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Explore Dutch cuisine, enjoy exclusive dishes in a restaurant with a Michelin star, or discover new flavours in Vietnamese, Moroccan or Italian food: its all possible in Rotterdam. This metropolis on the Maas boasts a wide range of restaurants serving highly varied cuisine, thanks to the citys international demographics. The young, enterprising people of Rotterdam ensure a congenial atmosphere and a high standard of service in the restaurants. International trends rapidly trickle down to Rotterdams restaurants, providing pleasant culinary surprises time and time again. This guidebook offers easy access to restaurants near your hotel or conference location. With this guide in hand, it will be easy to arrange a low-stress meal in the city centre of Rotterdam. You can select the restaurant of your choice based on the price, the cuisine, or possibly even the view; this guide will show you the way and the restaurants will do the rest. Visit www.rotterdam.info or use the free Rotterdam App for even more restaurants (and an offline city map). See the left page for details. LEGEND Restaurant Restaurant + hotel Restaurant + congress venue Restaurant + hotel + congress venue PRICE CATEGORY: Based on the average price of a 3-course meal la carte. = below 25 / = between 25 and 45 / = above 45. GROUPS: The maximum number of guests that a restaurant can accommodate at once depends on availability. Reservations recommended. COUNTRY CODE: to use your (mobile) phone via a foreign provider: add +31

DAKTERRAS ENGELS PHOTO: MAAYKE DE RIDDER

CENTRAL DISTRICT
WHERE ROTTERDAM AND EUROPE MEET The Central District is the gateway to Rotterdam. A constant stream of travellers from the Netherlands and abroad move within and through the area. Traditionally the heart of the citys business activities, it is home to many international companies and multinationals. Due to its dynamic public transport terminal (currently under construction), modern high-rise towers and appealing architecture, the Central District defines the image of downtown Rotterdam.
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01 TRATTORIA A PROPOSITO A little corner of Italy in the heart of Rotterdam, just around the corner from Central Station. A Proposito has all the charm and style of an Italian family restaurant. Serves simple but delicious Italian food in an intimate setting. Dont expect pizza, but youll find all those other dishes that make Italian cuisine so delightful. WEENA 505 / (010) 213 23 34 02 RESTAURANT ENGELS A popular meeting point for locals and visitors at a central location in the characteristic Groothandelsgebouw beside Central Station. In the classic atmosphere of the spacious, elegant restaurant, Engels offers an extensive menu influenced by French and Dutch cuisine. STATIONSPLEIN 45 / (010) 411 95 50

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MELTING POT ROTTERDAM PHOTO: DANIELLE VAN DER SCHANS

CHINA TOWN
THE MELTING POT OF ROTTERDAM This part of Rotterdam derives its name from the many Chinese businesses based here, but China Town is much more than that: the area is a veritable melting pot of cultures. Its the perfect place to source exotic products and ingredients. From Asian bazaars to halal butchers and specialty bakeries, China Town offers a diverse range of products that are hard to find anywhere else.
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03 SUMO Sumo was the first Japanese restaurant in Rotterdam to introduce the concept of all-youcan-eat sushi and grill. In the modern, welcoming Asian style of the restaurant, you can order an unlimited number of Japanese dishes for two hours at a set price. The serving staff is quick and attentive, and the sushi is delightfully fresh.
WESTERSINGEL 1A / (010) 241 05 50

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04 DE LANGE MUUR Local Chinese/Cantonese restaurant Lange Muur is known for its dim sum and Peking duck. Unlike most Chinese restaurants in the Netherlands, the menu includes traditional Chinese dishes as well. Always busy, Lange Muur is frequented by the Chinese community in Rotterdam.
WEST-KRUISKADE 1A / (010) 280 05 18

SCHOUWBURGPLEIN - FLOOR PHOTO: BAS CZERWINSKI

LIJNBAANKWARTIER
THE SHOPPING & CULTURAL HEART OF ROTTERDAM Rotterdam started rebuilding the city right after the war, embracing the concepts of light, air and space. Completed in 1954, Lijnbaan was the first car-free shopping promenade in Europe. Since then, the Lijnbaankwartier has become the shopping heart of Rotterdam, where shops are open every day. The area is also an entertainment district, with restaurants as well as clubs and theatres.
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05 THE MANHATTAN BRASSERIE The Brasserie of The Manhattan Hotel with its beautiful view on the new Central Station is also open for non-residents of the hotel. The international atmosphere has clearly been inspired by the better brasseries of London and New York. The menu includes several Dutch dishes, but emphasises French and Mediterranean influences. The expert, friendly staff will be happy to let you know which wines would complement your chosen meal.
WEENA 686 / (010) 430 24 11

