Photo: the surprisingly green terrace at Parkhotel Rotterdam in the middle of the city.
As the first rays of sunshine timidly grace our city, it can only mean one thing: it's time to embrace terrace season! Inspired by the art of aperitivo from sunny Italy, Dutch establishments have evolved to offer refreshing drinks and diverse sharing platters, transforming terraces into sun-kissed escapes. Here are three locations in Rotterdam where you can find a terrace with a unique view or an unexpectedly green experience, perfect for spring and summer.
Dudok In Het Park
When one thinks of Rotterdam, Dudok is a classic that cannot be missed. Situated in a beautiful monumental building in the Park of Rotterdam, Dudok In Het Park offers a perfect escape from the bustling city life, just a five-minute bike ride from the city centre. Relax and soak in the serene green surroundings and the stunning view of the Park at the foot of the Euromast. Indulge in a delicious lunch, a delectable sharing platter or coffee and cake. During summer, delight in the special Dudok ice cream available daily at the nearby Euromastpark.
Baden Powelllaan 12, 3016 GJ, Rotterdam
Woodz, located by the Kralingse Plas, is a hotspot where everyone is welcome to dine or enjoy coffee after a walk in the woods. The terrace overlooks the Kralingse Plas, a mere 10-minute bike ride from Rotterdam's vibrant centre. With its idyllic view, the sunny terrace transports you into nature's embrace. The Mi Brasa charcoal BBQ adds an extraordinary touch to this location. The diverse menu offers finger food dishes and classic favourites, like Steak Tartare, ensuring there's something for everyone. Four terraces provide ample space for a sunny coffee, romantic dinner, leisurely lunch or cocktails with friends.
Langepad 9, 3062 CJ, Rotterdam
At Restaurant The Park, a part of the Bilderberg Parkhotel, only the best will do for their guests. Seasonal produce, beautifully crafted dishes, exquisite wines and impeccable service combine to create unforgettable experiences. The Park's stunning garden, basked in sunlight or sheltered by the covered veranda, is the ideal setting to escape urban life. Enjoy a business dinner, shared dining with friends, or simply a fine glass of wine in this serene oasis.
Westersingel 70, 3015 LB Rotterdam