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Shopping in Rotterdam

Rotterdam, City of Sports has a variety of shopping centres, so every shopaholic will find something to do and experience. Take a look at this special city and shop till you drop!

A survey of the various shopping centres in Rotterdam is given below.

Rotterdam for chique

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For the fashion-conscious, the area between the Kruiskade and Van Oldenbarneveldtstraat is the place to be. Stylish boutiques and trendy shops alternate with tasty lunch-rooms and special gift shops. La Coccinelle, Wolford, Caroline Biss, Shoebaloo, Ziggy, So.eve, Van den Assem, Orange Flagship Store, Lachino, Girls Inc., Roush and many more can be found here.

Rotterdam has everything

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Whatever you’re looking for, Rotterdam has it. The selection in the shops in the area around the Meent and the Maagd van Holland quarter is all-round, from vintage and design to children’s books and exclusive gifts. Shops here include Funkie House Yendor, Philly, Face 1 Design, De Kleine Kapitein, Sabon, Zola, Depot Rotterdam, Twee Twintig, Galerie Puur, to name but a few. 

Rotterdam is hip

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The Nieuwe Binnenweg and the Witte de Withstraat are a true mecca for hippies and people looking for something special. In particular, skaters, design fans and  ‘true’ Rotterdammers have a 100% chance of success in this shopping precinct which includes the following shops: E-plaza, Clone Records, Movimento, Dorine Christ, Roodkapje, Beljon by Margreeth Olsthoorn, Marlies Dekkers, Left and many, many more.

Rotterdam has allure

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In the former warehouses of the Westelijk Handelsterrein you will find hip galleries and trendy eating houses. A hot-spot for the culinary or artistic connoisseur. The Westelijk Handelsterrein includes shops such as Schmidt Zeevis, Hers, Vles&Co, Moooi, Het Domein, Galerie V!ps and many, many more.

Historic shopping in Rotterdam

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Delfshaven is a historic district in Rotterdam where you can shop in the appropriate style. Did you know that many of these (antique) shops have abnormal opening hours, and in some cases are also open on Sundays? In Delfshaven you’ll find shops like Jos Exler, Stadsbrouwerij de Pelgrim, Tolle Lege, Casa Interior, Manet, Jeanneke Kootte-van den Heuvel, Antiquariat Arnoud Voet, African Art and many, many more.          

Stylish Rotterdam

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In the chique Hillegersberg, the dream of every avid shopper is realised. Fashion, shoes, delicatessen: you’ll find them all in Hillegersberg. Take a peep inside one of the many shops such as Quattro Women, Kroonbergs/Karthaus, DesiDeri, De Nimes, Forte, Kool, L’Altradonna, De Bonte Koe, Leeser, Peter Akkerman and many, many more. 


In The Netherlands, the Alexandrium shopping centre is a household word. The Alexandrium has the most complete range of shops in Rotterdam and consists of three complexes. The covered Alexandrium I Shopping Centre houses 135 shops, including the known wholesalers and speciality stores. Alexandrium II Megastores can be regarded as a boulevard with 16 megastores. Alexandrium III Woonmall is a covered precint with sixty home interior shops. Open on Sundays.

Click here for more information on the Alexandrium (in Dutch only).

Shopping centre Zuidplein

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Shopping in all winds and weathers you do in the largest covered shopping centre in The Netherlands: Rotterdam Zuidplein. Zuidplein has a surprising mix of unique shops on offer, both Dutch and international chains such as Space Ledermode, Middelschoenen, Matson, Take Five, Snoggy and many, many more. This shopping centre has evening shopping every Friday and is open on Sundays from 12 noon until 5 p.m.

Click here for more information on the Zuidplein shopping centre (in Dutch only).

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