Gay Friendly Hotels Rotterdam

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels Rotterdam Netherlands (2024 Updated)

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights in the Netherlands have been some of the most progressive in the world. Same-sex sexual activity was legalized in 1811 after France invaded the country and installed the Napoleonic Code, erasing any remaining sodomy laws and no more were enacted after the country received independence.

The Netherlands has become one of the most culturally liberal countries in the world, with recent polls indicating that more than 90% of Dutch people support same-sex marriageAmsterdam has frequently been named one of the most LGBT-friendly cities in the world, famous for its many accommodations specifically pertaining to the LGBT community, including its many gay barsbathhouses, hotels, and venues as well as Pink Point, which provides LGBT-friendly information and souvenirs.

Utrecht has a long history of being a  gay friendly city and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Café KeerWeer or Strano are the most famous gay bars in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Rotterdam is a major port city in the Dutch province of South Holland. The Maritime Museum’s vintage ships and exhibits trace the city’s seafaring history. The 17th-century Delfshaven neighborhood is home to canalside shopping and Pilgrim Fathers Church, where pilgrims worshiped before sailing to America. After being almost completely reconstructed following WWII, the city is now known for bold, modern architecture.

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1. nhow Rotterdam 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Rotterdam

nhow Rotterdam
nhow Rotterdam

Located on the Wilhelmina Pier in the building ‘De Rotterdam’ with views of the river Maas and the city skyline, nhow Rotterdam offers rooms with free Wi-Fi. This modern design hotel by Rem Koolhaas/OMA also features a terrace on the seventh floor and a fitness center.

Each air-conditioned room has a bright decor and includes a private bathroom with either a bath or shower and a toilet. Tea/coffee making facilities and a TV are also included.

Breakfast is served every morning in the breakfast area. There is an a la carte restaurant available. Guests can relax and order a drink at the bar, which offers a wide range of fine wines, beers and cocktails. Guests can also go dancing in the evening at the rooftop bar offered on site.

Metro and tram station Wilhelminaplein is a 2-minute walk away, from where a 7-minute ride will bring you to the city center. Guests can also take a water taxi to the center.

Set in a striking modern structure on the Maas river, this polished hotel is a 5-minute walk from Erasmusbrug and 2.1 km from the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

The streamlined rooms offer free Wi-Fi, Nespresso machines and smart TVs, as well glass-enclosed bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows with city views. A penthouse suite provides panoramic views and a contemporary living room. Room service is available.

Amenities include an airy, streamlined bar with regular live music, and an industrial-chic restaurant overlooking the river. There’s also a rooftop terrace, a fitness center and an espresso bar.

Great, waterfront hotel, just outside the city centre, located in one of the largest buildings in The Netherlands.

Very welcoming reception team, rooms really clean, modern and well equipped with comfortable beds, glass fronted en-suite bathroom with massive bath and shower (don’t panic, the toilet is behind opaque panels!). Windows are from floor to ceiling with a small opening section for fresh air, but this increases street noise as trams are not far away. Heating and air-conditioning very efficient.

Our 18th floor room has a lovely view of the river Maas and Noordereiland.

The buffet breakfast is simply amazing – you will be spoilt for choice whether you are vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian or eat anything. Lactose free milk and gluten free items available too. Some egg dishes cooked to order by friendly helpful chef.

The hotel is about 25 mins walk from Rotterdam Centraal Station, and easy to reach by metro (lines D/E, station Wilhelminaplein) or tram 12,20,23,25. Well located too for New Luxor Theatre & Rotterdam Ahoy (Concert venue,use metro lines D/E).

It’s centrally located and there are a lot of great restaurants in the area within walking distance and that sure was nice not having to drive around each night in search of some good places to eat. Everyone that worked at the hotel that we encountered couldn’t have been nicer and more helpful!

The morning breakfast is well worth the money and the variety of food and drinks is absolutely amazing. The rooms are quiet and I didn’t hear any of the neighboring rooms and that’s always a huge plus! You also get some really nice views of the city as well and that’s a nice little bonus too! Next time I’m in Rotterdam, I’ll be staying here once again.

The room has a very pleasant climate control, and even a small part of the window that opens. The bathroom has glass walls, if you are with your partner, you will not mind being watched while showering, otherwise you might want to check this with the hotel reception beforehand. The bedding is lovely and the room has all the amenities we wish for. The breakfast at the hotel is amazing, you can go all ways: sweet, healthy, eggs in many different forms. All and all we want to stay here again.

Gay Friendly Hotels Rotterdam
Gay Friendly Hotels Rotterdam

How much does a room costs at nhow Rotterdam ?

Prices start 113$/night for Nhow Room. The Nhow Premium Room with Skyline View
is  164$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room is 20m2 and features either 2 twin beds or a queen bed.

