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Top Choice Museum in Centrum

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen

Among Europe's finest museums, the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen has a permanent collection spanning all eras of Dutch and European art, including superb old masters. Among the highlights are The Marriage Feast at C…
Top Choice Market in Feijenoord

Fenix Food Factory

Almost everything in this vast former warehouse is made locally and sold by separate vendors making their mark on the food scene. They include Booij Kaasmakers (cheese), Cider Cider (cider), Jordy's Bakery (bread an…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Noord

FG

Quail jelly and langoustine cream; Anjou pigeon with cherry sorbet; truffle macaroni with gold leaf; razor clams with asparagus and pearl barley; lobster with parsnip and caviar; and Masia El Altet extra-virgin oliv…
Top Choice Bar in Centrum

Bokaal

In a bokaal (trophy) location at the heart of the enclave around pedestrian Nieuwmarkt and Pannekoekstraat locally dubbed 'Soho Rotterdam', Bokaal's spectacularly designed bar has butcher-shop tiling, raw concrete f…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Noord

FG Food Labs

François Geurds' one-Michelin-star molecular gastronomy lab sits under timber and silvery pressed-tin ceilings within Station Hofplein. Dine on his evolving cuisine or even take a culinary electric-bike tour (€95) a…
Top Choice Modern European in Delfshaven

't Ouwe Bruggetje

A Delfshaven jewel, 't Ouwe Bruggetje has a timber-panelled interior with hefty wooden beams, seating by the iron-framed drawbridge out front, and a floating terrace on the canal for dining on dishes such as guinea …
Top Choice Cultural in Rotterdam

Wereldhavendagen

Tours of normally off-limits industrial areas, nautical displays and sea shanties are part of early September's fascinating World Port Days. Festival-goers don retro get-ups such as sailor, pirate and prostitute out…
Top Choice Food & Drinks in Centrum

Markthal Rotterdam

The Netherlands' inaugural indoor food market hit international headlines when it opened in 2014 due to its extraordinary inverted-U-shaped design, with glass-walled apartments arcing over the food hall's 40m-high f…
Top Choice Fast Food in Centrum

Tante Nel

New-generation Tante Nel is as tiny as a traditional frites (fries) stand but decked out with a stunning Dutch-design painted brick interior and marquee-style canopied terrace for savouring its organic, hand-cut fri…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Centrum

Groos

For made-in-Rotterdam fashion, handmade jewellery, homewares, artworks, books, stationery, music and edibles such as chocolates, coffee and more, browse groovy concept-shop Groos (revived local slang for 'pride'), s…