We asked our own Rotterdam bloggers about their favorite independent Rotterdam blogs & websites. Here’s a list of their tips in alphabetical order!
Rotterdam City Blog
If you’re looking for a blog that covers a wide range of events, architecture, and culture in Rotterdam, then the Rotterdam City Blog is the right place for you! Since November 2014, this blog is written and handled by Rotterdam locals, who post stories, photos and videos all about their city-what they like, where to go, and what is going on in Rotterdam currently. They cater mostly to Rotterdam visitors, but their information is also excellent for locals looking for new places and events in their own city!
A blog that is by and for Rotterdammers, the Stadslog Rotterdam (in Dutch – translation here) runs itself as an information hub for what’s new and hot in Rotterdam. This blog dedicates itself to gaining new information about the city of Rotterdam regularly, from small events to restaurant openings, and new public works (projects, street art, monuments), ensuring that Rotterdam locals know what is happening in their city!
Focusing on young creative talent and giving visitors an authentic look into the city of Rotterdam, Bogue (in Dutch – translation here) is a large-scale multimedia platform that creates their own content, brings locals and visitors exciting Rotterdam news and tells stories about the city itself. Bogue dives into the various subcultures in Rotterdam, captures forgotten stories, and brings you information about the ins and outs of what Rotterdam is about, culturally and socially.
A new, original project, IkRotterdam (in Dutch – translation here) is a blog that captures the spirit of Rotterdam through the art of blog runners Evalien Lang, Ferry van Steijn, and Marc Kolle as they draw interesting places in Rotterdam. The art is meant to capture the day-to-day lives of three local Rotterdammers as they record the city in their own unique art styles in pleasant, colorful and creative ways.
De Buik van Rotterdam
De Buik van Rotterdam (in Dutch – translation here) is an independently run journalist-style blog that’s dedicated to the growing food culture in Rotterdam. Run by Rotterdam locals, they list everything that the city has to offer in regards to food, from new and upcoming restaurants and food bars, to older restaurants, bars, and cafes, and the stories that they have.
Meisjes aan de Maas
An online magazine-type blog that talks about the Rotterdam lifestyle, Meisjes aan de Maas (in Dutch – translation here) tell stories about the people, places, and events that are interesting in Rotterdam. Having started in late 2013, Meisjes aan de Maas is one of the largest blogs about culture, lifestyle, and entrepreneurship about the city of Rotterdam.
Did we forget your favorite Rotterdam blog? Please let us know via @spottedbylocals on Twitter or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!