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06 DOELENCAF Located right beside De Doelen congress centre and concert hall, the Doelencaf hovers somewhere between a pub and a jazz club. This caf and restaurant is always buzzing with congenial activity. The menu is simple and the atmosphere is informal. Besides the wine menu, they serve an interesting assortment of beers, including some local microbrews. SCHOUWBURGPLEIN 52 / (010) 414 86 88 07 FLOOR Thanks to the open passageway that leads to the Schouwburg theatre next door, this caf and restaurant serves as an extension of the foyer, attracting a friendly blend of theatre-goers and passers-by taking a break from the shopping streets. The menu includes local and organic dishes. The Floor Style tapas is also a fun option, allowing you to choose a selection of small dishes from the menu (including Dutch specialties). SCHOUWBURGPLEIN 28 / (010) 404 52 88 08 STADSHAL On the first floor of the Hilton Hotel, the classic, relaxed atmosphere of the Stadshal is conducive to enjoying its international cuisine and delicious wines. The Stadshal, the restaurant of the Hilton Hotel, is at the corner of Coolsingel and the Hofplein square. It offers a nice view of the fountains in the square, which are beautifully illuminated at night.
WEENA 10 / (010) 710 80 00

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THE MANHATTAN BRASSERIE

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09 IZKAYA This pan-Asian restaurant has a unique gimmick: a touchscreen table that displays the menu and takes your order. The cuisine is just as cutting-edge: a mixture of the best Asian food in a shiny new style. Delicious and surprising dining, with minimal time spent waiting for the serving staff.
LIJNBAAN 40-41 / (010) 281 09 10

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10 BRASSERIE ATLANTA Located in NH hotel Atlanta, this bar and brasserie is also a stylish restaurant serving an extensive selection of top-quality international cuisine. This popular venue for business dinners is situated in the heart of the city in the hotel on Coolsingel. AERT VAN NESSTRAAT 4 / (010) 206 78 00 11 SIJF An intimate little restaurant on a street beloved by locals for its mix of shops, restaurants and pubs. Worth visiting simply for the gorgeous Art Deco interior. The serving staff are no-nonsense, quick and friendly. The menu includes classics like steak and tournedos. OUDE BINNENWEG 115 / (010) 433 26 10 12 OPEN A small, pleasant little restaurant just around the corner from the hustle and bustle of Oude Binnenweg. Enjoy the homey atmosphere and the organic pasta dishes - not printed on a menu, but written on a blackboard on the wall. The salads are also worth checking out, and not just for their creative names; Popeyes Favourite and Thai Chick are particularly nice. JACOBUSSTRAAT 215 / (010) 213 62 57

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IZKAYA

BINNENROTTE PHOTO: PETER SCHMIDT

LAURENSKWARTIER
A LOVELY PLACE FOR WANDERING The Laurenskwartier has existed since the dawn of Rotterdam itself, once situated at the very heart of the city. The Grote- of St. Laurenskerk (St. Laurence Church) on Grotekerkplein dominates the cityscape in this area. It is one of the last remaining classic landmarks in modern Rotterdam. The Laurenskwartier is a wonderful place for wandering, where trendy clothing boutiques and interior design shops stand beside sophisticated cocktail bars and stylish restaurants.
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13 BED The characteristic feel of Rotterdam merges with an American-style interior. Bed is a popular restaurant, attracting shoppers who love to end their day on the town here. The menu includes typical eatery staples such as carpaccio, chicken satay and tiger prawns. The serving sizes are generous, as are the smiles of the bar staff. COOLSINGEL 18 / (010) 414 16 14 14 STAAL Situated in the World Trade Centre, this brasserie is beloved by conference attendees and businesspeople working in and around the WTC. The restaurants sleek modern interior accommodates a quick bite or a leisurely meal. The menu offers a selection of meat and fish dishes, influenced by international cuisine. BEURSPLEIN 33 / (010) 444 34 94

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15 DUDOK The restaurants name comes from famous Dutch architect Willem Dudok, who designed the imposing office building, now one of the most famous cafs and restaurants in Rotterdam. As many authentic details as possible have been retained in the large, open-plan space. Dudok has an excellent atmosphere for enjoying the affordable Mediterranean dishes on its menu. MEENT 88 / (010) 433 31 02 16 AMARONE Rotterdam has four restaurants that have each earned a star. Amarone is the most centrally located of the four. This French-Mediterranean restaurant is situated on the Meent shopping street, where the staff are still familiar with proper etiquette and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. The food is surprising and delicious, obviously, but the wines are equally excellent. The climate-controlled walk-in wine cupboard houses 500 different wines.
MEENT 72A / (010) 414 84 87

