Willemijn van der Harst

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Name: Willemijn van der Harst
City
: Rotterdam
My tip: Discover modern & vibrant Rotterdam!

“Don’t just talk about it; do something. In short; just go!”

Rotterdam is one of the coolest cities in Holland, but you do need to know which spots you should visit!

Whenever I’m travelling, the exact details of the program depend on the destination, but I always want to absorb the local culture. I like to visit local festivals, events and museums, and I love strolling around for hours. As that requires quite a bit of energy, I make sure to stop and try all (local) food and dishes I encounter on my way.

Rotterdam is known, among other things, as a port city and because of its impressive, modern architecture. It has a lot of modern highlights (like the Euromast), but did you know that Rotterdam has the largest museum port in the world? Amble through the city center and you’ll find the most extraordinary authentic ships!

If you wish to spend a night on the town, Rotterdam is one of the best places to visit. It has lots of old bars and many large clubs and concert halls. Apart from that, Rotterdam has a strong underground scene, countless festivals and events and many exceptional cocktail bars.

Rotterdam is also a true paradise for foodies. You can try special and fresh products in one of the local artisanal shops or by visiting the beautiful Markthal. There are also many delicious options for having a bite to eat. Rotterdam is also a true university town, so there are more than enough options for people with a tight budget!

My tips:

  • Visit the Markthal at Blaak in Rotterdam for fresh fruit, delicious sandwiches and artisanal chocolate, and gaze at the enchanting ceiling painting. Or visit a real cookie dough bar: Baker’s Dough (I’d still like to try that one myself!)
  • Walk past ports like the Leuvenhaven, the Wijnhaven and the Old Port and admire authentic ships.
  • Visit the Witte de Withstraat and pull up a chair at restaurant Bazar for an extensive breakfast.
  • Try special cocktails in The Suicide Club or visit Rotown and enjoy live shows.

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