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Rotterdam is well-famed for its dynamic clubbing scene, and it is no surprise that it also has an amazing bar scene where people hang out before hitting the clubs, or chill after a heavy weekend. The Nieuwe Binnenweg area is full of bars where Rotterdam’s hip party animals congregate at nights, or head to the Oude Haven or Westelijk Handelsterrein.

In the last few years, Rotterdam has firmly established itself as the clubbing capital of the Netherlands. The city has built up a great reputation as one of the most vibrant clubbing scenes in Europe, evident in its raft of famous DJs and the flurry of bars, nightclubs and dance and house parties.


Maassilo is located in a former grain silo at Massshaven, near the Maas River. They offer house and urban tunes, which are played in three different areas. It is one of the hottest clubs in Rotterdam. Read more about the events on website below.

AddressMaashaven Zuidzijde 1–2, Rotterdam
Phone+31 10 476 2452


Breakaway is a lively place which is popular among the student crowd. They offer cocktails, food, DJs, events and several pool tables.

AddressKarel Doormanstraat 1, Rotterdam
Phone+31 10 233 0922


The rising stars of Rotterdam’s music scene perform here regularly, making this a popular place to listen to live bands, or simply to have a drink before hitting the clubs.

AddressNieuwe Binnenweg 17-19, Rotterdam
Phone+31 10 436 2669


Dizzy is the place where live jazz bands perform regularly. They serve food and drinks at reasonable prices. This is a nice break from the regular club music.

AddressGravendijkwal 127, Rotterdam
Phone+31 10 477 3014

Corso Rotterdam

Corso Rotterdam is housed in an old cinema, with several rooms and the best DJs who plays cutting-edge music for a funky crowd that will dance until sunrise.

AddressKruiskade 22, Rotterdam
Phone+31 10 737 1340

The Thalia Lounge

The Thalia Lounge is a massive popular venue housed in an old cinema and spread over five floors, with the music more on the house side.

AddressKruiskade 31, Rotterdam
Phone+31 10 214 2547


Cinema is one of the hippest bars in Rotterdam, they have a huge bar and stylish interior which attracts a beautiful crowd. The venue is also home to a restaurant and nightclub.

AddressRodezand 36, Rotterdam
Phone+31 10 213 1251 / +31 10 433 1298

Baja Beach Club

This is one of the most popular clubs in The Netherlands with both national and international visitors. It is not just a club, it is a brand, a feeling and a lifestyle. The club gives you a holiday feeling where the entrance consists of an enormous beach ball and the DJs play their music from a speedboat.

AddressStadhuisplein 3, Rotterdam
Phone+31 10 341 2304

Soho Bar

Soho is a trendy cocktail bar where white is the dominant colour – walls, seating, and bar itself are all white. They also offer an amazing terrace where you can relax in of the low, cosy circle of seats. If you feel little bit hungry, they serve Spanish and Portuguese tapas. The atmosphere is cool and attracts mixed crowed.

AddressPannekoekstraat 53a, Rotterdam
Phone+31 10 842 2749