There is so much more to discover! Here’s a start:
Van Nelle Fabriek: A leading light of the Modern Age and a Unesco World Heritage Monument, this factory is definitely worth a visit.
Pilgrim Fathers Church: This is where the very first pilgrims left for America on the Speedwell. There’s a nice brewery next door as well, and the little harbour is lovely. A small taste of medieval Rotterdam.
Huis Sonneveld: The residential home of one of the Van Nelle Fabriek’s directors, built in the early 1930’s. Wonderful example of Het Nieuwe Bouwen. Tip: Take the audio tour!
Hofbogen: Series of shops, restaurants and clubs under an old railway track. Don’t miss Bird for music & soul food, Restaurant de Jong for magic with vegetables and Man met Bril for next level coffee.
Brouwerij Noordt: Great new brewery in the North. Tasty beers, nice people and affordable prices :).
Oliva: One of our favourite Italian restaurants.
Deliplein: Square behind the Fenix Food Factory with some of the best restaurants in town. Don’t miss Deli Bird for a Thai extravaganza, Matroos en het Meisje for the French kitchen at its best, CEO for the meat lovers, Burro e Salvia for simple and amazing Italian food and Cafe De Ouwehoer for music and drinks after your meal.
Lof Der Zoetheid: Absolutely one of our favourite sweet spots in the city. Loosely translates to the ‘Art of Sweetness’, but also a pun on the ‘Art of Madness’ by Erasmus, this place does cakes, cookies, quiches, high teas, glasses of bubbly and random film quotes, all in one beautiful package.
Maassilo: This is the place for some proper clubbing in a great industrial setting. Also visit the Now & Wow Club upstairs for a dance with a view and some of the best parties around.
If it’s good weather don’t forget to visit some of our parks, especially the cool Vroesenpark and the romantic and aptly named Het Park.
Hope you enjoy, and hope to see you soon again!
All the best from the Bike & Bite team.
(And then just for fun: Jackie Chan on the Slide.)