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Rotterdam offers great night clubs and entertainment

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Clubs & Bars in Rotterdam

Going out in the best clubs and bars in Rotterdam!

Rotterdam is the number one clubbing city in the Netherlands. There has been an explosive growth of the number of cafés, restaurants, clubs and discotheques over the last couple of years. Since the 80's, Rotterdam has been the birthplace of house and dance music, which is underlined by the multitude of house parties and club nights. Party people from all over the Netherlands and abroad visit Rotterdam to enjoy the best DJ's.

Clubs and Bars at Town Hall Square Rotterdam

The Stadhuisplein area in Rotterdam city centre is a very popular nightlife area and the place where most tourists tend to go. During major events such as Kings Day in Holland and big international soccer games there is always a big party at Town Hall Square in Rotterdam. But even on a regular weekday it is always crowded in the bars. Stadhuisplein offers some of the oldest and most famous pubs in Rotterdam such as Get Back, Coconuts and the Apres-Ski hut. If you want to dance to serious club beats, the VIP Room is the place to be. Just behind Stadhuisplein, next to the Hilton Rotterdam, you'll find a well-known Rotterdam club: Villa Thalia. Also Club Bed Rotterdam is located within walking distance. Just around the corner of Town Hall Square in the Lijnbaan shopping area, you'll find Restaurant / Café De Beurs, a nightlife hotspot for students.

Clubs and Bars at the Old Harbour Rotterdam

Another popular nightlife area is the Old Harbour of Rotterdam. This area is very popular with students, especially in the summer when all the waterfront terraces are full. The party hot spot in the Old Harbour is called Café Plan C. In the Old Harbour you will find many nice restaurants and bars, such as Café De Vrienden with live mussic and also the popular Club Vie is located nearby.
Clubs and Bars at Meent Rotterdam
In and around the Meent shopping street in Rotterdam you will find a number of smaller pubs and clubs, which are a bit more exclusive and often gather a slightly older crowd. You can have a great night out at Café Pol, Cinéma, Level or Café Van Zanten! Club Sorbonne is the place for young partypeople in Rotterdam. And last, but not least, wine bar 1NUL8 Rotterdam and beer pub Bokaal Rotterdam are some of the nightlife hotspots in Rotterdam at the moment.

Clubs and Bars at Witte de Withstraat Rotterdam

Witte de Withstraat in Rotterdam is the cultural street with laid back pubs and a somewhat alternative crowd. Perfect bars for a drink (or two) are Café NRC Rotterdam, Café de Witte Aap and Club De Avondwinkel.

Multi-functional Venues in Rotterdam

The biggest pop concerts, conventions, international trade fairs and sports tournaments take place at convention centrum Ahoy Rotterdam, which consists of various areas. The Ferro Dome Rotterdam is a much smaller music venue located in a former gasometer, in which many huge dance events with electronic music are held. The trendy small scale concert hall and bar Annabel is located opposite Rotterdam Central Station.

After Work Parties in Rotterdam

There are all sorts of after work parties and network drinks in Rotterdam, which are organized at an irregular basis during the weekend, such as Frank, Must, Ketel1, Leo, 30 Love and Metz.



Café Pol

No-nonsense pub with easy going music. A perfect place to start your evening out.


Night club with a big lounge area at the ground floor and a dance floor in the basement.

Café Plan C

Party on the dacefloor or relax and dine on the waterfront terrace in the old harbour.

Club Vie

Trendy club at the bank of the river Maas in Rotterdam with cool party people and DJ's.

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Nightlife in Rotterdam is very diverse and has something to offer for any age and any interest. Read all about the best clubs & bars, cinemas and theatres or try your luck in one of the casinos!



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Café De Vrienden Live

Restaurant and party pub in the Old Harbour of Rotterdam with good vibes and live music.

Villa Thalia

This former cinema is in use as a venue for spectacular dinner shows and great club nights.

Café De Beurs

Eatery with terrace and trendy pub frequented by students at the Lijnbaan shopping area.

The VIP Room

Book an excluvise private table at this night club at the Town Hall Square in Rotterdam.


Have a bite at this trendy eatery & pub at Meent and dance to the latest house beats.


This venue hosts the biggest pop concerts, trade fairs and sport events in Rotterdam.