Are you visiting LBP for a business meeting anytime soon? Take a tour around Rotterdam! There are lots of interesting places to visit. We’ll show you some of our favorites in the Nieuwe Werk area.
Area: Nieuwe Werk
The Nieuwe Werk area (also called Scheepvaartkwartier) lies at the bank of the Maas River. Here you’ll find old (ware)houses from before the war, many (many!) great places to eat, a city park and cultural highlights like the Erasmus Bridge.
ARCHITECTURE: ERASMUS BRIDGE
800 Meters long and a stunning 139 meters high: the Erasmus Bridge is an impressive sight to behold. The bridge crosses the Maas River and is nicknamed ‘The Swan’ because of the shape of the massive pylon. You can drive across the bridge, but walking or cycling are options as well. Make sure to bring your camera!
FOODIES: RESTAURANT ZEEZOUT
Enjoy Seafood? Look no further. You cannot leave Rotterdam without visiting Zeezout (Sea Salt). Owner and chef Patrick ’t Hart serves the best dishes in town. Dutch cod? Yes please. Seabream? Great. Grilled tuna with broccoli, potato gratin, bimi and green curry hollandaise? We will see you there!
EXPLORE: SPLASH AROUND TOWN
As a great harbor city, there are many ways to explore Rotterdam (and the Nieuwe Werk area) using its waterways. Take a Splashtours-bus that suddenly drives into the Maas River, discover the many ports of the watertaxi or step aboard one of Spido’s luxury cruise ships. Enjoy!
Restaurants, hotel suites and, most importantly, a beautiful panoramic view of Rotterdam. The 185 meter-tall Euromast has it all. You can even use a zip-line to get back down! Afraid of heights? Bring a blanket and sit down in the park at the base of the tower.
ROAD TO: NIEUWE WERK
So how do you get to the Nieuwe Werk area? The easiest option is to take the subway from Rotterdam central station. Metro D (direction De Akkers) and Metro E (direction Slinge) leave every ten minutes. After a four-minute ride, step out at Rotterdam Leuvehaven station. You’ll be in walking distance of the Erasmus Bridge!