32 Affordable restaurants in Rotterdam - Weekends in Rotterdam (2023)

Eating in one of the nice restaurants in Rotterdam, that is also affordable, is all we want, right? Luckily there are plenty of options in our city. Because we like to consider our budget (we’ll always be Dutch!), we share some nice and affordable restaurants in Rotterdam below. We have also taken into account a good price/quality ratio.

Pastas, pizzas, curries, a delicious bowl of ramen, in this article you can find all kinds of amazing restaurants in Rotterdam that offer delicious and affordable dishes. Of course everything is relative, that’s why we also share some prices.

If you want to be sure of a spot, it’s recommended to make a reservation. Eet smakelijk! Which is Dutch for enjoy your meal ;).

Also read our article with cool new hotspots or with the best places for a cocktail in Rotterdam.

1. Sabor Sabor

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Through the dishes of Sabor Sabor you travel to different areas in Mexico. Each dish comes from a different part of the country. Everything is very colourful and full of flavour. You can also share many of the dishes together, which is always fun and a great way to get a taste of everything.

During my visit I (together with my boyfriend) got to try out a lot of the dishes: Guacamole sol y luna (€12.10), Sopa azteca (tortilla soup for €8.70) and Calabacitas enchiladas (vegan enchiladas for €18.50).

Every week Sabor Sabor puts together a new three- and four-course surprise menu from the chef. That’s a fun and affordable way to taste a lot of different things! The three-course menu costs €25.50 per person and the four-course menu €31 You can choose from chicken, meat, fish, vegetarian or vegan.


Adrien Mildersstraat 11a, 3022 NB Rotterdam

2. Zainab Roshni Mahal

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On Nieuwe Binnenweg you will find Zainab Roshni Mahal, an Indian/Pakistani restaurant. As soon as you step inside, you imagine yourself in another country. The interior has lots of quirky details, from the special wall with built-in “candles” to the colourful lamps and the bright green tablecloth around the buffet table.

At Zainab you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat open buffet for €23.50 per person. Prefer to order from the menu? That is also possible.

The extensive menu features authentic Pakistani and Indian dishes. You can have a lentil soup for just €4.75, shrimp pakora (deep-fried prawns, delicious as a starter) for €6 and the mix vegetable curry for €11.50. Order delicious naan to go with it for €3 and you have a scrumptious meal!

Also nice: children aged 4 to 9 eat for half price and up to 3 eat free here.


Nieuwe Binnenweg 317, 3021 GH Rotterdam

3. Yellow River Lanzhou handpulled Noodles

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In the middle of Rotterdam Centre, on the Mauritsweg, you will find Yellow River. Here they make authentic Lanzhou hand-pulled noodles. It is possible to choose from six different types of noodles (thin, regular, thick, wide, wider and diamond).

When you enter you can place your order at the counter. Here you can look straight into the kitchen and see how the noodles are hand-pulled. After placing your order you will receive a beeper that goes off when your order is ready. You can then pick up the dish yourself and take it to your table. Good to know is that you can also offer all kinds of side dishes! You can get these yourself at the counter.

It is a restaurant where you really come for the food and the price. The food is delicious, but the restaurant is not intended for long dining. You can get a bowl of noodles for around €15. There are vegetarian and halal options.


Mauritsweg 46A, 3012 JV Rotterdam


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As with most restaurants, it’s just how much you crazy you make it yourself at SHIN. At this Japanese tapas bar and matcha café you can share Japanese dishes together!

The prices for the small tapas dishes vary between €4.80 (for example for the Takoyaki balls) and €7.80 (for the SHIN original chicken wings). The Specials are a bit more expensive and the prices are between €13 for the Big-Eye-Tuna Carpaccio and €38 for the Grilled Wagyu Steak.

Wagyu Steak is usually actually a lot more expensive. The owners of SHIN import A5 wagyu from Kagoshima, Japan and then offer it at the purchase price in their restaurant. Owner Tony: “We have chosen not to make a profit on this dish, so that it is more accessible for our visitors to taste real Japanese wagyu. And also fall in love with it, like we did.”

