Shopping in Rotterdam is a pleasant way of exploring the city centre at the same time. The most interesting shops are generally found at the Lijnbaan and the Beurstraverse, also known as the Koopgoot (Shopping Gutter).
Both the large shopping chains and the trendy shops are found here. The shops are opened 7 days a week zo also in the weekend it's an excellent option to visit Rotterdam.
Coming from the Rotterdam Central Station you walk straight on and take a left turn at the Westkruiskade. You walk straight into the shopping area with the most clothing shops and whether you decide to continue straight on or head left into the Karel Doormanstraat you won't have any shortage of shops.
A distance ahead at the Meent and the Beurstraverse you find shops of all kind. Whether you're looking for trendy clothing, books or nice children's toys, you'll definitely succeed. Take a stroll through the Koopgoot or visit one of the many shopping malls in this area.
Walk from the Central station in Rotterdam towards the city center and take a left at the end of the Kruisplein towards the Korte Lijnbaan and to the right on the Lijnbaan.
Did you know that the Lijnbaan was the first shopping promenade in the Netherlands? Welcome to the shopping area with the most clothing stores of Rotterdam, like: Manfield Miss Etam Hunkemöller Cool Cat
Rotterdam shops - Coolsingel shops
Parallel to the Lijnbaan runs the well known Coolsingel. A broad street with on both sides a variety of stores like: Daka Sports Intertoys
Great if you want to escape the busy crowd at the Lijnbaan for a second.
Rotterdam shops - Meent shops
Halfway through the Lijnbaan you turn to go towards the Meent.