Rotterdam Nightlife

To get your bearings in the Rotterdam party scene, look out for glossy fliers in cafés, record stores, and clothing shops with club gear. The best nights tend to be Thursday–Saturday (11 pm–5 am). Most venues have a clubbing floor, with DJs working the crowd, as well as ambient rooms for smoking or just plain relaxing. From hard-core techno—popular here since the early ’90s—to early-hour

chill-out cafés, there is a wide gamut of nighttime entertainment. West Kruiskade (also known as Chinatown) is the place to go if you want lively bars and music from around the world. Nieuwe Binnenweg and Witte de Withstraat have many busy late-night cafés and clubs. Oude Haven is particularly popular with students, and the Schouwburgplein is favored by visitors to the nearby theaters and cinemas. Stadshuisplein has a number of tacky discos and bars.

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Three floors and one of the best live music lineups make WATT the place to be in Rotterdam. If you can't get tickets for the big-band...

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Very much part of the late-night scene, Gay Palace attracts crowds of young gay and lesbian Rotterdammers to its large dance floor on...


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