The best hotspots to visit (with or without kids) in the Oude Noorden
Lively and child friendly
The Oude Noorden is bustling, and more and more trendy shops and catering establishments are settling in this cosy part of Rotterdam. It is a friendly neighbourhood for children with many squares and schools, but there is also plenty for you to do. All the lovely places on offer make it difficult to decide on where to meet for a cup of coffee, lunch or drinks.
Everything is tasty at this restaurant, but here are a few highlights: the super healthy juices, the organic pancakes or the egg & avocado spelt toast. Bertmans on the Zaagmolenkade is the place to be for breakfast or lunch in Noord. Pop in for a drink, on the terrace you are guaranteed to run into acquaintances from all over Rotterdam. For kids, there are nice high chairs and plenty of options on the menu so they won’t go hungry.
De Volle Kast
A shop-stop not to be missed where you can score an Isabel Marant for less than a hundred euros. At De Volle Kast on the Zwaanshals there is a good chance that you’ll leave with second-hand items from more brands like Vanessa Bruno, Jerome Dreyfuss or ACNE. If you’re looking for clothes for your little one(s), you’re in the right place. They also sell second-hand designer clothes for children of all ages from babies to teenagers, for example Bonpoint, Petit Bateau and Gray Label.
Zwaanshals has many nice places, one of which is Hopper Noord. You might already know this trendy hotspot from the city, it is also a popular place in Het Oude Noorden. During the week, you can enjoy good music and coffee while working or meeting friends. On the weekend, you can enjoy breakfast with the kids, family and friends. There is plenty of space for strollers and highchairs and no shortage of things to keep them sweet (literally).
Lof der Zoetheid
Something to celebrate? At Lof der Zoetheid on the Zaagmolenkade you can celebrate in style. Towering plates with fresh scones or homemade sandwiches which you can accompany with the delicious cakes or chocolates that the menu is filled with, accompanied by tea, coffee or fresh juices. This is the perfect location for lunch with friends, for an outing with your mother or for organising a birthday lunch, bachelor party or baby shower.