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A Caribbean autumn at the Maaskantine in Rotterdam

By Mathilde Simon
October 02, 2020

The summer is far from over at the new hotspot De Maaskantine. Located on the Esch in Rotterdam East, this covered outdoor restaurant opened its doors on Thursday 1 October, with of course a view on the water.


A Caribbean menu

Photo: Mark Bolk

Let’s start with the menu, because it’s so colourful you’ll forget for a moment that summer is over. Chef Nathan Meyer prepares dishes on the snacks and dinner menu with Cajun / Creole influences. What does that mean? Sweet Potato Waffles, Louisiana Crawfish, and Blueberry Ribs, to name a few. Fortunately, vegetarians and vegans have also been thought of!


Cocktails by The Rumah

Just having a drink at the Maaskantine is of course also possible. In collaboration with The Rumah, the cocktail menu is filled with their delicious mixes, such as the Soupe du Jour and I’m a Flamingo!


Caribbean temperatures

Photo: Mark Bolk

Opening a terrace in the fall? And in this time? The owners are not afraid. And they shouldn’t be. Because with a well thought-out plan, this is exactly the place where you want to spend the autumn and winter.

Everything has been thought of: windscreens, (chair) heaters, blankets and of course the necessary hot drinks. How about a delicious mulled wine or a hot chocolate with rum?


Colourful pop-up

Photo: Mark Bolk

If it is not the snacks and drinks that keep you warm and cozy, then it is the interior. Artist Jelmer Konjo has provided De Maaskantine with a pop of colour. This bright colour combination gives the hotspot a real South American look, as if you are on holiday in your own country!



From Thursday to Sunday you can enjoy a drink, snack or dinner here. De Maaskantine is open from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.


Plantagelaan 2, 3063 NG Rotterdam

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