Rotterdam

Rotterdam

Yam Thai – cool outdoor terrace in Rotterdam

Yam Thai – cool outdoor terrace in Rotterdam

While there’s not many reasons to visit North Rotterdam, I stumbled upon this Thai restuarant while looking for an old Vietnamese favorite in the neighborhood that closed down!  The starter of fish cakes was not great, but the curry’s were tasty and loads of chicken.  Not the best i’ve had, but a solid weekday choice.…

A stroll in the park – Kralingse Bos – Rotterdam’s best park

A stroll in the park – Kralingse Bos – Rotterdam’s best park

Want somewhere for a: Picnic Bottle of wine and snacks for a hot date Run in a park Sailing Stroll (especially after a meal at nearby Cucina Vicini or beers at the Tuin!) Swim at a beach (yes, seriously!) You can’t find much better than the Kralingse Bos in north eastern Rotterdam.  Watch the boats…

Your local Italian – Cucina Vicini

Your local Italian – Cucina Vicini

Big open restaurant, and a full length of doors opening up in the summertime, almost like a neighbourhood restaurant in Brooklyn. You can see the Brooklyn style carrying through, very welcome in Rotterdam! It has a mini market as well as adapting to various meals and drinks throughout the day. It’s just around the corner…

Mevrouw Meijer – Classic countryside French

Mevrouw Meijer – Classic countryside French

Mevrouw meijer is a classic restaurant in the sense that it keeps things simple but does those amazingly well.  This is one4 of my favorite restaurants in the netherlands.  It serves French style food but not the pretentious type.  Including wine and a 3 course menu will probably add up to close to 50 EUR…

Restaurant Kip – serves more than just chicken

A bit more than your regular eetcafe, Kip does a good range of food in a nice dining room with old wooden floors and care and attention to the interior. It serves more than just chicken. Van Vollenhovenstraat 25 3016 BG Rotterdam 010 436 9923 restaurantkip.nl‎

Modern Italian – Lux

Lux serves more sophisticated Italian than your regular NL italian local.  Homemade pasta, and a variety of choices ranging from squid to artichokes. Go there for either a simple dinner or a full course menu. A nice modern atmosphere, good for work dinners or even a date. ‘s-Gravendijkwal 133 3021 EK Rotterdam 010 476 2206…

Urban Espresso – NL introduced to Australian urban cafe

Urban Espresso – NL introduced to Australian urban cafe

An Australian lady heads up this cafe, and it’s brother UEB West.  Australia is well known for it’s good cafes – great coffee, good food including breakfasts and cakes, and a cool atmosphere. She pulls it off well here, so well she opened another cafe in the western side of Rotterdam, in a more edgy…