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!
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
‘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
The festival brings a musical tribute to the area with its distinctive history.
15 – 18 june
Beer and wine lovers can taste special beers and wines. Location Het Park
Enthusiastic guides showing you Rotterdam
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.
June. Every weekend.
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.
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.
Beautifully tailored menswear and womenswear
Hutspot searches for new and interesting brands, designers, artists and entrepreneurs,
Be unexpected, or simple never regular.
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. Over 90 years located in Rotterdam. Founded in 1926.
Vermeyden Delicatessen has been around for more than 100 years in Rotterdam. With an impressive list of fine food..
Marqt. A delicious fresh food market to get all of your ingredients for a wonderful Saturday night dinner at home with friends
Take a break.Take a Coffee
‘On your way to or from the railway station; piping hot coffee and delicious sandwiches (to go..)..’
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
Because of its beautiful location one of the most beautiful spots in Rotterdam
Beautiful location at the Park nearby the Euromast
Thank God its Friday,
Friday afternoon drinks
Cafe Rijke & de Wit. Take a beer in one of the oldest Cafe’s of Rotterdam. In the heart of Rotterdam
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.
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.
Named after the famous writer Francis Scott Fitzgerald. A beautiful interior, modern design with vintage classics. Impressive!
The best Italian Restaurant of Rotterdam.
The collection as time machine
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
Film, Clubbing & Nightlife
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
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,
Clubbing & Nightlife
Friday 16 June
Opening Summer Club
Rotterdam’s steamy summer nights. With the hottest hip hop, the sunniest house and smoothest R & B.
You want some jazz, soul, latin, funk, house? Visit Bird. Nightclub & Restaurant
Friday June 16
Hip Hop, Funk & Beats
Friday June 16
23 juni – 2 juli
More than 60 theatre, dance, mime and music performances in theatre tents in combination with great food
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
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.
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.
Photo Credits: Citizen M