LITTLE V PHOTO: CLAIRE DROPPERT

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17 HUMPHREYS Humphreys makes it easy for its guests. The restaurant serves a three-course meal for a set price, as does its other Rotterdam location on Wilhelminapier. In the modern, warm interior at Humphreys, youll enjoy characteristic eatery cuisine like mixed grill, shrimp or Dover sole. BINNENROTTE 101-103 /
(010) 751 34 91

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18 VAPIANO This international restaurant chain also has a branch in Rotterdam. Its a fast and convenient spot to grab a fresh-cooked pasta dish or stone-baked pizza. You choose the ingredients yourself, adding each dish to a special card that tracks your orders until you pay as you leave. No need to wait for the serving staff to take your order and bring the check.
BINNENROTTE 140-148 / (010) 412 98 72

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19 LEVEL Berlin meets New York. This international blend holds true in the dcor and the menu at Level restaurant. The citys best and brightest enjoy the cocktails here, which are certainly worth checking out. Afternoon drinks are followed by dinnertime, showcasing classics with a new twist. Familiar foods like tournedos or a hamburger are prepared just a bit differently here. PANNEKOEKSTRAAT 76A / (010) 280 07 88 20 LITTLE V Vietnamese food is a relatively new arrival in the Netherlands, but is rapidly claiming a place for itself thanks to the fresh, trendy presentation at Little V. The friendly staff at Little V are happy to tell guests all about the many small dishes listed on the menu, so you can choose the food youll like. Little V guarantees a nice dining experience, and the cocktails are worth trying too. GROTEKERKPLEIN 109 / (010) 413 11 91

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BED PHOTO: MARC HEEMAN

OUDE HAVEN - GRAND CAF HET WITTE HUIS PHOTO: MARC HEEMAN

WATERFRONT & NOORDEREILAND


EXPERIENCE THE MARITIME ROOTS OF THE CITY The Waterfront is known for its many inner harbours, including Haringvliet, Leuvehaven and Oude Haven. The historic cranes and industrial heritage lining Leuvehaven are a tribute to Rotterdams maritime roots. For over 25 years, Oude Haven has been the perfect place for sitting at a sidewalk caf and enjoying a drink or meal with a view of the many historic ships.
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21 BAR & BRASSERIE WATER From the brasserie, situated in the Inntel hotel, you look straight out onto Rotterdams most famous landmark: Erasmus Bridge. Surrounded by calm blue inside and out, the brasserie serves simple classics like chicken satay and steak.
LEUVEHAVEN 80 / (010) 413 41 39

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21 RESTAURANT AAN HET WATER Like the adjacent Bar & Brasserie Water, the restaurant offers a nice view of the passing ships on the Maas River and Erasmus Bridge. The international cuisine served at Aan het Water can be combined with corresponding wines.
LEUVEHAVEN 80 / (010) 413 41 39

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22 MOOII Class and good service perfectly match with Rotterdams characteristic no-nonsense mentality.

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In a modern interior, the friendly personnel serve dishes that are grounded in French-Dutch cuisine, with distinct traces of international influences. Mooii also has one of the more beautiful outdoor seating areas in Rotterdam, overlooking the Oude Haven inner harbour. OOST-WIJNSTRAAT 8-16 / (010) 411 22 95 23 POPOCATEPETL Mexican cuisine in a Dutch setting: eat your fajita overlooking the characteristically Dutch panorama of the Oude Haven. The colourful restaurant is busy and popular, but its many tables ensure that a spot always frees up soon. The serving staff are efficient and the kitchen crew apply the jalapeos with a lavish hand. SPAANSEPOORT 71 / (010) 412 03 64 24 STOCKHOLM The younger working class in Rotterdam knows Stockholm best for its delicious cocktails, but the restaurant in the Oude Haven is also an interesting place to go for dinner. Its view is picturesque and the menu is varied. If youre looking for sensational flavours, Stockholm is an excellent choice.
SPAANSEKADE 12 / (010) 414 72 95

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25 GRAND CAF HET WITTE HUIS Its hard to imagine now, but this building was once the tallest high-rise in Europe. Its original Art Nouveau style has been preserved in the grand caf on the ground floor, with a great view of the Oude Haven. The restaurants menu and service are completely up to modern standards, though! GELDERSEKADE 1C / (010) 414 21 42

