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The sun is out! It’s time to look for a great hotspot in Rotterdam where you can sit outside and have some drinks and amazing food. Rotterdam has a lot of good options of hotspots in the center where you can enjoy the sun! Below we share 18 great hotspots with outdoor seating in Rotterdam!
18 Great hotspots with outdoor seating in Rotterdam
1. 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
2. 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
3. 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
4. Viskantine aan de Cool (currently closed)
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
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
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
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
8. Aqua Asia Club
Aqua Asia Club is located in De Rotterdam. At this high-quality Asian restaurant there is a lounge area, restaurant and terrace. The terrace is located at the foot of the Erasmus Bridge. You can go here for delicious (sushi!) snacks and drinks!
Holland Amerikakade 106, 3072 MC Rotterdam
9. Tante Nel
Do you want a nice refreshing drink and a 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
10. 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
11. Café Rotterdam
At Café Rotterdam, located on the Kop van Zuid, you have an amazing view over the Maas and the skyline of Rotterdam. Even in bad weather you can enjoy the beautiful view here, because they have very high windows in this venue. Go here for good food and tasty drinks!
Wilhelminakade 699, 3072 AP Rotterdam
12. Mendoza Winebar
Slightly out of the center of Rotterdam, but certainly worth it – especially if you are a wine lover. Mendoza is a wine bar located at the Bergse Voorplas in Hillegersberg. Even during colder days you can sit outside by the terrace heater!
Weissenbruchlaan 149, 3054 LM 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!
Baden Powelllaan 20, 3016 GJ 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
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
16. 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
17. De Gele Kanarie
Wine, beer, gin & tonics or another delicious cocktail, it’s all possible at the Gele Kanarie on the Goudsesingel. But also good food, because you can have breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks.
The hotspot is named after the new beer that is brewed in the building itself! Right under your feet in the shop are boilers where the beer is stored.
Goudsesingel 284, 3011 KH Rotterdam
18. A La Plancha (currently closed)
A La Plancha is a pop-up restaurant that is only open during the summer during sunny days. It is a favorite place for many locals, especially among fish lovers, during the sultry summer days. Fruit de Mer, delicious cocktails and the beautiful view is the perfect combination for a nice evening in Rotterdam. On one side of the terrace you look out on the Erasmus Bridge, while from the other side you can admire the Willemsbrug. Highly recommended!
Maaskade 74, 3071 NC Rotterdam
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