Stroll through this lively shopping street in Rotterdam with some one of a kind local stores.

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Rotterdam Meent: chic boutiques and trendy fashion shops


The Meent shopping area is a side street of Coolsingel in Rotterdam. Meent is Rotterdam’s cultural street, where you won’t find any mainstream stores, but smaller specialty shops. Meent is an upcoming shopping area in Rotterdam, every season a couple of new businesses are opened here. You’ll also find some quite trendy bars at Meent.

Meent Rotterdam shopping area

Enter the Meent shopping street from the Coolsingel. On the left you will see the former post office, where soon a new shopping center will be created with luxury shops. Prego (Meent 118) offers every day but stylish clothing. Shoeclub (Meent 98) offers all kinds of footwear and exclusive leather bags in a modern ambience. Drink a coffee or a wine at the trendy Winebar 1NUL8. Have the best apple pie or cheesecake in town at Dudok (Meent 88), located in a Bauhaus-style café where the cultural and business scenes meet. Young and old take it easy here and read their daily news paper sipping their coffee. The delicious cakes and pies are also available for takeaway in their bakery next door (Westewagenstraat 52). Find sophisticated girly style fashion at SuperTrash (Meent 85a), a shop that is run by the Turkish Olcay Gulsen. For delicious and unique chocolate gifts like tulips, hearts and lollypops, you have to walk in at De Bonte Koe (Delftsevaart 26). Ventidue (Meent 89) has a nice female fashion collection. The shops of Zola and Zola Male (Meent 60 and 73a) offer trendy leisure wear. In summer people are lining up for Rotterdam’s award winning Italian ice cream at De IJssalon (Meent 69a), where a unique Harley Davidson bike with an ice side car is parked in front of their café. The biggest street market of Rotterdam is located at the right just after Cafe Pol.

Restaurants and Bars at Meent

Meent Rotterdam is not just a shopping street: there are some nice clubs and bars at the Meent area as well. Café Pol, a pub with a modern crowd and Café Van Zanten, a cozy bar with a nice outdoor terrace, are very popular. Cinema Rotterdam (at Rodezand) is a bar / restaurant which is transformed after dinner into a nightclub with great music and mix drinks. Level (at Pannekoekstraat) is one of the best cocktail bars in the Netherlands. For breakfast try Coffee Company Meent and Vlaamsch Broodhuys Rotterdam. Meent also offers a michelin star restaurant with French cuisine: Amarone Rotterdam.