Ready for the holidays

Buy your gifts in Rotterdam Centre

Did you already buy gifts for the holidays? In Rotterdam Centre you will find plenty of great shops to do your shopping.

15 November 2023
By Lisanne Van Beurden

Below we take you to the Kruiskade and Karel Doormanstraat. Here you'll find a wide variety of shops where you can buy all sorts of gifts.

SKINS Cosmetics

We start at the Kruiskade. Chances are you are familiar with this shopping street. Here you will find distinctive shops full of designer clothing and luxury products from exclusive brands.

Everyone is happy with care products. Luckily, the largest Skins Cosmetics store in the Netherlands is located on the Kruiskade. In this store you will discover special perfumes, delicious skin care products and beautiful make-up from prominent brands. Of course the staff is happy to help you.

Do you find it difficult to choose something? A gift voucher is always a safe bet!

Schaap en Citroen

If you are looking for an exclusive, luxurious gift, Schaap en Citroen is the right place for you. Here they sell exclusive jewelry and watches from prominent brands. On the ground floor, you can find all their jewellery collections. Think of exclusive brands such as Fope, Piaget, Pomellato and Tirisi Jewelry.

On the first floor you can enjoy the very latest shop-in-shop experience from various leading watch brands, such as IWC, Cartier, Jaeger and Chopard.

Read the interview with CEO Mark van Nieuwkerk about Schaap en Citroen on the Kruiskade in Rotterdam.

IWC Schaffhausen

After your visit to Schaap en Citroen, walk across the street and visit the IWC Schaffhausen boutique. Here you will be introduced to IWC's various luxury watch collections: from their iconic Big Pilot watches and the recent collection of colored ceramic models, to the classic Portugieser watches.

As soon as you enter the store, you enter a fully immersive design that focuses on the most iconic product lines and highlights important aspects such as the brand's technical expertise and material knowledge.

The IWC Boutique is managed in collaboration with Schaap en Citroen Juweliers, a national household name within the Dutch jewelry and watch industry for more than 130 years.

Akkerman Eye Fashion

Another ideal place to buy a luxury gift is Akkerman Eye Fashion. This store has been a household name in the Netherlands for more than 40 years. In this super luxurious eyewear store you can purchase the most beautiful designer glasses that are purchased at the fairs in Paris, Milan and New York.

In addition to exclusive brands such as Chanel, Cartier, Tom Ford and Prada, very exclusive custom-made glasses from Cartier are sold in "the Vault", a unique 'secret' safe in the store.

Skins Cosmetics on the Kruiskade.
Watches at Schaap en Citroen.


After the Kruiskade we arrive on the Karel Doormanstraat. This well-known Rotterdam shopping street is an excellent place to shop for gifts because of its wide sidewalk and beautiful shops.

SUE is a true concept in Rotterdam. Here you can get delicacies that are sugar free, gluten free, lactose free, raw and vegan. Give someone SUE bites or other sweet treats as a gift. Think of bars, cookies, truffles, chocolate letters or kruidnoten. All these delicacies can be eaten guilt-free!

Can't choose? Then go for the gift box with a combination of SUE's tastiest products.

Read our update on SUE.


iittala started in 1881 as a glass factory in the Finnish village of Iittala. It has grown into an internationally renowned brand that has played a decisive role in defining a Scandinavian lifestyle. At iitala they strive to provide inspiration for a more beautiful and enjoyable life.

On the Karel Doormanstraat you can find a branch of an iitala store. Pay a visit to be inspired by their collection. The store has had a completely new look since last summer. Obviously it is an excellent place to find gifts.

Stijl by Amilcar

Would you like to give a beautiful piece of jewelry as a gift? Then you've come to the right place at Stijl by Amilcar. Just like iittala, this store has a completely new look.

As Amilcar stated in his interview: "The new interior is significantly more modern. One of my best friends is a project developer and together with his wife, she is an interior designer, he has the company 'Wij Zijn Gideon'. They helped us with the new concept. For example, now we have a separate area where customers can sit quietly. Previously, the space was very large and we stood at a standing table, which is actually not ideal for displaying valuable watches."

Visit them for timeless, classic jewelry; items that stand out from the rest, but are still accessible.


Are you looking for a gift for someone who loves sustainable fashion? Then you have come to the right place in the COS store on the Karel Doormanstraat. Here you can buy essential items for the wardrobe. Don't expect seasonal fashion, but timeless clothing and accessories that you can wear for a longer period of time.

COS products are made of high quality fabrics and sustainably produced materials. Here you will find beautiful scarves, gloves, sweaters, bags and so on. All beautiful items that will certainly make someone happy!

Take a look inside SUE.
Iittala on the Karel Doormanstraat.


You will also find the tea and coffee specialty store Theemaas on Karel Doormanstraat. They have a very wide range of teas here. This makes it the ideal place to find a gift for a real tea drinker.

But you are also in the right place for coffee lovers. In addition to tea, they sell coffee from all over the world here. Both with and without caffeine.

Also check out their extensive range of honey, including lemon honey, coffee blossom honey and more.


The lifestyle store Sissy-Boy is located on the corner of Karel Doormanstraat and Binnenwegplein. Here they sell everything for the home, clothing and fashion accessories. For Christmas they go all out!

The store is already beautifully decorated and full of nice gifts. This year their collection is all about 'The Journey of Luck & Love', in which love and happiness are central. Here you are guaranteed to find a nice gift.

Read more about the Sissy-Boy store in Rotterdam.

The Christmas vibe is already present in the Sissy-Boy store.
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