Rotterdam Noordereiland District

The Rotterdam Noordereiland District is a very special one in Rotterdam. Noordereiland means Northern Island and is a small island in the river the nieuwe maas and is connecting Rotterdam Zuid and the city centre, as you can see on the map below.

Rotterdam Noordereiland
Rotterdam Noordereiland

This small island of only 67 ha. is connected to the northern part of Rotterdam through the red bridge called the Willemsbrug. This area is in general pretty quite, since it is not close to any main roads. The location is great, however it can be a little difficult to access the city. There is no subway station and using the car to go to the city is not recommended. However, there are busses going to town are you can do as the dutch do, take the bike!

Rental Apartments Rotterdam Noordereiland
It is difficult to describe a typical rental apartment in this area. There is a great discrepancy between old and new buildings, however apartments on the North side facing the city centre remain very popular. You can find good rental apartment in the “Koopvaardijhof” and the right tip of the island. Also try looking for apartments at the Maaskade, this is the side facing the city centre.  Since there is no typical apartment here, it is hard to put a price on it. Just keep in mind the normal prices for a short stay or furnished apartment.

Leisure
This area is not known for a lot good places to eat and drink. The best advice is to go to the Kop van Zuid or to the Markthal on the other side of the Willemsbrug. What you can do is go eat in the summer at the fish restaurant A la Plancha. This is a great restaurant on the riverside serving fresh fish and other seafoods.

La Plancha Rotterdam
La Plancha Rotterdam

 

 

Rotterdam Delfshaven District

Location
Rotterdam Delfshaven is a district which still has the old building from before WWII. The bombing in 1940 missed this area, giving it is typical appearance. The area is located West of the city centre and is located at the river the Nieuwe Maas. It takes some time to reach Delfshaven by car  since you have to cross the city. Public transport is reasonable in this location. However if you don’t mind using a bike, then all the nice places in Rotterdam are very well attainable.

Rotterdam Delfshaven district on Google maps
Rotterdam Delfshaven district on Google maps

Rotterdam Delfshaven Apartments
The apartments in Rotterdam Delfshaven are relatively cheap to it’s location. Expect prices between € 800- € 1000,- for a 70m2 apartment. The apartments can be a bit less luxures than other areas but you can find those as well. The more luxures apartments will be furnished apartments. Also, this area is known for problems with the foundation of the buildings, some some of them are not 100% straight. However, might this be the case in your apartment, these problems should be solved by the landlord.

Leisure in Rotterdam Delfshaven
Rotterdam Delfshaven is not a very big area which results in an OK supply of bars & restaurants in the area itself. However there are some, for example you have the following:

Next to that the area is at walking distance from the famous barstreet “De Witte de Withstraat”, so you will be fine.

Also you will find the Euromast on walking distance where you can see the magnificant skyline from Rotterdam while having dinner. Also you can it is possible to go abseiling from the euromast as well! See below for more information and an impression.

Euromast Rotterdam
Euromast Rotterdam www.euromast.nl