Amit Arkhipov-Goyal

Nocto Update #7


What’s New in Rotterdam

What do IBIS Hotel Rotterdam, Superdisco, Grand Cafe de Dijk and The Student Hotel have in common? They’re all working with Nocto!

Solutions to problems can only be administered in environments that are open to change and the city of Rotterdam is exactly one of those. Home to Nocto, Rotterdam has been rapidly breaking through its reputation of just being Europe’s port, demonstrating its abilities in business, arts and tourism, and hence challenging Amsterdam’s international fame. The city houses more than 620,000 residents, including over 50,000 students of all ethnicities and backgrounds, creating a vibrant and diverse community. One consequence is an enriched, expressive nightlife scene catering to anyone’s tastes and desires.

Within Rotterdam, Nocto is working with a variety of venues, from bars and clubs to hotels and community spaces. IBIS Hotel Rotterdam is one of more than 1,000 locations worldwide. The hotel is situated directly in the city centre, in the modern neighbourhood of Wijnhaven, near the Maas riverbank. IBIS caters both to casual travelers and those on business in the city, along with open event nights for outside visitors. IBIS was one of the first businesses seeking to maximise their customers satisfaction with Nocto. This modern venue is well suited for a work meeting or end of the day drinks.

“After our first meeting with David regarding Nocto we were amazed. This is a great feature not only for locals but especially for international guests travelling from one city to another. We immediately decided to support Nocto and to be a part of this. It is a great tool to connect our guests with the local people and to inform people about IBIS Rotterdam City Centre.”

Remco van der Jagt Operations Manager at Accor Hotels

One of the latest entrants to the Rotterdam nightlife scene is Superdisco, replacing Club Blender and located below the Latin-American restaurant Supermercado on Rotterdam’s famed Witte de Withstraat. Among others, Superdisco now hosts the occasional On The House parties, an electronic music event lighting up monotonous Tuesday nights. An excellent end destination following an evening out on ‘Witte’ throughout the week!

The Student Hotel, a hybrid hospitality solution to the 21st century living demands is serving the youthful student community of Rotterdam. It combines long stay student accommodation with short stay amenities for an exceptional living experience. Since its opening here in 2012, it has expanded to a number of European cities including Amsterdam, The Hague, Paris and Barcelona, and offers more than 2800+ rooms across its locations. Central to The Student Hotel’s vision is creation of a community space for its residents to interact in with each other, which it has successfully achieved, even attracting outside guests for food, drinks and events at ‘The Kitchen’. Nocto shares The Student Hotel’s pursuit for guest satisfaction and is providing the residents with leisure activity options across European cities.

"By just downloading this application, our students get connected with the nightlife in every city and all of our hotels. That's the perfect way to be able to enjoy a day, a week or maybe a year in TSH!"

The Rotterdam Student Hotel Team

No Dutch city is complete without the traditional eat & drink bar. One such is Grand Cafe de Dijk centrally located in the student rich Kralingen neighbourhood. The ideal location to try a range of beers, from the ever favoured mainstream brands to those locally produced in Rotterdam and the surrounding areas. Equally superb for an afternoon drink on a warm summer day or a cheerful hideaway from the dull & rainy weather common throughout the rest of the year.


Ready to try something different? All these venues are now accessible through the Nocto app. Get the IOS or Android version and head there to get the finest offers with your Nocs and have an unforgettable time! If you already have the app, make sure to update it to have access to all the latest features!

New to the concept? Check out "Introducing Nocto" on what Nocto is all about! Like the idea? Contact us here for more information. Support us through our Thunderclap Campaign and through our Crowdfunding Campaign.

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