Experience the charms of the 1950s in combination with contemporary comfort in our national monument and former newspaper pressroom in Rotterdam. Our hidden boutique hotel, located on the edge of the city center and the popular district of Kralingen, offers spacious design rooms, intimate meeting rooms and a culinary experience with our Restaurant & Bar Didot34. Didot34 offers delicious modern classics in a warm and cosy atmosphere and a cosmopolitan bar. Discover the stories of our unique destination and take us along into yours for a personal and memorable stay at The Slaak Rotterdam. Let us be part of your story.
Discover our story. A lot of history has been written at the place where The Slaak Rotterdam is now located. At this location two newspapers were published here: in 1920 the newspaper “Voorwaarts” and from 1945 “Het Vrije Volk”. The current building was built in the 1950s, designed by architect Jo Vegter, including a pressroom, (editorial) offices, a book shop and a travel agency. Later, the building served other functions such as a municipal office, exhibition space, but also as a squat and anti-squat building. Ten years ago this historic building where our hotel resides was declared a national monument part of the heritage of rebuilding the city Rotterdam. The Slaak Rotterdam and Restaurant & Bar Didot34 are therefore happy to welcome everyone back to this authentic location to get together, to celebrate and to inspire.
Restaurant & Bar Didot34 takes away the borders of co-working, breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks with the ‘fourth meal’ concept: small international dishes you can order throughout the day. Didot34 is a vibrant destination with an energetic program that encourages the social scene and celebrates the 50’s.