Stores, Malls or Markets in Rotterdam

  • The beautiful building of the Markthal.
    The beautiful building of the Markthal.
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    De witte tanden winkel: Everything for your teeth

    by ATLC Updated Sep 14, 2008

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    The White Teeth Shop offers everything for your teeth. I didn't know there were sooo many more toothpastes than in a regular drugstore!

    What to buy: Tooth powder to whiten your teeth, electric tooth brushes, tongue cleaners, you name it!

    What to pay: Prices differ per product. I spent € 30,90 on 3 pots of tooth powder, a soft tooth brush and 2 brushes for my electric tooth brush.

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    R&R Collections: Sarees and Indian clothing

    by ATLC Written Sep 7, 2008

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    The West-Kruiskade continues onto the 1e Middelandstraat where you will find a number of Indian clothing shops. They are all extremely colourful and glittering with handsewn beads and decoration.

    What to buy: Beautiful colourful sarees, evening gowns, childrens festive clothes, shoes, Indian jewelry, scarfs...

    I bought 2 beautiful fabrics in the end-of-sale. A very large green scarf with lovely dark red knotted fringing, and a beautiful saree purple and green. Both were € 10 a piece. I think I will use the saree as a table cloth, as it is slightly damaged and not really fit to wear it as a saree. But beautiful nonetheless.

    What to pay: A saree or evening dress is from about € 65 to € 250. You can also buy fabric and have it sewn into a ready made saree for € 30 extra.

    Saree shop, Rotterdam Saree shop, Rotterdam Saree shop, Rotterdam
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    Harold's: Buying Art Supplies

    by mofa Written Jul 4, 2008

    Harold's has every artist's dream of wonderous art supplies. Even supplies some artists might not have even known about -myself included- complete with a selection of various paper types as far as the eyes can see, markers in a multitude of colors and thicknesses, paints, brushes, pens, sketchbooks in its various sizes, convenient kits, and even a nice little collection of art books. It's got it all! All, I tell you, ALL!

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    Lusthofstraat: A nice urban shopping street

    by ATLC Written Mar 5, 2008

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    The rather posh quarter Kralingen has a nice shopping street called Lusthofstraat. It's really important that small shops stay in existence. That not everything is taken over by chains and megastores.

    What to buy: Good quality shops like a bakery, good butcher and also an organic butcher, deli/cheeseshop, Turkish shop, various fashion boutiques, bookstore, toys, etc. Everything you need really in just one small street.

    My eye fell on a beautiful purple leather shoulderbag in one of the boutiques (Altanzza) and my fate was sealed when I entered. Waaay too expensive. I'm no good at brands, but by seeing the quality I knew I had to do with serious quality brands for shoes, bags and other accessories.

    In the end I found a bargain in the end of wintersale pile.

    What to pay: I fell for a pair of gloves at the end of wintersale.
    The gloves were half-price (which was still a considerable amount, haha!).

    Gloves by Bruno Carlo
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    Funkie House: Casual wear

    by Airpunk Written Jan 25, 2008

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    If you are into shopping, Funkie House may be a good adress. A large range of clothing brands can be found in this huge shop. What makes it more interesting is their own collection, giving the shop an unique choice you won’t find at any of the big chains. All in all, Funkie House’s sortiment is trendy with a slightly alternative touch. The selection is huge, so you can easily spend some time in there. Prices are a little more than average: Not the cheapest, but still affordable.

    What to buy: A large variety of men and women clothes

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    DUMP (or D.U.M.P.): Outdoor stuff

    by Airpunk Updated Jan 25, 2008

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    Dump is one of my favourite stores in the Netherlands. They offer outdoor/military/punk items at reasonable prices. The stuff is mostly new, but also a couple of second hand items are for sale, giving it an interesting choice. No-name clothing, used military jackets and famous brands – you’ll find all under one roof. The only thing I do not recommend is buying anything from Lonsdale, if you want to travel onwards to Germany. This brand has just the reputation of being a tough brand elsewhere, while in Germany it is associated with right-wing-extremists….

