De Beren Boot (Aanlegsteiger aan de Parkhaven t.o. Euromast, Rotterdam) — experience a culinary boat tour on the Maas river with the Berenboot. Enjoying the view of the Rotterdam Skyline while savouring delicious grilled meat and fish dishes. During the two and a half hour sailing tour, you can eat all the sate and spare […]
Dam Square Area (Amsterdam) — this area offers a wealth of shopping. A favored destination is De Bijenkorf, a popular Dutch department store somewhat comparable to the American Bloomingdale’s. The many mainstream stores of the nearby Magna Plaza shopping center (behind the Royal Palace) are open seven days a week until 7 p.m. (until 9 […]
Beurstraverse (Beurstraverse 186, Rotterdam) — The Beurstraverse, locally known as the Koopgoot or ‘buying trench’, runs under Coolsingel. Situated below street level but mostly open to the air, this shopping street has many major chain stores, including HEMA, Zara and H&M. Children just love the water fountains.
Toffler (Weena Zuid 33, Rotterdam) — Toffler is situated in an old underpass below Weena and focuses on 21 + people who enjoy progressive electronic music. LED lights and good sound make the long tunnel warm and intimate. Electronic music DJs such as Seth Troxler, Marco Carola, Nic Fanciulli, Nicole Moudaber, Richie Hawtin, and John […]
Villa Thalia (Kruiskade 31, Rotterdam) — Villa Thalia is located in an old movie theatre on the Lijnbaan (Rotterdam’s major shopping street). The huge movie screen is the only thing that reminds you of that. The club has become a popular nightlife location in Rotterdam. Villa Thalia has five floors and includes a VIP Only […]
Rotown (Nieuwe Binnenweg 17-19, Rotterdam) — Rotown is a café, restaurant and pop music venue under one roof. With the atmosphere of a café-restaurant but with a fully-fledged pop stage, Rotown has become an indispensable part of the Rotterdam club scene. The programme organizers are way ahead of their time and often discover talented artists […]
Paradiso (Weteringschans 6-8, Amsterdam) — This former church building, a short distance from the busy Leidseplein nightlife centre, plays host to one of the most popular alternative mid-size music venues and nightclubs in Amsterdam. Similar in spirit to the Beacon Theater in New York City, Paradiso has stood in this spot since 1968, when the […]
Panama nightclub (Oostelijke Handelskade 4, Amsterdam) — despite the name, this is not a Latin nightspot. Instead, this Amsterdam venue features top-name house & techno DJs. There are also live acts that fill up the vast dance floor of this waterside warehouse club.
Melkweg (Lijnbaansgracht 234A, Amsterdam) — Probably the most famous club/entertainment complex in this part of Europe, the Melkweg lives up to the hype for most visitors and can be an entertaining place to go even when you don’t recognize any of the names on the bill. It’s actually five separate venues in one complex, and […]
La Luna (Mauritsweg 46, Rotterdam) — Club La Luna is a popular salsa club in the center of Rotterdam. If you like tropical dance styles like salsa, merengue, bachata and cha cha cha, Club La Luna is the place to be. Every Saturday the club has Brazilian Evening with live bands.