Lijnbaan, Koopgoot and Hoogstraat Shopping, Rotterdam

There are lots of great places to go on a shopping trip when you visit the Dutch city of Rotterdam, but one of the standout highlights is the Lijnbaan. This is the main shopping street in the city and from top to bottom, it is a car-free zone. This was Europe’s first fully pedestrianized shopping area and it was seen as a test case for many other cities around the world who were looking to open up car-free shopping areas. On this street, you can shop among the aisles of some the world’s most popular brand names and chains as well as a good selection of small boutiques. The best known shopping street in the city is De Beurstraverse, also called “De Koopgoot". Its sidewalks are lined with big name chain stores as well plenty of other large stores. For those looking for cheaper options, make your way over to the Hoogstraat which has numerous budget-friendly shops and a clutch of chocolate and lace shops that are always popular with tourists. For fresh produce, try the Market Hall. This open market area is in a courtyard directly under a residential and office building that arcs over it. The entire structure is a marvel of modern architectural design. At night, the interior of the arc is illuminated by different colored LED lights.
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Lijnbaan, Koopgoot and Hoogstraat Shopping Map

Guide Name: Lijnbaan, Koopgoot and Hoogstraat Shopping
Guide Location: Netherlands » Rotterdam
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Author: vickyc

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