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New in Town: 41 new hotspots in Rotterdam

By Lisanne van Beurden
May 12, 2023

Of course you like to stay informed about all the new hotspots in Rotterdam, so we always keep this list up to date. Below you can read about new places that you can already visit, but also places that will open their doors soon (write it down in your agenda)!

Read on for new restaurants, hotels, shops and clubs in Rotterdam.

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1. Wolly aan de Waterkant

On Monday 27 March Wolly aan de Waterkant opened their doors! You are welcome here seven days a week from 08:00 to 16:00 for an all-day breakfast, good coffee and tasty pastries.

Think, for example, of delicious cinnamon rolls and matcha cookies with white chocolate. In addition, they serve various sandwiches (for example with crayfish), pancakes, eggs and bowls.

You can find Wolly closer to the sunny corner of Noordplein, where Lof der Zoetheid used to be.


Noordplein 1, 3035 EA Rotterdam


2. Nice

Nice is a new coffee spot located on the Hoogstraat in a beautiful light corner building. It’s a cool neighborhood restaurant with excellent coffee and food. Their interior is minimalist, with eye-catchers such as the large mirror wall (where you will also find the secret door to the toilet) and stainless steel bar where you can order all the goodies.

Nice is a great place to catch up with friends, sitting at the large table inside or on the windowsill. Outside is also a great option on sunny days.

On their changing menu you will find different types of (ice) coffee, juices and kombuchas. Pick up something to eat from their small changing menu of sandwiches, granola bowls and more. In addition, their homemade pastries are really worth it!


Hoogstraat 42, 3011 PR Rotterdam


3. Studio Le Beau

Are you familiar with the cosy wine shop Wine at Henk in Blijdorp? And do you love beautiful vintage interior gems? Then I have good news for you.

Because since a week Studio Le Beau is located in the cellar of Wijn bij Henk. That means you can score vintage gems here as well as beautiful natural wines! Think cool interior items and design classics from beautiful brands such as Vitra, Knoll, Herman Miller, Flos and more.

The shop is open Wednesday to Sunday. Not convenient for you? You can also make an appointment.


Bergselaan 317A, 3038 CH Rotterdam


4. Hoy Kitchen

Since recently you can find Hoy Kitchen, an Asian food court, on the Mariniersweg. Here you will find several Asian restaurants under one roof, including Korean, Chinese and Japanese cuisines. Order Korean Fried Chicken, Donburi or dumplings here, everything is possible!

Enjoy authentic street food dishes that tickle your taste buds in an attractive space full of street art from Lastplak, among others. Do you always find waiting in line so annoying? You don’t have to at Hoy, becausse you can order via a QR-code at your table. Nice and easy.

Also good to know: there are vegan dishes available, so there is something for everyone!


 Mariniersweg 34, 3011 NP Rotterdam


5. CÉNO classics

A new vintage clothing store slash record store has opened on the Zwaanhals. CÉNO Classics and Offbeats Records share the same building. An asset to this awesome street in Rotterdam Noord!

Follow the orange stairs to the basement for the Offbeat Records vinyl collection. Here they sell second-hand records in all kinds of different genres. Though there is a focus on DJ material in the broadest sense. Think for example of 90’s west coast electro and detroit techno, 80’s wave and boogie 12’s, 70’s disco and soul, 60’s post bop and modal jazz and under the radar 7” cosmic disco.

In the rest of the store you will find vintage clothing and accessories by CÉNO CLASSICS. Expect high quality vintage clothing, sunglasses and shoes. On the vide you will find racks with beautiful items from Italy, curated by Esile vintage.


Zwaanshals 283-A, 3035 KH Rotterdam



In mid-April, Set est Prêt, a second-hand children’s clothing shop opened on Zwaanhals. Here, owner Hanna sells second-hand children’s clothes made by elderly people from Enfantique.

The shop’s mission is to make the children’s clothes market more sustainable and to show that second-hand items are just as beautiful as new ones. In this shop, you will find a beautifully curated collection.


Zwaanshals 344, 3035 KS Rotterdam


7. Club Sandwich

Photo by Amber Bas.