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    Dorine Christ: Witte de With straat: Jan Jansen shoes

    by sachara Updated Dec 25, 2007

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    The Witte de Withstraat is one of the hotspots for fashionistas and shoppers who are looking for something special. If you are in the area of the museums (Boymans Van Beuningen, Dutch Architecture Institute and Kunsthal), it is worth to pass by the Witte de With straat, a cultural trendy street with a varied selection of tempting shops, galleries and restaurants.

    Shoe addicts, who love shoes of the Dutch designer Jan Jansen, like me have to visit the 'Dorine Christ' shop. The shop has a wide range of Jan Janssen shoes, but also nice accessories like bags and hats.

    What to buy: I bought a pair of lovely boots (picture 2).

    What to pay: Bring enough money or your credticard

    'Dorine Christ'  at nr 77a my 'catch' of collection 2007 moer collection 2007
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    Marlies Dekkers shop: Witte de Withstraat: is this underwear ?

    by sachara Updated Dec 25, 2007

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    The Witte de Withstraat is one of the hotspots for fashionistas and shoppers who are looking for something special. The street is on the way to the museums (Boymans Van Beuningen, Dutch Architecture Institute and Kunsthal), so I visit the the Witte de With straat regularly. I like the varied selection of the shops, galleries and restaurants of this cultural street. Here is also my favourite Middle Eastern Restaurant, the Bazar.

    Why didn't it surprise me to find here one of the special shops of Marlies Dekkers, a dutch designer of spicy underwear. The lingerie is almost too striking and beautiful to wear only as underwear.

    What to buy: Of course you can find the Marlies Dekkers underwear in several lingerieshops all over the country, but the choice in lingerie sets, swimming suits etc. in this special shop is bigger and also more abundantly exhibited.

    What to pay: Bring enough money or your credticard

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    BEEHIVE SHOPPING MALL: BIJENKORF - BEEHIVE

    by RoyJava Updated Nov 7, 2007

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    The Beehive Shopping Mall actually is one of the so called flagship stores in Holland (the other ones are in The Hague & Amsterdam). The Bijenkorf Rotterdam was opened in 1956 and still is the only real one to many people. The imposing building does look like a beehive, designed by the Hongarian-American architect Marcel Breuer ...

    I always have to think of "Insects Hustling & Bustling" ...

    There are some 460 privat parking places.

    Open:
    Monday 11.00-18.00 hrs
    Tuesday 9.30-18.00 hrs
    Wednesday 9.30-18.00 hrs
    Thursday 9.30-18.00 hrs
    Friday 9.30-21.00 hrs
    Saturday 9.30-18.00 hrs
    Sunday 12.00-18.00 hrs

    What to buy: Well, like my The Hague Beehive; famous and luxurious -historic and legedary.

    Take a look at the make-up compartment, with good products. There is an art-galery, fashion is trendy, up-to-date and donot miss the "Drie Dolle Dwaze Dagen" (Three Mad Silly Days) when in town, mostly in September. Beehive is then Madhouse for 3 days ...

    What to pay: When "Madhouse" ... just open your wallet ...

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    Market Blaak: Markets in Rotterdam: Blaak

    by Valeggua Updated Nov 5, 2007

    Every Tuesday and Saterday, the main market square 'Blaak' is turned into a big bazar of all kinds of food, clothing & shoes, flowers, plants and even curiosa. The 465 stands are making this the 3th biggest market in the Netherlands.
    The variation of Rotterdams markets are so wide because of the many different cultures living here.
    I love going to this (very crowded) market because of the quality and the surprisingly low prices! Because of the big space of the marketsquare it's nice to walk around, even when very crowded.
    If you don't like crowded area's, I'd suggest to visit Tuesday-mornings and avoid Saturday afternoons.

    There are also small markets every Friday and Sunday.

