with 170 different nationalities living here, finding diversity is not a problem in Rotterdam. New cultural and creative experiences gel seamlessly with tradition to create a unique experience for visitors and residents alike. From museums and festivals to heritage and street art, Rotterdam is a melting pot of culture and art and a perfect place to lose yourself for a weekend. Before you plan a culture-packed trip to Rotterdam, book flexible, home from home accommodation in PREMIER SUITES Rotterdam. We’re located beside central station, walking distance from all major attractions.
Museums and Art Institutions
Rotterdam has a little of everything in its museums and art institutions. From fashion design to modern impressionism, you’d find art to scratch every itch. Exhibitions in our top museums such as the Kunsthal Rotterdam and the Nederlands Fotomuseum should be high up on art-lovers list of things to do in Rotterdam. Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen is the world’s first publicly accessible art storage facility holding an amazing 151,000 objects over four floors and climates. The Maritime Museum is the oldest shipping museum in the Netherlands has more than half a million maritime objects to gaze upon. Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Museum for Architecture, Design and Digital Culture host an array of temporary exhibitions under this year’s theme of innovation. It would take months to fully explore the city’s collections so choose wisely!
Events and Festivals in Rotterdam
Part of the culture of our city lies in the many and varied events that happen around the city every week. Events such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), Rotterdam Art Week and the North Sea Jazz festival are the biggest and most popular annual events, and they draw locals and visitors from across the world to share interests. A different vibe can be felt during Rotterdam Art Week, when major art and design fairs such as Art Rotterdam (Van Nelle Fabriek) and Object Rotterdam (HAKA building) attract countless art lovers to the city. Our Summer Carnaval is another busy weekend in Rotterdam with thousands of visitors flocking to enjoy music, dancing and food. Accommodation for festival weekends in Rotterdam fill up fast so book your stay in PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Street and Outdoor Art
Before the time of Banksy and the global popularity of street art, it could be seen along the streets and in the subways of Rotterdam. Today, it’s a widely accepted and encouraged form of expression around the world. We even have a festival dedicated to street art called ALL CAPS (formerly PowWow). You can take street art walking tours that give you an overview of the most popular art and artists such asDe Verwoeste Stad by Ossip Zadkine at the Leuvehaven, Naum Gabo’s artwork outside De Bijenkorf and Henry Moore’s Wall Relief No. 1 in the former Bouwcentrum. You’ll find interesting and unique sculptures on many street corners making Rotterdam a literal open-air museum of expression and artistic talent.
Architecture, in particular innovative design, has been an important part of the culture of Rotterdam since it was being rebuilt after the devastation of the 1940s bombings. The city has lived and breathed stunning architecture since we had an opportunity to reinvent ourselves. The Justus van Effen complex in Spangen has been an iconic design icon for over a century. The Cube Houses have been a must do on every Rotterdam Tour since they were built in 1982. You can also enjoy more modern examples of innovative and unique design in Market Hall and our Central Station, both a stone’s throw from PREMIER SUITES Rotterdam, which is itself an integral part of the Rotterdam skyline. We even have a month dedicated to celebrating our Rotterdam Architecture!
Accommodation in Rotterdam
If you want to explore Rotterdam like a local, booking a flexible, comfortable stay in PREMIER SUITES is a great start. Our fantastic location, spacious suites and extra facilities and amenities offer more than a traditional hotel stay. Enjoy a fully equipped kitchen and family-sized bathroom during your stay, as well as living & dining space, plenty of storage and friendly guest services. Enjoy the best of art and culture in Rotterdam every day, returning to a home from home in PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments.
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