Unfortunately we had to say goodbye to De Zure Bom, but a new gem has replaced it: Club Sandwich. This cute spot is located on the grounds of Weelde and can be visited from 1 April.

Visit this new hotspot for breakfast, lunch and drinks. The menu includes, among others: tasty sandwiches, a fried egg with waffles, and various snacks.

Don’t wait too long to visit them, because this is Weelde’s last year.

Marconistraat 39, 3029 AG Rotterdam


8. Frietboutique Kralingen

The faces behind Frietboutique: Pebbles van Noorden (standing) and Sammy Berendsen (sitting).

Frietboutique is not a new hotspot in Rotterdam. In fact, Frietboutique has two well-known branches in Rotterdam: on Witte de Withstraat and one on Bergse Dorpstraat. But good news for everyone in Kralingen, because at the beginning of April Frietboutique opened a new location on the Lusthofstraat.

Frietboutique is known for its surprising flavours; both for the fries and for the ice cream. For example, there is champagne ice cream for the enthusiast to taste, of course made from real champagne. The stew meat for the traditional fries stew comes from the butcher shop and fellow street member of Linschoten.

“We want to fulfill a neighborhood function with this new Frietboutique. A place where local residents young and old can come together to enjoy fries or ice cream, made from fresh and local products,” says co-owner Sammy Berendsen.

The new location on the Lusthofstraat offers space for more than 30 guests inside and, thanks to a kid-friendly play corner, is an ideal location for children’s parties. In addition, in the summer the sunny terrace is expanded to 40 seats by means of two terrace platforms.


Lusthofstraat 39, 3061 WK Rotterdam


9. River Bar Rotterdam

Photo by Studio Unfolded.

A new hotspot opened on March 22 at a beautiful location on the Westerkade: River Bar Rotterdam. This restaurant describes itself as a long vacation through Europe. Ingredients and recipes are therefore inspired by European rivers.

Come here for drinks snacks, hot and cold dishes and a fine wine list. Looking forward to trying it!


Westerkade 8, 3016 CL Rotterdam


10. No10 Coffee

It’s always nice when a new coffee shop opens in Rotterdam! Recently No. 10 is opened up, a cute coffee spot on the Hoogstraat. The name No 10, or Number Ten, stands for Rotterdam. No 10 is also decorated in the Rotterdam colours, namely green.

In this new shop you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or treats. In addition to (specialty) coffee, they serve various sandwiches here, such as burrata avocado, spicy tuna melt and various healthy bowls, such as an acai bowl. Choose from several tasty pastries from their display case.


Hoogstraat 47A, 3011 PG Rotterdam


11. On Other Drugs

Have you heard of On Other Drugs? This new concept is the brainchild of entrepreneurs Michelle van Woensel and Dave Grosjean. The idea of ​​On Other Drugs was born from the coming together of two dreams, years of hard work, experience and a good dose of guts.

For example, Michelle’s dream is to combine catering with a form of wellness and Dave would like to combine catering with sports. That is why they are busy creating a place where people feel comfortable and inspired to work productively.

On Other Drugs is located in Tim’s Lemonade Factory (formerly Kitsch & Kunst), a huge building of 1000 m2. This location is currently for rent for parties and parties, but they also organize various events themsleves.

Behind the scenes, Michelle and Dave are busy with the crowdfunding that will soon go live on the CrowdAboutNow platform. Keep an eye on their Instagram for updates!


Bergse Rechter Rottekade 1, 3051 AB Rotterdam


12. Matelief

Restaurant Matelief has recently been located in the Oude Haven. With a sunny south-facing terrace, Matelief is a great place to be. Here you are right on the water, where you can enjoy the beautiful view of the ships, the White House and the Willemsbrug.

Visit Matelief seven days a week for lunch, shared dining or drinks. Thanks to the extensive drink and dinner menu, there is something to choose from at Matelief for everyone. On the menu you can spot quality fish dishes, such as roasted halibut with ratatouille and a whole sea bream from the grill.

