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Een van de leukste wijken van Rotterdam is Kralingen, met allerlei restaurants, koffietentjes en cafés. Lees hier onze favorieten!

8 Great restaurants in Kralingen

By Lisanne van Beurden
June 19, 2020

In this article I share my favorite restaurants in Kralingen where you can enjoy delicious food. Kralingen is an amazing neighborhood in Rotterdam where you have a lot of nice cafes, coffee places and restaurants.

At these lovely spots in Kralingen you can eat delicious food and have refreshing drinks. From tapas to Italian and from a cozy small restaurant to a restaurant with a huge terrace along the Kralingse Plas. There is something for every occasion!


1. De Kleine Ondeugd

De gerechten bij de Kleine Ondeugd zijn wisselend en altijd weer een verrassing. Je kunt kiezen uit een drie of viergangen-menu met pittige hapjes, Thaise soep, Thaise desserts en andere specialiteiten. Heerlijk!

This Thai restaurant has been hiding in Kralingen for years. The dishes are varied and always a surprise. Expect spicy snacks, Thai soup, Thai desserts and other specialties.

A cozy restaurant, ideal for lovers of Thai cuisine!

TIP: Try the butterfly pea tea, if they have it on offer during your visit. This healthy tea changes from blue to purple when you squeeze lemon juice into it!


Oostzeedijk 348, 3063 CD Rotterdam


2. De Hemel op Aarde

De hemel op aarde? Dat moet een tapas restaurant zijn! Hier ga je heen voor traditionele en moderne Spaanse tapas, Griekse mezzes en andere lekkere dagspecialiteiten. Denk aan empanada's, patatas bravas, gefrituurde jalapeñopepers en serranoham kroketjes. Een heerlijk, knus plekje om te borrelen en te genieten van verschillende tapas gerechtjes.

Luckily in Kralingen you can find plenty of amazing tapas restaurants. Such as this gem: de Hemel op Aarde.

Here you go for traditional and modern Spanish tapas, Greek mezzes and other tasty daily specials. Think of empanadas, patatas bravas, fried jalapeño peppers and serrano ham croquettes. A wonderful, cozy place to have a drink and enjoy various tapas dishes.

Olivia shares her favourite tapas restaurants in Rotterdam in this article!

Oostzeedijk Beneden 205A, 3061 VT Rotterdam


3. Lokanta Proeflokaal

In Kralingen you’ll also find Lokanta Proeflokaal, a friendly neighbourhood tapas restaurant. Its charming interior full of colour make it a lovely place to spend a cosy evening with friends and family.

Here you can share both authentic Spanish tapas and contemporary Mediterranean dishes, plus seasonal plates, breads, cheeses and ham, and a handful of pintxos.

Waterloostraat 148A, 3062 TW Rotterdam


4. PizzaBar di Vicini

Have you already heard of Pizzabar Di Vicini? With their delicious oven-fresh pizzas and great atmosphere, it’s a pizza party every day!

You can find pizza chef Ayad Ezzarouali in the kitchen between 16:00 and 20:30, to provide everyone with thin, crispy, fluffy, gluten-free or veggie/vegan pizzas from the plate. So definitely come and visit, especially if you’re on the Lusthofstraat in Kralingen!

Lusthofstraat 2A, 3062 WN Rotterdam


5. Calaboose

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 tropical names and looks, the cocktails taste surprisingly good.

Next to the special cocktails, 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!

Be sure to read this article for more great cocktail bars in Rotterdam!

Oudedijk 273, 3061 AK Rotterdam


6. The Commons

Restaurant The Commons brengt een diverse mix van mensen, eten en drinken bij elkaar. Op het seizoensgebonden menu staat voor ieder wat wils, van snack cravings, burgers en pizza, tot verse sappen en superfood salads. En ook nog eens voor hele betaalbare prijzen!

Restaurant The Commons brings a diverse mix of people, food and drinks together.

At this restaurant there is something for everyone, from snack cravings, burgers and pizza, to fresh juices and superfood salads. And most importantly, for very affordable prices!

Willem Ruyslaan 225, 3063 ER Rotterdam


7. In den Rustwat

In Den Rustwat is located next to Trompenburg Tuinen & Aboretum in a beautifully restored inn from 1597. The historical value of the building is clearly reflected in the restaurant, as many authentic items have been preserved.

The restaurant has a lovely garden, where you can enjoy an oasis of peace on sunny days.

Enjoy their three course Bib Gourmand menu, awarded by Michelin. This means that the three-course menu is of high quality for a reasonable price.


Honingerdijk 96, 3062 NX Rotterdam


8. 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. Next that you can go here for lunch, brunch and drinks, it’s a great place for dinner and barbecue.

Plaszoom 354, 3062 CL Rotterdam


What are your favorite restaurants in Kralingen? Let us know in the comments below!

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