Not crazy about sharing? Then choose a dish for yourself, such as the Donburi Rice Bowl from €15 or a Hot or Cold Udon from €16.

Of course you also want to taste some of the matcha at a matcha café. You have a matcha ice cream from €5.80 at SHIN.


Rodezand 23b-25, 3011 AM Rotterdam

5. Spaghetteria

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Spaghetteria is an accessible Italian restaurant on the Nieuwe Binnenweg. They work with a first come first serve principle. Don’t expect tables for two, but long tables where everyone can sit down wherever they like. On the daily changing menu there are six different pasta dishes. The price varies between €13.50 and €19.50 for a high quality pasta.

Spaghetteria make their own pasta in their own laboratories artigianale, a traditional workshop where they make different kinds of pasta according to the tradition of the Italian pasta guild.

At the time of writing, Spaghetteria is temporarily charging an energy surcharge of €1.50 per person in order to prevent overall and permanent price increases.



Nieuwe Binnenweg 77, 3014 GE Rotterdam

6. Soi3

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Soi3 is a great Thai restaurant on the West-Kruiskade. The restaurant has a modern, colorful interior and there is always a pleasant atmosphere. In the summer you can also sit outside at one of the pink folding tables.

On the menu of Soi3 you will find a wide selection of tasty, affordable dishes. These are served in plastic plates and bowls.

Don’t know what to choose? Then order a Thai classic, such as the delicious Keang kieuw waan (Thai green curry) for € 14.75 or the Pad Thai for € 14.25 as main course. For an extra € 2.00 you can order white rice next to it.


West-Kruiskade 63A, 3014 AM Rotterdam

7. PizzaBar di Vicini

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Have you already heard of Pizzabar Di Vicina in Kralingen? With their delicious oven-fresh pizzas and great atmosphere, it’s a pizza party every day!

You can find pizza chef Ayad Ezzarouali in the kitchen between 16:00 and 20:30, to provide everyone with thin, crispy, fluffy, gluten-free or veggie/vegan pizzas from the plate. Everything is possible! You can already order a Pizza Margherita for €12 and a Pizza Formaggi for €16.

Also make sure to try the homemade lasagna, which will cost you €16. Definitely not expensive and very tasty!


Lusthofstraat 2A, 3062 WN Rotterdam

8. Panzerò Italian StrEat Food

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Crazy about Italian cuisine, but want something different than pasta or pizza? Then Panzerò on the Botersloot is the right place for you.

You don’t come here for the typical pizza or pasta evening, but for the Apulian cuisine. Because at Panzerò you eat traditional dishes from Puglia, Italy.

You can especially come here for delicious Panzerotto: a fried calzone with a filling made from fresh ingredients. For example, order the classic Panzerotto with tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and chilli from Puglia for €4.50 or the Vegano with all vegetables for €5.80.


Botersloot 50A, 3011 HH Rotterdam

9. Deli Tasty

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For about €10-20 per person you can enjoy Vietnamese food at Deli Tasty. The prices of the starters are between €5 and €10. You have a noodle soup from €10, which is a whole meal in itself.

The restaurant has a nice interior that really reminds us of Vietnam.


Meent 40, 3011 JL Rotterdam

10. What’s Up India

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What’s Up India has an extensive menu full of fresh Indian dishes. Order the delicious samosas as appetiser from €4.50. You can get a delicious (vegetarian) main course here for around €8, such as the Channa Masala, Dal Fry or Dal Tadka. Add €2.25 for a simple naan or €3.50 for Basmati rice.

In the mood for more Indian food :)? Check our article where we share more amazing Indian restaurants in Rotterdam!