There are also meat dishes, such as tender beef ribeye with chimichurri and guinea fowl fillet with gnocchi. Prefer no fish or meat? Even then there is a wide choice, such as grilled pumpkin with candied onion cream or jackfruit shawarma.


Spaansekade 34, 3011 ML Rotterdam


13. Grace

A new festive restaurant opened on the Coolsingel on February 18, 2023: Grace! Inspired by the best dining spots in Paris, London, Barcelona and Madrid, Grace is the creation of master entrepreneur Herman Hell and Chef de Cuisine Marco Prins, who conjure up the tastiest dishes from all over the world with his kitchen brigade. Think of Colombian empanadas with an aji dip, Peruvian yellowtail ceviche or the classic Caesar salad with a surprising Japanese twist. For those who want to go all out, there is also an Italian version of lobster on the menu with sage, green asparagus and Parmesan cheese. Or start a dinner in style with Perle Imperial caviar with blinis.

But at Grace you don’t just take a seat to order something from the menu, because there is also room at the bar for ordering small snacks and refreshing cocktails. They ensure that there is something for everyone!

The interior is also worth mentioning. With striking patterns on the floor and warm colours combined in a unique way. The observant viewer will discover many 1920s elements here.

The parent company, Hell’s Kitchen Horeca Groep, is already known for their fantastic restaurants and cafes in the Rotterdam region, and Grace is certainly no exception.


Stadhuisplein 1a, 3012 AR Rotterdam


14. The Grit

And then we come to the second new hotspot in Rotterdam: The Grit. This 23+ club can be found in the basement of Grace on the Coolsingel. So after your dinner or cocktail at Grace, do you feel like extending your evening? Then move quickly to the basement.

Here too you can expect a special interior, with lots of red tones, disco pillars and a dance floor with different visuals.

The Grit has been open since February 3. The dress code? The best version of yourself!


Stadhuisplein 1b, 3012 AR Rotterdam


15. Bistro Diepnoord

A nice new bistro bar in Noord: Diepnoord. Here they serve small dishes that taste excellent. The place is bigger than you think at first sight; right behind the bar are more seats.

There is a cosy atmosphere here with nice music and a lot of buzz from talking visitors. Whether you are looking for a special dinner evening or just a few drinks (there is plenty of choice in natural wines) while enjoying tasty, elegant pub snacks. You’re in the right place here!


Bergweg 80, 3036 BD Rotterdam


16. Motel One

Motel One, the successful budget design hotel group from Munich, recently opened its doors in the heart of Rotterdam. The new hotel can be found on the Hoogstraat, between the Markthal and Laurenskerk.

Characteristic of the hotel are the vibrant, colourful details that can be found in the wall design. But also the design furniture and decoration, inspired by the unique architecture of the Rotterdam Markthal.

Read more about this new budget design hotel in Rotterdam.


Grotekerkplein 70, 3011 GE Rotterdam


17. Unfiltered

This aesthetically pleasing, minimalist coffee shop can be found on the Van Oldenbarneveltstraat. The sand-coloured walls, beautiful wooden design chairs and calm music makes Cafe Unfiltered a very relaxing place.

What can you order here? Of course a good cup of coffee, but also a delicious matcha and chai latte. If you want something sweet, you can choose from cinnamon rolls and banana bread from the display case.

Are you visiting for breakfast or lunch? What about French toast with seasonal fruit, honey butter and caramelized hazelnut and vanilla cream? Or go for savoury and choose the burrata with sourdough bread, cherry tomatoes, figs and basil oil.

Discover more coffee places in Rotterdam.


Van Oldenbarneveltstraat 125A, 3012 GT Rotterdam



Bistrot-Bar Frère is a new addition to Blijdorp. This French bistrot is, in their own words, “a place for everyone who has a taste for French food, groove, funk and hip-hop”. That sounds amazing, doesn’t it?

Order something delicious from the snack menu and combine it with a delicious natural wine. In addition to being a wonderful place for a drink, you can also have an excellent dinner here. Choose a menu for Petite Faim or Grande Faim, which stands for small hunger or big hunger.


