Kop van Zuid district

Have you seen a picture of Rotterdam? Then chances are big that this shot is taken of de “Kop van Zuid”. This is one of  the iconic areas of Rotterdam/ You will find most of Rotterdam’s ‘skyscapers‘ in this area as well as the former building of the Holland America line which now hosts Hotel New York.

De Kop van Zuid
is located at the river the Maas. The Erasmusbrug (see on the picture below) is together with the Willemsbrug (the red one) and the Maastunnel, one of the three connections between Rotterdam Zuid (south) and Rotterdam city centre. Also the Noordereiland is very close located an island in the river, which gets more and more popular due to its unique location. Also this is the area which yearly welcomes giant cruise ships like the Queen Mary 2 and Harmony of the Seas.


Rotterdam Kop van Zuid
Rotterdam Kop van Zuid

It is easy to commute between this area and the rest of the city using the subway. Also by car you can try the city centre, however expect delays due to traffic and parking challenges.

Erasmusbrug Rotterdam
Erasmusbrug at the Kop van Zuid Rotterdam

Kop van Zuid Apartments
You will find a lot of high standard apartments with amazing views over the city. A lot of the serviced apartments, can be found here with all the major services like swimming pool, cleaning services, mail services etc. Price will be accordingly; expect prices ranging from €1500-€2500 euros for a fully furnished 70m2 apartment with city view. The buildings Montevideo, New Orleans and the Rotterdam offers these apartments. If you are interested in renting these apartments please contact us!

If you are looking for a similar area with lower prices, check out city centre apartments.  Prices here will vary from € 1000-€2000 depending on your needs.

Rotterdam Rubroek District

Rotterdam Rubroek is often seen as the city centre. Despite is it located very centrally between Kralingen from the west and Crooswijk from the right, technically the real city centre is located south from the district Rubroek.  This area is very well located with the Kralingse Plas, City Centre and Rotterdam Central Station on walking distance (15 minutes).

Rotterdam Rubroek District

Rotterdam Rubroek District

Rotterdam Rubroek was built in 1940-1950 and consists mainly of basic four floor flats. The flats are not considered very beautiful but are well maintained most of the time especially the area closer to the street “Goudsesingel”.

Apartments Rotterdam Rubroek
There is quite a broad offer of rental apartments between the range of € 800,- to € 1200,- euros per month (ex. utilities) for a 50-70m2 apartment respectively. However this is not cheap, it is possible to live on a great location in Rotterdam for a relative okay price. Also, this area is relatively quit and has proximity of shops, bars and restaurants. Streets you want to live are Goudsesingel, Jonker Fransstraat and Herman Robberstraat. There is no possibility to live in a house, then you should check the area’s more north of Rotterdam, for example Hillergersberg and Overschie.

This district is very well located and has almost anything nearby,  check out the overview below:


  • Rotterdam Central station: 15 minutes walk, 10 minutes public transport
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam: 15 by bike, 20 minutes public transport
  • City Centre: this is more or less city centre: 2 min walk
  • Park “Kralingse plas”; 15 minute walk, 5 minutes by bike

Bars & Restaurants
You won’t find many bars in this area, you have several but these are not the best ones. However, you are very near the city centre which has plenty and what your preference is, you will find it. Check the city centre page to find out more!