Eendrachtsweg 27 B-BE, 3012 LB Rotterdam

11. Nieuw Rotterdams Café

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Visit Nieuw Rotterdams Café for drinks, bar bites, lunch and dinner. And it’s surprisingly affordable! For instance, for just €13.50 you can already order a delicious poké bowl.

You can order a lot of vegan dishes at NRC under the name Viva Las Vegan! For example, order the vegan Kapsalon for €13.50, the Bao Buns for €10.75 or the Beyond Burger for €15.50.

The location on the Witte de Withstraat is also ideal of course.

Do you prefer vegan food? Be sure to visit one of these vegan restaurants in Rotterdam!


Witte de Withstraat 63, 3012 BN Rotterdam

12. Vessel11

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Looking for something a bit different? Then we recommend a visit to Vessel11! The restaurant is actually a red lightship docked in the city centre of Rotterdam.

Here you can enjoy typical British pub food, with a seasonal and modern twist. You already have a simple starter from €7.50 and a main course from €14.50. For example, order the paprika soup (€7.50) or smoked salmon (€10.80) as a starter. As a main course you can choose from a Classic Caesar Salad for €14.50.

Would you like to join the Sunday Roast? For €23.50 you’ll get slow roasted meat, vegetables, potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and gravy.

Looking for more unique places to visit? Read our article about unique hotspots in Rotterdam!


Wijnhaven 101, 3011 WN Rotterdam

13. Japanese Curry House Kiiro

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Kiiro is the first Japanese curry house in the Netherlands. Here you can create your own curries and add as many vegetables as you want. The dishes are simple, but full of flavour.

For example, you already have Torpedo Gamba’s for €10.50 and for €9.50 vegetarian dumplings. Definitely recommended!


Posthoornstraat 524, 3011 WD Rotterdam


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Bistrot-Bar Frère is a new addition to Blijdorp. This French bistrot is, in their own words, “a place for everyone who has a taste for French food, groove, funk and hip-hop”. That sounds cool, doesn’t it? And it is also an affordable place!

Order something delicious from the drink menu and combine it with a delicious natural wine. In addition to being a wonderful place for a drink, you can also have an excellent dinner here. Choose a menu for Petite Faim (€12.50) or Grande Faim (€16.50), which stands for small hunger or big hunger.


Statenweg 66A,3039 JG, Rotterdam

15. Gusto

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At Gusto they try to work with as many organic products as possible and prepare their pizzas with fresh ingredients. The menu changes regularly at Gusto, because they cook with the season.

On the menu you will also find several vegetarian options and they have gluten free bread and pasta. Craving a pizza or pasta? You have these from €10.50 and €16.50.

Italian food is always a good idea! Here you can find even more inspiration for Italian restaurants in Rotterdam!


Schiedamse Vest 40, 3011 BA Rotterdam

16. De Smaak van Afrika

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At De Smaak van Afrika or ‘the Taste of Africa’ you can go for the authentic African cuisine and for only a small price. Most main courses are around €15. Or choose the Nay tzom Heweswas, a festive platter with various traditional vegetarian dishes for two. This costs €49.50.


Goudsesingel 342A, 3011 KL Rotterdam

17. De Pizzabakkers

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Of course the name already says it, but at de Pizzabakkers you can order delicious pizza’s. The pizza’s here have an extra thin, crispy bottom and are topped with fresh ingredients.

You can get a pizza Margherita for €10. Is a Margherita too plain for you? The delicious and richly topped Campagnola pizza only costs you €15. Bon appetite!

In need of some more inspiration? Here you can read which restaurants serve the best pizza’s in Rotterdam!


Pannekoekstraat 22a, 3011 LG Rotterdam

18. La Cazuela

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La Cazuela is a lovely Mediterranean restaurant on the always pleasant Proveniersstraat in Rotterdam. For those who do not know this location: behind central station is a small intersection with a mix of nice restaurants.

La Cazuela’s tapas menu includes influences from Spain, Italy, France, Portugal and North Africa. It is possible to order a la carte or go for the surprise menu. You can opt for two courses of tapas for €26 and three courses for €30. The menu consists of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes, but can also be completely vegetarian.


