Where to Stay in Rotterdam

A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Areas to Stay in Rotterdam

Rotterdam at a Glance

Rotterdam is “the city of the future”, according to architects across the globe, and over the last few years, the city has undergone a huge innovative transformation. The city now boasts cube houses, floating architecture, the angular Centraal station and the impressive 800m Erasmusbrug (Erasmus bridge) just to name a few. The postmodernist architecture really shines over the traditional capital, becoming a hotspot for hipsters and design enthusiasts. Of course, the best way to see a Dutch city is by bicycle, to which Rotterdam is not short of. When your legs are feeling weary from too much pedaling, stop in one of the many cafes; healthy grub and a perfectly smooth latteare another of the Dutch’s fortés.

Rotterdam Neighborhoods

  • Oude Noorden

    bars & pubs, an ever emerging neighborhood

  • Kralingen

    student area, classic windmill, green and pleasant area by the lake

  • Delfshaven

    historical buildings, art galleries, antique shops, gin bars

  • Kop van Zuid

    from highrises to warehouses, the area is a cultural hotspot

  • Centrum

    city center, nightlife, cafes, shopping

  • Katendrecht

    old part of town, former sailors area, first European Chinatown

  • Blijdorp

    residential area featuring Rotterdam Zoo & Vroesenpark

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