This club is really small, but it's a lot of fun. You don't get the younger crowd (like 16's), but instead the crowd is more diverse. Different nationalities and ages makes this club fun. The club is opened thursday to saturday from 23.00.
Dress Code: The dresscode isn't very hard, just look like you're going to have fun.
The Feyenoord soccer stadium De Kuip is often used for big live concerts. At August 13 2003 ATLC and I (with our better halves!) went to the Forty Licks concert by the Rolling Stones. I'm still deaf!!
A special VT-meeting indeed; follow my VT-meeting trail to the city of Maastricht.
Dress Code: As you are.
A really happening place in Rotterdam definitely is Nighttown. Situated close to the Central Station and mainly famous because of its very special, small concerts with great artists.
Last time I went to Nighttown was in 2005, when I visited a concert of the reggaeband Israel Vibration. The atmosphere is great in quite a small theatre, close to the stage. The location is very easy, with enough parking area around and close to the railway station.
For the majority of the concerts the tickets are still available an hour before the concert starts. If there are performances of bigger artists, it's wise to check first. There also are stand-up comedy night almost every week, mainly in English. Those night often are sold out early.
Club Temptation is a latin discotheke where you can dance salsa (mostly colombian), merengue, bachata, reggeaton and other latin beats. Fridays and saturdays from 23:00 till 6:00 in the morning. It's getting crowded around 01:00 AM. Drinks are very expensive (bacardi-cola 9 euro's!)
Dress Code: No Sneakers and no caps. The bouncers are not polite here at Stadhuisplein.
Age >18, bring ID!
This bar/dancing is a student hangout in Rotterdam.
Don't go there with your expensive jacket because sometimes things get lost there (I experienced that with my expensive jacket).
Except that it is a very nice place to go out, nice music and people.
Dress Code: No bermudas but casual clothing is okay.
We came to Rotterdam to see Tom McRae here at the Nighttown venue. There's a nice bar attached where you might meet your heroes for a pre or post gig drink. The stage is VERY high - almost uncomfortably so - I guess so that people at the back have a good view, but if you are at the front you will inevitably leave with a sore neck! Still it was a great gig! The tickets for this gig were ordered through "TicketService" and cost 15E.
Dress Code: Anything
I dont know if it still exists (had been told it may close soon) but this used to be the nightclub where we used to go most often. By we, I mean the Erasmus community. Excellent nightclub, good decoration and great music. Tazlented DJs, who play hip-hop, techno or innovative jazz. During the Film Festival, there is a special programmation, sometimes music is not music anymore (sounds like a trucks orchestra), sometimes excellent innovative music. For sure, you will listen music you dont usually listen in commercial clubs. By the way, lots of very charming girls (and guys too, but that is very optionnal... ;).
Dress Code: We never had problems to enter but some of us knew the owner
Square, with very cool ligths, underneath this square is a carparking. Around this square you'll find the Stadsschouwburg (theatre) and the Pathe Cinema. There a also a lot of restaurants and bar's around this square, which is very near to the shopping area and Rotterdam Central Train Station.
Nice lit in the evening.
The best time to go out in Rotterdam is on Thuersday, because most of the clubs have free entrance for students. So everybody goes out...that's why we do not have any lessons on Friday :-)
Good place to go is Hollywood (Delftsestraat) where are many rooms with different kind of music. Girls have free drink :-)
Another quite good is Nighttown (Westkruiskade), which is said to be the best one in Rotterdam.
In Concordia café (Oostzeedijk) there is on Wednesday and Sunday happy hour from 22:00 till 23:00 when you buy one drink and get two :-)
And there are thousands of another various cafés and bars.
I have to admit that I'm not much of a party hardy animal but there's one place that will always be 'hot' to me: Nighttown. It's a club with 3 different dance halls. Located on the 'Kruiskade'. Diverse crowd of people. Mostly 23+. Also a great venue for concerts.
Dress Code: Over all, Rotterdam is very relaxed. (Hmm, how many times have I used this word already?) People basically dress whatever way they like from baggy to posh. However, watch out with (baseball)caps, sneakers and heavy gold chains...They can be reasons for bouncers to not let you in.
One of the nicest bars in Rotterdam (especially if you're into jazz) is Jazz Café Dizzy This is a place where you can feel at ease and just relax with some friends. Have a drink, a bite and listen to some good jazz music. There are live perfomances on Saturday evenings.
Dizzy also functions as a restaurant. The place has a wonderful garden and is definitely a great spot for a Summer outdoor meal, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. Though the quality of the food is not mind-blowing, it's surely good enough. It is not expensive and the atmosphere is very well worth it.
Here you can try your luck at the slot machine or any other classic casino game. They have artist performing on a regular basis. The Holland Casino's are the only legal casino's in the Netherlands. You'll need an id to enter the casino.
Do you like Après Ski ? Well you don't have to go to the mountains for that or even have to Ski first. Just go to Rotterdam and the Après Skihut. Here it's après ski all day.
You can sit on a large outdoor terrace or inside enjoying all the après skihits, and also sing along with them.
Since 1997 Rotterdam has the Après Skihut it opened with abseilers, snow and fireworks.
They serve austrian and dutch food, and in the summer they have a free bbq on mondays.
Dress Code: Well no real dress code just come in a party mood.
This movie theater is the largest in the city center of Rotterdam. It has 7 cinemas which can accomodate about 2700 people.
The largest cinema has room for 762 people, all have Dolby A, SR SRD, DTS sound systems.
You can order tickets online to save the time in line which can be long in the weekends.
This nightlife spot is there only in the summer June-July-August-September. It is a tiny beach in between the Erasmus Bridge and the Willemsbridge, and will be continued each summer if it is succes this year. It is a strange experience to sit at the beach on the river Maas, and having the road and all the oficebuildings in the back. But you should go see it for yourself. There is a nice bar and cafe connected to it.
Dress Code: I haven't seen anyone wearing beachwear yet.