Rotterdam is the place to be for the fashion lovers among us. In the city center, there are different shopping streets, where you can find something for any budget. From the big fashion chains, to unique boutiques, you can enjoy Rotterdam for hours. Besides, you will find an indoor shopping mall at Alexandrium Shopping Center. Ideal for cold or rainy days.
In the 'Beurstraverse', by Rotterdammers renamed as the 'Koopgoot', there are several popular shopping chains. The Koopgoot is very popular and is known for her big stair steps. Besides the 40 stores, the Koopgoot is situated next to big department stores of De Bijenkorf and Hudson's Bay. This makes it a perfect place to shop in Rotterdam.
The most popular shopping street of Rotterdam is the 'Lijnbaan'. This was the first carfree shopping street in Europe. Since 2010, the Lijnbaan is a national monument. In this special shopping street, a lot of international fashion chains are settled. In the side streets of the Lijnbaan, you can find many smaller boutiques and food and drinks facilities. Make sure you will look for the cosiness of Rotterdam in one of these streets.
Next to the Koopgoot and the Lijnbaan, there are other popular shopping streets in Rotterdam. At the Meent, you will find more exclusive stores. You should also take a walk to the Pannekoekstraat, or one of the other side streets of the Meent. Here, you will find lovely boutiques and stores with local products. Besides the Meent, the Oude- and Nieuwe Binnenweg and the Witte de Withstraat are also more than worth the effort to bring a visit. In those streets, you can not only find a lot of stores, but also many good places to have a drink. For Rotterdammers, these are the beloved places to have a drink until the early hours.
Alexandrium Shopping Center
The Alexandrium is only a15 minute drive away from Hotel Ridderkerk. With the public transport it will take a little longer, but it sure is worth the visit. The indoor shopping center has a varied selection of stores. You can shop for a new wardrobe, but also find a new interior for your home. Because of the Megastores and Alexandrium Woonmall, you can find anything in this place. Another great benefit of the Alexandrium is that you can easily park your car in one of the many parkinglots around the shopping center.
With Shopping Center Zuidplein, Rotterdam has got another indoor shopping center. Zuidplein is located at a 10 minute distance by both car and bus from Van der Valk Hotel Ridderkerk. And it is opened seven days a week. This shopping center is located next to Ahoy Rotterdam, where during the year different events and fairs are organized.
Staying at Hotel Ridderkerk
Book one our packages and combine a day of shopping in Rotterdam with an overnight stay in Van der Valk Hotel Ridderkerk. U can for example reach the city easily by train at the NS station Barendrecht, or by bus at the busstop in front of the hotel. You should also take a look at the Waterbus for a special means of transport to the citycenter of Rotterdam.