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WILHELMINAPIER - HOTEL NEW YORK PHOTO: CLAIRE DROPPERT

KOP VAN ZUID & KATENDRECHT


MODERN AREA WITH A WEALTH OF HISTORY Once a busy peninsula in the port area, the Kop van Zuid has been completely redeveloped and is now a metropolitan entertainment district with international appeal. Old buildings have been repurposed, while new and imposing buildings are rising beside them. Culture and culinary enjoyment go hand in hand here. What had been the rough working-class neighbourhood of Katendrecht has been transformed; this appealing residential area boasts several good restaurants around the amiable Deliplein.
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26 LEIPZIG Theatre restaurant Leipzig is located under the new Luxor Theater, which is the biggest theatrical venue in Rotterdam. Frequently patronised by theatre audiences, its also a nice place for dinner even if youre not catching a show. The huge windows offer an unimpeded view of the Rijnhaven harbour and its many lights. ANTOINE PLATEKADE 9 / (010) 290 80 20 27 HOTEL NEW YORK One of the oldest buildings in the city, Hotel New York stands at the tip of the Wilhelmina Pier. Once the headquarters of the Holland-America Line, it is now a hotel and restaurant that still evokes the

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delightful grandeur of yesteryear. In addition to the extensive menu, the restaurant also offers a broad range of fresh fish. The spacious outdoor terrace has an excellent view of the Maas River.
KONINGINNENHOOFD 1 / (010) 439 05 00

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28 LANTARENVENSTER Located on the ground floor of the highest residential tower in the Netherlands, the New Orleans, this arthouse cinema has a small restaurant tucked away in the corner of the spacious foyer. The large, high windows overlooking the robust Rijnhaven add natural daylight and soaring height. The menu is refreshingly varied, and its easy to combine your meal with a visit to the cinema.
OTTO REUCHLINWEG 996 / (010) 277 22 77

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29 HUMPHREYS Humphreys makes it easy for its guests. The restaurant serves a three-course meal for a set price, as does its other Rotterdam location on Binnenrotte. In the modern, warm interior at Humphreys, which exhibits clear port-side influences, youll enjoy characteristic eatery cuisine like mixed grill, shrimp or Dover sole.
OTTO REUCHLINWEG 1004 / (010) 484 45 44

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30 LAS PALMAS This seafood restaurant is run by one of the most famous Dutch TV chefs, Herman den Blijker. His trendy restaurant is located in the middle of the Wilhelmina pier, rapidly developing into a veritable Manhattan aan de Maas. Delicious fresh-caught fish is the main focus of the menu, but Las Palmas also serves a variety of top-quality meat dishes.
WILHELMINAKADE 330 (ENTRANCE AT THE OTTO REUCHLINWEG) / (010) 234 51 22

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31 LIDO The ss Rotterdam, flagship of the Holland-America Line in the 1950s, no longer sails the seas, but it does offer a delicious dining experience with a fantastic view. The light and spacious Lido Restaurant is located on the Promenade Deck, serving French-Dutch cuisine with side trips towards international influences. 3E KATENDRECHTSEHOOFD 25 / (010) 297 30 97

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31 CLUB ROOM For a seriously stylish dining experience, visit the Club Room aboard the ss Rotterdam. The restaurants interior, once lovingly referred to as the living room, has been restored to its former glory wherever possible. Enjoy a luxurious meal in lavish 1950s style. 3E KATENDRECHTSEHOOFD 25 / (010) 297 30 97

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32 OBBA Unique for its type, the restaurant is in an unusual location. Situated right beside a busy road, it seems like an odd choice for such an excellent restaurant - but youll understand why as soon as you step into the striking tent-draped interior. Obbas entire back wall is made of glass, offering an incredible view of the Rijnhaven harbour and its many lights. The interior echoes the atmosphere of the Arabian Nights, complete with sofas for lounging on and delicious Turkish and Mediterranean snacks.
HILLELAAN 2 / (010) 215 01 92

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33 DELI BIRD Thai cuisine in a modern setting, offering a wide variety of authentic Thai foods in a trendy and meticulously well-kept interior. Wines that complement the food superbly are also available. Most of the friendly serving staff are actually from Thailand themselves, so they know exactly what theyre talking about when they recommend the delicious Tom Kha or other items on the menu. DELISTRAAT 44C / (010) 485 52 88

LAS PALMAS

LAS PALMAS PHOTO: DAARZIJN

RESTAURANT WERELDMUSEUM PHOTO: MARC HEEMAN

SCHEEPVAARTKWARTIER
A ROMANTIC PIECE OF ROTTERDAM The romantic Scheepvaartkwartier, redolent with maritime references, has been designated a protected urban landscape in Rotterdam. Along the lovely tree-lined avenues and broad quays and in Veerhaven and its historic sailing ships, the rich shipping history of the city is evident at every turn. The Scheepvaartkwartier of today has made a name for itself as a prime area for restaurants, including various dining establishments housed in the restored warehouse complex of the Westelijk Handelsterrein.
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34 SMAAK Named after the sense of taste, Smaak tantalises the tastebuds, but offers a wonderful visual celebration as well. The excellent cuisine is presented in beautifully elegant style. The atmosphere in the classic-modern restaurant is relaxed and charming, allowing you to sit back and enjoy your dinner to the fullest. VAN VOLLENHOVENSTRAAT 15-32 / (010) 436 22 94 35 ROSSO Rosso is pure enjoyment. The restaurants interior is warm and cosmopolitan, and Rosso serves mouthwateringly delicious food in that welcoming setting. The restaurant is also a wine bar and a club, so youre sure to find a great vintage to complement your food. After dinner, you can kick back and relax in the stylish club. VAN VOLLENHOVENSTRAAT 15 / (010) 225 07 05

