In addition to the âme atmosphere inside the hotel, with its bespoke interior, our café and concept store, we also want to share our way of life within this beautiful, vibrant and creative city. Below you will find a curated guide with restaurants, cafes, shops, museums, etc. which we can identify ourselves with. Whether it concerns a certain aesthetic, love and dedication to craftsmanship, or the inspiring vibe.
If you like âme, make sure to visit these places. You will love all of them.
Héroine is a contemporary restaurant, run by founders Eva Eekman and Michael Schook, hidden in the southern wing of Het Industriegebouw: a historical monument in the heart of Rotterdam. With a weekly-changing seven, six or five course menu and a beautiful interior, Héroine is undoubtedly one of our favorite restaurants.
Address: Kipstraat 12 | 3011 RT Rotterdam
Telephone: +31 10 3100870
Nen Xavier helps upcoming brands from around the world to find their footing in Europe. At the clothing store, whose name is also the name of the owner himself, you will find a curated collection of new, deadstock and pre-loved designer clothing and accessories. One-of-a-kind pieces at every price point and in every size. Ageless. Timeless. Genderless.
Address: Pannenkoekstraat 62a | 3011 LJ Rotterdam
Telephone: +31 639193932
Pantoufle is our favourite interior & design shop in Rotterdam, not only because of the beautiful things you can find there, but also because of the beautiful and unique store itself. At Pantoufle you can find timeless, well made products that will not only make you happy today, but for many years to come. In their shop they collect products that are created with love by the finest makers around the world.
Address: Vijverhofstraat 100 & 102 | 3032 SP Rotterdam
Telephone: +31 10 2037920
Are you a vegan, or do you like to eat less meat and fish? And can you also appreciate a beautiful interior, where you can sit comfortably? Then you should not miss out on restaurant Bertmans. The starting point of Bertmans is always cook surprising, nutritious dishes, made from pure, seasonal ingredients. They like to be inspired by worldly flavors and cooking techniques, in which their passion for healthy cuisine is central.
Address: Karel Doormanstraat 292 | 3012 GP Rotterdam
Objet Trouvé is a fashion boutique founded in 2013 by the two sisters Josje and Floor Theuns in their hometown Rotterdam. The store, located in a vibrant and ever-growing area of Rotterdam, welcomes you with its warm lights, elegant furniture, and cozy atmosphere. You can find a mix of "objets trouvées" (French for found objects) selected by the sisters on their travels to inspiring places.
Address: Pannenkoekstraat 44a | 3011 LH Rotterdam
Telephone: +31 10 7371939
The modest photographer Sophia van den Hoek is best known for her beautiful photos that she shoots all over the world. But in 2020 she also opened Studio Unfolded on the Nieuwe Binnenweg in Rotterdam - a wonderfully inspiring place where you can find beautiful things for your home, enjoy a nice cup of coffee and the most delicious homemade banana bread!
Address: Nieuwe Binnenweg 305A | 3021 GH Rotterdam
The Kunsthal Rotterdam is one of the leading cultural institutions in the Netherlands. With over twenty exhibitions a year, the Kunsthal offers a programme that is dynamic and always surprising.
The Kunsthal is continuously transforming, and with its regularly changing exhibitions able to offer crossovers between various art disciplines. From modern masters and contemporary art to forgotten cultures, photography, fashion and design. The Kunsthal’s exhibition programme gives it its national scope and international allure.
Address: Westzeedijk 341 | 3015 AA Rotterdam
Telephone: +31 10 4400300
Parqiet is a place where you can escape the hectic city, located in a beautiful former coach house, between the trees in the Euromast Park - without a doubt the most beautiful city park in Rotterdam. In this unique café you can enjoy a delicious breakfast or a cozy lunch made of honest and tasty products. And fun events are regularly organized with live music and large, cozy lunches at long picnic tables.
Address: Baden Powelllaan 20 | 3016 GJ Rotterdam
Telephone: +31 651001606
We were a big fan of restaurant Belén, but changing times call for a different approach. That is why owner and chef Merel Charlotte Beelenkamp has opened Fundamental.restaurant as a temporary pop-up restaurant, which mainly focuses on vegetable dishes and natural wines. Before the restaurant opens its doors at the new location, it will be a pop-up on Middellandplein. They serve a four-course menu and are open for dinner on Friday and Saturday from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM and for lunch on Sunday from 12:00 PM.