Statenweg 66A, 3039 JG, Rotterdam


19. Square ’47

A new place on Schouwburgplein: Square ’47. This restaurant is a meeting place, a place where people come together for coffee, lunch, drinks, to dine extensively or to chat before or after the cinema or concert. The Square ’47 kitchen is also open until midnight.

’47 symbolizes the year that the Schouwburgplein was set up, but it could just as well have stood for the number of dishes on the menu. There is plenty of choice in the restaurant that deliberately does not limit itself to one type of cuisine. Expect an extensive selection of international dishes, to which chef Illy Vroomen and team have given their own twist.


Karel Doormanstraat 286, 3012 GP Rotterdam


20. Sweet Magnolias Bakery

A very cute new spot can be found on the Kleiweg. Sweet Magnolias bakery is the perfect place to enjoy delicious comfort food. Here they offer a wide variety of Mediterranean brunch dishes and of course delicious pastries.

You can also order a delicious hot drink, or even a cocktail is possible here! This new hotspot is the ideal brunch spot.


Kleiweg 96A, 3051 GV Rotterdam


21. Pesca

An amazing fish restaurant on the Botersloot in Rotterdam has opened its doors: Pesca. After a location on the Rozengracht in Amsterdam, it was time for a spot in the port city.

Pesca is a concept with an innovative view on the experience and business model of a seafood restaurant. Their mission is to still be able to sell fish 100 years from now. That is why they have a foundation that supports causes that are committed to clean drinking water, healthy fish stocks and a plastic-free ocean.

The restaurant is located on the Botersloot, in the former Spaarbank.


Botersloot 25, 3011 HE Rotterdam


22. Supafood

We go back to the Van Oldenbarneveltstraat, because another new hotspot has opened their doors here. One where you really have to be for nutritious meals: Supafood. Supafood is a healthy and clean food concept. They are all about healthy comfort food that tastes good and is also good for your body.

What you can get here? Delicious smoothies, smoothie bowls, sandwiches, wraps and complete hot or cold bowls, which you can also put together yourself.

What is also nice is that allergies are taken into account and no refined sugars or flavour enhancers are added to the dishes. In addition, there is a wide range of vegetarian and vegan options here. In short, something healthy for everyone!


Van Oldenbarneveltstraat 146A, 3012 GX Rotterdam


23. YANO

On November 2, 2022, a new gem opened on the Straatweg in Hillegersberg: YANO. The fine dining restaurant is a concept of the married couple Britta and Yuri Wattimena. They have extensive experience at Rotterdam restaurants in the top segment.

The name YANO is a combination of Noah and Yara, the children of Britta and Yuri. The restaurant has a terrace and overlooks the water of the Bergsche Plassen at the front.

Distinctive is the unique, worldly cooking style that is based on French cuisine and that is combined with international influences, whereby the chef also lets his Moluccan origins speak with the rich flavours of the Indonesian Archipelago.

Yuri says: “An example of this is my dessert of cendol with coconut, gula djawa and pandan. In the vegetarian menu I combine Dutch pointed cabbage and cauliflower with tempeh and galangal. South America is also one of my sources of inspiration. For example, I give langoustine a South American touch with pipián verde, jalapeño pepper and the black mint variety huacatay.”


Straatweg 114, 3051 BM Rotterdam


24. Dune

A fine coffee specialty has been opened in the Scheepvaartkwartier: Dune. It is a new concept from Jelle van Rossum, who also owns Shokunin coffee.

It is very clear that Jelle has a great love for coffee. Dune’s menu even has about 14 different coffee beans! So as a coffee connoisseur you are in the right place. Prefer something with less caffeine? Then order kombucha on tap, with options such as jasmine, oolong and ginger beer.

For the hungry visitor, Dune offers dishes including almond pancakes with focaccia. They also have sweets here, such as a cheesecake or cookies.


Van Vollenhovenstraat 14A, 3016 BH Rotterdam


25. Schot Coffee Roasters

Are you already familiar with the Huidenclub? This creative space can be found in a monumental building between the old historic Delfshaven and the M4H district. A new coffee shop has recently opened in their building: Schot Coffee Roasters. A great place to enjoy quality coffee and cake, while sitting on unique furniture made by Jonas Lutz.


