Rotterdam is a city full of surprises. Without tips from a local, it's hard to find the best spots. Let us help you! Get to know our city during the Eurekaweek introduction period, read all about the hottest places in town and get more info about student housing.
With over 175 nationalities, our city is a cultural melting pot. It shows in the various restaurants, bars, coffee shops, lunchrooms and takeaways! Take the subway and discover the small restaurants at the Deliplein on Katendrecht or rent an e-scooter and visit the hip cafés in the Witte de Withstraat. Feel like partying? Going out is possible every weekend in Rotterdam. From clubs like Maassilo and Annabel to cozy pubs on the Nieuwe Binnenweg and Oude Noorden.
The Netherlands is among the safest countries in the world, according to the Global Peace Index. Rotterdam, like other major cities in the Netherlands, is open to a diverse range of cultures and people. Rotterdam is a green city with dozens of parks. The Kralingse Bos is the biggest park of the city and is located close to Campus Woudestein. The cozy Vroesenpark is another must in the summer months. Rotterdam is famous for its architecture and landmarks. Cycle over the Erasmus Bridge, get stellar views of the city from the Euromast, stroll through the city centre or visit one of Rotterdam’s many museums.
Discover the campus via the aftermovie of the Bachelor Open Day of October 2022
Finding a room in Rotterdam
It is often difficult and stressful to find a room in Rotterdam, especially as a first-year student. There is an ongoing shortage of accommodations in Rotterdam. We strongly advise you to start your housing search on time and ensure that you have secured accommodation before you travel to the Netherlands.
Studying at Erasmus University
Erasmus University Rotterdam has campuses at four locations, three in Rotterdam and one in The Hague. In Rotterdam, students study, eat and play sports at an accessible, sustainable, circular and partly energy-neutral campus: Woudestein.
Dutch education is known for its high quality and standards, and top-ranking positions. Degrees obtained in the Netherlands are internationally recognised. The Netherlands is also one of the top providers of English taught courses. Our international classroom - a mix of international and Dutch students - is common across the university. In class, the atmosphere is usually informal, and it is pretty easy to speak to our professors directly.