Rotterdam is an amazing city to shop. In just a few minutes walking from the Hotel you can find a range of lively and stimulating shopping streets.
You can explore big department stores and small boutiques, high-end design stores and small vintage stores in the Hotel surroundings areas.
The Kruiskade, the street of the Hotel itself, is known for its luxury brand shops, such as Hugo Boss, Robert Boticelli and Michael Kors.
Another fancy street is the Lijnbaan, which is just three minutes walking from the Hotel and where you can find a great amount of well-known internationally stores and, for instance the biggest H&M of Europe. The Lijnbaan is also close to the famous shopping area The Koopgoot. At both sides of the Koopgoot there are several well -known shops, such as the Beijenkorf and the V&D.
Alexandrium is an example of a renowned shopping mall in Rotterdam. The shopping mall is constituted for three combined parts, Alexandrium Shopping center, Alexandrium Megastores and Alexandrium Wooncentre.
Another covered shopping mall is the Zuidplein, and it has a parking garage. Zuidplein has a broad offer of stores.
In Rotterdam there are 12 markets, thus you can spend everyday (except on Mondays) in one of the Rotterdam markets!
Close to the Blaak you can find the is the famous Markthal. In this beautiful and modern covered market it is possible to by not only a good meal, but also a variety of world food specialties, local products, like dutch cheese, fresh fruits and pleasant wines. The Markthall is even more special because of its aspect, the beautiful market already received several awards recognizing its stunning appearance and modern architecture. Inside the Markthal there are colored panels beautifully lighted in the evening.
Next to the Markthal a weekly market is held at Blaak (15 minutes walk). This market is the longest one of Europe with almost two and a half kilometers. There is a broad offering of typical food of the large multicultural community in the city but you can also by clothing, mobile phone accessories, fabrics, flowers and plants. The market at Blaak is held on every Tuesday and Saturday from 8.00-17.30.
The second biggest market can be found at the Afrikaanderplein (15 minutes with the subway), close to the Kuip, where also a variety of products can be found. At this market different cultures are present too. The Afrikaandermarket is held on Wednesday from 8.00-17.30 and on Saturday from 08.00-17.00.