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36 KIP Although a restaurant named after the humble chicken might be assumed to be equally simple, Kip is anything but. The gorgeous old townhouse that house Kip is only the beginning. The focus is on pure, fresh foods, preferring authentic regional ingredients. Kip produces delicious French-Mediterranean cuisine with a classic elegance. VAN VOLLENHOVENSTRAAT 25 / (010) 436 99 23 37 LOOS The majestic Scheepvaartkwartier is a perfect setting for the classic style of this grand caf and restaurant. The menu offers a long list of classic dishes with a modern twist. The view at Loos is also an advantage, as it overlooks the Veerhaven inner harbour and its yachts and historic sailing ships. WESTPLEIN 1 / (010) 411 77 23 38 RESTAURANT WERELDMUSEUM In the historic building of the Wereldmuseum which was used as Prince Hendriks yacht club at the end of the nineteenth century, the superb chefs concoct fantastic foods to tantalise the tastebuds. They dont have a Michelin star (yet), but the excellent food and alluring historic premises seem to be hinting in that direction. WILLEMSKADE 25 / (010) 270 71 85 39 BRASSERIE EUROMAST Rotterdams unmistakable landmark, the Euromast, also offers a great dining experience. Take the lift up

ROSSO

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to an altitude of 96 meters and enjoy a first-class view of the city and the greater Rotterdam area. The extensive menu accommodates a simple meal or a leisurely evening, offering a range of options.
PARKHAVEN 20 / (010) 436 48 11

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40 THE HARBOUR CLUB The Harbour Club is housed in a sumptuous villa dating back to 1912, but its interior has been transformed into a contemporary and robust restaurant with an open-plan kitchen, sushi bar, shellfish tank and floor-to-ceiling wall of wines. The seasonal menu features fresh fish, shellfish and crustaceans, including the one-pound lobster, but also tender, juicy steaks. KIEVITSLAAN 25 / (010) 436 88 88 41 PARKHEUVEL This restaurant has two Michelin stars and is situated in a fantastic location on the edge of Het Park, surrounded by a green oasis of peace and quiet. Patron and cuisinier Erik van Loo and his expert team will ensure that the meal surpasses all your expectations. HEUVELLAAN 21 / (010) 436 07 66 42 PRACHTIG The restaurants name means gorgeous in Dutch, referring to the amazing view of the Maas River. Prachtig is literally situated at the foot of Erasmus Bridge. The menu is simple, offering familiar international cuisine. Leave the summertime hustle and bustle of Rotterdam behind you and relax in the wonderful outdoor lounge area at Prachtig.
WILLEMSPLEIN 77 / (010) 213 06 40

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SMAAK PHOTO: BEELDEN VAN ENITH

BAZAR PHOTO: MARC HEEMAN

MUSEUMKWARTIER
THE PERFECT PLACE TO FIND ART IN ALL ITS DIVERSITY The Museumkwartier is a dynamic area that is home to many of Rotterdams museums, art institutes and galleries. A distinctive air of culture and innovative creative trends hangs expectantly in Witte de Withstraat and the small side streets along it. Nieuwe Binnenweg is a must-see for visitors looking for the current spirit of the times. Both streets are lively well into to the wee hours of the morning, and the pubs, bars, restaurants and clubs in the area are popular.
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43 RESTAURANT 70 Dine to your hearts content in the Bilderberg Parkhotel at Restaurant 70. The food is excellent but affordable, bringing top cuisine to a broader audience. The interior of the restaurant and the standard of service are similarly high-quality. On a summer day when the weather is fair, the lovely city garden beside the restaurant is delightful, offering a quiet green oasis in the heart of Rotterdam. WESTERSINGEL 70 / (010) 436 36 11 44 EENDRACHT The most prominent feature in the restaurant is the huge wood-burning oven, the pivotal point around which the entire Eendracht experience revolves. The surprising dishes that youll enjoy during your meal are prepared in this oven.

