazzcafé Dizzy

Rotterdam leading jazz café

When you talk about Jazz, then you talk about DIZZY. This is the most famous Jazz Café of Rotterdam and far beyond. The oldest jazz stage of Netherlands,


Omar Ka & Pap Diagne hosted by DJ Caliente


Dizzy Reggae Night: Steel And Stone

Clubbing & Nightlife



Friday 16 June

Annabel – Café & poppodium

Opening Summer Club

Rotterdam’s steamy summer nights. With the hottest hip hop, the sunniest house and smoothest R & B.

Web Events

Facebook Event


Bird. Nightclub & Restaurant

You want some jazz, soul, latin, funk, house? Visit Bird. Nightclub & Restaurant

Friday June 16


Hip Hop, Funk & Beats

Friday June 16

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Coming Soon


23 juni – 2 juli

Parade Rotterdam

More than 60 theatre, dance, mime and music performances in theatre tents in combination with great food

North Sea Around Town

NORTH SEA ROUND TOWN is the annual FRINGE FESTIVAL of North Sea Jazz that alights in Rotterdam with a free and varied program of 22 June to 9 JULY 2017, with the best that Rotterdam has to offer to jazz. On dozens of locations: close to you in the street, in unexpected places, pop-up’s and great jazz venues.



Easy Bike Rental

The OV- Fiets (bike).  Discover Rotterdam by bike



Watertaxi, full speed ahead

Fast water taxis for all of Rotterdam and the surrounding area. Take a watertaxi to Hotel New York, SS Rotterdam etc. A wonderful experience if you want to see Rotterdam from the river.
Telephone: 010 403 0303.

Hotel new York

SS Rotterdam


Website Watertaxi



Photo Credits: Watertaxi Rotterdam

Hotel  Check in!


Funky Citizen M Hotel

One of the trendiest hotels in Rotterdam city center. New generation of affordable luxury hotels with beautiful design and high tech equipment. Location is perfect, right on the Old Port, Cubic Houses,  Blaak station and Markthal in the city center. A view minutes walk to all the Restaurants, Lounge bars, and fashion stores.

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Photo Credits: Citizen M




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