Rotterdam Blijdorp / Noord is one of the popular districts in Rotterdam together with the City Centre district and Kralingen. Rotterdam Noord and Blijdorp actually are 2 different districts but they are neighbours and have a lot of similarities, so that’s why they are discussed as one.
The district(s) is nicely located between the highway A20 and Rotterdam Central Station. Also the famous zoo Diergaarde Blijdorp can be found here. Another great thing about this area is the “Vroesenpark”, a very nice and green park where you have you weekly run. On sunny days in summer, this place is especially great when people will enjoy beers and wine while roasting there meat on the BBQ (see picture below)
Rotterdam Blijdorp/ Noord
Apartments and housing in Rotterdam Blijdorp / Noord
Rotterdam Blijdorp/ Blijdorp has been built in between 1930 and 1940 in typical dutch style. The district is a popular area amongst young people such as students and people with there first or second job.
You can buy an apartment here for around € 2000,- per m2 (jan, 2017), but obviously this is dependent of quality, exact location of the apartment, appliances etc but that is some thing a real estate agent can help you with.
For renting you will pay around € 1000 euro / month for a 70m2 apartment, you will generally get more space for your money comparing it to Kralingen or the City Centre.
Tip, rent an apartment close to the A20 or at the Schieweg, unless you like to smoke even if you don’t have a cigarette in your mouth.
Bars and Restaurants in Rotterdam Noord and Blijdorp
It is not the most known area for eating or going to bars and restaurants, then you really need to go to the city centre. However there are some nice places to keep in mind. Angelo Betti has some very nice pizza’s and you can enjoy great sorbets there. If you are heading for beers, think about Bergpolder, a typical sportspub from Rotterdam and a nice place to enjoy your sports with your favorite beer!