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    Shopping Tour Rotterdam City Center: open 7 days per week!
    Shopping in Rotterdam’s city centre basically takes place between Central Station and ‘Blaak’ Railway Station. There are many shopping areas in Rotterdam city centre with the Lijnbaan as the most famous one. You can spend hours of shopping and if you follow the shopping guide below you won't miss a thing!

    Hoogstraat Rotterdam shops
    From Station Blaak, cross the big market square called Binnenrotte. The Rotterdam Library is at your right hand side. Drink Rotterdam’s award winning cup of coffee at Bagels and Beans (Hoogstraat 129b). Enter Hoogstraat to the left. If you are looking for body care and health products have a look at De Tuinen (Hoogstraat 191).Visit department store V&D not only for their wide variety of goods but also for their roof top terrace Laplace that offers a good lunch with a nice view on the city center (Hoogstraat 185). Mid 2014 the brand new Market Hall will arise here. In this indoor market plenty of fresh F&B will be sold. Hoogstraat leads to Beursplein.

    Korte Hoogstraat and Rodezand Rotterdam shops
    Make a short detour from Hoogstraat (abeam Peek & Cloppenburg) to the left for alternative clothing at the Funky House (Korte Hoogstraat 15a) or for cosy home and kitchen decoration at Dille & Kamille (Korte Hoogstraat 22).Visit Cappucino (Korte Hoogstraat 23) and enjoy their extraordinary coffee specialties. Make a short detour from Hoogstraat to the right to Fleur (Rodezand 21) for female high fashion and trendy shoes and boots. For affordable men’s suits have a look at Suitsupply (Rodezand 9-13). Now walk back to Hoogstraat: it will directly lead you to the Beursplein area.

    Beursplein Rotterdam shops
    Stroll around at Beursplein which is dominated by the huge green coloured World Trade Center. and don’t miss ‘The Mall’ where you can find stores like America Today (USA apparel), Björn Borg (underwear), Gant Store (menswear), Lacoste, Hennes & Mauritz, Marlboro Classics (menswear) and Van Os Lederwaren (exclusive travel goods). For stylish shoes have a look at Dungelmann (Beursplein 19). If you need a break with an attitude, enjoy the sights and sounds of Rotterdam at Staal café (Beursplein 33). Now it’s time to descend the stairs into the Beurstraverse.

    Beurstraverse Underpass shops
    Beurstraverse is also called the not so flattering ‘Koopgoot’ by the Dutch meaning ‘Shopping Gutter’. The Beurstraverse underpasses Rotterdam’s most expensive street Coolsingel. There are all kinds of retailers in Beurstraverse, such as Douglas perfumery and many fashion shops like Esprit and Vanilia. If you are looking for a no nonsense department store with excellent value for money have a look at Hema. If you’re looking for a gift shop, don’t miss KKEC. The Belgian Chocolate at Leonidas is a sweet gift as well. For posh coffee related gifts have a look at Simon Lévelt. Ascending the stairs from Beurstraverse you see the famous and classy department store De Bijenkorf at your right hand side. Now enter the Lijnbaan direction left. This short stretch of Lijnbaan will lead you to Binnenwegplein.

    Binnenwegplein Rotterdam shops
    At lifestyle store E-plaza (Binnenwegplein 20d) game enthusiasts have a great selection of computer games and DVD’s. Your visit to Rotterdam isn’t complete without having tried Bram Ladage’s home made French fries. Try ‘patatje oorlog’, that is French fries with mayonnaise and peanut butter sauce. (Beursplein 24). The eight storey Polare book store (Lijnbaan 150) has a huge collection of more than 250.000 titles displayed on more than 6000 square meters! Continue this shopping tour and cross Karel Doormanstraat to Oude Binnenweg.

    Oude Binnenweg Rotterdam shops
    Continue your walk on Binnenwegplein and cross Karel Doormanstraat (direction Kentucky Fried Chicken) to make a short detour on Oude Binnenweg. Sissy Boy (Oude Binnenweg 32) is located directly at the corner with men and women fashion and Sissy-Boy Homeland for quite expensive home decoration. The British brand Superdry (Oude Binnenweg 113) is a label inspired by American and Japanese fashion fusion. Drink a draft beer at the 125 year old café Melief Bender (Oude Binnenweg 134b). Also the Vanilia outlet store (Oude Binnenweg 132) is located here. Now walk back to Karel Doormanstraat.