Pelgrimsstraat 5c, 3029 BH Rotterdam


26. Restaurant STER

Chef Terry Priem and his wife Esther van Otterloo, known from Gastrobar STER in Kralingen, have opened a second restaurant in Rotterdam. After a soft opening for groups from mid-December 2022, the restaurant will officially open on January 16, 2023.

Sixty guests can enjoy a high-quality kitchen. Terry Priem: “Here we cook next level if you compare it with the gastro bar and on a level that I have never done anywhere else. My signature of harmonious flavours and colours on the plate has remained, as well as the cool and playful atmosphere. My kitchen chef is Nino Koster, who has been sous chef at Gastrobar STER for years and who previously worked at restaurant Aan de Zweth in Schipluiden. Sous chef is Joe Liem, who has restaurants De Burgemeester in Linschoten and Aan de Zweth on his resume.”

The menu offers a lot of choice, including an à la carte section. In addition to a chef’s menu, there is a vegetarian menu and a menu with more exclusive ingredients such as caviar and truffle. All dishes in the menus are described, so that the guest knows in advance what he will get on the plate. There is also an à la carte menu and a lunch menu.


Honingerdijk 265, 3063 AM Rotterdam


27. Bar Blink

You can visit Bar Blink in the Wijnhaven all day long. To work, have lunch, dinner or endless drinks with a view of the iconic Willemsbrug. This beautiful catering business is open every day of the week from 10 a.m., so you can join us for ‘Coffee Happy Hour’ to start the day off right.

The menu features Mediterranean dishes with a nod to the Middle East. You can order endlessly Shakshuka, homemade falafel, grilled cauliflower and glazed octopus. Bar Blink describes itself as an ‘all day, every day cafe’.

So there is a chance that you will settle down here with your laptop and a good cup of coffee, order breakfast and end the day with a drink with friends. Local residents, students of the art academy and regular guests already know to find this nice place for a while and now you can too.


Wijnhaven 59, 3011 WJ Rotterdam


28. Tasty Tiengemeten

If you want a very special night out, then this is a tip for you! Since November 1, it is possible to visit the beautiful nature island of Tiengemeten for the Tasty Tiengemeten. With this new concept, TinyParks de Herberg wants to attract visitors to the beautiful island in the autumn and winter.

Every Friday and Saturday you can enjoy food, comedy, music and a light walk here. The nature of the island of Tiengemeten is combined with a three-course menu, various comedians and festive bands.

Read more about dining on the island of Tiengemeten.


Tiengemeten 1, 3284 BE Zuid-Beijerland


29. Barlou

A new gem on the Benthuizerstraat: Barlou. You can enjoy good food and drinks here from Thursday to Sunday. It is in a beautiful building; you may remember it from when Wes Ettentje and subsequent Smells Good in the Hood were housed in it.

You can go to Barlou for a good drink. That is why the menu includes tasty wines and various types of specialty beer. They also make various cocktails, such as Dark ‘N Stormy, Espresso Martini and a Kaffir Lime Sour. Prefer a coffee or ginger tea? They have!

And then the food. Of course they have snacks to go along with your drinks, such as kimchi croquettes and cheese sticks. But be sure to visit Barlou for lunch (on weekends) or dinner as well. A small selection of the food menu: shakshuka, fried burrata, camembert with dates from the oven and a halloumi burger.

Then the relaxed atmosphere that hangs there is worth mentioning. Whether you’re there on a Friday evening to kick off the weekend or on a quiet Sunday to discuss the past weekend, it’s the perfect hangout in Rotterdam Noord!


Benthuizerstraat 94A, 3035 CR Rotterdam


30. SHIN

On the 8th of July 2022 a modern, cosy Japanese tapas bar and matcha café in izakaya style has opened at the Rodezand in Rotterdam: SHIN Rotterdam. Visit this hotspot for Japanese cocktails and whisky’s and various delicious Japanese dishes, just like you can the typical laidback izakaya bars in Japan.

