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Don’t miss out on these summer pop-up restaurants!

By Lisanne van Beurden
July 08, 2021

During the balmy summer months we often see great pop-up restaurants open in Rotterdam where you can enjoy the beautiful weather even more. Think of beautiful locations on the water or in a lush garden.

Pop-up restaurants are temporary. Sometimes for a few days, weeks or sometimes even months. That only makes them more desirable, because before you know it you can only visit them again a whole year later (or worse: never again). That will definitely give you some FOMO!

I have listed the awesome summer pop-up restaurants in Rotterdam, so that you don’t miss anything! Of course, this article will be updated every now and then to include the restaurants that pop up out of nowhere later on.

TIP: be sure to read our article with the sunniest terraces in Rotterdam. Or is the weather a bit disappointing? Check out this article with covered outdoor terraces in Rotterdam.


A La Plancha

Pop-up restaurant A La Plancha opens their doors on the Noordereiland again this summer. As a fan, I couldn’t be more excited about this.

What once started as a neighborhood initiative to put Noordereiland on the map has now grown into a true concept in Rotterdam. A La plancha is really a wonderful place to be during a sunny day. While you enjoy fresh fish dishes and a cold beer or a nice wine, you are also in a great location with a beautiful view over the Maas.

If you spend an afternoon or evening here, it feels like you are on vacation. Most of us can really use that!

A La Plancha is currently also working on an initiative to open a permanent restaurant on the North Island, where you can eat all year round. You can even buy a piece of stock as Amigos con Derechos.

Maaskade 74, 3071 NC Rotterdam


Viskantine aan de Cool

De Viskantine is De Machinist’s pop-up restaurant and you can usually go here from May to September.

The Viskantine is the ideal hotspot for fish lovers! Next to fresh fish dishes and tasty drinks, 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 Maaltuin

This year pop-up restaurant De Maaltuin returns in a unique way to Trompenburg Tuinen and Arboretum Rotterdam. Visitors can wander through this beautiful garden to take place on different spots and enjoy the view, a culinary dish and the stories of Maaike, who grew up in the gardens as a child.

Eating in a garden is always the ultimate summer feeling! Especially nice if this is in the garden of a restaurant, because then you don’t have to do the dishes. All summer long you can sit down for a five-course dinner including matching drinks in the greenest outdoor restaurant in Rotterdam.

For tickets and more information, visit de Maaltuin website.


Honingerdijk 86, 3062 NX Rotterdam


Dudok aan de Maas

Het uitzicht bij Dudok aan de Maas vanaf binnen!

We can have an amazing time at Dudok aan de Maas again this summer. On the 17th of June they have opened up their pop-up summer terrace at the Cruise Terminal. It is a culinary holiday destination on the water in the heart of Rotterdam.

Here you can dine or have a drink with a beautiful view over the Maas and the Rotterdam skyline.

On a sunny day you can sit on the beautiful terrace, but don’t think it isn’t worth a visit on a rainy day. Through the large windows of Cruise Terminal you still have a perfect view!


Wilhelminakade 699, 3072 AP Rotterdam


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