View the iconic ship the SS Rotterdam here on Katendrecht. This area used to be the red-light district of Rotterdam, it is now one of the trendiest neighborhoods in the city. The peninsula, known to Rotterdam people as De Kaap, has become a paradise for Burgundians.
Much of it is due to the Fenix Food Factory in one of the old fenix sheds. Passionate artisans come together here to prepare their products in a fair way. In this indoor fresh market, your senses are stimulated from all sides. You can do that on our site more read.
This beautiful old lady was built in 1959 and was a cruise ship between New York and Rotterdam. The ship was driven on steam. Inside the ship you will find the luxury of the 50 years. Since 2008, the ship has been at the head of Katendrecht as a monument to all Rotterdammers from that glory period. Via MUST SEE you can easily and directly buy tickets for a tour on board or through the engine rooms.
The absolute heart of the Cape is the Deliplein. There it is bursting with great restaurants and bars such as Cape Visand and Delibird. Eat what the pot purchases at De Matroos and the Girl or let the carnivore in you come to the fore at CEO Baas van het Vlees. Moreover, there is a very nice theater at the Deliplein: Theater Walhalla. Comedians, smartlappen singers, youth theater ... there is a lot of things, and it's often nice Rotterdam.
In any case, the Cape dwellers like to rave about the maritime and reddish past of their peninsula. That is best seen during the De Nacht van de Kaap festival in September. Folk singers sing an audience dressed as sailors and girls of light morals. Tickets are always sold out months in advance, so if you want to visit it once, you have to be quick.
For many people in Rotterdam, the ship is a symbol of the proud port history of the city. Nowadays you can eat there, stay overnight and follow a tour. On the deck you can drink at the pool with an excellent view over the river and the city. The interior of the ship breathes the grandeur of the 50 years, and is definitely worth a visit or a guided tour.
Are you fond of good coffee and retro furniture? Then you are probably completely at home with De Zeeuwse Meisjes. This bar shop offers all kinds of nice vintages for in the house. Everything is for sale, so also the chair on which you are enjoying your cappuccino.
Was a nice tour, just not that handy with my mother from 88 who has difficulty walking.
Was impressed! Previously always worked on a shipyard, nice to now experience the ship with the tour