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The Meent and surroundings are rapidly developing into one of Rotterdams most prominent and dynamic shopping areas. Trendy concept stores like 1 Gorilli and 2 LokalHeroz attract an alternative audience, making this a great spot for people-watching. prego! Love gorgeous clothes, but only if theyre supremely comfortable? Prego! is for you. The expert stylists on staff put together the most stylish sets from brands like Hans Ubbink, Turnover, IKKS and Essentiel.
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Little Venice where you can buy Italian fashion, shoes, jewellery and delicious deli food. Bellissimo! The Soho of Rotterdam. The area around Nieuwemarkt and Pannekoekstraat gets its appropriate nickname from the bohemian feel that developed in conjunction with the arrival of vintage fashion and design boutiques. Check out the artsy people that the area attracts while enjoying a cup of coffee at the 9 Urban Espresso Bar or a glass of wine at 10 Pierres.
11 Very Cherry Polka-dot flamenco shoes, saucy 1950s frocks, retro sunglasses, T-shirts with naughty prints: aficionados of fashions from years gone by will feel like kids in a candy shop here. Great for men and women!

Need to recharge after all that shopping? 15 Picknick Rotterdam serves fresh juices and generous sandwiches, but the 16 Douwe Egberts coffee point that opened recently is a nice place to catch your breath. If youre looking for dinner or cocktails, 17 Level is where you want to be.

Witte de Withstraat is known for its artistic, multicultural atmosphere and dynamic nightlife. Sometimes referred to as the Axis of Art, it runs from Museumpark to the Maritime Museum and is lined in galleries, avant-garde fashion boutiques and art cafs. margreeth olsthoorn en mgh2o Those in the know come to Rotterdam from all over to visit Margreeth Olsthoorns famous shops. Men slip into MGH20, while women head a few doors down for clothing by Martin Margiela, Acne, Hendrik Vibskov and many other designers: subtle fashion with an intriguingly avant-garde edge.
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Together, Oude Binnenweg and Nieuwe Binnenweg form one long trail filled with surprising shops. Not just clothes, either; this area also sells jewellery, books, records and sweet delicacies. From Binnenwegplein you pass by 29 Sissy Boy, 30 Blue Blood and 31 Vanilia before continuing on to Nieuwe Binnenweg. That street includes music shops like 32 Demonfuzz and 33 Plaatboef. The route is lined in opportunities for a drink or a bite to eat including 34 Sijf, 35 Westerpaviljoen, 36 Rotown and 37 Koekela. waar Building a better world starts with WAAR, the gift shop for sustainable products, from fair trade to organic and eco-friendly items. The product range includes good fortune bottles from Bolivia, hand-made bags from India, home accessories that Piet Hein Eek developed in Vietnam, ceramic dish sets from Thailand, and much, much more. birkenstoCk Silver, pink or leopard print: the Birkenstock store on Nieuwe Binnenweg has thongs, sandals and clogs for adults and children in all shapes and sizes.

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* Go to on your mobile phone or download the App from the App Store, iTunes or the Android Market. supertrash Soaring stilettos, silky-soft trousers and tops: SuperTrash offers a seemingly infinite range of ultra-feminine clothes. Founder Olcay Gulsen designs for women like her: ambitious and independent, but unafraid to show her softer side. zola en zola male Hardly any of Rotterdams fashion-conscious crowd (M/F) can bike past Zola without stopping by for a bit. Well worth your while, the collection changes so often that theres always something new. With provocative jeans by Nolita, colourful designs from Superdry and the oh-so-comfy Ahka boots, Zola shows that high fashion can be comfortable too.
6 Dudoks apple pie is renowned well beyond the borders of Rotterdam, but its carrot cake and truffle cakes are also superb! Lounge in the late afternoon sunshine at [7]Caf van Zanten. 7 Caf van Zanten. 5 4

