Souvenir Shopping Part 2, 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 2 Map

Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping Part 2
Guide Location: Netherlands » Rotterdam (See other walking tours in Rotterdam)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Author: Daniel
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Intertoys

1) Intertoys

What to buy here: Jigsaw Puzzles.

Why not adding a little variety to game night by building a good old fashioned jigsaw puzzle, just like the Dutch? Most challenging, colorful and crowded but especially humorous are the jigsaw puzzles created by Jan Van Haasteren; a local and very talented artist whose illustrations had been featured in the popular jigsaw puzzles manufactured by Dutch toy company Jumbo for several decades. Jan’s illustrations are best known for being highly detailed,...   view more
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Jamin

2) Jamin

What to buy here: Dutch Sweets.

Dutch people no doubt enjoy their sugary confections, Drop (salty or sweet liquorice) is the most popular, and this is not a surprise since Holland is the country with the highest per capita consumption of licorice in the world. It is habitual to buy this and other oud Hollandse snoepjes (Old Dutch candy) by weight, usually packed in Puntzakken which a kind of cone shaped plastic bag. Dutch sweets are definitely distinct and have an old fashion character: in...   view more
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De Kaashoeve

3) De Kaashoeve

What to buy here: Dutch Cheese.

Everyone could agree that it’s hard to describe Holland without immediately picturing green meadows, windmills, grazing cattle and its biggest export: cheese. Along with bread and butter; cheese is always present at breakfast and lunchtime in almost every Dutch home for obvious reasons. Cheese making has been part of the national heritage for centuries and has evolved to become a highly prized product around the world. Dutch cheese is simply delicious and...   view more
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Wijnhandel Orlanda

4) Wijnhandel Orlanda

What to buy here: Jenever.

Known in the English-speaking world as Dutch gin, Jenever is a pure distillate from grains, with distinctive flavors and aromas resulting from the addition of the Juniper berry. It is believed to be invented by a Dutch chemist in the late 16Th century when it was introduced as a medicine that could be used to treat lumbago and other associated pains. Although its origins are still subject of a heated debate, Jenever is considered quintessentially Dutch and is no...   view more
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Dorine Christ

5) Dorine Christ

What to buy here: Designer Shoes.

A visit to Rotterdam cannot be complete without getting a dose a Dutch fashion. If you are still wondering why, just take a walk through the famous shopping streets of Nieuwe Binnenweg, Witte de Withstraat and van Oldenbarneveltstraat and see it for yourself: unique, colorful and irreverent are major trademarks of Dutch design and these can be well noticed in their shoes. Contemporary and at the same time with a retro feeling, with high attention to details,...   view more
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Alles komt van buiten

6) Alles komt van buiten

What to buy here: Sambal. Dutch cuisine is greatly influenced by the Indonesian kitchen which was introduced in the country thru the former colonies and settlements in Asia and the Caribbean. Sambal is a perfect example of this. The basic version of the spicy multipurpose condiment consists of a mixture of chilies, brown sugar and salt, known as Sambal Oelek. There are a lot of variations, from mild to extremely hot depending on the ingredients added. The Indonesian Rijsttafel, a culinary Dutch...   view more
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De Pelgrim Brewery

7) De Pelgrim Brewery

What to buy here: Pelgrim Beer.

Not surprise to anyone is the fact that The Netherlands ranks high on the top list of beer drinking countries in the world. They love their beers and have worked hard to consolidate their brands and make them famous all over the world as in the case of Heineken and Grolsch beers, which are exported globally. As expected, regional and even seasonal varieties exist and Rotterdam of course has his own brewery called De Pelgrim where award-wining beers are brewed...   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.
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
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
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
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
Souvenir Shopping Part 1

Souvenir Shopping Part 1

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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 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

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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...