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The sun is out! Are you looking for a lovely terrace in Rotterdam? A place where you can enjoy the weather, refreshing drinks and a bite to eat? Then you came to the right place!
Rotterdam has a lot of cafes, bars and restaurants with a terrace where you can enjoy the sun! Below we share 27 great hotspots with sunny terraces in Rotterdam. From cafes in the middle of the center of the city to lovely restaurants in Delfshaven. Time to enjoy the sunny weather!
Where can we find you when the sun is out? Let us know in the comments below!
27 Sunniest terraces in Rotterdam
Remember Tropicana? Unfortunately this water paradise doesn’t exist anymore, but something cool did come in its place: Aloha!
It’s a restaurant, bar, city park, coffee roasting and it has a terrace. The terrace is located in the old outdoor swimming pool and in this beautiful location you look out over the Maas. Perfect for a lunch, dinner or drink!
Maasboulevard 100, 3063 NS Rotterdam
In this beautifully secluded garden, where the sun shines through the trees, you can enjoy the true works of art that they call cocktails. In addition to the nice tropical names and looks, the cocktails taste surprisingly good.
Next to the Tiki Passion or the 5 Island Cendol (as shown), you will find various Indonesian bites, such as of course their famous saté. Whether you live in Kralingen or not, it is certainly worth a visit on a summer day!
Oudedijk 273, 3061 AK Rotterdam
On the outskirts of the city you will find a beautiful city farm. A creative, utopian free state: Weelde.
Weelde has been transformed into an enticing holiday state this summer. A self-contained country with different regions where you can imagine yourself in another world.
Enjoy delicious food, exotic cocktails and admire the magnificence of their lush green grounds. This way you can still go on holiday this summer.
Reserve now and visit one of Weelde’s regions. Looking for more special places in our city? Then check out these unique hotspots in Rotterdam!
Marconistraat 39, 3029 AG Rotterdam
4. Op Het Dak
Did you know that there is a city garden on top of the roof of the building next to Annabel and Biergarten? It is the first green rooftop in the Netherlands to grow fruit and vegetables. Find a spot among all the greenery, order a snack or a drink and enjoy this pearl in the middle of the city!
Fortunately, Op de Dak is not the only place with a nice roof terrace. Read Fatima’s article with hidden roof terraces of Rotterdam.
Schiekade 189, 3013 BR Rotterdam
The name actually says enough, but Prachtig (meaning beautiful) has a beautiful terrace directly on the banks of the Maas, right under the Erasmus Bridge. The terrace of Prachtig has 250 spots and is distributed over a lounge terrace, a drink terrace and a dinner terrace.
From here you have a view of the Willems Bridge, the Erasmus Bridge and Kop van Zuid. With it’s ideal location and iconic view, Prachtig is a great place to lounge, lunch or have dinner.
Willemsplein 77, 3016 DR Rotterdam
Biergarten surely needs no introduction. It has become a true household name in the city and the place to be to enjoy a beer in the sun on a Friday or Saturday night.
In addition to the range in beer, you can order a burger, fries, or other snacks such as nachos or a Biergarten ‘kapsalon’ here. Check their agenda for all the fun events they are planning and get ready for a sunny Friday afternoon drink or a perfect start of your night out!
Schiestraat 18, 3013 BR Rotterdam
Named after the Hofplein fountain that can be found right in front of the bar, a nice new hotspot has been added to the collection in Rotterdam. With no fewer than two terraces you always got yourself a spot in the sun while you enjoy a beer and some snacks with a Mediterranean touch!
8. Dudok in het Park
Dudok in the Park has been in the middle of the Euromast park since May 2018! It’s located in the beautiful monumental building the Heerenhuys. This beautiful building comes with a great outdoor seating area! It’s the ideal location to enjoy a sunny day in Rotterdam. Here you can order a nice cup of coffee, tea or a refreshing drink with something sweet (Dudok-apple pie, maybe?) or savory from the menu.
On sunny days Dudok in the Park extends the opening hours, so you can also have dinner outside.
