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New in Town: 15 new hotspots in Rotterdam

By Lisanne van Beurden
September 18, 2020

Even now new hotspots are opening in Rotterdam! From a new ramen bar to a wine bar where you can tap wines, there are plenty of new places to discover.

Of course you want to stay up to date about all the new gems in our city, so it is time for a handy list with 15 new hotspots. As a bonus, there is a great event in the Kralingse Bos at the bottom of the article. Because you don’t want to miss out!

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1. Studio Soleil

Zomers shoppen kan bij Studio Soleil op de Zwaanhals in Rotterdam Noord! Hier verkopen ze de mooiste items voor jouw interieur.

Studio Soleil is a great shop on the Zwaanhals in Rotterdam North. Here you can buy products that help you create a holiday vibe at home.

In this cozy shop they sell, for example, beautiful pots, vases and travel books. In addition, there are also larger products for sale, such as a sofa, dining table, but also tiles and wallpaper.

The source of inspiration for the store are hotels, boutique hotels and nice markets, all over the world. A must visit!


Zwaanhals 283A, 3035 KH Rotterdam


2. Son of a Brand

Son of a Brand winkel in Rotterdam.

Foto door Landa Penders.

The new shop and showroom of Son of a Brand opened in Rotterdam Noord in mid-October. Son of a Brand Agency is a progressive label sales agency that mainly represents Scandinavian labels, such as Clean Cut Copenhagen, Fat Moose Brand and North Legacy.

The new shop and showroom is a creative hub with space for exhibitions, live streams, art and more. And of course you can buy or order items from labels they represent in their shop.


Soetendaalseweg 95, 3036 EM Rotterdam


3. Ajisan Authentic Tokyo Ramen

Bij AJISAN ramen bar op de Coolsingel in Rotterdam heb je een super leuk interieur en heerlijke ramen.

A new addition to the Coolsingel is Ajisan Authentic Tokyo Ramen. It’s an atmospheric restaurant with a great interior. The first thing you see when you walk in is the cool mural by Telmo Miel.

But what makes Ajisan really unique is that they make Mukacho ramen, which is without the use of chemical additives. The ramen of Ajisan are made as healthy as possible with only natural ingredients.

In addition, everyone is welcome at Ajisan, whether you eat halal meat or no meat at all. Tell the staff about your dietary requirements and they will make something delicious for you!


Coolsingel 123, 3012 AG Rotterdam


4. the bellhop hotel

If you want to spend the night at a top location in Rotterdam, the bellhop hotel is a good choice. The hotel is located on the Witte de Withstraat, the cultural heart in Rotterdam.

But even if you’re not a guest at this hotel, you can still visit them for a great breakfast/brunch in the morning/afternoon or a tasty gin&tonic at night!

For example, the breakfast menu includes a breakfast platter with a boiled egg, croissants, avocado toast, yogurt & homemade granola and pieces of fruit. This platter can be ordered until 12 noon. There are also a lot of dishes that can be ordered until 17:00.

Click here for prices and availability of the bellhop hotel.


Witte de Withstraat 77, 3012 BN Rotterdam


5. Mr. NonNo

Bij Mr. NonNo hebben ze allemaal lekkere (vegan) ontbijtgerechten. Op het menu staan ook een hoop lekkere pannenkoekjes!

Great news! On September the 21st the new location of Mr. NonNo on the Mariniersweg will open its doors.

Just as at their location in West, the menu includes tasty pancakes, breakfast bowls and toast! They also offer egg muffins, delicious (melted) toasts and more!

It is a spacious and colourful restaurant. Think wallpaper with flowers and flamingos, funny framed portraits of animals and lots of plants!


Mariniersweg 64, 3011 NP Rotterdam


6. De Maaskantine

Photo: Mark Bolk

You can simply celebrate your holiday in your own country on the Esch at De Maaskantine. This covered outdoor restaurant – with a view of the water – has a wonderful Caribbean touch.

The drinks and dinner menu features dishes with Cajun / Creole influences and the cocktail menu is provided by The Rumah, so you are assured of a good drink.

Also nice to know: the colorful interior was created by the Rotterdam artist Jelmer Konjo.

Want to know more? Read our article on De Maaskantine here.


Plantagelaan 2, 3063 NG Rotterdam


7. Arzu

Arzu opened a second location, in Rotterdam West, this summer! This location has a great garden, a perfect spot for when the sun is shining.

Just like in Rotterdam Noord, they serve the tastiest pancakes. From Nutella, apple pie and Oreo to goats (cheese), peanut butter and Popeye (with spinach and feta cheese). Of course they also have the famous food bars as well!


Middellandplein 30A, 3021 BV Rotterdam


8. Bonza

De heerlijke koffie van Bonza is van hoge kwaliteit! Daarnaast heeft Bonza echt een heel leuk interieur (denk aan leuke vintage salontafel, mooi Perzisch kleed en mooie lampen). Wat Bonza helemaal bijzonder maakt is dat je er heel goed kunt flexwerken!

