Secret Garden Rotterdam

Image by Silvia Graham

Secret Garden – Central city hideaway

One of the most attractive things in Rotterdam is the endless energy this city gives you. As much as I enjoy the constant energy, sometimes you want to have a little moment just for you or with the person of your choosing, if only for a minute or two.

In the middle of the city centre, hidden away from the hustle and bustle at just a stone’s throw from the Meent, there is a small piece of green tranquillity waiting to be discovered. Behind the Rotterdam City Hall which was designed by Henri Evers and one of the beautiful historic buildings (completed around 1920) to survive the bombings in WWII, there is a small garden just off a columned passageway. It is manicured with a statue or two and a few benches.

It is a gorgeous spot to hide away with a coffee, contemplate your day or just enjoy your surroundings. It is beautifully lit in the evenings and has a magical quality. Walk past the garden under the passageway to have a different scenery than the Coolsingel, to steal a kiss or have a moment to take it all in.

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Details about this spot



Coolsingel 40, Rotterdam

Opening Times

24 hours daily


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)