Proveniersstraat 38, 3033 CK Rotterdam

19. AJISAN Authentic Tokyo Ramen

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Craving a tasty bowl of ramen? Then visit AJISAN on the Coolsingel. It’s an atmospheric restaurant with a great interior. The bar really looks like a ramen bar in Japan and the first thing you see when you walk in is the cool mural.

But what makes AJISAN really unique is that they don’t use any chemical additives in their dishes. The ramen of AJISAN are made as healthy as possible with only natural ingredients.

Fortunately, the dishes at AJISAN are also affordable. The price for a bowl of ramen starts from €13.95. In addition, you pay € 14.95 for a poké bowl and for side dishes, such as delicious gyoza, you pay around €5.


Coolsingel 123, 3012 AG Rotterdam

20. Takumi Düsseldorf

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Another great place for a bowl of Japanese ramen: Takumi Düsseldorf on the West-Kruiskade. It is a small restaurant, filled with cute lamps and other decorations, giving it a great vibe.

But let’s talk about the food! Takumi’s menu is extensive, with more than 15 types of ramen. You can already order a bowl of ramen from €14.50 and a curry from €14.

Takumi has more branches in Rotterdam.Check out more fun, affordable ramen bars in Rotterdam here!


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West-Kruiskade 9B, 3014 AJ Rotterdam

21. Supermercado

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At Supermercado they don’t only serve delicious cocktails, but also delicious and affordable food! They have great tacos, salads, meat from the grill and much more.

A must is the vegan Ensalada Supermercado with quinoa, pomegranate, raisin, chickpeas and mango chili dressing for the price of €7.50 (small) or €13 (large). And of course you should get the nachos. Are you already hungry?


Schiedamse Vest 91A, 3012 BG Rotterdam

22. Soif

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At Soif in Delfshaven you sit right at the water. Especially in the summer it’s nice to sit on their terrace. In the winter you can sit inside and warm yourself up with their cheese fondue (this costs €21.50 per person)!

It’s a cafe where they serve delicious soups, salads, cheese fondue, risotto and much more. They also have delicious desserts such as the cheesecake, apple pie and nut cake from Koekela.

The prices for the starters are between €9.50 and €14.50 and the prices for the main courses are between €17.50 and €24.50. Would you like a dessert? Then you will spend between €4.50 and €17.50 per person, or you can share one!


Mathenesserdijk 438 A, 3026 GV Rotterdam

23. Restaurant Bazar

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Bazar at the Witte de Withstraat is a well-known in Rotterdam and is an excellent choice if you have to keep a tight budget.

Starters cost you about €6 and a main course around €15. Most dishes come from the Middle East and North Africa. At Bazar you can eat well and affordable in Rotterdam, but you can also decide to eat a delicious and affordable breakfast here.


Witte de Withstraat 16, 3012 BP Rotterdam

24. SUGO

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SUGO is located at multiple locations in the Netherlands, namely in Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Utrecht and of course in Rotterdam!

At SUGO you can go for pizza al taglio. This is a pizza variant that is baked on large rectangular plates and cut into long pieces. Pizza al taglio therefore means “sliced pizza”.

For a pizza at SUGO you will spend around €15. Also take a look at their promotions. At the time of writing, all pastas are €10 every Monday, all pizzas are €10 every Tuesday and every Wednesday you get a regular SUGO pizza of your choice and Moretti beer for €13.50 for students.


Aert van Nesstraat 20, 3012 CA Rotterdam
Westblaak 87, 3012 KG Rotterdam

25. Hamburg

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At Hamburg they serve proper burgers made from fresh ingredients and “honest” meat. This means no hormones and antibiotics. In addition, you can also choose to swap your burger with the vegan ‘Beyond Meat’ burger.
With your drink and delicious fries, you have a full belly for around €20 !

If you like burgers, make sure to read our article with a list of the best burgers in Rotterdam!


