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Rotterdam is a vibrant city with futuristic architecture, lots of cool events and hotspots. This second-largest city in the Netherlands is completely different from the rest of the country. It’s not a surprise that Rotterdam has recently been chosen as the coolest city in The Netherlands by the Huffington Post. But it’s more than just a cool city, Rotterdam has character.
Here at Weekends in Rotterdam we share everything you need to know about this amazing Dutch city. Not only do we share cool tips for your weekends in Rotterdam, we also share the best hotspots, various exciting events, fun routes through the city, guest posts and more useful information for your visit. You are welcome here whether you are a tourist or a local. Not only for the weekends, also for a regular week day and night.
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Every Thursday we will share inspiration for your upcoming Weekend in Rotterdam. Food & music festivals, cultural events, fun markets and more events take place every week. Of course, we also take the Dutch weather in consideration and when the sun is out, we make sure we pack the inspiration full with parks and water recreation possibilities. Because, let’s face it. It’s not often sunny in Rotterdam.
Rotterdam offers many hotspots. There are many excellent breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snack hotspots in Rotterdam. Next to amazing foodie places, Rotterdam also offers spots with amazing architecture, photogenic places and more. Be sure to keep an eye out on our hotspots page as new articles are published weekly!
We also make sure to keep our Calendar page up to date with the latest events such as food & music festivals, cultural events, fun markets and more.
Are you in Rotterdam for a short time and looking for a great route to explore the city? We have several routes that take you through our amazing city. Check out our Architecture Route, Art Route, Historic Route and Shopping Route for a great time in the city. If you can’t choose, we also have a Highlight Route that takes you to all the highlights in Rotterdam.
Do you want to join the Weekends in Rotterdam team? We are currently looking for new guest bloggers with a passion for Rotterdam and writing! Submit your Rotterdam articles here or send us an e-mail if you have any questions.
Need information on how to get around in Rotterdam? We got you covered. On the Transport page you can find everything you need to know about renting a car or bike and about parking in Rotterdam. Of course, you can also find everything you need to know about public transport such as the ov-chipcard, bus, metro, tram and train.
Weekends in Rotterdam is founded by two local Rotterdammers: Mathilde Simon and Lisanne van Beurden. We met during our Bachelor Degree at Erasmus University and have stayed friends ever since. During our studies we already talked about starting an online magazine together, but never pursued it. As we went into our twenties, we realized more and more how fond we are of our own city and soon enough Weekends in Rotterdam was born.
Find out more about Mathilde and Lisanne on the Team Page!