Skyline of Rotterdam, Netherlands.


It has been likened to a ‘Dutch Brooklyn’, thanks to its plethora of striking architecture, cool concept shops and thriving underground club culture. Rotterdam to those in the know (and if you are reading this, consider this to be YOU!) has undergone quite the revelatory transformation in recent years. From an uninspiring port town to a dazzling design destination – an indomitable treasure trove of modern architecture, quirky eateries and thought-provoking art galleries.

It’s time to look beyond Amsterdam and consider an alternative in the shape of Rotterdam. It is a city that wears many hats – it’s a thriving port city, with an on-trend nightlife, a sophisticated shopping destination with anart and design scene to rival the coolest of cultural hotspots.

Above all, when you think of design in Europe, surely Rotterdam springs to mind? It’s worth a visit for the architecture alone. It pushes boundaries, showcases innovation and continuously inspires. Rotterdam’s skyline is always changing. There are many things to do as you navigate your way around Rotterdam’s skyscrapers. You can go on a shopping spree, enjoy some of the city’s excellent food, and visit a range of exciting museums and attractions in and around the city centre. So let’s get started!

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After dark: A guide to Rotterdam nightlife

Varied, vibrant and not to be missed, welcome to the exciting landscape that makes up the exciting landscape that is Rotterdam nightlife. From gin bars and microbreweries to laid back evenings over dinner or dancing until the sun comes up at one of the city’s best nightclubs. However you want to end your days out in Rotterdam, there’s an evening with your name on it.

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A guide to the best Rotterdam museums

Oh hey there museum lover! If perusing galleries and museums is high up on your list of priorities when visiting a new city, then Rotterdam is the city for you. It is home to some of the best art, artefacts and exhibitions in the Netherlands and Rotterdam is often described as the Netherlands’ architecture and design capital – and when you survey the architecture of the city, it’s easy to see why.

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Top 6 things to do in Rotterdam

Whether you are a fan of cutting-edge design, concept cuisine or crazily-tilted towers, then Rotterdam is probably for you. From microbreweries and markets to maritime museums and meandering around some of the coolest neighbourhoods in the Netherlands, here are some of our favourite things to do in Rotterdam.

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Rotterdam vs Amsterdam: Which is best?

Which city should you give a… dam about? We know that you know that the Netherlands is having a bit of a moment right now. However, whilst there are some awesome cities and towns to check out, if you truly want to see the best of the Netherlands in one trip, it really does comes down to two cities – Rotterdam and Amsterdam.

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The best hotels and resorts in Oman

A trip to Oman is full of surprises, but your accommodation doesn’t have to be one. With a wide range of places to lay your head, from some of the best hotels in Muscat to traditional off-grid Bedouin camps in the deserts, you are certain to find what you are looking for, regardless of budget and taste. Despite Oman being small in size, it’s big when it comes to the exciting range of accommodation. However, with so much choice, it can be hard to make a decision where to stay in Oman, but we are sure that our handy guide to the best hotels in Oman will give you the lowdown on the best hotel for you.

sea views in Oman


Rich in history and with a strong sense of identity, Oman with its intricate souks, expansive canyons and ancient forts has enchanted visitors for centuries. Located in the Arabian Peninsula, it is teeming in adventure and incredibly diverse scenery.

From its ancient mosques and tombs to its powder soft beaches, whilst you can expect to find a pretty stellar selection of luxury hotels, Oman (unlike its gulf counterparts) has not given in to hyper-industrialisation where skyscrapers dominate the skyline. Oman, whilst it is a popular destination is still somewhat a tad under the radar in comparison to the likes of Bahrain and Qatar, making it a great destination for enjoying a break to this region without the heaving crowds.

Its majestic history and culture, stunning natural spaces, and friendly and hospitable locals have elevated Oman to be one of the best places to visit in the Arabian Peninsula.

Whether you are seeking adventure, relaxation, a spot of culture – or all of the above! If you’re looking for an amazing desert destination then, Oman should be the first name that’s on your lips.

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6 facts about Oman that you probably didn’t know

Small, but infinitely beautiful and full of awe-inspiring architectural wonders and breathtaking natural attractions, Oman’s gifts are in abundance; these gifts permeate every travel experience here. Located in the far southeastern part of the Arab Peninsula, there’s lots of things about Oman that are not glaringly obvious, so here’s our round up of 6 facts about Oman that you would know.