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Bar Schiemond – Hidden bar with great food

Bar Schiemond in Delfshaven is a must-visit. Enjoy stunning port views, delicious food like Rotterzwam mushrooms, and fresh bread from Aap Noot Brood. No reservations needed!

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Schot Koffie – Cultural Coffee in Rotterdam West

Schot Koffie in Rotterdam’s Diepeveen building offers top coffee, miso brownies, and kimchi toasties. Enjoy weekend markets and barista training.

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Altstadt Kantine – Uncomplicated coffee with a view

Why do I keep coming back? It's simple: it feels like a second living room, where our dog Andes is as welcome as we are.

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Sonneveld

Harvest Café and Bakery – Coffee with a view

If, like me, coffee to you is life, then Harvest Café and Bakery will be your vibe. With beautiful views and a sleek design, it is a coffee lover's dream.

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Graham

Mouterbrug – Hangout spot

"Mouterbrug" is a little floating deck in a canal in Delfshaven, Rotterdam. There's lots to explore around, and the neighborhood shared garden is here, too!

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Little Italy – Shop Italy in the heart of Rotterdam

"Little Italy" in Rotterdam is exactly like a deli of any Italian city. They even have ready-made meals like trout lasagne. Dessert is homemade tiramisu...

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Silvia

Graham

Shaami Huis – The taste of Syria

"Shaami Huis" in Rotterdam makes shoarma exactly like they do in the Levant! Not a fancy place, but not to miss - their kubba is one of my favorites...

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Het Park – City park green extravagance

"Het Park" in Rotterdam is a part of nature around the famous landmark Euromast. There are old buildings to visit, art & beautiful birds, too.

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Silvia

Graham

Capri – The town's ice cream

"Capri" in Rotterdam is where locals go for their first summer ice cream. Popular with adults & children alike, their chocolate reminds me of my childhood.

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Snacks

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Cinthya

Uribe

Boguette – Vietnamese deliciousness

"Boguette" is my prime spot to recuperate so I can continue exploring Rotterdam. This café/snack bar is known for its bubble tea and Vietnamese baguettes.

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Coffee & tea
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Baas

Sajoer Cafe – Fresh juice and healthy breakfast

"Sajoer Cafe" in Rotterdam is great for having a break from sight-seeing. I always go there on Saturdays after yoga for a chai latte & a mangolicious bowl.

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Kleine Kapitein – Books and toys for the kid in you

"Kleine Kapitein" is a lovely children book & toy shop in central Rotterdam. Not only is it my dream childhood shop, it's unexpectedly good for souvenirs!

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