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explore rotterdam

Urban Residences is located in the lively heart of Rotterdam and within walking distance to all of the tourist attractions. Discover the famous shopping streets of Rotterdam such as ‘De Koopgoot’ and ‘De Lijnbaan’ and indulge yourself in the variety of food and drink options at 'De Markthal' and the areas around 'Witte de Withstraat' and 'De Meent'. 

cube houses

The Cube Houses (Kubuswoningen) in Rotterdam are one of the city’s most iconic attractions and are not to be missed. Designed by Dutch architect Piet Blom and tilted at a 45-degree angle, the cubes are totally abstract and really cool spaces that you have to see.  To see what it looks like on the inside, you can visit the Kijk-Kubus or the Show Cube which is a furnished house that is open to visitors. 

Hungry afterwards? Head across the road to the Markthal for lots of goodies and treats!  

Cube houses Urban Residences Rotterdam
markthal rotterdam


A visit to Rotterdam is not complete without seeing, smelling and tasting the fresh products at De Markthal. De Markthal, which is the first covered market in the Netherlands, is a place where good food and unique housing are harmoniously combined in a spectacular arch. Aside from the spectacular and beautiful architecture this modern covered market offers over 100 stalls of tasty food and cool bars for everyone.  

euromast tower

After taking lots of Instagramable photos of the Cube Houses and eating your stomach full at De Markthal, take a trip to the top of the Euromast for spectacular views over Rotterdam. Scan the Rotterdam horizon and learn all about the rich history of the city and harbour. Feeling brave? Why not abseil or zip line from the Euromast?!  

euromast tower in rotterdam
Rotterdam old harbour

old harbour and marine museums

Wander and meander through the ‘Oude Haven’ filled with restored historic boats, restaurants, and terraces to have a drink or a snack!  

Here you can also learn a little about the harbour with a visit to the Maritime Museum. Here you discover the enormous influence of the maritime world on our daily lives.  

eating, drinking and shopping

  •   Markthal – Modern covered market full of various food and drink options 
  •   Witte de Withstraat – A street lined with terraces, bars, cocktails and tasty food!  
  •   Shop until you drop and discover the famous shopping streets of Rotterdam
shopping streets in Rotterdam