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  • Outdoor Dining in Rotterdam

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    The sun is shining, go eat outside!
    When wintertime is over and the girls start wearing their skirts again, city people do anything to enjoy the beautiful weather. On a sunny day, the outdoor eating areas in Rotterdam are the place to be. Having a drink and some finger food is the Rotterdam way to relax after some ‘tiresome’ shopping… Lay back after work or during the weekend and people watch in a trendy outdoor atmosphere. You can do it in Rotterdam!

    Popular outdoor eating areas in Rotterdam
    Most restaurants with terrace are located at Stadhuisplein (the square facing Rotterdam City Hall) and within the Old Harbour (visit party hot spot Café Plan C). Stadhuisplein is always very crowded with tourists due to its central location. In summer there's always a party going on, usually with loud beats until early in the early morning at the Après Skihut and Get Back, all serving dinner on their outdoor terraces. The nostalgic Old Harbour is a popular nightlife area as well with many outdoor eating areas, usually visited by students. The terraces here are always crowded, so have dinner or a drink with a nice view at the historic ships and the Cube Houses.

    Outdoor eating areas in Rotterdam with a nice view
    Hotel New York, Cafe Rotterdam and the nhow Bar offer outdoor cafe terraces with a great view on the river Maas and the huge vessels sailing by. For peaceful outdoor eating on a waterfront terrace, don't miss De Tuin and the Boathouse Kralingen, located just outside the city centre but with a lovely view at the Lake Kralingen. The Harbour Club Rotterdam terrace is located in the beautiful and green park near the Euromast and on the cafe terrace of Staal under the World Trade Centre Rotterdam, you can watch the shoppers. BliK is located within the Lloyd Quarter and boasts a small sandy beach with a view at the huge ocean-going vessels. On the wooden terrace of Prins van Terbregge in Hillgersberg in the North of Rotterdam you can enjoy the view on the river Rotte. The terraces of Zalmhuis and Prachtig have recently been rewarded as the best outdoor eating area of the Netherlands, due to their great view at the river Maas. Last but not least, if you like a waterfront view, the pretty sandy seaside terrace of Villa on the Beach in Hoek van Holland ist a must visit!

  • RECOMMENDED OUTDOOR DINING IN ROTTERDAM
    Villa on the Beach
    Villa on the Beach
    Have lunch or dinner on the sandy beach of Hoek van Holland and party at night.

    nhow Bar
    nhow Bar
    From their pretty terrace you are face to face with the iconic Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam. Open all day, every day.


    Old Harbour
    Old Harbour
    At the Old Harbour of Rotterdam you'll find plenty of restaurants and bars with a waterfront dining area.

    Town Hall Square
    Town Hall Square
    Rotterdam's central square with plenty of terraces in the middle of city centre opposite to the city hall.

    Hotel New York
    Hotel New York
    The restaurant of Hotel New York in Rotterdam offers a waterfront terrace with a nice view at the river Maas.

    De Tuin
    De Tuin
    Restaurant with a stunning waterfront terrace at the lake Kralingen in a nice and green area.

    Thoms
    Thoms
    Enjoy lunch or dinner at this restaurant with a pretty street terrace in the Meent shopping area.

    Plan C
    Plan C
    Party on the dacefloor or relax and dine on the waterfront terrace in the old harbour.

    Café van Zanten
    Café van Zanten
    Drink, lunch and dine at their sunny terrace locates at the market square of Rotterdam.

    Harbour Club
    Harbour Club
    Posh terrace located in the Euromast park next to a beautiful villa!

    BliK
    BliK
    Relax on a small beach with lounge chairs and a great view at the huge sea vessels passing by.

    Prins van Terbregge
    Prins van Terbregge
    Modern and lovely waterfront terrace with excellent gastronomy.

    Staal
    Staal
    Located in the middle of city center and the ideal stop for a break during shopping!

    Prachtig
    Prachtig
    Grand cafe located under the Erasmus bridge with an international menu and a great view at Rotterdam's skyline.

    World Museum
    World Museum
    Admire the art collection, enjoy lunch or dinner at the Michelin star restaurant and lounge at the pretty waterfront terrace.

    Zalmhuis
    Zalmhuis
    Enjoy the typical French dishes, like in Paris mixed with an art nouveau atmosphere. A lovely riverside terrace.

    Café Rotterdam
    Café Rotterdam
    One of the best panorama's of Rotterdam with a view at river Maas and the Erasmus Bridge.

    Boathouse Kralingen
    Boathouse Kralingen
    Brand new restaurant with lake side terrace at Kralingen Park in Rotterdam.

    Gauchos a/d Maas
    Gauchos a/d Maas
    Argentine grill restaurant with fine steaks and a terrace with a great view at the river Maas in Rotterdam.

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