Address: 16A Middellandplein | 3021 BT Rotterdam
Telephone: +31 629012601
Dutch Photography Museum
Harvest Coffee Brewers
After two and a half years of working as Barista's in Australia, where high quality is the standard for coffee, Zjevaun (barista champion in 2012) and Loes decided to continue their coffee adventure in the Netherlands. With Harvest, the couple brought the unique Australian coffee experience to Rotterdam.
Address: Glashaven 107 | 3011 XG Rotterdam
In May 2020, Anna Regina opened her own delicatessen shop in Rotterdam Noord. A small gem at the nice Zwaanshals where you can get fresh bread, homemade jam, the tastiest syrups, irresistible tarts and all kinds of beautiful little things for the kitchen.
Address: Zwaanshals 325C | 3035 KK Rotterdam
Christian Ouwens Galerie
Christian Ouwens, our neighbor and also the owner of Christian Ouwens Galerie, presents a unique program with publications, editions, exhibitions and presentations in the field of contemporary art, Dutch design and poetry. The gallery supports research and experimentation with a program open to collaboration, with the aim of creating new synergies between artists, collectors, curators and the public.
Stop by to say hello and to be inspired by all the beautiful things!
Address: Eendrachtsweg 20 | 3012 LB Rotterdam
Telephone: +31 (0)654 76 50 42
With the opening of Louise Petit restaurant, Loesje Tieleman wanted to bring a piece of France to Rotterdam. A typical petit restaurant, like you see in Paris, but then in a beautiful building located in the classic Scheepvaartkwartier of Rotterdam. During lunch or dinner, enjoy the most delicious typical French dishes such as escargot, foie gras, sole à la meunière, côte du boeuf and crème brulée.
Address: Veerhaven 12b | 3016 CJ Rotterdam
Telephone: +31 10 2800980
A stone's throw from âme, on the beautiful van Oldenbarneveltstraat, you will find the unique clothing store ANSH46. With the opening in 2010, owner Wouter Leenders wanted to stay as close to the fashion image of Paris, New York and Hong Kong as possible. Fan of high-end brands such as Rick Owens, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Acne, Dries van Noten, Alexander Wang, Carven and Helmut Lang? ANSH46 is the place to be.
Address: Van Oldenbarneveltstraat 99 | 3012 GS Rotterdam
Telephone: 010 233 9182
When you walk out of our door and go a hundred meters to the left, you will find Yama on your left - By far the best Japanese restaurant of Rotterdam. Here you can eat the most expensive, but also the best sushi in town. On Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, chef Hiroaki Yamamoto cooks for up to 25 people per evening. You can choose between a five and a seven course menu, which changes constantly. To be able to get a table, it is a must to reserve a few months in advance.
Address: Eendrachtsweg 31A | 3012 LC Rotterdam
Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen
The grand opening of the building will take place on November 6th 2021 – offering visitors a chance, for the first time ever, to see all 151,000 artworks in the collection of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen under one roof. The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has moved its entire collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, design objects, and other artistic items from across five centuries into its new home – a rehousing on an unprecedented scale for the Museum.
Address: Museumpark 24 | 3015 CX Rotterdam
Telephone: +31 10 441 9400
Retreat is lively, innovative and accessible, with its typical windows and eye-catching lighting, a unique and delightful place to unwind in the heart of the city. The contemporary design complements the classic details and therefore offers a wonderful environment to experience the unparalleled services in the city spa.
Address: Van Oldenbarneveltstraat 123A | 3012 GT Rotterdam
Telephone: +31 10 303 3779
If you are a tapas lover, then Bar Berta is an absolute must. Chef Remco van de Lagemaat opened this Spanish-oriented tapas bar, located in the Scheepvaartkwartier, together with his Magdalena Szajko, and named it after their sweet little dog. At the bar, or on the cozy terrace, you can enjoy the tastiest Spanish dishes and wines.
Address: Calandstraat 6B | 3016 CB Rotterdam