Old Dutch Rum Inside Rotterdam

Old Dutch

Mention Dutch liquor and jenever may just come to mind. Some of the largest, globally known brands have their origins in the Rotterdam region, so it’s no surprise that locals can always come up with a good reason to enjoy a little ‘neut’ (tipple). Next time you need (or deserve) a drink, go for a …

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Orange Night

Nacht van Oranje The night before King’s Day, Ahoy Rotterdam transforms into one big orange arena. More than 12,000 fans of Dutch music, all dressed in orange, sing along to the biggest hits from the most popular Dutch artists. The lyrics are displayed on large screens, so even if you don’t speak Dutch fluently, you …

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Hulstkamp Gebouw

Hulstkamp Building: A Future-Proofed City Icon ‘HULSTKAMP GEBOUW’. Every Rotterdammer knows the handsome building with the bright red lettering on Noordereiland, yet they might not be able to say much about its130-year history. Now, after a restoration, the building is back to its former splendour, and it’s time to get up close and personal. Words: …

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Walking past the shop of Cor and Tonia de Graaf, you can catch the mouth-watering smell of roasted nuts. Step inside to discover a rich assortment of national traditionally-made cheeses such as Boerenkaas (farmer’s cheese) from Krimpenerwaard, “Gouda cheese” from The Groene Hart, and cheese from North Holland. Great foreign cheeses and matching wines are …

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