    Karel Doormanstraat Rotterdam shops
    Walking from Oude Binnenweg, take Karel Doormanstraat to the left. Outdoor fans can gear up at Active Life (Karel Doormanstraat 398). A must see culinary gift shop is Oil & Vinegar (Karel Doormanstraat 457a). Strolling down Karel Doormanstraat, you pass the huge ‘Pathé’ cinema and ‘De Doelen’ Theatre at your left hand side. At the end of Karel Doormanstraat enter ‘Plaza’ shopping centre to the left to have a look at the Coccinelle shops (Plaza 12 and 20). Coccinelle has an exclusive collection of both shoes and kids wear. Continue this shopping route by entering Kruiskade, opposite to Theatre ‘De Doelen’, or alternatively make the Van Oldenbarneveltstraat shopping detour.

    Van Oldenbarneveltstraat shopping detour
    Walking on Karel Doormanstraat, the side street Van Oldenbarneveltstraat is really worth a detour, as there are many unique, and more intimate shops. Nan (van Oldenbarneveltstraat 92) has a modern collection of very nice business style female suits. Wendela van Dijk (van Oldenbarneveltstraat 105 and 146) is the number one shopstop for ladies designer labels. Don’t forget to enter Roush, a New York style ladies fashion shop (Van Oldenbarneveltstraat 93). An insider tip for a culinary homemade style lunch is Mangiare (Van Oldenbarneveltstraat 123a). The lunch menu differs from day to day and also Italian cooking workshops and catering service are offered in their basement. Now return to Karel Doormanstraat or Kruiskade.

    Kruiskade Rotterdam shops
    Kruiskade is home of some Rotterdam’s most exclusive shops. Shoebaloo (Kruiskade 57c) is a quite expensive but unquestionably Rotterdam’s trendiest shoe shop. The Oger‘s (Kruiskade 63-65) classy store is the number one address in Rotterdam for Italian labeled men’s business suits, shirts and ties. A big Hugo Boss flagship store with men and women clothing shoes and bags is located at Kruiskade 57b. Kruiskade leads you to Rotterdam’s main shopping street Lijnbaan.

    Lijnbaan Rotterdam shops
    Walking down Kruiskade turn right onto Lijnbaan, easily recognized by Roberto Botticelli’s exclusive Italian shoe store (Lijnbaan 50) and the huge and trendy clothing store of the Spanish label Bershka (Lijnbaan 52). Lijnbaan is the mother of all shopping streets in Rotterdam with many flagship stores. After a 50 meters walk, make a short detour to the right into Korte Lijnbaan (opposite to Stadhuisplein). Visit Unox Soup Factory to have a cup of soup and more… (Korte Lijnbaan 8). London City Club (Korte Lijnbaan 5) has a nice collection of both sporty polo’s and classic college wear. Continue your shopping tour on Lijnbaan. Buy soccer merchandise at the Feyenoord Fan Shop (Lijnbaan 32). Eat the famous triangle shaped sandwiches 'Bartjes' at Bart's Bakery (Lijnbaan 67). Donna Guy (Lijnbaan 58) is the place to be for Paris Hilton wannabes with expensive trademarks like Moncler. Half way the Lijnbaan, now enter Aert van Nessstraat.

    Aert van Nesstraat Rotterdam shops
    Walking down the Lijnbaan, abeam the exclusive jeweller Schaap + Citroen (Lijnbaan 77), turn right into Aert van Nessstraat and shop at Farfalla (Aert van Nesstraat 54) for boutique women’s fashion and Buddha to Buddha quality bijous. Rotterdam’s well known shoe store Van den Assem (Aert van Nesstraat 38) has a vast choice of smart Italian footwear for both men and women and a wide range of UGG boots. To continue the shopping route walk down Aert van Nesstraat in the opposite direction to Coolsingel. After crossing the busy Coolsingel, the Aert van Nesstraat leads you directly to Meent, easily recognizable by Rotterdam’s majestic town hall and McDonald’s fast food restaurant on the left. Before entering Meent though, bookworms find a mishmash of both used antique maritime books and books in the field of architecture, art and history of Rotterdam at bookstore De Slegte (Coolsingel 83).

    Meent Rotterdam shops
    Coolsingel’s side street Meent is a Rotterdam’s cultural street, where you won’t find any mainstream stores. Prego (Meent 118) offers every day but stylish clothing. If you’re still not tired of shoe shops, Shoeclub (Meent 98) offers all kinds of footwear and exclusive leather bags in a modern ambience. Have the best apple pie in town at Dudok (Meent 88), located in a Bauhaus-style café where the cultural and business scenes meet. Young and old take it easy here and read their daily news paper sipping their coffee. The delicious apple pie is also available for takeaway in their bakery next door (Westewagenstraat 52). Find sophisticated girl fashion at SuperTrash (Meent 85a) the shop that is run by Olcay Gulsen. For delicious and unique chocolate gifts like tulips, hearts and lollypops, you have to walk in at De Bonte Koe (Delftsevaart 26). Ventidue (Meent 89) has a nice female fashion collection and if you’re looking for a top end body care products and gifts, Sabon (Meent 54-56) is a must see. Sabon also includes a small beauty salon, the so called Sabon Spa. In summer people are lining up for Rotterdam’s award winning Italian ice cream at De IJssalon (Meent 69a), where a unique Harley Davidson bike with an ice side car is parked in front of their café. Continue the shopping tour and enter Pannekoekstraat to the right abeam the pancake restaurant.

