rotterdam

Hello, rotterdam

Rotterdam is a young, dynamic city, continuously renewing itself at a rapid rate. Sparkling skyscrapers, an impressive port, trendy restaurants and food markets, renowned museums and awesome festivals are the direct result of the can-do mentality of the Rotterdammers. Add to that the many extraordinary attractions and city tours — by bike, bus, boat or on foot — and you understand why Rotterdam was voted Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016.

Bars & Nightlife

The Bars & Nightlife to Visit

Rotown — The Vegan Snackbar

Rotown is a popular place to listen to live bands from Rotterdam and abroad, but also for dancing on various dj-tunes. Rotown has been an institution in the city's musical history for over a quarter-century. It hosts primarily alternative bands and artists, from pop to dance.

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Maassilo / Factory010

Maassilo / Factory010 is located in a former grain silo at Massshaven, near the Maas River and one of the most spectacular club venues in the Netherlands. All kinds of dance and music programmes regularly take place here, presented by various party organisers. The clubs patronage consists of different cultures and sub-cultures who represent the core of the trendy international club scene.

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Annabel

Annabel

Enticing, raw and urban are the words that describe this café and pop stage a stone's throw from Rotterdam Central Station. Annabel is one point of the golden triangle of Schiestraat (the other two are Biergarten and BAR). When it's sunny, you can enjoy a seat outside.

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Jazz and more at Bird

Bird

BIRD jazz club not only wants to revive the jazz past, but also wants to update it for the 21st century. Jazz and related genres like soul, latin & funk, hiphop, afrobeat and electronica form the core of the music programming, complemented by other jazz-related art disciplines such as performance poetry, film and visual arts.

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Ballroom

Ballroom's hallmark is its selection of over 52 different gins from 14 countries, enough to impress even the most jaded gin connoisseur. To go with your gin, order some of their famous meatballs. Ballroom has two patios, one on the street side and one in the garden, where you can sit outdoors along the back of the bar.

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Aloha

Aloha

Once it was the Tropicana swimming complex, full of children splashing and playing in the pools and zooming down the waterslide. Today it's home to the hip Aloha Bar: a multifunctional dining facility on the Maas, with bar, restaurant, coffee roaster, and riverside patio. The Aloha Bar always has something interesting on offer, from the regular schedule of children's activities to evenings devoted to dance or film nights.

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