Next to that, matcha lovers can indulge themselves at SHIN. Because here they serve real Japanese matcha, from the Japanese town of Shizuoka and made by a company of tea farmers who have been in the business for more than 100 years.

What can you expect from the matcha menu? For example, various matcha desserts, such as the Matcha Parfait, a popular dessert in Japanese cafes, and home-made matcha ice cream to (warm) drinks with matcha, such as the matcha latte.

You can order the matcha at different levels, both for the drinks and the desserts. The higher the level, the stronger and purer the matcha. The staff can of course help you with this.

Want to know more? Read our article about this new Japanese tapas bar in Rotterdam.


Rodezand 23B-25, 3011 AM Rotterdam


31. Amore

A new exciting resto bar where life is celebrated has opened up on Tiendplein: Amore. The founders are Kim Pieters and Kelly Vincent, the team behind Weelde.

Amore invites you to explore with shared dining and an extensive drinks menu. There is also a small dance floor where things can get a bit out of hand…

Owner Kim about Amore: “We are ready to sit on the terrace all day, stay long after dinner and go dancing. Together with the people you want to have around you. Everyone is looking forward to it, even the staff makes it a party. ”

“It will have the casual feel of a bar open late, but with the quality products of a restaurant without actually being a restaurant.”

Read more about this new gem in Rotterdam West.


Tiendplein 1A, 3014 BH Rotterdam


32. Kilo Kilo Store

Hidden in the centre, on Schouwburgplein to be precise, you will find the recently opened Kilo Kilo vintage store. As the name suggests, you can pay for vintage clothing per kilo here.

The Kilo Kilo team attaches great importance to unique items and good quality materials. You will also find brands such as Nike, Adidas and Levi’s. You can also discover beautiful vintage gems, such as blouses, jackets and more.

Before this new vintage shop opened up, Rotterdam was already acquainted with Kilo Kilo, namely during the Kilo Kilo Sale events. For example, they were present in the Poolcafé at Weelde during an event.


Schouwburgplein 9, 3012 CL Rotterdam


33. Bar Simon

Bar Simon is a nice new hotspot on the Middellandplein in Rotterdam West. Visit this bar-bistro for their large terrace with evening sun, extensive beer and wine list and great food.

Bar Simon’s dishes are inspired by French-Dutch cuisine and are made with high-quality ingredients. Think of special starters such as homemade lentil pate with mushrooms and artichoke in vinaigrette. Three classics have been chosen for the main courses: steak béarnaise, monkfish and a tartelette ratatouille.

You can also have a drink at Bar Simon. In addition to delicious snacks, they have five beers on tap, an extensive wine list and five beautiful cocktails. There is also a wide choice of soft drinks, if you prefer non-alcoholic.


Middellandplein 16A, 3021 BT Rotterdam


34. Café Prêt à Boire

Prêt à Boire means ready to drink and that’s what you can do at the new hotspot Café Prêt à Boire in Afrikaanderwijk. With an impressive drink list with only natural wines, fine beers and soft drinks such as kombucha, there is something to drink for everyone.

Owner Maud van Berlo is known from Blije Wijnen. Together with Chef Titus van Zon she created a menu of delicious dishes inspired by Asian cuisine and with a fun French twist. Vegans and vegetarians are also catered for. All products are organic, local and fresh.

With its large round windows, cheerful yellow awnings and cosy spacious terrace, it’s definitely an asset to the neighbourhood. The bar is inviting to sit down and the round bistro tables are reminiscent of a Parisian bar-a vin. There are seven tables on the mezzanine for a quiet drink or dinner.

Café Prêt à Boire also offers wine tastings and dinners for groups. There is already great, surprising music in the background and in the future they are planning to book DJs!


Bloemfonteinstraat 78C, 3072 HK Rotterdam


35. Bar Bistro LOEVetDIE

A new addition to the Zwaanhals in Rotterdam Noord that we are certainly very happy with: Bar Bistro LOEVetDIE! It is a cosy bar bistro where you mainly enjoy fish dishes in a French atmosphere.

