The Witte de Withstraat is brimming with life with its hip bars and eateries. You’ll also find many art galleries and cultural centers like Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art.
In the Witte de Withstraat you can expect many great restaurants. Eatery Bazar, specialized in exotic affordable meals, is perhaps the most lively restaurant in Rotterdam including its comfortable terrace. Vietnamese eatery Vivu is for connoisseurs, while you’ll have great Italian food at Oliva. Take a break at Bagel Bakery for some delicious bagel.
Bars and terraces
Café De Witte Aap was mentioned as the best bar in the world by Lonely Planet, so take a look inside at least in this tiny but entertaining bar. On the other side of the street you’ll find the trendy Nieuw Rotterdams Cafe, established in a stately building which belonged to the former newspaper NRC.
King Kong Hostel
At the Witte de Withstraat there can also be found one of the best hostels in Rotterdam. The hip and trendy King Kong Hostel is a real paradise for backpackers and party-goers.
In March the Museumnacht010 is held.
Coffee Bar Hopper
One of the best coffee bars of Rotterdam and the Netherland is Hopper Coffee & Bakery. This coffee bar can be found in the Schiedamse Vest, a side-street from Witte de Withstraat. Hopper was chosen in 2012 as best coffee bar of the Netherlands.
For exciting lingerie you go to the famous lingerie shop from Marlies Dekkers, a Rotterdam topdesigner conquering the world with her exclusive lingerie. A little bit further you’ll find shoe shop Betsy Palmer with her adventurous boots and pumps. Besides there is Paraddy, a specialist shop on the field of ballet dancing clothes and shoes. R.S.I. The Attraction is specialized in skates, snowboard clothing, snowboards, roller skates, frisbees and kites, while Goliath is a nice boutique with hip shoes.
At Galerie Ecce you’ll find a great collection of contemporary art. Or visit Galerie van Eijk for modern art, paintings, sculptures, bronze and ceramic art. Witte de With Contemporary Art is an international art center where exhibitions of modern and contemporary art take place.