Let’s set the scene. Imagine sitting in a beautiful outdoor terrace this summer, with the sun shining on your face, a cold drink in your hand and a pl
Let’s set the scene. Imagine sitting in a beautiful outdoor terrace this summer, with the sun shining on your face, a cold drink in your hand and a plate of delicious nibbles in front of you while enjoying some much-needed catch-up time with your friends. Make the best of the great outdoors and the warm weather this summer when you enjoy an afternoon on one of Rotterdam’s most beautiful terraces. Best of all, most of these gorgeous summer afternoon hotspots are within walking distance of PREMIER SUITES Rotterdam, a perfect location for a weekend break or business trip.
1. OP HET DAK – 700M, 9 MIN WALK
A close neighbour of PREMIER SUITES and a popular space for breakfast and lunch, Op Het Dak is the Netherlands first green rooftop and one of the only places in the city to grow their own fruit and vegetables on-site. Located on the building next to Annabel and Biergarten, this little gem is ideal to spend a sunny afternoon, ordering snacks and enjoying delicious cold drinks. They also host small stylish weddings with a beautiful view over Rotterdam and its skyline.
2. VLAAMSCH BRODHUYS – 1KM, 12 MIN WALK
Do you love fresh bread, top quality ingredients and the best coffee in the city? Vlaamsch Brodhuys is the perfect spot. They have a small outdoor terrace in the heart of the city, ideal for a shopping refuel or a relaxed meeting with friends. They serve delicious bread from their bakery, fresh sandwiches, salads, soups and a selection of hot and cold drinks. Finish off your picnic with a sweet treat from their menu and we promise you won’t regret it!
3. VESSEL11 – 1.6KM, 20 MIN WALK
If you’re looking for something a little different, we recommend Vessell11. The restaurant is a ship, docked in the centre of Rotterdam & they have an excellent outdoor terrace on board, perfect to enjoy the city from a new perspective. Their menu offers traditional British pub-style food with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients. You can take a seat on the boat’s terrace or at one of the outdoor tables on the dock and enjoy the free live concerts they often organise. If it rains, they have a perfect indoor space for dining and drinking which still offers views over the water.
4. PARQIET IN THE PARK – 2.4KM – 9 MINS BY BIKE
If you’ve had enough of the hustle and bustle of the city, Parkcafe Parqiet is a lovely for a spot of lunch, brush or breakfast. Located in the former carriage house, it is one of the only places inside The Park (near Euromast) and has the most delightful informal outdoor dining space. They have a great selection of light bites, toasted sandwiches and options for vegans, vegetarians and children. Spend a warm afternoon enjoying a cool drink and a great view in Parkcafe Parqiet.
5. WEELDE – 3.7KM, 12 MIN BY BIKE
For a terrace with something truly unique and off the beaten track, cycle 10/12 minutes to Weelde, Rotterdam’s very own mini free-state. Weelde is a beautiful little farm located on the outskirts of the city, encouraging creatives to visit and enjoy the surrounding greenery, practice their skills in the small skate park and enjoy delicious food from the Zure Bom canteen. A few hours spent in Weelde and you’ll feel like you’ve enjoyed a summer holiday.
6. BIERGARTEN 700M – 8 MIN WALK
Biergarten needs no introduction. It has become a household name for outdoor drinking and dining in the city, perfect for sunny afternoons or sport-filled evenings. They have a great selection of beer, both local and international, and have a decent menu of typical bar snacks like burgers, fries, nachos and kapsalon. It’s an ideal spot to spend an afternoon with friends or to start off a Rotterdam- style night out. Biergarten is guaranteed to be a very popular spot this summer so try to book a table before you arrive, especially if you’re part of a group.
Where will we find you enjoying the sun this summer? We hope to welcome you to PREMIER SUITES Rotterdam where you’ll find spacious, affordable accommodation for your business trip, summer break or sightseeing expedition.
Author Bio: Katie McGarr is a resident writer for PREMIER SUITES Rotterdam, which specializes in luxury, full-suite serviced apartments in the heart of Rotterdam city. Writing articles about travel, food, and lifestyle is something she finds enjoyable, next to playing the piano.