Witte de Withstraat 94B, 3012 BT Rotterdam

26. BIRD

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Fun parties and good food: we love BIRD. Here they serve plenty of dishes in addition to their delicious wood-fired pizzas.

What we recommend is to let yourself be surprised by the Chef’s Table on a Tuesday, also known as ‘Tasting Tuesday’. On this day you pay only €29.50 instead of €38.50 and you get a surprise five-course menu.

Or visit BIRD on a Wednesday and enjoy pizza and beer (or soda) for €15. Book in advance for these two promotions, mentioning ‘Tasting Tuesday’ or ‘Pizza Wednesday’.


26/28, Raampoortstraat 24, 3032 AH Rotterdam

27. Rozey

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Rozey is one of our favorite affordable restaurants with a top price-quality ratio. With their delicious unlimited vegetarian and vegan dishes, you can even have the biggest meat eaters enjoy themselves.

It’s an all-you-can-eat concept where you pay €37.50 (€42.50 during the weekend). And that includes drinks! Pretty good deal right?! Try the vegetarian burgers and fries, beet carpaccio, seaweed bitterballs, pulled jack fruit or Kentucky fried cauliflower.


Wijnhaven 85, 3011 WK Rotterdam

28. The Harvest

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Do you want a nice warm home-made meal, without having to cook it yourself? Then definitely visit The Harvest, one of our favorite healthy hotspots in Rotterdam. Here they use local and seasonal products with which they put together a delicious plate of food.

It works as follows: first you choose the basis of the dish, then two dishes from the greengrocer and finally you can choose a vegetarian dish or a piece of meat. There are also ready-made bowls to choose from. Depending on your choice, you pay between €12 and €18. And believe us: you’ll feel SO full afterwards.


Proveniersstraat 36a, 3033 CK Rotterdam

29. Pho

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Buns, rice dishes, spring rolls, rice paper rolls and of course the famous pho noodle soup. At restaurant Pho you eat delicious dishes according to Vietnamese cuisine for an affordable price.

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For example, you pay €15.50 for Banh Xeo Chay (Vietnamese pancakes) and €10 for Banh Thit Ga (two steamed buns). With a drink you are set for under €20!


West-Kruiskade 1A, 3014 AJ Rotterdam

30. De Kleine Ondeugd

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This Thai restaurant has been hiding in Kralingen for years. Here you can choose a two-course menu for €27.50, a three-course menu for €29.50 or a four-course menu for €34.50.

The dishes are varied and always a surprise. Expect spicy snacks, Thai soup, Thai desserts and other specialties. A cozy restaurant, ideal for lovers of Thai cuisine!

TIP:Try the butterfly pea tea, if they have it on offer during your visit. This healthy tea changes from blue to purple when you squeeze lemon juice into it!


Oostzeedijk 348, 3063 CD Rotterdam

31. Le Souq Delfshaven

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At the Lebanese restaurant Le Souq in Delfshaven you can enjoy fresh, tasty dishes from the Middle East.

Be sure to order a selection of delicious mezzes. These are small oriental dishes, kind of like starters, that are ideal for sharing. The mezze’s go per two people and for example ten types of mezze you pay €21.75 per person and for 15 types €31 per person. It is also possible to choose it per piece.

For example, choose from various cold mezzes such as tabouleh (Lebanese salad with parsley, tomato and wheat grains) for €5.50 or Baba Ghannoush (grilled eggplant dip with tahina, garlic and lemon) for €4.75. For the warm mezze you can choose from various dishes as well, such as falafel (€4.95) or batata harra (spicy potato cubes with coriander, garlic and lemon) for €4.75. Super tasty!


Voorhaven 54B, 3024 RP Rotterdam

32. Restaurant Meram

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Restaurant Meram in Rotterdam West.