The room has sunset views of the skyline and the Erasmus bridge. Guests can look down onto the Maas river. The room also has a Lazy Bastard relax chair by Montis, a Nespresso machine with complimentary cups.

Where to book online –nhow Rotterdam – Gay Friendly Hotels Rotterdam you can find the best hotels deals in Rotterdam during De Parade which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Rotterdam on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Mainport Design Hotel 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Rotterdam

Mainport Design Hotel
Mainport Design Hotel

This luxurious 5-star Mainport Design Hotel & gay friendly is on the Maas River banks in the center of the city of Rotterdam, and has free Wi-Fi and free access to Spa Heaven and wellness club H20, which has an indoor swimming pool. Rotterdam Central Train Station is 5 minutes by metro. The hotel has a waterfront terrace and a private jetty which is accessible for taxi and party boats,

These designer rooms at Mainport Design Hotel is individually decorated in a luxury setting. All rooms include an XXL 4-layer signature bed, a whirlpool and walk-in shower. Some have a private spa tub and Finnish sauna as well. They feature air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a mirror TV, a work desk and a minibar. Each room is individually air-conditioned and feature e.g. an illy espresso machine, ironing equipment, bathrobes and slippers.

Every morning, a live-cooking breakfast buffet is served in Restaurant Down Under. In the evenings, you can enjoy menu options at Mainport Hotel. On The Rocks cocktail bar serves a wide variety of drinks.

This modern, upscale hotel along the Nieuwe Maas river is 4 minutes’ walk from Leuvehaven metro station, a 6-minute walk from the Maritime Museum and a 17-minute walk from the Cube house architectural attraction.

Decorated with wall murals and hip accents, the trendy rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, and tea and coffeemakers, plus whirlpool tubs. Upgraded rooms have private saunas and/or river views. Suites add living rooms with fireplaces.

A breakfast buffet (fee) is served in a contemporary international restaurant that has a terrace and river views. There’s also a bar and a gym, plus an indoor pool, and a spa with a sauna and a hammam.

Mainport Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Rotterdam, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Rotterdam, Hotel Mainport Rotterdam is located a short distance from Erasmus Bridge (0.4 mi) and Huis Sonneveld (0.5 mi). Mainport Hotel is a romantic hotel offering a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

Excellent rooms, staff attitude and service. Very good location next to the Erasmus bridge, a short walk to lots of bars and restaurants.

Metro station right outside the hotel, next to a restored quayside, with pedestrian walkway. Water taxi also calls outside. And hire bikes too.

Oh. And very good breakfast too. I have stayed here many times on business and pleasure. Excellent service, really good staff.

Closer to Erasmus bridge and tourist attractions such as harbor cruise, tower, Witte Hus.

Shopping area is about 15 minutes on foot. Tram & metro is easy to use but expensive; best to get a day pass at reception. Spa hotel with convenient long opening hours. But is small so not so relaxing when people pass to get to massage, pool, and not many lounges that are too close together. Nice modern rooms.

This sleek ultra modern hotel is situated right outside a subway stop and is steps from the water, with views of the Erasmus Bridge and a short walk to the Cool District with its restaurants and shops. Rooms are spacious and several have great views.

The A/C and heat work well, the bathrooms are big and easy to keep clean, the TV is HD and the beds are really comfortable. It’s also got a spa with a pool, sauna and steam room, and restaurants in its lower lobby. The front desk delivered reliable service, room service delivered decent food. Room furnishings include a fully functional well lit desk. No complaints from me. I would rebook in a heartbeat.

Relatively new hotel close to the heart of Rotterdam and situated in the former harbors of Rotterdam. Close to Erasmus bridge and Kop van Zuid where all modern architecture is. Close to Koopgoot (shopping area), Markthal, museum quarter. The hotel has nice views on the city and has a nice wellness area with sauna, steam-room and different treatments. You can cross to inntel hotel by same owner to make use of their swimming pool.

We had a hotel room which was spacious and had its own sauna. The closet space is not overly much. Friendly staff. The hotel has no free parking space, valet parking is Eur 35 per day.

The Mainport is a 5 star hotel near the Erasmus Bridge and easily walkable to attractions. It is linked to the Innitel, a 4 star hotel belonging to the same group.

This is honestly the best hotel I have ever stayed in, in Europe. The lobby is most impressive and airy. The restaurant and bar is in the basement, with an outside area overlooking the water.

The bar is on the pricey side, but this is to be expected for a 5 star hotel. Breakfast is a fantastic affair, with a live omelette station, full English fare and heaps of continental options.

