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Nightlife in Rotterdam

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 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


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

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


Street food on the menu, outdoor seating with a view of the water, and dancing at night: Noah knows how to throw a party. They serve the most adventurous cocktails, and the bartenders know their job. The club is well worth its title of Cocktail Bar of the Year. The most delectable cocktails are mixed here with passion, humor and energy! 

Address: Wijnhaven 3

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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