Baden Powellaan 12, 3016 GJ Rotterdam
9. Garden of Bird
Sitting in nice lounge chairs, with some tropical tunes playing in the background, a drink in your hands and of course a Bird pizza in front of you, the Garden of Bird is a great place to spend a warm afternoon. You will find the Garden of Bird right in front of Bird. Also make sure to check Bird’s agenda for fun parties in their Garden, such as the silent disco!
Raampoortstraat 26, 3032 AH Rotterdam
If you’re looking for a nice place in the Maho Kwartier, Bokaal is the way to go. It has one of the larger terraces in Rotterdam, so it increases the chance of actually finding a spot. Together with friends you can go here for beer, wine and good food.
Nieuwemarkt 11, 3011 HP Rotterdam
11. Hotel New York
The terrace of Hotel New York is a good choice during a sunny day in our city. It has a perfect location at the head of the Wilhelminapier overlooking the beautiful skyline of Rotterdam! Order a nice drink and a delicious lunch from the menu (the vegetarian Chef’s lunch is definitely recommended!), but of course you can also go for a delicious pastry or platter of oysters.
Koninginnenhoofd 1, 3072 AD Rotterdam
12. Tante Nel
Do you want a nice refreshing drink and an organic frikadel? Go to Tante Nel of course! This hotspot is highly recommended, not only for the nice terrace, but also for the delicious French fries and gin tonics! Tante Nel is a unique concept: a snackbar with snacks that have been transformed into luxury dishes. For example: a meat ball with truffle mayonnaise, fries Tzar Caviar or a crawfish croquette.
Pannekoekstraat 53, 3011 LC Rotterdam
13. Parkcafé Parqiet
Do you want to get away from the hustle and bustle in the city? Then Parqiet in the Park is the ideal hotspot. Here you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and drinks. Parqiet is located in the former carriage house and together with Dudok in the Park, is one of the few spots in the Park to enjoy a drink and food.
Sit down on one of the striped beach chairs or choose a table to sit at, order something delicious and enjoy the green park and view of the Euromast!
Be sure to also check out these hidden gems in Rotterdam for more spots where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of the city!
Baden Powelllaan 20, 3016 GJ Rotterdam
14. De Huismeester
Also on the Meent you will find a lot of hotspots with terraces! For example, De Huismeester, which is located in a historic building. While sitting on the terrace of the Huismeester, it feels as if you’re in Spain, where you can order delicious pintxos, tapas and a jug of sangria. It is highly recommended, with delicious food, tasty drinks and super friendly service.
Meent 115, 3011 JH Rotterdam
15. Belgisch Biercafé Boudewijn
On the Nieuwe Binnenweg you will find the Belgian Beer Café Boudewijn. Crazy about (special) beer? Then you should definitely choose this café. They have 24 types on tap and more than 200 beers in the bottle. Of course you can also order something to eat, such as shrimp croquettes, mussels and beef stew. These are all typical Belgian dishes!
Behind the café of Boudewijn is also a nice garden where you can go for a lunch, dinner or refreshing beer.
Nieuwe Binnenweg 53a-b, 3014 GD Rotterdam
In the middle of the bustle of the central station, the trams and many cyclists you will find Ayla. A Mediterranean place where you can relax from all the chaos that’s happening around you. Secure a spot on the terrace for brunch, lunch, drinks, dinner or a drink. Enjoy the sun, with for example a mimosa, delicious tapas, or their instagram-worthy pancakes!
Kruisplein 153, 3014 DD Rotterdam
17. De Tuin
Many people from Rotterdam go to the Kralingse Plas during the warmer days in our country. So it’s nice to know that you can sit somewhere outside and order a drink and some food. De Tuin (meaning The Garden) has a perfect location for a terrace, located on the edge of the Kralingse Bos and directly on the beautiful Kralingse Plas. From this terrace you also have an amazing view of the Rotterdam skyline.
You can order a lot of tasty food at De Tuin and you can go here for lunch, brunch, dinner, high tea, barbecue and drinks.