depot rotterdam Design-lovers can shop to their hearts content at Depot Rotterdam with two full floors of fun home accessories. Why not pick up a few colourful cushions for the couch, those cute little stools, or that designer dishpan?
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The market on Binnenrotte is an established tradition. The merchants loudly advertise their fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and f lowers on Tuesday and Saturday. The non-food stands are interesting too: besides bike tyres and smartphone covers, you might be able to snap up a fun side table or secondhand bag. the white house Once the tallest skyscraper in Europe, the White House is still a sight to see. The ground-floor Grand Caf boasts gorgeous Art Nouveau architecture and delicious lunch and dinner menus. One door down, 19 Elit serves the best cocktails in Rotterdam. ginza Margaret West is a DJ and stylist who has her own shop on Pannekoekstraat, featuring classy, but exclusive streetwear for women. Experts say Ginza is also the ultimate womens sneaker store in the Netherlands! galerie urban photos Looking for something nice to hang on your wall? Urban Photos carries beautiful black and white photos of Rotterdam as it is, and as it was. Pre-war prints, characteristic snapshots of the Feyenoord stadium, photos of the port of Rotterdam: Urban Photos will print your selection in the size you prefer.
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marlies dekkers Marlies Dekkers is Rotterdams pride and joy: the working-class girl turned high-class fashionista. Her ground-breaking lingerie, using unusual strap patterns, is now sold in 1000 locations worldwide. A fireplace, a chocolate department and the intimate changing rooms make this store extra-special. betsy palmer It takes a strong-willed woman to resist the appeal of Betsy Palmers shop window. From rubber boots to minimalist Mary Janes: every shoe by Betsy is a work of art that cannot be found in any ordinary shoe shop. klein beginnen The ultimate store for prospective and new parents with taste. Trendy maternity clothes and baby wardrobes, nursery furniture by acclaimed designers, toys, original baby shower gifts and more. No idea what to bring the happy mother and child? The ladies at Klein Beginnen always have suggestions for you!
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stoCkholm One of the highlights of the Oude Haven is the stylishly sleek, yet intimate and welcoming Stockholm. After dinner, the restaurant transforms into a club-style cocktail bar where adults enjoy the atmosphere, the drinks and the clear view of the crowd. The Scheepvaartkwartier is teeming with contrasts. Its historic buildings house several of the best restaurants in town, such as 21 La Stanza and 22 Kip, but they are also home to a handful of bodegas. The Westelijk Handelsterrein is a popular place for viewing art and eating, drinking and dancing, at 23 Smaak for example.


40 fabriCati Home decoration and gift shop Fabricati is a feast for the eyes. Plastic baskets to put on your table, Mexican tablecloths, kitschy candelabras and funny magnets. This is the shop youve always dreamt of for original and affordable gifts.

Veneti passage The Stokviswater was neglected for years... until a group of entrepreneurs joined forces and transformed the little canal into a

kinderkamer Company Young parents come from far and wide to Rotterdam to shop at the Kinderkamer Company: the best place for scoring stylish cradles, cribs, changing tables and other well-designed nursery furniture.


The area around Van Oldenbarneveltstraat, Karel Doormanstraat and Kruiskade is also known in Rotterdam as our fashion district. Shop in style here. Whether you wear Marc Jacobs or Margiela, youre sure to find something you love at 42 Bandolera, 43 Mostert & Van Leeuwen, 44 SHPPR and 45 Roush.
46 Van dijk Cashmere jumpers, silky-soft leggings, perfectly tailored tuxedos and absolute dream gowns: Van Dijk (Wendela to the regulars) always displays the crme de la crme of domestic and foreign designer clothing.

iittala Finnish ceramics brand Iittala is famous for its combination of indestructibility and beautiful design. World-famous designers are often called in to work on new, timeless series, which we would be more than happy to see return to our kitchens.
52 China town Chinese tea, swaying golden cats and bulk bags of dumplings: buy your Chinese food supplies around Kruisplein and Mauritskade and explore the many gift shops, tiny restaurants and fireworks suppliers. Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture are also in ample supply in Rotterdams China Town. The best place to go for Chinese delicacies is Wah Nam Hong Supermarket, tantalising all the senses.


oger Men who like to dress for success will find what they need at Oger. Suits, jackets, shirts and ties, all inspired by the latest in Italian menswear. Think Goodfellas suits in true Sicilian tradition, set off by shiny Santoni shoes. After visiting Oger, who wouldnt be ready to take on the world?


fashion is affiliated with the Fair Wear Foundation, which ensures good working conditions in the production locations. Dont skip the tiny streets that connect the main thoroughfares! They often boast the very best shops - like 66 Future Maman, for all your maternity shopping, not to mention the delicious iced caramel coffee at 67 Mockamore.
68 dille & kamille Home & garden valhalla Dille & Kamille offers infinite variations on the basics. Colourful tablecloths, dishes, handy kitchen tools, tea, herbs and spices, toys and tons of inspiration.

outside the City Centre hillegersberg Hillegersberg is Rotterdams posh satellite town. The gorgeous homes are worth a look on their own, but the chic and cosy Bergse Dorpstraat is the highlight, where everyone knows your name and quality reigns supreme. Small and exquisite, Pas de Nom sells tunics by Isabel Marant and tops by POPcph, and Forte Shoes offers perfect pumps just a few doors down. LAltra Donna on Freericksplaats is also a great place to sample the Hillegersberg glamour. Hungry after all that shopping? Stop by Restaurant Zotte for some Gillardeau oysters and a glass of crisp white wine. kralingen This upscale neighbourhood of notaries, lawyers and doctors is also home to many students, thanks to the close proximity of Erasmus University. The prosperous locals frequent the excellent delis, wine shops and other culinary speciality shops on the exuberant Lusthofstraat. Oostzeedijk is also a popular spot to shop (vintage and novelties) and to see and be seen, not to mention the several fantastic restaurants. Cosy and charming, De Hemel op Aarde serves great tapas, and De Kleine Ondeugd - a trendy, narrow restaurant that serves a spicy three-course Thai meal for a nice price - is packed every night. zuidplein Trying to escape the rain? The metro takes you all the way to the heart of the Zuidplein shopping centre, the oldest indoor mall in Rotterdam, where shoppers are always warm and dry. The many shops range from Cool Cat to M&S, from Bakkerij Bart to Suri Food, not to mention nail salons and hairdressers. aleXandrium This shopping boulevard features 16 megastores, a shopping centre with 136 shops, and a speciality home decoration mall with 60 shops. Open seven days a week, this is the perfect place to find inspiration for your home, shop for clothes or just go browsing. From Prnatal to Primark and Mediamarkt, from Beter Bed to Natuzzi. historisCh delfshaVen The most picturesque place to shop, this inner harbour area in Rotterdam West has exceptional antique stores and novelty shops tucked away between galleries, cafs and restaurants (tips: De Parel for Lebanese food and Caf De Ooievaar to sample the local genevers). Check out Manet, where you can buy porcelain, silver and flatware. Or De Maritieme art and antiques shop, housed in the former Henkes gin distillery. oude noorden This former working-class neighbourhood has recently become an up-and-coming shopping district, similar to Le Marais in Paris. More and more designers and creative entrepreneurs are moving into the renovated buildings in Zwaanshals and along Zaagmolenkade. Find vintage design at Spam, marvel at the art on display in Rotabs Stylecenter, pick out pastries at Lof der Zoetheid and stroll along the Rotte River.





