Free Rotterdam City Guides
Monday, September 04, 2006
The blog is back to regular activity (shake it baby!) and this time we look at the "do's and don'ts" of Rotterdam through the lens of two newly released free pocket-guides. Both guides include tips and general info for the accidental tourist and the curious local. Here's a brief impression.
Simply the Best, your budget guide to RotterdamFanzine look for the young, curious, and on budget travelers by Use-it
At least, I can recall three previous editions of this pocket guide (I permanently have one at the toilet, so when guest come they can get an instructive time), and this shows at the quality of the information offered and pal-like talk; whispering secrets no one else knows. It includes many interviews with locals who express their view of the city and a good selection of tips.
Rzine, Rotterdam in the Pocket
High-end magazine look for the general visitor; from family to business men, and the shopaholic by Rotterdam Marketing
The guide acts as a capsule where all relevant information regarding the city is compiled. I personally like the explanations about how the city has evolved, and it seems that in 2007 the city will more than ever be dominated by architectural themes. As part of the Year of Architecture, all kinds of exhibitions and events will show the historic and future importance of Rotterdam architecture. So, stay tuned.
Get your free copies of the guides at Rotterdam Shop (Coolsingel 5)