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Dinner is served in three shifts every evening, and all the diners receive the same meal. Unless you have specific dietary requirements, you cant pick and choose what you want to eat - but with the excellent food that Eendracht serves, thats not a great hardship. EENDRACHTSWEG 31A / (0)6 1486 5478
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45 TOKO94 The tons of tiny, trendy restaurants in New York served as the inspiration for Toko 94. In the relatively small restaurant with its trendy interior, the laidback atmosphere was immediately embraced by the locals. People from Rotterdam and far beyond frequent Toko 94 to enjoy its modern tropical cuisine, based on ingredients purchased directly from the many tokos or exotic shops in Rotterdam.
WITTE DE WITHSTRAAT 94 / (010) 240 04 79

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46 BAZAR The exciting and artistic Bazar eatery is on the equally vibrant Witte de Withstraat; you can recognise the restaurant by its colourful interior. Since it opened in the early 90s, Bazar has always been popular among the locals and visitors to Rotterdam. The lively music mingles with the comfortably chatty conversations, creating a constant buzz. The dishes on the menu mainly come from North Africa and the Middle East, adding the finishing touch to the Arabian Nights decor. WITTE DE WITHSTRAAT 16 / (010) 206 51 51 47 GUSTO Italian pizza the way it should be: a thin, crispy crust prepared with fresh, delicious ingredients. Gusto serves authentic Italian cuisine, guaranteeing an enjoyable meal. Although Gusto is popular and the restaurant is usually packed, the fast and excellent service ensures youll never have to wait long.
SCHIEDAMSE VEST 40 / (010) 280 08 12

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48 SATBAR Satbar has three locations in Rotterdam, one of which is on Witte de Withstraat. It offers a quick, simple introduction to Indonesian cuisine. Skewered meat with satay sauce is naturally part of the

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experience, but the menu also includes various meat, vegetable and rice dishes.
WITTE DE WITHSTRAAT 51A / (010) 433 22 41

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CUISINE: ITALIAN OUTDOOR SEATING: YES MAX. GROUP SIZE: 13

49 OLIVA A little corner of Italy in Rotterdam. No pizzas on the menu, but Oliva offers lots of other delightful Italian foods prepared exclusively from fresh ingredients. The menu changes frequently, based on seasonal crops and day-to-day availability. Fresh Italian food and a nice glass of wine make Oliva a paradise for people who truly enjoy food.
WITTE DE WITHSTRAAT 15A / (010) 412 14 13

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CUISINE: INTERNATIONAL OUTDOOR SEATING: YES MAX. GROUP SIZE: 250

50 BLENDER One of the latest arrivals on Witte de Withstraat, Blender has been making waves since it opened. The restaurants interior is classy and sophisticated. Blenders chefs pull off amazing culinary delights time and again. In the weekend, the restaurant transforms into a stylish club after dining hours.
SCHIEDAMSE VEST 91 / (010) 404 80 70

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CUISINE: FRENCH MEDITERRANEAN OUTDOOR SEATING: YES MAX. GROUP SIZE: 80

51 RODIN The fresh, modern look and amiable atmosphere of this spacious restaurant are reminiscent of a Parisian brasserie. The menu is largely seasonal, using locally grown organic ingredients where possible. The friendly, warm serving staff are consummately professional, ensuring that all your needs are met. SCHILDERSTRAAT 20 / (010) 413 01 43

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BLENDER

PRICE CATEGORY:

CUISINE: INTERNATIONAL OUTDOOR SEATING: YES MAX. GROUP SIZE: 40

52 ROTOWN Rotown is a classic concept in Rotterdam. The pop venue, caf and restaurant has been based on the trendy Nieuwe Binnenweg for 25 years now. While Rotterdams younger population chats over drinks in the caf area, the restaurant guests enjoy a simple, informal dinner in the light and airy serre at the back. The menu includes classics like chicken satay and hamburgers, but Rotown also serves a nice cheese fondue to share. NIEUWE BINNENWEG 19 / (010) 436 26 69 53 WESTERPAVILJOEN Straightforward grand caf serving simple food. Popular meeting point for locals to get a quick bite to eat or catch up for a while. The spacious interior always has a couple tables free, and the outdoor terrace is angled to catch maximum sunlight on lazy summer evenings.
NIEUWE BINNENWEG 136 / (010) 436 26 45

PRICE CATEGORY:

CUISINE: INTERNATIONAL OUTDOOR SEATING: YES MAX. GROUP SIZE: 200

PRICE CATEGORY:

CUISINE: DUTCH OUTDOOR SEATING: YES MAX. GROUP SIZE: 100

54 DIZZY Dizzy is the best-known jazz caf in Rotterdam, also serving great food. The atmosphere is warm and - how could it be otherwise? - jazzy. Meatlovers can opt for the steak or a burger, while the menu also caters to vegetarians and people who prefer fish. The food is simple but well-made. S-GRAVENDIJKWAL 127-129 / (010) 477 30 14

