Unfortunately the Dutch summer isn’t always as good as a Spanish one. This is of course no reason not to come to Rotterdam. Just come inside. LantarenVenster is one of those spots to go to when you don’t feel like being outside. Get onto a metro close to your home/hotel and make sure it’s heading towards Wilhelmina Kade. LantarenVenster is a cinema located on the Wilhelminapier (check Wilhelminapier article) somewhere between De Rotterdam and Hotel New York. Yes please, start off with a brunch in Hotel New York, watch a non-regular movie at LantarenVenster and finish with a gin tonic at the NHow bar in De Rotterdam (check the NHow terrace article). Rainy weather? What rainy weather, you just had an awesome day.
LantarenVenster is a cultural center hosting film and music since 1949. In October 2010 it moved to ‘de kop van zuid’ and entered a brand new location with a terrace on the waterside. I prefer to come early and drink a cup of coffee in the lounge area or outside with some sun. No big lines, no forced entrance passing by popcorn machines and other sweet stuff. It’s about feeling at home and watching a good movie you won’t find in the other cinemas in Rotterdam.
If you do like Superman, Spiderman, Batman or other heroes saving the day, check this article: Cinerama. The offer at LantarenVenster ranges from documentaries, mostly European movies to movies for kids. Check their website to get up to date information.