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28 Sunniest terraces in Rotterdam

By Lisanne van Beurden
July 13, 2020

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! 

1. Aloha

De zon schijnt en gelukkig zijn er in Rotterdam genoeg plekken om ervan te genieten! Wij delen daarom de beste terrassen - m?t een goed uitzicht - in Rotterdam om een hapje te eten of een drankje te drinken.
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!

Address
Maasboulevard 100, 3063 NS Rotterdam

2. 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 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!
Read this article for more cocktail bars in Rotterdam!

Address
Oudedijk 273, 3061 AK Rotterdam

3. Weelde

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!

Address
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.

Address
Schiekade 189, 3013 BR Rotterdam

5. Prachtig


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.

Address
Willemsplein 77, 3016 DR Rotterdam

6. Biergarten

De zon schijnt en gelukkig zijn er in Rotterdam genoeg plekken om ervan te genieten! Wij delen daarom de beste terrassen - m?t een goed uitzicht - in Rotterdam om een hapje te eten of een drankje te drinken.
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!

Address
Schiestraat 18, 3013 BR Rotterdam

7. Fontein


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!

Address
Hofplein 19, 3032 AC Rotterdam

8. Dudok in het Park

Het prachtige Dudok in het Park in Rotterdam!

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.

Address
Baden Powellaan 12, 3016 GJ Rotterdam

9. Garden of Bird

De zon schijnt en gelukkig zijn er in Rotterdam genoeg plekken om ervan te genieten! Wij delen daarom de beste terrassen - m?t een goed uitzicht - in Rotterdam om een hapje te eten of een drankje te drinken.
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!

Address
Raampoortstraat 26, 3032 AH Rotterdam

10. Bokaal

De zon schijnt en gelukkig zijn er in Rotterdam genoeg plekken om ervan te genieten! Wij delen daarom de beste terrassen - m?t een goed uitzicht - in Rotterdam om een hapje te eten of een drankje te drinken.
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.

Address
Nieuwemarkt 11, 3011 HP Rotterdam

11. Hotel New York

De zon schijnt en gelukkig zijn er in Rotterdam genoeg plekken om ervan te genieten! Wij delen daarom de beste terrassen - m?t een goed uitzicht - in Rotterdam om een hapje te eten of een drankje te drinken.
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.

Address
Koninginnenhoofd 1, 3072 AD Rotterdam

12. Tante Nel

De zon schijnt en gelukkig zijn er in Rotterdam genoeg plekken om ervan te genieten! Wij delen daarom de beste terrassen - m?t een goed uitzicht - in Rotterdam om een hapje te eten of een drankje te drinken.
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.

Address
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!

Address
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.

Address
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.

Address
Nieuwe Binnenweg 53a-b, 3014 GD Rotterdam

16. Ayla


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!

Address
Kruisplein 153, 3014 DD Rotterdam

17. Weena

De zon schijnt en gelukkig zijn er in Rotterdam genoeg plekken om ervan te genieten! Wij delen daarom de beste terrassen - m?t een goed uitzicht - in Rotterdam om een hapje te eten of een drankje te drinken.
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!

Address
Weena 202, 3012 NJ Rotterdam

18. 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.

Address
Willem Buytewechstraat 45, 3024 BK Rotterdam

19. Bazar


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.

Address
Witte de Withstraat 16, 3012 BP Rotterdam

20. Fenix Food Factory

De zon schijnt en gelukkig zijn er in Rotterdam genoeg plekken om ervan te genieten! Wij delen daarom de beste terrassen - m?t een goed uitzicht - in Rotterdam om een hapje te eten of een drankje te drinken.
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.

Address
Veerlaan 19D, 3072 AN Rotterdam

21. 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!

Address
Goudsesingel 284, 3011 KH Rotterdam

22. 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.

Address
Maaskade 74, 3071 NC Rotterdam

23. Palmboompjes pop-up bar

Een nieuwe pop-up bar in Rotterdam waar je naartoe wilt voor de drankjes en het uitzicht: Palmboompjes pop-up bar.

Visit the Palmboompjes (meaning ‘palmtrees’ in Dutch ) pop-up bar for drinks, music and of course the view! Enjoy good wine or a beer and of course good cocktails. At their cocktail bar you can choose from three refreshing cocktails: the Mojito, Frozen Margherita and the ‘Palmboompjes’ cocktail.

The terrace of Palm trees is open when the sun is shining. It’s already open early in the morning for coffee. In the afternoon they serve sandwiches and you can also have drinks and various snacks

Be on time if you want to get a table, it is already a popular place in Rotterdam! You can visit Palmboompjes until the end of the summer and who knows, maybe even longer (if we’re lucky).

Address
Boompjeskade 80, 3011 XE Rotterdam

24. Dudok aan de Maas

Het uitzicht bij Dudok aan de Maas vanaf binnen!

This summer you can have an amazing time at Dudok aan de Maas, a beautiful pop-up summer terrace. 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!

Address

Wilhelminakade 699, 3072 AP Rotterdam

25. Vessel11


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.

Address
Wijnhaven 101, 3011 WN Rotterdam

26. Soif


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.

Address
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!

28. 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.

Address
Plaszoom 354, 3062 CL Rotterdam

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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