Welcome to my blog, dear brides and grooms! As an Amsterdam wedding photographer, I’ve had the privilege of capturing countless beautiful moments of love and joy. Today, I want to share an exciting idea that can elevate your Rotterdam wedding experience to new heights: using an Airbnb as your getting-ready space. Join me as we explore the potential and advantages of this unique choice. First, the Airbnb’s!

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Luxurious Apartment Downtown

From the owner:

“Elegant bright apartment in a 19th century cityhouse in Rotterdam’s Central District just 5 minutes walking distance from Central Station, theatres, cinema, shops and museums. Fully equiped.

Spacious and bright 55m2 apartment with a modern fully equiped kitchen (dish washer, oven, microwave, refrigerator, electrical device). Enjoy the comfort of a gas fire place in winter or cool breeze of the airconditioning in summer.

Bed linen and towels included.
Hairdryer, shampoo and shower gel included.
Free WiFi internet access.

The bathroom is equiped with a Hans Grohe Raindance shower, a Bluetooth sound system, a washing machine and dryer.

The bedroom is equiped with adjustable beds with comfortable mattresses. The skylight makes you fall asleep under the stars of Rotterdam.

Looking out of the window you may enjoy the skyline at one side or a 19th century convent at the other… the best of both worlds!”

Romantic deckhouse on historic ship central R’dam

From the owner:

“The location of the Veinard is unique, in the middle of the city, but still in a quiet place on a lawn with trees.

From this place, Rotterdam is at your feet. Most sights such as various museums, including the Maritime Museum, Het Blaakse Bos, De Markthal, The Erasmus Bridge, are within walking distance.

The Oudehaven and De Witte de Withstraat, where you can eat delicious, are only a few minutes away. Witte de Withstraat has been named one of the ten coolest streets in the world by Time Out.

A bicycle can be rented nearby, which makes exploring the city even more easy.

A small Spar supermarket is around the corner and a larger supermarket (AH) can be found in the basement of the Markthal.

It is a great experience to take the water taxi to the other side of the river Maas to visit the SS Rotterdam and enjoy a drink and a bite on this beautiful historic ship.”

Apartment city centre Rotterdam

From the owner:


This comfortable two bedroom apartment is located in the middle of the city centre of Rotterdam, just a two minute walk from Rotterdam Central Station. The apartment is surrounded by nice restaurants, bars, clubs, shopping area, supermarkets, Holland Casino and a cinema. Rotterdam Central Station is located right across the street, where you can find public transport such as train, tram and bus. From Rotterdam Central Station you can easily go to The Hague, Amsterdam, Schiphol, Antwerp and Paris.
A parking garage is located under the building.

The apartment is renovated in 2015. It is fully equipped, clean, good for families, has high speed wireless internet throughout the whole apartment and is good located.”

Bed & Bike The Gardenhouse – Rotterdam

From the owner:

“In our backyard we have a charming guest house. You have your own place for a maximum of two people. The only thing we share is the garden. It offers an unique stay close to the river Rotte and two large parks, the Kralingse Bos and the Lage Bergse Bos. There are two bikes you can use for free. When you come by car, in this part of the city you can park for free as well.

A gate next to the main house offers access to the backyard with the guesthouse. It is situated in a former barn with a charming look.

At the ground floor there is a sitting area with tv, a dining area, a kitchenette (small breakfast kitchen: there is no stove or cooking plate) with fridge, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, water cooker, egg cooker and tableware and a bathroom with shower and toilet.

At the open attic is the bedroom with a double bed (1,8m x 2,1m).

There is air conditioning, so the temperature can be adjusted to your liking.”

Trendy Studio Rotterdam Center

From the owner:

“on the 3rd floor there is a trendy studio 57m2 in the heart of Rotterdam. The complex is only 3 years old and looks well maintained. All hotspots are within walking distance. Public transport by tram, bus, water taxi and metro are also within walking distance. In the district you will find many restaurants, caterers, an AH, museums. On the 5th floor you can use the general roof terrace. Enjoy the view after a day of shopping.

I cleared a closet in the hallway where you can put your clothes. The kitchen is fully equipped (oven/microwave, grill plate, induction and dulco gusto coffee machine). I have an extra folding bed so a maximum of 3 people can stay in the studio.”

Cosy barnhouse surrounded with nature!

From the owner:

“The guesthouse is situated in an old barn. The farm itself is situated in the out-back of Rotterdam in a smal hamlet, the hamle is called ‘De Kandelaar’. In this hamlet live only arround 30 people! It is the perfect spot between the (big) cities Rottedam, Schiedam and Delft!

A perfect option to combine the city with the nature!

Our farm is only 5km from the centre of Schiedam, 8km of the centre of Delft and 12km of the centre of Rotterdam! And only 30 minutes (by car) from the nearest beach!”

Embrace the Charm of Rotterdam

Rotterdam, the architectural gem of the Netherlands, offers a vibrant and diverse backdrop for your wedding day. By selecting an Airbnb as your pre-wedding space, you can fully immerse yourself in the local atmosphere. Whether you prefer a modern loft, a cozy canal-side apartment, or a stylish townhouse, there are countless options available to match your personal style.

Uninterrupted Quality Time

Getting ready for your wedding is an intimate and sentimental experience. By opting for an Airbnb, you can create a private oasis where you and your bridal party can relax and enjoy quality time together. Unlike hotel rooms, which may be divided among multiple floors or occupied by other guests, an Airbnb provides exclusive use of the entire space, allowing for a seamless and uninterrupted morning.

Unleash Your Creativity

Airbnbs often boast unique interior designs and distinctive aesthetics, offering an opportunity to infuse your wedding preparations with creativity. From exposed brick walls to stunning city views, each location has its own story to tell. As a photographer, I thrive on capturing candid moments in beautiful settings, and an Airbnb can serve as a picturesque backdrop for these cherished memories.

Convenience and Comfort

Airbnbs are equipped with all the necessary amenities to make your wedding preparations stress-free. Imagine having a fully equipped kitchen to prepare a delicious breakfast or a cozy living room where you can relax before the whirlwind of the day begins. Some accommodations even offer additional luxuries like Jacuzzis, rooftop terraces, or spacious gardens, providing an extra touch of indulgence for you and your loved ones.

Location, Location, Location

One of the key advantages of using an Airbnb for your Rotterdam wedding is the opportunity to choose a prime location. Whether you dream of being surrounded by the city’s bustling streets or nestled in a quiet neighborhood, there is an abundance of options available. Opting for a centrally located Airbnb can also save you valuable time and transportation costs, ensuring a smooth transition between getting ready and your wedding venue.

Tailored Experience

Airbnb hosts are often passionate locals who take pride in sharing their city with guests. They can offer valuable insights, recommend nearby attractions, or even assist with arranging transportation. Engaging with hosts who are knowledgeable about the local culture can add a touch of authenticity to your wedding experience, making it truly unique and memorable.

As an Amsterdam wedding photographer, I encourage you to consider the many benefits of using an Airbnb for your Rotterdam wedding preparations. By choosing a carefully selected space that aligns with your style and needs, you can add an extra layer of intimacy, convenience, and local flavor to your special day. Embrace the charm of Rotterdam, unleash your creativity, and create lasting memories in a space that feels like your own. Happy wedding planning!

(Note: Remember to conduct thorough research and communicate with hosts to ensure the suitability of the chosen Airbnb for your specific wedding needs.)

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