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How to spend top weekend in Rotterdam - ideas on extraordinary attractions and sites

One of the largest port cities in the world is ready to impress travelers not only with ultra-modern architecture, fast water taxis, and numerous markets. There are many interesting and hidden places in Rotterdam, as well as unusual shops and magnificent observation decks where guests of the city can admire the striking panorama free of charge.
Urban Residences Rotterdam is widely known as one of the most stylish designer hotels in Rotterdam. It is open in an eye-catching, elegant building with panoramic windows. All guest rooms … Open
There are many paid observation decks in Rotterdam, but one doesn’t necessarily need to pay to enjoy the outstanding landmarks of the city from above and make memorable shots. Simply visit the waterfront and walk on the pedestrian zone along the bicycle trail that is decorated with flags. This pavement offers a fantastic view of the Erasmus Bridge – one of the main landmarks of Rotterdam. It’s no less interesting to visit the waterfront in the evening as you will be able to make amazing shots of the bridge with the nighttime illumination.
An area near Hotel New York is one more great place to take fabulous pictures. Not many travelers know that it’s possible to see the Hague skyline from Rotterdam. For this purpose, you need to go to the observation deck of Rottedam Maast when the weather is fine. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Mainport Design Hotel is one of the most prestigious and luxurious hotels in Rotterdam. In addition to exclusive guest rooms, the hotel offers a range of premium services, including the … Open
Having enjoyed the panorama of the largest port city of Europe, dedicate some time to gastronomic discoveries. Stroopwafel remains one of the main culinary symbols of Rotterdam. The incredibly delicious waffles are on sale in virtually any supermarket and food stall. Connoisseurs of the amazing dessert often claim that the area near the main city market is the best place to buy it. Don’t forget to find the stand that specializes in cooking waffles. It is located near the cathedral and is not hard to find because the fragrance of Stroopwafel flings everywhere, and there are always many people waiting for their serving of the waffles.
Rotterdam Many say that Rotterdam is not the best city for “historic discoveries”, and that’s a mistake! Indeed, modern buildings dominate the city skyline, but Rotterdam has a true “historic treasure” – the picturesque neighborhood of Kralingen . It’s an amazing place for walking as you will see charming old houses with big windows everywhere. Weena Street is an antipode to the historic quarter. This is the right place if you want to see stylish skyscrapers. This is also a fantastic place to make memorable photographs in “New York style”.
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Hotel New York is a true historic symbol of Rotterdam. It is open in a beautiful old building that is former Holland America headquarters. The design of the building is made in a modern … Open
Do you want to relax from the city noise and enjoy the nature? If so, it’s high time to visit Kralingen Zee. The park is well-known to many travelers, but not everyone knows some interesting facts about Kralingen. For example, fans of pancakes often visit the park as one of the charming local cafes serves many different types of this meal. Romantic people are in love with the park as well. Kralingen Zee is the only place in Rotterdam where it’s possible to hand feed cute deer.
the swan Adherents of youth subcultures, in their turn, do not seek parks with deer in Rotterdam. They are more interested in finding Black Widow shop. It is safe to call Black Widow the best store for different subcultures in the city. The choice of items for sale is wide and will amaze visitors – fantastic clothes (black, of course), black lipstick, and even peculiar perfumes one cannot find anywhere else.


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The romantic City Hotel Rotterdam is conveniently located in the center of Rotterdam close to popular shopping streets. Guest rooms of this hotel are made in the minimalist style and … Open
Travelers with small children are recommended to head to another place instead - Jeroen van Graft confectionery. Colorful cakes with sophisticated decorations made of gum paste and caramel look so incredible that many visitors simply come to look at them as at some museum exhibits. This is the place to purchase ready sweets with creative artistic design or order an individual cake for your child with figurines of his or her favorite fairytale characters.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Rotterdam
♥   Restaurant 'BasQ Kitchen' Rotterdam. Type - Basque. 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Umami by Han' Rotterdam. Type - Asian|Chinese. 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Fitzgerald' Rotterdam. Type - Modern French. 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Huson' Rotterdam. Type - Creative. 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Wereldmuseum' Rotterdam. Type - Modern cuisine. 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Rotterdam
♥   Castle 'Burcht van Leiden' , 26.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Slot Teylingen' , 34.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Huys Dever' , 36.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Slot Loevestein' , 39.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'De Haar Castle' , 41.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Rotterdam and around
♥   Art museum 'Kunsthal' Rotterdam, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Mauritshuis' The Hague, 20.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum Bredius' The Hague, 21.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Gemeentemuseum' The Hague, 23.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Rijksmuseum van Oudheden' Leiden, 26.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Rotterdam
♥   Palace 'Lange Voorhout Palace' , 21.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Huis ten Bosch Palace' , 21.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Noordeinde Palace' , 21.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Peace Palace' , 22.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Royal Palace of Amsterdam' , 57.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Walk through hidden local streets, sneak to a small cafe, breathe and enjoy Rotterdam from inside. Stay out from the beaten track during your city weekend, discover the soul of Rotterdam as a real travel gourment. Follow our guide, take one of the exclusive services and spend your time in Rotterdam unforgettably and with a full passion!
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