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I can no longer be considered a new-comer to Rotterdam but this vibrant city still has the ability to surprise and delight me. Let's go for a stroll together around this ever-changing and lively city. More Info

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Roaming Rotterdam

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Make-Over for the Coolsingel

April 15, 2017 by Alexandra

April sees the start of exciting renovation work on the Coolsingel, one of the most recognized and busy streets in the Rotterdam city center. Plans were unveiled in November 2016… Read more…

A Good Plate of Fish & Chips

March 14, 2017 by Alexandra

  If you eat out fairly often in Rotterdam you might have noticed that “Fish & Chips” is being offered ever more frequently on menus. These two English words jump… Read more…

Categories: Food, Rotterdam

A Day at the Farm

February 15, 2017 by Alexandra

Roaming Rotterdam writes about her recent experience on a farm near Rotterdam, after a spur-of-the-moment decision to check out a Lambs’ Day festival!   A couple of weeks ago my… Read more…

Lunching in Rotterdam

January 13, 2017 by Alexandra

Roaming Rotterdam recommends trying these ten lunch spots located in and around the city center…  Let’s do lunch in Rotterdam! Whether meeting up with friends or catching end-of-season sales, here… Read more…

Categories: Food, Rotterdam, South Holland

Christmas and New Year in Rotterdam

December 15, 2016 by Alexandra

Get into the Christmas spirit and celebrate New Year 2017 in Rotterdam.  Here is some information about holiday events happening in Rotterdam Centre this year.  WINTER ICE SKATING RINK  A… Read more…

Categories: Events, Rotterdam

10 Favourite Rotterdam Stores for Christmas Shopping

November 16, 2016 by Alexandra

Christmas decorations have been put up in towns and villages all over Holland and most children have by now already welcomed Sinterklaas and his helpers into their town. The garden… Read more…

Categories: Holidays, Shopping

Hotel New York on Rotterdam’s Wilhelminapier

November 3, 2016 by Alexandra

Rotterdam’s 4-star Hotel New York is housed in a century old monumental building at the west end of Wilheminapier. Find out more about this historic landmark and what is on… Read more…

Categories: Landmarks, Rotterdam

Music of the City: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

October 17, 2016 by Alexandra

The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest) was founded in 1918 and had the title “Society of Professional Musicians for Mutual Cultivation of the Arts”. It started as an amateur… Read more…

Categories: Events, Music, Rotterdam

Colourful Winter Plants For Your Dutch Patio or Balcony

October 3, 2016 by Alexandra

Just because winter can often be grey and bleak in the Netherlands doesn’t mean you have to be without colour for the coldest months of the year. Find out which… Read more…

Categories: Gardening, Houses, Rotterdam

Rotterdam Statues That Make Us Smile

September 17, 2016 by Alexandra

I couldn’t begin, what I hope to be, a series of blogs on statues and sculptures, without first mentioning the oldest known bronze statue in The Netherlands. It is the… Read more…

Categories: Landmarks, Rotterdam