Shopping in Rotterdam City!
Rotterdam is the perfect place to shop, the whole year through! There's a great diversity in shopping areas, ranging from exclusive to populair, from megastore to small boutique, inside or outside, in Rotterdam you can find it all.
Spido is located at the city centre side of the Erasmusbridge. Public transport will take you the city centre within 5 minutes, would you prefer to walk then start at the foot of the bridge and cross the road towards intell hotel. Follow the road ahead and cross at the next crosspoint. This is roughly a 20 minute walk.
Opening hours of the shops
The stores in Rotterdam city centre are generally open from 09.30 to 18.00. A lot of stores nowadays are open later however. On friday evenings the stores are open un till 21.00.
Beursplein: This carfree plaza is the centerpoint of the main shopping area of Rotterdam. Some of the stores located here are C&A, Hema, H&M and WE.
Binnenweg: The place to be for trendy people. Would you like to experience something different? Visit this street and have a blast. As art-lover you will really enjoy this place, there are numerous galleria and musea. In the evening you can visit one of the numerous cafe's or restaurants located here.
Coolsingel: The main connection between Hofplein and the Blaak, one of the most important streets in Rotterdam. Numerous luxurious clothingstores are situated here.
de Meent: Want a trendy outfit? Look no further! Numerous small stores and boutiques are located here.
Beurstraverse: The "commerce gutter" as the average Rotterdam person calls it is a shopping area located under streetlevel near the coolsingel. You can find stores like The Sting and Zara here.
Kruiskade en de West-Kruiskade: These famous shopping areas are the must-visit for the true fashion-lover. Trendy small stores and multicultural stores are located here.
Lijnbaan: The first carfree shoppingstreet of Europe. There are numerous of shops with famous labels as well as smaller stores carrying their own collection.
Van Oldenbarneveltstraat: Luxurious and chique, a part of the fashion quarter.
Witte de Withstraat: This artistical eyeing street is most well known for the numerous restaurants located here.
There are 12 market areas in Rotterdam, each with its own charm.
3 of the most well-known are:
Markthal Rotterdam: The first inside market of the Netherlands. (It has been opened october 1st 2014 by queen Maxima.)
Binnenrotte: Every tuesday and saturday there's a market on the largest market plaza of the Netherlands.
Afrikaanderplein: The most culturally diverse market, every wednesday and saturday.
Indoor shopping areas
Right outside the city centre is the shoppingmall Alexandrium. Several megastores and an inside shopping area are located here. The place to be for all your lifestyle inspiration.
Shoppingmall Zuidplein is the perfect place to shop during bad weather. This inside shoppingmall has a huge diversity with 155 stores.