    Pannekoekstraat Rotterdam shops
    From Meent, enter Pannekoekstraat to the right. This street is named after Pancake restaurant Seth (Meent 20), where many sorts of pancakes have been served for decades. If you’re interested in ultra-modern interior design, don’t miss Depot Rotterdam (Pannekoekstraat 66a). Have a shopping break at café Pierre's outdoor terrace (Pannekoekstraat 38a). Their concept is easy: excellent coffee, excellent lunch and dinner for an excellent price. Don't miss the Bohemian boutique by the two Jibodh-brothers at Pannekoekstraat 48a. Level (Pannekoekstraat 76a) is a nice cocktail bar where you could begin your night out. In Pannekoekstraat abeam Café Rembrandt and Sunset Café, turn right on Nieuwemarkt and left into Botersloot. Botersloot leads you back to the Blaak and Hoogstraat area.

    Clearance and parking in Rotterdam city centre
    Avoid visiting the city center at Sunday afternoon by car as it can be quite a problem to find a parking place! Season’s clearance tends to start a bit earlier in the Netherlands than in other European countries: Summer Sale from mid June and Winter Sale from mid December.

    More shopping in Rotterdam?
    Are you not done with shopping yet after following our shopping tour or do you prefer to shop in a mall on a rainy day? The metro takes you to the Zuidplein Mall or to the Alexandrium Mall in 25 minutes. Zuidplein Mall offers another 150 shops and at the Alexandrium Mall has many home decoration stores and a big shopping center. If you prefer staying in the center of Rotterdam, you could go to the market in Rotterdam to get fresh food or the latest bargains!

  • STORE HOURS Rotterdam City Centre

    These are the opening hours for the shops in Rotterdam City Centre:


    1 pm - 5:30 pm


    9 am - 5:30 pm


    9 am - 5:30 pm


    9 am - 5:30 pm


    9 am - 9 pm


    9 am - 5:30 pm


    noon - 5 pm

  • DIRECTIONS Shopping Rotterdam City Centre

    Public transport to Rotterdam center
    You can reach Rotterdam downtown by metro or train to Central Station or Blaak. Central Station is close to the Lijnbaan area and Blaak station close to the Hoogstraat area.

    Parking in Rotterdam center
    You just need to follow the signs ‘Centrum’ at the highway. There are different routes to get to the city centre, depening on which direction you are coming from. The closest parkings within city centre are Westblaak, Bijenkorf, Beurs, Schouwburgplein, Weena, Kruiskade, WTC-V&D and Plaza. Check our page about parking in Rotterdam for more information.

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  • CONTACT Shopping Rotterdam City Centre

    More information can be found on the website of the Beursplein shopping street ( or on our pages about the shopping streets in the center of Rotterdam.

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    Market Hall Rotterdam
    Market Hall Rotterdam
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  • REVIEWS Rotterdam City Centre Shopping

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    5 May 2014, emaly, zuphten 

    wij hebben niet van die grote winkels in ons dorpje/stadje dus vind ik het reuze leuk om in rotterdam te shoppen en ik vind het ook fijn dat ik hier alle informatie heb kunnen vinden


    14 Apr 2013, anne, den haag 

    leuke site en vooral rotterdam is leuk. Ik ga shoppen!


    10 Sep 2012, Patricia, Den Haag 

    Leuke site! Ik zie mijn favoriete winkel Beau Jolie (bij de Meent) er alleen niet bij staan. Juist als je van die aparte leuke boutiekjes houdt, zoals je ook in Soho New York hebt is deze store een aanrader

    Bedankt voor de tip!


    24 Aug 2012, anoniem, amsterdam 

    ik ga morgen naar óf Rotterdam óf Antwerpen om te winkelen. ik denk dat Rotterdam toch echt leuker is. heb er superveel zin in!


    25 Apr 2012, Laura, zeeland 

    shoppen in rotterdam is geweldig! ze hebben alle winkels die je maar kunt bedenken - ook river island, newlook enz - en dus niet alleen de standaard winkels (:

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