There are two Meram branches in Rotterdam: in Rotterdam West, on Mathenesserplein, and in Rotterdam South, on Afrikaanderplein. This is a Turkish restaurant where you can order all kinds of dishes for breakfast, brunch and dinner. Of course at an affordable price!

The menu really has a lot of choice. The Turkish lentil soup (€5.50) is always delicious. The warm Turkish tapas start from €5.95. For example, choose Sıgara böreği, rolls with feta (€5.95), Fırında Kaşarlı Manta, mushrooms from the oven (€6.95).

They also have potatoes prepared in different ways from €5.95, dishes from the pan from €18.95 and various pastas from €10.95.


Mathenesserplein 91, 3023 LA Rotterdam

Afrikaanderplein 2, 3072 EA Rotterdam

33. Little V

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Do you love Vietnamese food? Then we recommend Little V. This hugely popular establishment in the heart of the city centre is not only very tasty, it is also fantastically decorated. The plants, lights and wooden gazebos make the restaurant very atmospheric and give the feeling of being in Vietnam.

On the menu you can choose from all kinds of typical Vietnamese dishes. Think of one pot dishes such as Bún (from €18), but also fish, meat and vegetable dishes to share, such as the vegetarian coconut curry with mixed vegetables (€12.50), king prawns & scallops in coconut curry (€18.50) and grilled chicken chop with lemongrass (€13.50). Or let the chef decide for you and go for a two, three or four-course surprise menu (between €31 and €37).

Finally, we recommend to taste one of their incredibly tasty (virgin) cocktails or ice teas!


Grotekerkplein 109, 3011 GC Rotterdam

34. De Maaskantine

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Please note: the Maaskantine is currently closed and will reopen in April 2023! That’s why now this is a bonus tip to save for later.

De Maaskantine is a fun colourful restaurant with a terrace on the water where you can order tasty BBQ dishes and refreshing drinks.

The menu includes dishes such as fries (€4.50), the cajun cauliflower wings (€9), nachos (€6.50) and various burgers (around €10), to name a few.

Just having a drink at the Maaskantine is of course also possible. There are different cocktails and mixes. They recommend getting a pitcher to save money.


Plantagelaan 2, 3063 NG Rotterdam

These were 34 restaurants in Rotterdam where you can eat delicious and affordable! Do you have a good tip too? We would love to hear it in the comments below.

Have you found a great restaurant in this article that you want to visit? Always check the address and the prices via the website of the restaurant, as this may have changed between the moment we have written it and the moment you are reading this. Enjoy!

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32 Affordable restaurants in Rotterdam - Weekends in Rotterdam? ›

While meal prices in Rotterdam can vary, the average cost of food in Rotterdam is €54 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Rotterdam should cost around €21 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner.

How expensive is eating out in Rotterdam? ›

While meal prices in Rotterdam can vary, the average cost of food in Rotterdam is €54 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Rotterdam should cost around €21 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner.

What food is Rotterdam known for? ›

Here are some excellent options for Dutch food, both sweet and savoury, that you should try on your trip to Rotterdam.
  • Poffertjes. Poffertjes are probably one of the most famous Dutch sweets. ...
  • Kapsalon. ...
  • Oliebollen (Dutch Doughnuts) ...
  • Stamppot. ...
  • Stroopwafel. ...
  • Kroketten (Croquettes)
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What to avoid in Rotterdam? ›

Areas to Avoid in Rotterdam

Be careful when walking around the outskirts of the city, especially in Zuid plein and surrounding areas. At night, Marconiplein and Spangen become less safe areas and parks, in general, are best to avoid. Women especially should try to avoid Claes de Vrieselaan, even during the day.

Should you tip in Rotterdam? ›

To tip like the Dutch, if you feel the service was exceptional the standard tip is about 10%, and make it easy on yourself by simply rounding up the bill and leaving a whole Euro amount.

What is Netherlands number 1 food? ›

1. Poffertjes. Probably one of the most famous Dutch dishes, Poffertjes are small pancakes, baked in an iron skillet, and traditionally served with melted butter and dusted with icing sugar. You can enjoy these all year round, but Christmas and New Year are typically the best times to have them.

