South Rotterdam: a thriving location
Join our thriving community in South Rotterdam, with the park on your doorstep and Central Rotterdam an 8-minute tube ride away. The Startmotor is Rotterdam's newest addition to the up and coming southern bank neighbourhood. It is a haven of community and creativity for young professionals, and just a few minutes walk from Zuidplein shopping centre and Ahoy.
Food & Drinks
At Startmotor, you are within a 10-minute biking distance from the hippest neighbourhoods and places in town. First off, you’ve got the Afrikaanderwijk district, where you’ll find the best espresso bar in south Rotterdam – Koffiehandel Pretoria. If Indonesian food is your thing, then head over to Rotterdam’s unofficial king of satay – The Saté-Man. And if you prefer the Vegan lifestyle, cycle over to Sharp Sharp and enjoy a lovely Vegan cake in their urban jungle. They also have beautiful ceramic tableware! For an evening drink and some cultural events, RAAF (Rotterdam-Art-Adventure-Food) is the place to be. Grab an IPA beer and enjoy live music, comedy and workshops. Finally, if you love getting your fresh fruit and veg, fish or meat from local farmers, fishmongers or butchers, then head over to Afrikaanderplein. You’ll find the local market there every Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Further to the North, you’ll find the Entrepothaven. A beautiful but also a hidden piece of Rotterdam. In this atmospheric harbour, you’ll find not only luxury yachts but also Restaurant Allure.
And of course, there is the always popular Kop van Zuid (and Katendrecht) with classics such as the Hotel New York (and NY Basement for a delicious cocktail), fish restaurant Las Palmas, the well regarded Matroos en het Meisje and the Fenix Food Factory with its with various food stalls. Find a seat outside in the sun and enjoy the fantastic view across the river Meuse.
In South Rotterdam, there is no shortage of entertainment, especially when the Ahoy convention centre is on the other side of the road. Fancy cheering on Rotterdam’s most popular football team? Then head over to De Kuip and grab yourself a ticket to see Feyenoord. Prefer going to the theatre, live shows or stand up comedy? Then you’re spoiled for choice with Theatre Zuidplein around the corner, cultural hotspot RAAF at the Maassilo or the Nieuwe Luxor Theatre in the Kop van Zuid. And if you fancy watching the latest blockbusters, the Pathé cinema is only a 12-minute bike ride away.
Sport & Leisure
Of course, you can work out in one of the two Startmotor gyms or play football, basketball and many more in the rooftop sports arena. Still, there are also plenty of indoor and outdoor sports activities in the immediate vicinity. You can go for a lovely run in the Zuiderpark or follow a boxing training at the local boxing club. The city limits aren’t too far away either, so if you’re an avid cyclist, you can be cycling in the countryside in no time. If swimming or water polo is your thing, then head over to the nearby swimming centre. But that’s not all. We’ve got basketball, handball, volleyball, netball, tennis clubs, dance schools and ice rings all within a 10-minute bike ride.
Relaxing in the city
South Rotterdam has a lot to offer in terms of winding down after a busy day or week. Leave your phone at home and go for a walk in Het Zuiderpark. Grab your bike, and within no time, you’re in the countryside cycling along the Old Meuse river. Or if you fancy being a tourist in your own city, why not head towards the northern river bank and cut through the lovely Katendrecht and Kop van Zuid skyline. Remember all of the lovely places you just read about for food and drinks? That’s right!
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