STROOM PHOTO: CLAIRE DROPPERT

LLOYDKWARTIER
MONUMENTAL WAREHOUSES VERSUS MODERN ARCHITECTURE The Lloydkwartier, where ships once departed for the Far East, is now dominated by homes and businesses with an impressive view of the water. The modern high-rise towers and renovated port buildings make this one of the most contemporary parts of Rotterdam. The robust character of the former port area was kept intact as much as possible when the Lloydkwartier was developed.
PRICE CATEGORY:

CUISINE: INTERNATIONAL OUTDOOR SEATING: YES MAX. GROUP SIZE: 80

55 IVY Although Rotterdam has four restaurants that have earned their stars, Ivy may well be the most notable. Ivy became famous for its incredible food preparation methods, for instance the nitrogen technique used by patron and cuisinier Franois Geurds. An evening at Ivy is an intense voyage of culinary discovery.
LLOYDSTRAAT 204 / (010) 425 05 20

PRICE CATEGORY:

CUISINE: INTERNATIONAL OUTDOOR SEATING: YES MAX. GROUP SIZE: 150

56 STROOM The trendy Stroom hotel also has a fresh and modern restaurant. It feels like youre pulling up a chair in a friends large, cheerful kitchen. The tables are high and the chefs hold no secrets thanks to the open-plan kitchen. Their only priority is to

make sure that you have a fun, relaxing evening. The food is simple and delicious and the prices are affordable. LLOYDSTRAAT 1 / (010) 221 40 60
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CUISINE: DUTCH EUROPEAN OUTDOOR SEATING: YES MAX. GROUP SIZE: 18

57 VERHIP The Verhip eatery is just as no-nonsense as Rotterdam. Friendly and inviting, the 80-year-old building displays architecture characteristic of the period. Verhip attracts a varied clientele, including many creative professionals working in the Lloydkwartier. Discover the famous Verhip satay skewers or opt for one of the 4 or 5 daily specials, with vegetarian and fish options. ST. JOBSWEG 21 / (010) 476 68 69 58 DE MACHINIST Prospective sailors and pilots once walked these halls. The restaurant is based in the former Shipping Academy, making it a quintessential Rotterdam location. The menu includes several truly authentic classics of Dutch cuisine. De Machinist caters to a diverse group, ranging from young entrepreneurs who have offices on the upper floors of the building to people living in the local community. WILLEM BUYTEWECHSTRAAT 45 / (010) 477 57 00

PRICE CATEGORY:

CUISINE: INTERNATIONAL OUTDOOR SEATING: YES MAX. GROUP SIZE: 30

DE MACHINIST PHOTO: TOTENMETONTWERPEN

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LEGEND
Central District China Town Lijnbaankwartier Laurenskwartier Waterfront & Noordereiland Kop van Zuid & Katendrecht

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Scheepvaartkwartier Museumkwartier Lloydkwartier

12 11 65

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Train Bus Tram Metro Taxi Watertaxi


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Aqualiner Tourist information Police Station Hospital


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Parking space Toilet

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Beurs/WTC Centraal Station De Doelen