Do they speak English in Rotterdam? ›

The Netherlands is also a very international country so the use of English is popular. It's easily accessible particularly in larger metropolitan cities like Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Utrecht and the Hague.

What is the main language spoken in Rotterdam? ›

The native language of The Netherlands is Dutch. Dutch language is not only spoken in The Netherlands, but also in the northern part of Belgium (South of the Netherlands) and overseas in Indonesia, Suriname, the Caribbean (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and St.

Can I drink tap water in Rotterdam? ›

In the Netherlands, safe and clean water is regarded as a basic need. That's why tap water is safe to drink everywhere in the greater Rotterdam area. The quality is comparable to bottled mineral water, without any taste of chloride or salt.

What is the most beautiful street in Rotterdam? ›

Definitely the most stately street of Rotterdam is the Parklaan that can be found around the Maritime Quarter and De Park. The Parklaan is a very classy and stately avenue where in the 19th century harbor barons, bankers and other wealthy Rotterdam landed.

What is the nicest area of Rotterdam? ›

The best places to live in Rotterdam
  • Oude Westen. Oude Westen is a charming, artsy district that acts as a hub for the city's creatives and is especially popular with expats. ...
  • Stadsdriehoek. ...
  • Noordereiland. ...
  • Rotterdam Noord. ...
  • Hillegersberg. ...
  • Kralingen. ...
  • Kop van Zuid. ...
  • Katendrecht.

What is the dining etiquette in the Netherlands? ›

Dining Etiquette

Dining is fairly formal in the Netherlands. Table manners are Continental -- the fork is held in the left hand and the knife in the right while eating. Remain standing until invited to sit down. You may be shown to a particular seat.

How do you say tip in Dutch? ›

  1. spits, de ~ (m) Noun.
  2. centrumspits, de ~ Noun.

Do you tip cab drivers in Netherlands? ›

It's not necessary to tip your taxi drivers in the Netherlands, but you can round up the bill or tip one or two euros if you like. Dutch taxis are already expensive thanks to high gas prices and taxes, so drivers don't expect tips. Of course, if you received great service, it may be worth letting them know.

What is a Dutch breakfast? ›

A typical Dutch breakfast consists of bread, whether or not toasted, with cheesemeat butter and sweet toppingslike chocolate spread, sprinkles and flakes. In addition to a sandwich, Dutch people also often eat rusks, gingerbread, currant bread or a plate of porridge.

How do you say hello in the Netherlands? ›

Hallo is probably the most common – and easiest – of Dutch greetings. It suits most occasions so greeting someone this way is pretty 'safe'. This word is a literal translation of the English hello.

What do Dutch eat for lunch? ›

Most Dutch people still take a packed lunch to work, typically consisting of a sandwich with brown bread and cheese (known as a bruine boterham met kaas) and half a pint of buttermilk, with a piece of fruit.

Why is Rotterdam so popular? ›

Rotterdam is known for its university, riverside setting, lively cultural life, maritime heritage and modern architecture.

Is Rotterdam as good as Amsterdam? ›

There are some great things to do in Rotterdam without doubt, the port, the intriguing modern architecture and of course the myriad of amazing museums and art galleries, however if you are looking to fill your Dutch days with lots of touristy things to do, then Amsterdam is the best place to go.

Can you survive in Netherlands with English? ›

This is absolutely no problem. You can stay here for as long as your tourist visa lasts without having to learn Dutch. And if you speak English, you will find that many Netherlanders speak English as a second language. But if you want to live in the Netherlands, you must learn Dutch.

How do you say goodbye in the Netherlands? ›

If you want to say “goodbye” in Dutch, you have plenty of options. The most common in probably “dag.” But “doeg,” “doei,” “doe-doei,” “joe,” “hoje,” “tjuus,” and “houdoe” are all either other general ways or regional ways to say “goodbye.”