When the sun shines you can sit here on the terrace, but there’s a great vibe inside the restaurant as well. Because of the beautiful interior and French music, you really feel like you’re on holiday.


Zwaanshals 341A, 3035 KL Rotterdam


36. De Luca

A new lunch spot is always welcome! That is why we are happy with De Luca, a new artisanal breakfast & lunchroom in Rotterdam West. A real asset for the local residents (and beyond of course), because here you can enjoy delicious (ice) coffee and a snack in the morning or afternoon.

The owner of De Luca has made her dream come true by opening this spot. Now she loves making homemade banana bread, classic avocado toast with bread from Jordy’s Bakery and coffee from Giraffe Coffee Roasters.


Tidemanstraat 1, 3022 SB Rotterdam


37. Glow

On September 3, 2022, Glow Institute opened its doors on the Lusthofstraat in Kralingen. With the opening of their salon of no less than 200 m2, the location is the place where skin-loving people can go for the most innovative skin treatments.

With five treatment rooms, a juice and lunch bar, a large assortment with the latest skin and beauty products, a beauty bar with the products of Olcay Gulsen and the flagship store of the revolutionary SKNGM, they offer everything here for velvety soft skin.

Check out more beauty salons in Rotterdam.


Lusthofstraat 80c, 3061 WH Rotterdam


38. Izao Jewelry in Kralingen

An artisan goldsmith and jewelry shop has opened in Kralingen: Izao Jewelry. Customers can come here for custom jewelry and the melting of gold into new design. Or browse the store and score a completely new piece of jewelry!

Jewelry designer Nastasia is the face behind Izao. She loves colour and organic shapes and this is reflected in the designs. She often uses precious stones in silver and gold jewelry.


Waterloostraat 176a, 3062 TX Rotterdam


39. Dikke Mic

Do you love karaoke? Then you will be over the moon about the newest addition to our city: Dikke Mic, an authentic Japanese karaoke bar. In the basement you can discover the various karaoke rooms, each with its own theme and inspired by the small Asian streets and alleys. In total there are eight private karaoke rooms that can be booked from four to 30 people.

Got an appetite? Enjoy Asian street food at the street food bar, composed by star chef Ron Blaauw. Order at the bar or order individual snacks for while singing.

The karaoke club was actually created out of sheer necessity, according to entrepreneur Daan van Hal: “We have a karaoke room in our adjacent establishment, Mooie Boules, but it is so popular that it is bursting at the seams. Because we don’t like to disappoint people, we decided to open an authentic Japanese karaoke bar, which has become Dikke Mic. The atmosphere and quality of bites and drinks that you are used to from Mooie Boules, but with an Asian twist.”


Vijverhofstraat 47, 3032 SB Rotterdam


40. OX

Gerechten bij OX Rotterdam

OX is a beautiful new restaurant and cocktail bar in one.

OX’s menu is inspired by Malaysian Chinese cuisine. Chef Alexander Wong (known for FG Restaurant, FG Food Labs and The Suicide Club) surprises you with his take on the Chinese tradition. The dishes – think dim sum, steamed oysters and modern variations of Babi Pangang – are meant to be shared.

Combine the delicious food with the refreshing cocktails from Jacopo Di Domenico (known from Dr. Rotterdam) or choose from the extensive wine list.


That’s classified. Book a table and they’ll let you know where it is!


41. Café Clementine

Do you already know Café Clementine? Since the beginning of this year you can visit this new pop-up restaurant in Barendrecht. So it’s actually located outside Rotterdam. But trust me, it’s worth the detour!

In the glass greenhouse of Café Clementine you can enjoy an all-day menu with beautifully prepared dishes to share. Above you can already see how green it is! In addition, when the weather is nice, it’s a good idea to sit on their terrace.

So drop by for a delicious lunch, dinner and drinks. The dishes are made with local, sustainable products. Many even come from their own garden, such as the edible flowers and herbs.


Spoorlaan 7, 2991 LD Barendrecht


Those are the new hotspots of Rotterdam. Have I overlooked something or are you starting something new in Rotterdam soon? Please contact info @ This list is regularly updated!

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