best burgers in Rotterdam

Best burgers

They used to be random fast-food snacks, but now restaurants build their whole existence around them. Burgers have become a culinary work of art. And Rotterdam has enough artists to serve you the best. Words: Gerdien Barnard Hamburg Hamburg was one of the first true burger restaurants in town. The beef is Dutch and the …

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Calaboose in Inside Rotterdam


Satés and cocktails are a divine combination, especially if served by the ‘Saté Man’ together with shakers from cocktail bar Dr. At Calaboose. Take a seat at the restaurant’s detached building or ‘tropical’ inner garden and dine on Indonesian dishes with a twist (saté ajam, babi, gado gado, rendang, sajoer lodeh). Drinks include the Honeymaker …

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Black Smoke restaurant

Black Smoke

The king of the barbecue, Jord Althuizen, and captain of liquids, Kasper Stuart, have teamed up and transformed an old fire station at the monumental Van Nelle Factory on the Delfshaven Schie into a ‘blistering hot’ barbecue restaurant with a giant dining bar. Order Latin-inspired bar snacks (from the Argentinian grill, African braai or Japanese …

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A free state for music and food at the Weelde

De Weelde

This place is amazing. A-MA-ZING. It is so unique and creative. Weelde is a free state in Rotterdam West where music, theatre, art, performance, food and drink meld together. The grounds are over two hectares and include a lunchroom, a restaurant, a bar, a lush garden, a large shed and a huge greenhouse. Check their …

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Walk into Destino and you know you have reached your destination. Destino serves next level tapas. After nine years, ownership has recently changed hands as Niels Koomans and Nelleke Elbert handed over the Spanish baton from Niels Koomans. He has hardly touched the concept, however, whereas lunch was previously not on the menu at Destino, …

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