What religion is Rotterdam? ›

Rotterdam has three main Orthodox church communities: The Russian Orthodox Church dedicated to the Holy and Right-Believing Prince Alexander Nevsky. The Serbian Orthodox church of the Holy Trinity. The Greek Orthodox church dedicated to St Nicholas.

Is it difficult to learn Dutch? ›

At first, Dutch might seem like a very difficult language, but it's surprisingly easy for English- and German-speakers. Dutch has even been described as a combination of the English and German languages! This makes it one of the easiest languages to learn for speakers of either language.

Is it expensive in Rotterdam? ›

Summary of cost of living in Rotterdam, Netherlands: A family of four estimated monthly costs are 3,285.6$ (3,049.2€) without rent. A single person estimated monthly costs are 941.6$ (873.8€) without rent. Rotterdam is 34.4% less expensive than New York (without rent).

Is it expensive to eat in Netherlands? ›

Dining out in the Netherlands is affordable if you stick to the more modest restaurants or chains. A standard evening meal can cost between €15 to €20 per person in a cheap restaurant and up to €40 to €90 per person in a more expensive restaurant. Tips are not included in the bill and are typically up to 10%.

Is Rotterdam Netherlands expensive? ›

Ranking as the 3rd most expensive city in the Netherlands, Rotterdam is your ideal choice if you can't afford the more expensive Amsterdam and Utrecht.

Is Rotterdam cheaper than Amsterdam? ›

Rotterdam is significantly cheaper to visit than Amsterdam, with many day-to-day costs less expensive. It's also less expensive to stay at a hotel or vacation home in Rotterdam vs. Amsterdam.

Do you need cash in Rotterdam? ›

Restaurants, hotels and department stores generally accept all major credit cards. However, paying by credit card is less common in smaller shops. Instead, you'll need to pay by cash or bank card. By what method are bills (such as rent and utilities) paid?

Do you tip on meals in the Netherlands? ›

'. This one is pretty simple to answer – the Dutch do not have a tipping culture as strongly-ingrained as much of the English-speaking world. In a bar, restaurant, or private boat tour in Amsterdam, provided the service was good, a tip of around 10% is appreciated but not automatically expected.

What is the average Dutch meal? ›

Dutch dinner

The Dutch eat relatively early starting from 5 to 7 p.m., families mostly eat together around the dinner table. A typical Dutch dinner meal consists of potatoes, meat and vegetables, served with gravy. Dinner is often followed by a dessert in the form of yogurt or coffee.

What is the most common food in the Netherlands? ›

1. Poffertjes. Probably one of the most famous Dutch dishes, Poffertjes are small pancakes, baked in an iron skillet, and traditionally served with melted butter and dusted with icing sugar. You can enjoy these all year round, but Christmas and New Year are typically the best times to have them.

How much is a coffee shop in Rotterdam? ›

Prices at coffeeshops in Rotterdam

Depending on the type of weed or hash you buy, you pay around 10 euros. Converted, a joint will therefore cost around € 2. If you are not familiar with rolling your own joint, buy one that has been pre-rolled. You pay around € 3 for this.

Is it better to go to Amsterdam or Rotterdam? ›

There are some great things to do in Rotterdam without doubt, the port, the intriguing modern architecture and of course the myriad of amazing museums and art galleries, however if you are looking to fill your Dutch days with lots of touristy things to do, then Amsterdam is the best place to go.

How much is a room in Rotterdam? ›

The monthly price of rooms in a shared flat in Rotterdam usually starts at €300 and upwards and apartments with several rooms usually have a minimum of €900 per month.

Is Italy or Netherlands cheaper? ›

In fact, Italy is also cheaper than the USA, the Netherlands, and the UK.

Can you take photos in red light district? ›

A really important Red Light District etiquette rule is to not take pictures of sex workers. They value their privacy and sometimes come after you if they see you taking a picture. Most sex workers lead a double life.


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