The rooms are the defining characteristic of this hotel. With a coffee machine, minibar and flatscreen tv, this room comes with the standard amenities. The rooms are large with a corridor. It has a separate wc and shower room. The shower room has a walk in shower and a separate whirlpool bath. The mirror in the bathroom doubles up as a tv.

The bed is the most comfortable hotel bed I have experienced and the views from the room are stunning.

The Mainport is an excellent gay friendly hotel and I would not hesitate to stay here again.

Gay Friendly Hotels Rotterdam
Gay Friendly Hotels Rotterdam

How much does a room costs at Mainport Design Hotel ?

Prices start 210$/night for City XL – King Bed. The Waterfront Spa is  289$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

The room has a large Jacuzzi next to a window with a view over the historic harbour. It also includes a bathroom with walk-in shower, mirror TV and a private sauna. Furthermore, the room features a flat-screen TV, work desk and a mini bar. This room is located on the waterfront-side.

Where to book online –Mainport Design Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Rotterdam you can find the best hotels deals in Rotterdam during De Parade which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Rotterdam on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. The James Rotterdam 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Rotterdam

The James Rotterdam
The James Rotterdam

Located in the heart of Rotterdam, The James Rotterdam is located in the middle of vibrant streets like the Coolsingel, the Meent and the Lijnbaan. The property is set 1,950 feet from Markthal Rotterdam and 3.3 mi from Ahoy Rotterdam. The James Rotterdam is where you renew, recover and refresh after a busy day in bustling Rotterdam.

The accommodations features a 24-hour front desk, parking, lounge area with ‪24/7 food market, fitness, meeting room and high speed free WiFi everywhere.

All guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with a design bathroom with rain shower, safe, fridge, television, desk and quality king size beds. Some units at The James Rotterdam also boast a seating area and boast city views.

Set in a bustling commercial district, this sophisticated hotel is a 10-minute walk from Rotterdam Centraal station, a 14-minute walk from the iconic Cube house and 2 km from the Kunsthal museum.

Refined rooms offer free Wifi, flat-screen TVs and mini fridges, plus tea and coffee making facilities. Some include sitting areas, baths and/or city views. Polished suites and kitchenettes.

There’s a relaxed lounge with a self-service snack bar. Other amenities include a 24-hour convenience store, a gym and a meeting room.

The James is the latest place to stay in the heart of the city. We are nearby Central Station and situated in the middle of vibrant streets like the Coolsingel, The Meent and the Lijnbaan. The James is unique in the three-star segment with 144 beautiful rooms.

As a design hotel we come with stylish interiors, but we also offer great quality, outstanding hospitality and superb suggestions to experience our cosmopolitan city to the fullest. Staying at The James is all about enjoying our warmly decorated, comfortable and indulging spaces as if they are yours. The James is where you renew, recover and refresh after a busy day in bustling Rotterdam.

Hotel the James is smack in the middle of Rotterdam. Just meters away from de Bijenkorf department store and de Lijnbaan (most important shopping street of Rotterdam).

The hotel has a nice feel to it. Rooms are a bit small. Even though we got a free upgrade. But the bed is fine, airco works, shower is great and they have a 24 hour service were you can pick up a couple of bottles of beer for decent prices.

We had a nice stay and will probably choose the James the next time we need to spend the night in Rotterdam.

The Economic Double room of Hotel The James is just perfect. It’s clean, modern, private, very comfortable king size bed and spacious. It has a half separate space in the room to relax and read in a comfortable chair. It has a table where you can do your make-up or do some business. An electric kettle for tea was a pleasure. Also a smart tv with a lot of channels. The bathroom is also modern with a good shower and rain shower.

If you like to shop, The James is in the middle of all shops and close to many eateries. There is a good chinese restaurant across the street. My room at the 12th floor was just perfect and quiet. The price is very affordable and true worth it. Tram and metro within a few minute walk, around the corner. I would definitely stay here again! Rotterdam is so much fun and The James is the place you want to be when you like shopping and relaxing for a good price.

The hotel is located in commercial district so close by there are a lot of restaurants, shopping street and tram/metro stations. The room’s layout I stayed for 3 nights is not the best but it is clean, well kept and modern with smart TV and coffee machine. The hotel doesn’t have a restaurant but there is a self-service convenience store which open 24 hrs and the price is reasonable. Front desk staff is very friendly and professional and always available to help.

Gay Friendly Hotels Rotterdam
Gay Friendly Hotels Rotterdam

How much does a room costs at The James Rotterdam ?

Prices start 112$/night for Economy Double Room. The Superior Double Plus with City View
is  159$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room has a soundproofing, flat-screen TV and air conditioning.

Where to book online – The James Rotterdam – Gay Friendly Accommodation Rotterdam you can find the best hotels deals in Rotterdam during De Parade which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Rotterdam on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.