Romantic and nostalgic
This might just be the most romantic part of the city. And it was surely appointed a protected townscape with a reason. Stately townhouses along classic avenues are reminders of the rich history of Rotterdam’s shipping industry. One of the most beautiful spots is the Veerhaven with its historical sailing ships. Going out for a picknick, relaxing and attending festivals in summer can be done at Het Park, which is situated close to the Euromast and the Wereldmuseum. And if, after all these wonderful experiences, you fancy a glass of wine and a bite, you are welcome at one of the charming restaurants in the district. Obviously, this district forms the definition of the good life. And all this at the waterfront!
Scheepvaartkwartier/Nieuwe Werk has a lot of distinctive places. For example, have your lunch, high tea, wine or dine at high altitude and with panoramic views at the restaurant of de Euromast. Or settle down at Parqiet Parkcafé at the foot of the same watchtower. Also restaurant The Harbour Club, at the centre of The Park, is indispensable, just like the French cuisine at Louise Petit Restaurant at the Veerhaven.
This is, by the way, also the area with the memorable grand café Loos, that has been located at the monumental Atlantic house since 1988.