Tips for a weekend in Rotterdam 1


Tips for a weekend in Rotterdam 1

The New York Times published a list with 52 hot places to visit in 2014. Guess what? Rotterdam is number 10 on the list: the Netherlands’ second city with first class architecture. It’s modern. It’s innovative. And it’s future friendly.

As the NY Times mentioned, the Kunsthal museum just reopened in February and Holland’s first indoor market will open its doors in October. In a few months, we can lick our fingers in front of 100 stalls with fresh and fair products in a forty-meter high arch made of natural stone: the Markthal.

But hey. Don’t wait until October. Rotterdam is already quite awesome. Plan a trip. And let us show you what Strawberry spots to visit. Here we go: our tips for Rotterdam, part I.

Have an award winning cup of coffee at Hopper Bakery while sniffing up the fresh baked bread made of three ingredients: flour, water and salt. Or stop by the Urban Espresso Bar. Mmm: bio muesli and fig cheese cake.

Remember our trip down Memory Lane? Have an oeuf cocotte or edamame sandwich. Or visit Picknick around the corner for more dishes with local and seasonal products. Another tip: ‘broodje schorem’ at Jordy’s Bakery. A meatball (organic meat) served on a thick slice of homemade bread, named after the Barber shop a few doors further.

Hold you horses. In two weeks we'll show you part two of our highlights.

Illustration: Saskia Haex