Each year I attend the Rotterdam film festival since 2010, for which I need a comfortable place for 10 days and nights. For more than 2 or 3 days I find a hotel too narrow and too limited, so I look for an apartment nearby the city center. This year (2013) will be my 4th stay in a row, without any need to look any further for something else.
There is a fully equipped kitchen, WiFi Internet, two supermarkets on walking distance (also open on Sundays), and two tram stops around the corner that bring you to the city center and central station (you can also walk in 10 to 15 minutes to the city, handy when very late at night). Everything else you need is available in the house, plus (what I usually miss in similar lodgings) a large table to eat and work, and lots of closet space for your own stuff.
Many things you don't know about Rotterdam and environment, can be found in books and maps in the apartment, and the rest can be told by a friendly hostess who can also help with... more