    What to buy: Fish and chicken, bread (dutch, turkish, surinam etc), dutch cheese and eggs, cheap bags, shoes and clothing, fresh fruits and vegetables, DVD's, phone supplies, furniture, beautiful flowers, fabrics and much more!

    What to pay: cheap

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    Lijnbaan: Lijnbaan, famous shopping area

    by Valeggua Written Nov 2, 2007

    The famous Lijnbaan is Holland's first pedestrian shopping promenade, with a wide variety of shops.

    The stores are also part of realm monuments.

    What to buy: My favourite shops on the Lijnbaan are:

    -Ben and Jerry's and Australian (delicious icecreams)
    -Donner, a huge bookstore with 8 levels full of books, CD's, DVD's, maps and more. (Bill Clinton recently came here to sign books)
    -Media Markt (huge departmentstore with cheapest Electronics, Cd's, Computers and more)

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    Shopping in Rotterdam: Less dangerous than in Amsterdam

    by annase Updated Sep 4, 2007

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    Rotterdam has a wide selection of shops, and unlike in Amsterdam's Leidsestraat, where you would be mixing with bikes and other traffic, you don't have to worry about being hit by a tram(!), since many of the shopping streets are pedestrianised. Lijnbaan shopping center, was the first set of pedestrian streets of the country, opened in 1953. Other shopping streets include the Hoogstraat (lit. 'High Street'), the Coolsingel (nr. the city hall), and the Weena, which runs from the Central Station to the Hofplein square. A modern shopping venue is the Beurstraverse ('Stock Exchange Traverse'), better known by the informal name 'Koopgoot' (lit. 'Shopping Gutter'), after its low-lying position, crossing Rotterdam's main street Coolsingel below street level.

    The main shopping venue in the south of Rotterdam is Zuidplein, which lies close to Ahoy' Rotterdam, which is a large venue for shows, exhibitions, sporting events, concerts and congresses. Another prominent shopping center, called Alexandrium (sometimes still called by its former name Oosterhof), lies in the east of Rotterdam. It includes a large kitchen and furniture center.

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    Afrikanen plein: R'dam market

    by roza.v.welzenes Updated Feb 20, 2007

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    This is one of my favourite market that I love to go, The market is on every wednesday open from 8 am till 16. pm. You can find and buy everything what you need at this market and it's cheap also.....:))

    What to buy: Clothes, food and drinks, vegtables, meat ,shoes, toys and games,hobbies, gift,books, flowers ,2nd home furnishing, antiques,local craft and more.....

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    Cheapest shopping in Rotterdam

    by swetluska Updated Feb 18, 2007

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    There are many shops with food in Rotterdam.
    First of all, there are Albertheim shops and DenToom. These are worth for goods under the brand "euroshopper" but for the other goods they are quite expensive.
    Good one is Aldi store. There are around 5 of them in Rotterdam as far as I know, the one I go to, is on the small island across the Willems bridge (the one on the photo). Here you can buy almost everything for very good prices.
    And last but not least, every Tuesday and Saturday there is a big market on the Blaak station. There you can buy really everything, sometimes even cheaper than in Aldi, especially flowers, meat, fishes, fruit and vegetable and clothes. For bread and other rusk, milk and milk products including cheese it is better to go to Aldi.

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    De Plaatboef: CDs and more CDs

    by Airpunk Written Feb 10, 2007

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    If you like to look for CDs and LPs, this can become one of your favourite places in Rotterdam. De Plaatboef is one of four shops of a small chain, but that doesn’t mean that it lacks the atmosphere of such shops. There’s always a big choice of new and second hand CDs (over 13 000), LPs and DVDs there. Although there are some more shops like this in the Nieuwe Binnenweg, De Plaatboef is one of the best known and would be my first choice. But if you can’t find the CD you are looking for, go to the next shop which is only a few meter away.

    De Platboef

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Shopping in Rotterdam is an exploration in itself. There is the modern centre with all the chain shops,  but in the many neighbourhoods you can find many delightful little shops.

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