Nightlife in Rotterdam


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Rotterdam is one of the trendiest cities in the Netherlands and has something for everyone. Whether you want to dance all night, have a nice beer or just relax with a cocktail, it’s all possible in Rotterdam. We’ve listed the best cocktail bars, clubs, and pubs.

  • Dance the night away at Club Vibes, Toffler, or Club Vie.
  • Lounge with a beer or cocktail at the Biergarten, The Suicide Club, or nhow BAR.
  • Start the evening with a drink at the Witte Aap or Bar Tender.


Club Vibes
There is always a happy and casual atmosphere at this small and intimate discotheque. From classics of the 80’s to contemporary hits, you’ll hear all kinds of music here. A must for anyone who wants to dance the night away.
Address: Westersingel 50A

Club Vie
Those who want a bit of exclusivity in the heart of Rotterdam should head to Club Vie. The club has two halls, one that primarily plays house music and one with hip-hop and R&B. Enjoy good music, a beautiful light show, and especially a fantastic atmosphere.
Address: Maasboulevard 300

Toffler is the place to be for those who prefer a more underground atmosphere. This techno club is in an old underground pedestrian tunnel. A special feature is that the platform where the DJs play shifts forwards and backwards depending on the number of visitors, so that the dance floor never feels empty.
Address: Weena Zuid 33

Cocktail bars

The Suicide Club
This rooftop bar is well hidden on the roof of the Groot Handelsgebouw next to Centraal Station. Enter the kitchen through the freight elevator. Once on the terrace, you can enjoy fantastic city views and delicious cocktails.
Address: Stationsplein 45

nhow BAR
The nhow BAR also has fantastic views, but over the Maas and Erasmus Bridge. This hotel bar is located in the largest building in the Netherlands, the Rotterdam. In addition to stunning views over the Maasstad, this bar also has an extensive menu of cocktails and snacks.
Address: Wilhelminakade 137

Cafés and pubs

Bar Tender
Start the evening with a bang with one of the over 200 different shots at Bar Tender, the only shooter bar in Rotterdam. Can’t choose? The bartenders will be happy to help you decide. Some drinks literally set the bar on fire...
Address: Coolsingel 83A.

Beer, barbecue and fun people. According to the people behind Biergarten, you don’t need anything else to have a fantastic time. This outdoor bar is open from the first sunbeams in spring to autumn and is especially enjoyable in nice weather.
Address: Schiestraat 18

De Witte Aap
It’s not for nothing that De Witte Aap was named by Lonely Planet as the best café in the world in 2009. This cozy dance café stays open late and is the perfect place to end an evening in Rotterdam.
Address: Witte de Withstraat 78

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