Souvenir Shopping Part 1, Rotterdam

It would be a pity to leave Rotterdam without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Rotterdam, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.
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Souvenir Shopping Part 1 Map

Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping Part 1
Guide Location: Netherlands » Rotterdam (See other walking tours in Rotterdam)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Author: Daniel
Egge Maritiem

1) Egge Maritiem

What to buy here: Nautical Decorative Oil Lamps.

Rotterdam is best known as one of the world’s biggest ports. Water and the port have always played an important role in the city. Nautical references reminiscent of the Maritime’s history can be seen around the city: old inner city harbors, historical warehouses and other characteristic paraphernalia of the time. Belonging to the last category are nautical decorative oil lamps: these are traditional oil fueled brass lamps, handmade to...   view more
Feyenoord Fanshop Centrum

2) Feyenoord Fanshop Centrum

What to buy here: Soccer Jersey.

Rotterdam is the home of the professional football club Feyenoord, which is one of the three clubs dominating the Dutch national league and one of the most successful Dutch clubs today. Since its establishment in 1908, the club has won 14 nationals titles, and was the first Dutch club to win the European Cup in 1970 and also the first to win the UEFA cup in 1974. It doesn’t come as a surprise that the Club has the largest supporter group in the country,...   view more
Dille & Kamille

3) Dille & Kamille

What to buy here: Candles.

Most people would probably think of candles as a plain gift until they visit The Netherlands and become aware of the fact that beyond being just everyday household items, these are used to deliver that cozy, gezellig ambiance to an otherwise ordinary room. They make great decorations as well, since they are available in plenty of colors, textures and sizes to complement every decorative style. There is simply no excuse to add a little warmth to your space and make...   view more

4) Blokker

What to buy here: Poffertjes (Dutch miniature pancakes) Basics.

Poffertjes, the Dutch miniature, thick and sweet pancakes made with yeast and buckwheat flour, were first baked around 1800 in France and were brought to The Netherlands by merchants and salespersons during the French revolution. While totally unknown in France, in Holland, poffertjes are considered a truly Dutch delicacy that only a small group of professionals traditionally prepare and proof of this can be seen in the many...   view more
Galerie Puur

5) Galerie Puur

What to buy here: A modern interpretation of the internationally renowned goldsmith tradition linked to the history of Dutch jewelry design; contemporary handmade jewelry incorporates both modern and classic materials such as precious and non-precious metals, stones, pearls, crystal, rubber and paper to create gorgeous, one of a kind, timeless pieces. Simple, pure and wearable are the fundamental characteristics of the designs which in turn make any of these pieces an exceptional and excellent...   view more
Jumbo Supermarkten

6) Jumbo Supermarkten

What to buy here: Dutch Process Cocoa.

Chocoholics and Dutch people have at least this one thing in common: addiction to chocolate. Hot chocolate prepared with Dutch-process cacao is the favorite drink during winter months and it should be, as this particular kind of cacao was invented in 1828 by a Dutch chocolate maker called Coenraad Johannes van Houten, today best known as Van Houten; the famous Dutch brand of cocoa powder and cocoa based drinks. Droste and Blooker are also popular brands...   view more

Walking Tours in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Create Your Own Walk in Rotterdam

Create Your Own Walk in Rotterdam

Creating your own self-guided walk in Rotterdam is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Holland's major port, Rotterdam is an attraction in its own right, totally rebuilt after WWII, hence featuring bold, modern architecture, sometimes as peculiar as the world-famous Cubic Houses. The local Maritime Museum, displaying vintage ships and exhibits, attests to the city's great seafaring past. To get to know Rotterdam in its variety, follow this orientation walk and explore the galore of local sights.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Places of Worship in Rotterdam

Places of Worship in Rotterdam

The historic center of Rotterdam was bombed in May 1940, and almost all of the churches in the area were damaged. Lamentably, numerous significant churches have had to be pulled down. Since then, the downtown area has been rebuilt in a Functionalist style, and some modern churches have been erected. Check out our tour for the key places of worship to see in Rotterdam.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
A Cultural Walk in Rotterdam

A Cultural Walk in Rotterdam

Visitors seeking culture will get the utmost pleasure from their trip to Rotterdam. It's a place that is both open to cultural growth and very much in touch with modern cultural trends. Lots of cultural music events and festivals are held in the city each year. Check out our tour of the top cultural attractions in Rotterdam.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Cool Walking Tour, Rotterdam

Cool Walking Tour, Rotterdam

What a great name this neighborhood of beautiful streets in central Rotterdam has. Once a manor west of Rotterdam, from 1809 to 1816 it was a separate municipality before being annexed by the city. Be sure to take this tour and visit the multitude of the attractions in this fun and friendly district.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km
Stadsdriehoek Sightseeing Tour in Rotterdam

Stadsdriehoek Sightseeing Tour in Rotterdam

The name Stadsdriehoek refers to the historic City Triangle of Rotterdam, which dates from the late Middle Ages. The area was bounded by Cool Vest and Schiedamsevest to the west, the Golden Vest to the northeast and the Nieuwe Maas to the south. Take our tour to see the top sights in this beautiful area.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Museums of Rotterdam Walking Tour

Museums of Rotterdam Walking Tour

Rotterdam is a city and municipality in the Dutch area of South Holland in the west of the Netherlands. It's got a rich diversity of museums, where you'll be amazed by the gorgeous and fully-featured exhibits. Check out our rundown of all the best, most famous museums in the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km

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Souvenirs Shopping: 16 Genuine Dutch Things to Buy in Rotterdam

Souvenirs Shopping: 16 Genuine Dutch Things to Buy in Rotterdam

Just as any other major Dutch destination, Rotterdam is associated with sea, excellent cheeses, marvelous beer, good food and, generally speaking, good taste. A set of gifts from Rotterdam will duly reflect any, if not all, of these qualities. Listed here are some of the items that might prove well...