The Old Harbour (Oude Haven) – situated in the Maritime District – with its beautiful historic ships is a popular place among Rotterdammers to eat, drink and dance. On summer days, the terraces are full until late at night. The terrace of Noah, voted the best cocktail bar in the Netherlands, is a popular hotspot. The first skyscraper in Europe, Het Witte Huis, houses the bistro/diner with the same name, where you can drink and eat until late. Other hotspots are Stockholm, Mooii and Popocatepetl.
The Oude Haven is situated in the Maritime District and can be reached by metro and train (Blaak Station) or the Water Taxi.
Wondering about what the best restaurants in the Oude Haven are? Check out this page for a current list of restaurants in the area. The Oude Haven is the ideal place for a relaxing evening out with family, friends or for a romantic meal. It’s an incredibly fun and intimate part of Rotterdam and has a great ambience.
Nowadays, in addition to being a tourist attraction, the Oude Haven of Rotterdam is one of the most popular night life areas in Rotterdam, with an abundance of restaurants and bars. You’ll find most of the bars right across from Het Witte Huis, and they offer a great view of the Oude Haven. At night, the historic port really comes alive, when all those who want to enjoy the night life flock to this area. (Café Plan C is a great place for dinner or a boogie). On Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, you will see a lot of students at the Oude Haven. On a sunny day, the waterfront terraces are full until late at night!
Are you planning to have dinner at one of the restaurants at the Oude Haven in Rotterdam? Why not park your car at the Markthal car park. With Evening Parking, you can quickly and easily reserve a parking space online in advance, and park for an entire evening for just €5! Book your parking space now!
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