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Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands34,723 contributions
It is a kind of island at the south part of Rotterdam. Once it was a neighbourhood with a bad reputation. The chinatown and the biggest chinese community was once here. It's now different. A lot of new buildings, a very nice square, Deliplein with so many cafes, restaurant, shops and other activies. And a special pint Ball Museum is also located on this island. We visited Katendrecht for a live music and also having dinner at Deliplein
Written October 15, 2019
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Zuhtu A
London, UK2 contributions
Couples
Nice place great food market but no history . I expected I hell of a lot more from this city as I’ve been to Amsterdam a few times and noticed there is a massive difference in the two. I will probably never go here again unless I need to but Amsterdam is definitely a better choice .
Written September 6, 2019
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Luciano V
Greater London, United Kingdom5 contributions
Regeneration area on a similar scale of Canary wharf in London docklands. Some area still undeveloped and under construction.There is a mix of high and low risers
It does work and the whole area is full of life
Written April 13, 2019
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia40,271 contributions
Couples
We took a stroll in this neighbourhood and saw how full of life it can be at any time of the day. There are many cafes and restaurants as well as other types of shops and this shows that it can get very busy. This is a place to go to.
Written February 7, 2019
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,219 contributions
The first destruction of the village of Katendrecht took place around 1900 when the church, 700 houses and farms were demolished to make way for the new port basins (Maashaven and Rijnhaven). The second wave of destruction euphemistically called renovation happened just of few decades ago. It was initiated by real estate developers seeking easy profits and sold by social democrat politicians. The whole area where the Chinese used to live and where the famous red light area was located, was 'modernized' and replaced by upmarket apartments. A similar attempt was made in Amsterdam against de Wallen (prostitution area) and Chinatown, but only partially successful. Traditionally civil authorities in Rotterdam face less opposition and are used to do whatever they want.
Nowadays gentrified Katendrecht is marketed as a place for foodies, where young urban professionals live and the arts and tourism flourish.

I prefer the Katendrecht of the 1970s called De Kaap by the people of Rotterdam with its Chinatown and red light area, where lower income people could still find a place to live.
Written August 6, 2018
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frank7402
Amsterdam, The Netherlands29 contributions
Katendrecht is cool! Untill a few years ago it was a big mess, a desolated place, but now is sparkling, with FoodHalls, some cosy restaurants, a bridge to Hotel New York, on the other side of the water. It's nice to walk around, take some views over the water and watch the impressive skyline, which is still unfinished. Katendrecht has got some fine place for drinks and suprising shops. So, when visiting Rotterdam, don't miss this area!
Written June 26, 2018
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USDutchie
The Hague, The Netherlands149 contributions
Solo
The area and the food haal and the theater all all great places to se. Get to know the history behind Katendrecht and it becomes a great experience. Take a watertaxi!
Written April 16, 2018
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Algo
1,093 contributions
Solo
Not the first thing I would do in Rotterdam, but definitely a very interesting place. Once (actually very recently) a red light district, plagued with crime and prostitution, Katendrecht is now a very lively, hip neighborhood of Rotterdam.

The area itself is still industrial and not the most pleasant-looking, but it's a must for food lovers (definitely check out the Fenix Food Factory) and stylish, hipster café enthusiasts. There is also a pinball museum here and with further development, it could turn into an even greater place.
Written October 31, 2017
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Akxsel
Rotterdam, The Netherlands434 contributions
Excellent lively hipster atmosphere in this area with renovated apartments, many good restaurants, as well as an old harbour warehouse transformed into a shared dining experience (restaurants share the tables at the inner courtyard where you can dine privately). Only a decade ago this was a red light district ...
Written March 14, 2017
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peterww2013
Rotterdam, The Netherlands389 contributions
Family
Kstendrecht used to be the red light district for Rotterdam, close to the ports on the left bank of the river. Now it is turning into a nice neighbourhood with stylish apartments, nice dining (Bley, Kwiezien, CEO, Fenix Food Factory) and evening entertainment (Walhalla, Las Vegas). Katendrecht is worth the visit, also to make a nice skyline picture of The Kop van Zuid en the Hotel New York.
Written November 6, 2016
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