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Rotterdam’s wonderful food culture stems from the enormous cultural diversity in the city. You can see that and you can smell it when you walk along the West-Kruiskade, with all its shops and eateries. You can experience it at the many outdoor markets, where the fresh herring and the baras (Surinamese snack) are advertised in many languages. But if there is one place where all the tastes of the city come together, it is the Markthal. From the best dumplings to the tastiest fries from local hero Bram Ladage: here you can taste Rotterdam in all its versatility.

Choosing a restaurant from the huge selection in Rotterdam can be challenging. Are you going to Deliplein in Katendrecht, where some of the best restaurants in the city are situated around one square? Or Het Industriegebouw, where you can dine at the much-praised Héroine or at an excellent pizzeria like Old Scuola? Or would you prefer to explore one of the neighbourhoods to find the locals’ favourite neighbourhood restaurants?

Unique restaurants

To discover addresses such as Tosca, Louise Petit Restaurant and Bistro Belén, you sometimes have to go the extra mile, but it is worth it. Of course, you can also make it easy for yourself by joining a Bike & Bite Food Tour. Along the way, the guide takes you to a large number of his or her favourite addresses. Be sure to pop into the old Fenix warehouse (Fenix Food Factory) for delicacies from the region, such as farm cheese or home-brewed beer. There are also plenty of vegan, glucose-free and lactose-free options. Try Bertmans or Jack Bean, get something sweet without sugar at SUE or go for the delicious no-cheesecake at Sharp Sharp in Zuid.

Michelin Star Restaurants

Looking for a Michelin-starred restaurant? Foodies will be in seventh heaven in one of 8 Michelin-starred restaurants in Rotterdam. The Millèn, Fitzgerald, Joelia, FG Food Labs and Amarone have one Michelin Star. Parkheuvel, Fred en FG Restaurant even have two stars each. Check the complete list of restaurants in Rotterdam at rotterdam.info.

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