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Indoor shopping in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a great city to go shopping. There is always something special to discover in the many wonderful shopping areas. There are countless innovative designers. And if you want to go shopping on a rainy day, there are plenty of places to go. Rotterdam has several attractive indoor shopping centres and department stores. We have listed them below...

  • Shop in the most beautiful department stores and shopping malls.
  • Stay dry while shopping on a rainy day.
  • Check out the small boutiques or big chain stores.


Your visit to Rotterdam won’t be complete if you do not enjoy a drink and a bite in the Markthal with its indoor market stalls, restaurants, and shops.

Address: Ds. Jan Scharpstraat 298

Plaza Rotterdam

Plaza Rotterdam can be found in the heart of the city, next to theatre De Doelen and the Stadstheater. Countless shops and terraces guarantee a great afternoon of shopping.

Address: Plaza 29

Venetië passage

This great covered shopping street is filled with fashion, shoe and interior design shops. It is located by the water, near the Meent and the Lauruskerk church, and has an authentic Venetian feel.

Address: Stokviswater 12

De Bijenkorf

This leading department store stocks top brands in fashion, cosmetics, accessories, home and media. It is situated on the Coolsingel.

Address: Coolsingel 105


You are bound to find what you are looking for here: Alexandium has over 140 shops, ranging from big chains to small, exclusive boutiques. Here you can buy everything, from tailor-made suits to souvenirs and expensive jewellery.

Address: Korte Poolsterstraat


In the city centre of Rotterdam you will find several department stores, covered shopping streets one next to the other. There is also the Beurstraverse (Koopgoot) for some great shopping on a rainy day.

Address: Beurstraverse 186


The biggest indoor shopping centre of Holland, with over 150 shops and several cafés and restaurants, is located in Rotterdam Zuid. 

Address: Zuidplein 420

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