Plaszoom 354, 3062 CL Rotterdam
With a large outdoor area and a location right in the city center, Weena is ideal for an after work drink. Also make sure to enter their pub quiz, that they organize every Tuesday evening (that reminds us: check out our article about 3x the best pub quiz in Rotterdam). A nice spot to take your colleagues to!
Weena 202, 3012 NJ Rotterdam
19. Viskantine aan de Cool
The Viskantine is the ideal hotspot for fish lovers! Here you can relax in a lounge chair or beanbag and watch the passing boats. Feet in the sand and the setting sun on your face, that’s the good life.
Willem Buytewechstraat 45, 3024 BK Rotterdam
De Witte de Withstraat is always a good idea! Here you will find plenty of hotspots with great outdoor seating, such as Ballroom, NRC Café, Supermercado, Witte Aap, Café De Zondebok & ‘t Zwarte Schaap, just to name a few! Bazar is also in this fine location in Rotterdam and we can’t imagine the street without it.
The terrace of Bazar is very spacious, so it’s a great option if you can’t find spot elsewhere. The tables and plates are very colorful, making every visit a bit like a little party. The menu – inspired on the Middle East and North Africa – is very extensive and you can go here for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just for a drink.
Witte de Withstraat 16, 3012 BP Rotterdam
21. Fenix Food Factory
Fenix Food Factory is located in an old harbor shed on Katendrecht; a unique spot in our city. You can go here for fresh, local products and take a seat outdoor! Get a (special) beer at the Kaapse Brouwers, a Jordy sandwich or one of their other delicious snacks, and pop down on the terrace.
Veerlaan 19D, 3072 AN Rotterdam
22. De Gele Kanarie
Named after the beer that they brew in the basement themselves, the Gele Kanarie is a great place for a drink and bite with your friends. With great weather, the terrace is packed on Friday’s and Saturday’s, as it’s the go to after work hang out for many people!
Goudsesingel 284, 3011 KH Rotterdam
23. A la plancha
Pop-up restaurant A La Plancha will open its doors again this summer on Noordereiland. There will be more space on the quays and more diverse distribution points for food and drinks.
This year A La Plancha is working with several local entrepreneurs who are struggling because of the current measures. In addition to culinary products, this also includes local cultural initiatives, so that visitors to A La Plancha & Amigos are with art, culture and music whilst enjoying a delicious meal.
Maaskade 74, 3071 NC Rotterdam
24. De Maaltuin
From July 2 to August 2, 2020, Trompenburg Tuinen and Arboretum Rotterdam will be transformed into De Maaltuin, a lush outdoor restaurant where you can dine in the middle of nature in the summer.
During a visit to De Maaltuin you will receive a welcome drink, appetizers, four courses and an evening full of stories and music. It is a true culinary exploration in a historic place in Rotterdam!
Looking for something a bit different? Then we recommend a visit to Vessel11! The restaurant is actually a red lightship docked in the city center of Rotterdam.
On their deck they have a great terrace, where you can sit on a sunny day in Rotterdam whilst enjoying a drink and delicious food. Their menu offers typical British pub food, with a seasonal and modern twist.
Wijnhaven 101, 3011 WN Rotterdam
At Soif, a lovely and affordable restaurant in Delfshaven, you can sit right at the waterside. In the summer you can relax here on the spacious terrace!
It is an eatery where they serve delicious soups, salads, cheese fondue, risotto and much more. They also have delicious desserts such as the cheesecake, apple pie and nut cake from Koekela.
Mathenesserdijk 438 A, 3026 GV
27. ‘t Ouwe Bruggetje
This restaurant with the beautiful green facade can be found in Historical Delfshaven. Restaurant ‘t Ouwe Bruggetje & Wijnwinkel has a lovely terrace on the water.
Go here for a delicious dinner or for a fun wine tasting!
That’s it! The sunniest terraces in Rotterdam, perfect for enjoying a summer afternoon and a nice cold drink with your friends, family or colleagues. Is your go-to terrace not yet listed? Let us know in the comments!
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