hugo boss store Bold yet elegant clothing and shoes, his and hers. Perfumes, colognes, watches and sunglasses add the finishing touches to the Hugo Boss image.




54 akkerman brillen From the buffalo horn frames to glasses that have been handpainted in an anaconda print: you wont find cookie-cutter spectacles at Akkermans optometrists. Each pair is a work of art in its own right. 47 s zomers Just calling s Zomers a flower shop does not do it justice. A stroll through the shop is a sensation that tantalises the senses with the exceptional scents, colours and shapes you encounter.

From 57 HEMA to 58 H&M, from 59 Bijenkorf to the 60 Body Shop: all the best-known shops and department stores are along Lijnbaan and around Beursplein and the Beurstraverse, known locally as the shopping gutter. Dont miss the biggest bookstore in the Netherlands, either - 61 Selexyz Donner has 11 floors of books! de slegte Besides the extensive selection of remaindered books, De Slegte offers two full floors of second-hand books, rare antique editions and old prints. Architecture, Rotterdam, shipping and more: this bookshop offers it all, as well as beautiful photo books or handy travel guides. steVe madden Rock n roll and the street have been major inspirations for Steve Madden, shoe king of the 21st century. Keenly sensitive to the latest trends, Steve also sells his designs in Rotterdam on Lijnbaan. swatCh store If there is one brand that has been a fashion staple for forever, Swatch is it. These Swiss watches are currently experiencing their umpteenth revival. Rock-solid as always, the latest models are sold at the Swatch Store. eXpresso store When you buy a T-shirt at Expresso, you can rest assured that no small children were involved in making it. Expresso womens
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nen XaVier Nen Xavier has structured his store much like he structures his own closet: a mixture of affordable basics, young designers and undiscovered labels, a number of eye-catchers supplemented by beautiful vintage apparel and excellent accessories. And of course classics as well, which never go out of fashion. ansh46 Looking for a simplicit naturelle La one-of-a-kind item? Garments that might be a bit provocative? ANSH46 le jardin et la cuisine brands that pour la maison, carries innovative clothing by are still gaining ground in the Netherlands. This includes the Scandinavian labels Minimarket and Carin Wester. bags & the City This shop understands exactly what makes a womans heart beat faster: bags and shoes. The shop owners take regular trips to Milan, Paris, London and New York, compiling their collections with the greatest of care.
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shoebaloo Sneakers by Gucci and Givenchy, crocodile-leather and ankle boots by Gianni Barbato, stiletto heels by Miu Miu: Shoebaloo sells top-ranking footwear fashions for both men and women, in a shop interior that would be perfect as a museum.


lush Sudsy goodness is everywhere you look at Lush. None of those standard soaps your grandmother might have used; Lush sells luxurious ShowerSmoothies, Scrubcreams and Emotibombs, all made by hand. fleur Crazy about warm earth tones and soft natural fabrics? Fleur has what you want. She buys exactly what she prefers to wear: flowing dresses from Duchess, soft shirts by American Vintage, leather jackets from Busk Busk, tailored jackets by Patrizia Pepe, and much, much more. Looking for tips on where to find the best architecture, festivals, tourist attractions and restaurants in Rotterdam? Drop by ROTTERDAM.INFO, your central source for Rotterdam information. The enthusiastic staff provide personal assistance, but feel free to browse around and pick up a few free brochures. A wide range of souvenirs and knick-knacks are sold in the shop. Gift certificates, concert tickets, public transport tickets and parking vouchers are sold at the ticket desk.
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Rotterdam is a shopping paradise. Not only are there tons of options, but the shops downtown are open seven days a week. Even outside of the famous shopping boulevards, Rotterdam offers a wealth of exceptional shops and boutiques. Roaming Rotterdam takes you on a trip past the best spots in town, some of which have not yet been discovered. Follow the black road signs marked Rondje Rotterdam, or find your own way with this map as your guide. haVe fun disCoVering rotterdam!
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