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40 26

Erasmusbrug Euromast Laurenskerk


30 38 28 60

59 39

Stadhuis SS Rotterdam

57 41 27 29 32

Restaurant Restaurant + hotel

56 55

Restaurant + congress venue Restaurant + hotel + congress venue Hotel


62 33

Congress venue

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INDEX
RESTAURANTS 16 AMARONE 1 TRATTORIA A PROPOSITO 21 BAR & BRASSERIE WATER 46 BAZAR 13 BED 50 BLENDER 10 BRASSERIE ATLANTA 39 BRASSERIE EUROMAST 31 CLUB ROOM 4 DE LANGE MUUR 33 DELI BIRD 58 DE MACHINIST 54 DIZZY 6 DOELENCAF 15 DUDOK 44 EENDRACHT 7 FLOOR 25 GRAND CAF HET WITTE HUIS 47 GUSTO 27 HOTEL NEW YORK 17 HUMPHREYS BINNENROTTE 29 HUMPHREYS OTTO REUCHLINWEG 55 IVY 9 IZKAYA 36 KIP 28 LANTARENVENSTER 30 LAS PALMAS 26 LEIPZIG 19 LEVEL 31 LIDO CONGRESS VENUES / + RESTAURANT 14 BEURS - WTC / STAAL 59 CRUISE TERMINAL 6 DE DOELEN / DOELENCAF 60 DRIJVEND PAVILJOEN 2 ENGELS / RESTAURANT ENGELS 8 HILTON ROTTERDAM / STADSHAL 27 HOTEL NEW YORK / HOTEL NEW YORK 21 INNTEL HOTELS ROTTERDAM CENTRE / BAR & BRASSERIE WATER / RESTAURANT AAN HET WATER 28 LANTARENVENSTER / LANTARENVENSTER 61 LAURENSKERK 26 LUXOR THEATER / LEIPZIG 62 SCHEEPVAART EN TRANSPORTCOLLEGE 31 SS ROTTERDAM / LIDO & CLUB ROOM CONGRESS VENUES OUTSIDE ROTTERDAM CENTRE Quick, easy public transport connections to downtown Rotterdam (Beurs) by tram and/or metro are available from the following locations. AHOY Trip takes 14 minutes: From Zuidplein metro station Take metro line D toward Rotterdam Central Station or metro line E toward Den Haag. DE KUIP Trip takes 17 minutes: From Stadion Feyenoord tram stop Take tram 23 toward Holy. ERASMUS EXPO AND CONFERENCE CENTRE Trip takes 17 minutes: From Woudestein tram stop Take tram 21 toward Woudhoek. Trip takes 22 minutes: From Kralingse Zoom metro station Take metro line A or B toward Schiedam Centrum. 20 37 22 32 49 12 41 23 42 43 21 2 38 51 35 52 48 11 34 14 8 24 56 3 40 5 45 18 57 53 LITTLE V LOOS MOOII OBBA OLIVA OPEN PARKHEUVEL POPOCATEPETL PRACHTIG RESTAURANT 70 RESTAURANT AAN HET WATER RESTAURANT ENGELS RESTAURANT WERELDMUSEUM RODIN ROSSO ROTOWN SATBAR SIJF SMAAK STAAL STADSHAL STOCKHOLM STROOM SUMO THE HARBOUR CLUB THE MANHATTAN BRASSERIE TOKO94 VAPIANO VERHIP WESTERPAVILJOEN

HOTELS & HOSTELS / + RESTAURANT 43 BILDERBERG PARKHOTEL / RESTAURANT 70 63 BOUTIQUE HOTEL QUARTIER DU PORT 64 EUROHOTEL CENTRUM 65 H2OTEL 66 HAMPSHIRE HOTEL - SAVOY ROTTERDAM 8 HILTON ROTTERDAM / STADSHAL 46 HOTEL BAZAR / BAZAR 27 HOTEL NEW YORK / HOTEL NEW YORK 67 HOTEL VAN WALSUM 21 INNTEL HOTELS ROTTERDAM CENTRE / BAR & BRASSERIE WATER / RESTAURANT AAN HET WATER 68 MARITIME HOTEL ROTTERDAM 10 NH ATLANTA ROTTERDAM / BRASSERIE ATLANTA 69 ROOM 31 SS ROTTERDAM HOTEL / LIDO & CLUB ROOM 70 STAYOKAY ROTTERDAM 56 STROOM / STROOM 71 SUITEHOTEL PINCOFFS 5 THE MANHATTAN HOTEL ROTTERDAM / THE MANHATTAN BRASSERIE 72 TULIP INN ROTTERDAM HOTELS OUTSIDE ROTTERDAM CENTRE Quick, easy public transport connections to downtown Rotterdam (Beurs) by tram and/or metro are available from the following locations. NOVOTEL ROTTERDAM BRAINPARK Trip takes 21 minutes: From Kralingse Zoom metro station Take metro line A or B toward Schiedam Centrum. HOTEL ROTTERDAM Trip takes 11 minutes: From Schiekade tram stop Take tram 25 toward Carnisselande.

COLOPHON
THIS IS A PUBLICATION OF: Rotterdam Marketing PO Box 23514 3001 KM Rotterdam The Netherlands T +31 (0)10 790 01 40 F +31 (0)10 790 01 49 contact@rotterdam-marketing.nl www.rotterdam.info PHOTOGRAPHY COVER: Claire Droppert, Ossip van Duivenbode TEXT: El Tekst DESIGN: Glamcult Studio PRINTING: Drukkerij Atlas

The Manhattan Brasserie


Why not come in and enjoy a delightful lunch or dinner in The Manhattan Brasserie located in The Manhattan Hotel. Enjoy a delicious gastronomic experience in elegant surroundings with an extensive wine list to complement your meal. Ideal location opposite Rotterdam Central Station Directly linked via an internal walkway bridge with De Doelen Daily deal as of 28,50
The Manhattan Hotel Rotterdam | The Manhattan Brasserie & Bar Weena 686 | 3012 CN Rotterdam | T: +31 (0) 10 430 2411 Brasserie@manhattanhotelrotterdam.com www.manhattanhotelrotterdam.com

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