We have detected the Javascript function of your browser is disabled.
Please activate it to browse thalys.com in normal conditions.

Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

The Schiphol station can only be reached by local trains departing from Rotterdam. To reach Paris, Brussels or Antwerp, you must purchase a ticket from Rotterdam. Print then your travel confirmation to travel free between Rotterdam and Schiphol. This will be your ticket.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Thalys International Team

Select Rotterdam station

Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

The Schiphol station can only be reached by local trains departing from Rotterdam. To reach Schiphol, you must then purchase a ticket to Rotterdam. Print then your travel confirmation to travel free between Rotterdam and Schiphol. This will be your ticket.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Thalys International Team

Select Rotterdam station

 
 
 
Destinations 

A deal worth trying?

Useful information

De Hemel op Aarde
Oostzeedijk beneden 205a
Rotterdam
+ 31 (0) 104139656
www.dehemelopaarde.nl


Is this local secret a favourite of yours? Click on the heart to add it to your guide.
I’m adding it to my guide 18 have added it

This lovely small restaurant is a ‘must see’, when you’re visiting Rotterdam. They serve the most tasty tapas I have ever had and the atmosphere is fantastic. People of all ages come here to have dinner with friends and family. It’s my favorite restaurant and I come here often.

Love at first sight


Imagine you’re going on a date with this very handsome guy. You ask him “Where are we going?” And he says, “We will have dinner at Hemel op aarde”(Heaven on earth)… I don’t know what you would think of that, but I was a bit disappointed because of the silly name. Heaven on earth, really?! But of course I gave it a shot and so we visited this place. As you can imagine I approached the restaurant a bit suspiciously, but when we entered I could not believe my eyes. The restaurant was really small, but it looked so nice! And it was really crowded, which made it very cosy. There were figurines of Maria hanging on the wall. Normally I don’t like that, but here it suited very well.

Tasteful tapas



A very kind waitress told us that it was best to just have a couple of different types of tapas. Did she just say tapas? Ooh me likes! So we ordered a range of dishes and some wine to go along. To my delight the tapas arrived just in time, not too late and not too fast. I dislike having to wait a long time for my food! My friend was absolutly right, they do serve the most tasteful tapas I have ever had, so after the initial order, we ordered three more times! After all that I was really stuffed but still couldn’t resist the temptation of having a lovely dessert.

Be warned, you might end up coming here more often than planned


Many more visits to this lovely restaurant have followed after this evening. And about me and that guy….well we have been a couple for more than 3 years now. I don’t know if it’s because of the name of the restaurant, but it sure was a good start!

Good to know:

They also serve lunch now since a couple of months. And during the summer you can enjoy your lunch or dinner outside.

Reservations:

This is a popular place so it’s wise to make reservations, but be aware that they don’t take reservation on Fridays and Saturdays.

Chantal, aged 29 informed follower of fashion

I work in communications and have kept an on-line fashion journal for years. I'll show you around Rotterdam, my home town, a magical place open on the world. Sparkling restaurants, deliciously hidden between sea and sky. My little extra: globetrotter and multi-lingual

You might also like ...


Send this article to a friend
Your First and Lastname
Your Email
Your friends Emails
Message
Great travel deals
 
0 Favourite(s) in my guide
Find your write-ups in your personalised favourites guide. When your guide is ready, just print it out or save it.

Find your deals on the map
Things to do in Rotterdam
Benefits and discounts
Useful information

Your coming stay