Looking for a flexible workspace in Rotterdam with good WiFi and quality coffee? Then definitely visit the new hotspot Bonza!

Bonza is located in the creative hub of Broeinest, a large space with enough places to get to work or do some studying.

In addition, this place really got a great atmosphere, which makes it perfect for catching up while enjoying coffee, sweet treats or a tasty toastie.


Zomerhofstraat 71, 3032 CK Rotterdam


9. Roast

Als je in Rotterdam West bent en op zoek bent naar een lekker bakje koffie, loop dan binnen bij ROAST. Hier hebben ze echt verstand van hun koffie en kun je ook nog eens lekker ontbijten.

Foto door Laure van Rooij @nomade.gram

Are you in Rotterdam West and longing for a good cup of coffee? Then drop in at the new coffee spot ROAST. Their employees come from all over the world and have brought all their knowledge and experiences to Rotterdam, for a really nice cup of coffee.

Hungry? An all-day breakfast is also possible here!

Check out these coffee spots in Rotterdam.


Middellandplein 21B, 3021 BV Rotterdam


10. Wine bar Walsjérôt

A new hotspot for wine lovers: Wine bar Walsjérôt in Blijdorp. Whether you are just a casual wine drinker or a real wine connoisseur, with a choice of more than 70 wines you are in the right place!

The unique concept of Walsjérôt works as follows: upon arrival you put an amount of your choice on a card. With this card you can then go to the tap wall. Yes, you heard that right: this bar has a wall where you can pour your own wine!

After you have chosen the wine, hold your card for the wine taps and choose from a sip, a whole glass or half a glass and tap the wine you want yourself! Tasting is encouraged at Walsjérôt.

Each wine is provided with a card with a description of the grape variety, origin and taste.

Read more about great wine bars in Rotterdam.


Bentinckplein 5, 3039 KL Rotterdam



De lekkere cocktails bij TIWYA in Rotterdam. TIWYA staat voor This Is What You Are. TIWYA is een restaurant, bar en club in een. Je drinkt hier de lekkerste alcoholische of virgin cocktails!

Recently TIWYA (This Is What You Are), opened its doors on the Kruiskade. Here you eat authentic Indonesian dishes in a restaurant, bar and club in one!

At TIWYA, the chefs prepare delicious shared dining dishes. Expect a menu full of colourful dishes made with seasonal products and sensational spices.

There is something for everyone, from fresh fish and meat to vegan options. Be sure to order an exotic (virgin) cocktail!

Kruiskade 15, 3012 EE Rotterdam


12. Palmboompjes Pop-up Bar

You can still visit Palmboompjes (meaning ‘palmtrees’ in Dutch) pop-up bar until the end of October for drinks, music and of course the view! Enjoy good wine or a beer and good cocktails.

At their cocktail bar you can choose from three refreshing cocktails: the Mojito, Frozen Margherita and the ‘Palmboompjes’ cocktail.

The terrace of Palm trees is open when the sun is shining. It’s already open early in the morning for coffee. In the afternoon they serve sandwiches and you can also have drinks and various snacks. So a real asset to our city!

Boompjeskade 80, 3011 XE Rotterdam


13. Fontein Rooftop

Vanaf het dakterras van Fontein heb je een prachtig uitzicht over het centrum van de stad!

This beautiful hotspot is named after the Hofplein fountain in front of it. At Fontein you can relax on their lovely terrace, but since this summer they also opened up their rooftop bar!

From the Fontein Rooftop on the tenth floor you have a beautiful 360-degree view of the Hofplein and many iconic Rotterdam buildings. You can even see so far that you can see The Hague!

Here you can enjoy the view with a drink and in the indoor restaurant you can dine extensively.


Hofplein 19, 3032 AC Rotterdam


14. Hotel Unplugged

Echt het lekkerste bed ever bij Unplugged Hotel.

Since January, Rotterdam has gained a hotel: Hotel Unplugged. The focus of the hotel is on a comfortable bed, unique bathroom designs and technology. Everything is automated at Hotel Unplugged!

Check in via your personal QR code and control the room with an app on your phone. The hotel is located on Eendrachtsplein, a good, central location. Ideal during a city trip in Rotterdam.

The hotel also includes breakfast at Baker & Moore. Delicious!

Check out the prices and availibility at Hotel Unplugged.


Eendrachtsplein 12, 3012 LA Rotterdam


15. Soufflé Café

Foto door Cristien Louers.

The latest Instagrammable hotspot in Rotterdam has to be Soufflé Café on Mariniersweg. Here they serve light Japanese soufflé pancakes! These pancakes are already a hit in New York and London, but now they are also available in our own beloved Rotterdam!

I am definitely looking forward to try them!


Mariniersweg 80A, 3011 NT Rotterdam


Those are the new hotspots in Rotterdam. Have I overlooked something or are you starting something new in Rotterdam anytime soon? Then contact us via info @!

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