The Nederlands Fotomuseum is located at the peninsula entitled 'Kop van Zuid', a district in the south of Rotterdam. After you crossed the Erasmus Bridge, you arrive at a place full of spectacular high-rise, historic warehouses, cultural hotspots, food markets, restaurants, and cafes.
Combine you visit to the Nederlands Fotomuseum with one of the hotspots in Rotterdam and enjoy your city trip. On this page, we've listed some of the best things to do in Rotterdam.
The buillding 'De Rotterdam' is designed by the world famous architect Rem Koolhaas. The three linked towers are nearly 150 metres high, forming a ‘vertical city’ of high-class flats, a 4-star hotel, offices, shops, restaurants, fitness and parking facilities. Enjoy the best view of Rotterdam and book a room at the Nhow Hotel which is located in De Rotterdam.
From 1873 until the 1970s, thousands of passengers departed for the US from Cruise Terminal Rotterdam, which housed the arrival and departure halls. Cruise ships have recently started to dock here again. Have a look at the cruise calender.
Hotel New York
Hotel New York can be found on walking distance of the museum. The building was formerly the Holland America Line head office. The buildings air of nostalgia brings to mind the drama of Dutch immigrants setting sail from here to seek a new life in North America. Besides it being a hotel, it also has two restaurants, the NY Basement has a prize winning cocktail bar.
Room Mate Bruno is a luxury hotel located in Pakhuismeesteren, a former tea warehouse owned by the Dutch East India Company. It is a wonderful place to stay and it's located next to the museum.
The LantarenVenster is just two minutes’ walk from the museum. They focus on film and music, especially jazz.
Don't forget to cross the brigde to the Katendrecht district. It's now home to the hip and happening - definitely worth a visit.
Fenix Food Factory
The Fenix Food Factory is an indoor market for fresh foods where you can shop for authentic and traditional products: from bread straight out of the oven to homemade sausage and homebrewed cider. The sidewalk café on the waterfront offers an enchanting view of the sunset over the Maas River, and the Kaapse Brouwers brew a fantastic array of beers.
Deliplein, a charming city square, is lined in cosy restaurants, lunchrooms and cafés, many of which have outdoor seating areas. Try some fresh fish at Vislokaal Kaap, eat the Classic French cuisine at Bistrot du Bac, go for a Pizza at Bleij or enjoy a spicy Thai curry at Delibird.
The island’s pride and joy is the Steamship Rotterdam , the cruise ship that sailed back and forth between Rotterdam and New York in the 1960s and is now permanently moored at the tip of the Katendrecht peninsula. Great place to stay or to just to have some drinks.