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Rotterdam Skyline View: Best Places To Dine With Wine

Check out these awesome Rotterdam skyline view locations for a bite to eat and a great place for a drink! togetherintransit.nl #travel #netherlands #rotterdam #skyline

Ever wanted to eat somewhere with an amazing Rotterdam skyline view? Or treat your friends to a cocktail in the sky? Then why not choose one of these! There are so many delicious restaurants to spend your evening at, but with a view of the city makes it all the more worthwhile. We have put together a list of the best restaurants where you can enjoy the pretty skyline. Whether to see the skyline from a top rooftop bar or from a unique hotspot close to the river Maas, we have it all!

Top Places To Dine With A Rotterdam Skyline View

Here is a list of the coolest places to eat or drink in Rotterdam, with some of the best skyline views!

Op Het Dak

This hidden gem is open for breakfast, lunches and coffee dates! The rooftop has some unique views across the the busy Coolsingel street. Their dishes include fresh home grown products and worth being on time to get a seat when it’s good weather. There is a really nice and very welcoming atmosphere, whether alone or with a group of friends. They have a relaxing garden on the rooftop with the prettiest flowers. Last time I visited they even had sunflowers taller than I was!


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Wine and dine in luxury inside the Euromast tower with 360°c views! Go for a delicious brunch, lunch or dinner at the 185 meter tower in the sky. Another option is to enjoy the highest high tea in Rotterdam! There is often live music while you can enjoy the view across all angles of the city. You can also join special events organized here, but make sure you get tickets as they can often be full. I was once lucky to enjoy Christmas Day dinner here, very delicious and worth every penny!

If you are looking for something a little more romantic, book a night one of their hotel suits located at 100 meters. Perfect for those special occasions!


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Aloha Rotterdam

Once a tropical swimming pool, now a instagram hotspot for a view across the river Maas for brunch. Find a table on the outside terrace and order some delicious international snacks. Else head for dinner at this location and you will enjoy the skyline at night. There are also many events organized here, such as silent discos and parties. Last but not least, don’t forget to check out the in house residents: tortoises!


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Hotel New York

This iconic building was once the office building of Holland America Lines, which opened as a hotel in 1993. The outside terrace of the famous Hotel New York gives you a lovely view towards the Northern side of Rotterdam. Here you can experience how busy the city is by water, with all types of boats sailing past. From cruise ships, container ships, water taxi’s and the occasional millionaires yacht – theres plenty to see. In the summer grab a beach deck chair to relax on the grass.

Check out their gorgeous hotel rooms for a romantic and historic night with a Rotterdam Skyline View from the South!


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Dine in the Oude Haven

Take a seat in one of the restaurants in the Oude Haven for a view of the Witte Huis. All restaurants here have some great choices for lunch and dinner. Our favourites is the Mexican restaurant Popocatepetl and the Steakhouse restaurant Apartt. We love visiting the Oude Haven even for just a drink in the evenings during the long summer nights, as it has a really nice atmosphere and the harbour lights up. During the spring and summer there are many events here too.

The iconic Witte Huis building survived WW2, once a building that was helped defend the waters edge. All restaurants face this historic building and towards to the Willembrug too. Right next to this you can enjoy the unique view of the cubic house – a modern forest of yellow tree-like cubes!

Read all about the Cubic Houses here and check out their museum for more unique Rotterdam Skyline View!


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nHow Bar & Restaurant

Dine high for lunch, dinner, a fresh coffee or even a cocktail from the skyline bar at nHow. Even though it is a beautiful modern hotel, you can visit the bar and restaurant without being a hotel guest. They often have live music at the weekends too. From here you are on the 7th floor, as high as the Erasmusbrug looking from the South side of Rotterdam to the North. Perfect for a Rotterdam Skyline View with a sunset too, as the sun sets to the west towards where the Euromast is located.

You can also stay here and enjoy the view longer, with one of their impressive skyline rooms!


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The Suicide Club

Unfortunately closed per 2020.

Hidden in the heart of the city, close to Rotterdam Central Station, is this rooftop bar. For the weekend it is an elegant but crazy nightclub to dance your feet away. For dinner, they have some amazing asian style dishes. Their rooftop area is open allowing you to sit outside, perfect for those long summer nights. Get a seat with a Rotterdam skyline view across the city center and order yourself a cocktail to start the night!


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Kralingse Plas

If you are wanting to enjoy a picnic in the park, choose the Kralingse Plas. Find a spot around the North/East side to watch the sunset and full skyline of the city on the horizon. The lake is gorgeous in all seasons to walk and cycle around too. On the West side of the park you can enjoy a BBQ (bring your own throwaway ones) with your picnic. Keep in mind it gets very busy during the summer months but there is always some space for your visit. And don’t forget to combine your picnic and the Rotterdam Skyline View with some relaxation!

Read about what to do (and the hidden gems) in the neighbourhood Kralingen here!


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SS Rotterdam Rooftop Terrace

If you are looking for a vacation feel, then a cruise ship terrace might be your thing. On this legendary cruise ship you can find plenty of tables around a mini pool, giving you that summer feeling. Originally cruising the sea since 1959, it has been docked permanently in Rotterdam since 2010. The SS Rotterdam is not only a place to eat and drink, but you can join their tour to explore the ship and participate in their escape room activity. There are also events organised throughout the year.

Did you know you can even sleep on board? Why not stay for a night in one of their hotel rooms?!


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Fenix Food Factory

From this foodie’s paradise you can sit on the waters edge and enjoy the Rotterdam Skyline View with Dutch water taxi’s wizzing past. From fresh filled breads, local cheeses, savoury treats and sweet ciders, its the perfect location for an afternoon with friends. This is just across the bridge from Hotel New York, so you can also combine both with a lovely walk around the neighbourhood Katendrecht. It can get very busy here during gorgeous weather as it’s an ideal spot for a beer while soaking in the sunshine. Throughout the year they also have events, such as a vintage market and food truck weekends.

Read all about how to use the water taxis in Rotterdam here!


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Are you interested in other unique views in Rotterdam? You should totally check out to Rent The View where you can rent a view from one of many hosts in Rotterdam who have a unique view! Highly recommended!

Read more of our Rotterdam posts! 

Visit Top Rotterdam Views With Rent The View

Markthal Rotterdam

Rotterdam in Winter

Rotterdam in Summer

The Famous Cubic Houses

Rotterdam Museum ’40-’45 NU

Open Monument Day

Spring Photoblog of Rotterdam

Rotterdam Rooftop Days

Rotterdam Helicopter Tour

World Harbour Days Festival

Discover the prettiest neighborhood Kralingen


These places should definitely be on your radar for the best Rotterdam Skyline Views with a bite to eat. These best places to dine with wine all have something unique with a different skyline view of the city, from all different locations. However all locations are very much accessible by walking from the city center as well as with the public transport in Rotterdam. When visiting, make sure you check that there are no special events for the night you plan to visit as it could be sold out. Else look in advance and buy a ticket!


  • Make reservations on busy summer weekends and with any events organised by the locations
  • Try something new, no need to be scared of heights to enjoy these restaurants.
  • Enjoy the city like a local with an impressive Rotterdam Skyline View!

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Check out these awesome Rotterdam skyline view locations for a bite to eat and a great place for a drink! togetherintransit.nl #travel #netherlands #rotterdam #skylineCheck out these awesome Rotterdam skyline view locations for a bite to eat and a great place for a drink! togetherintransit.nl #travel #netherlands #rotterdam #skyline

Have you experienced one of these places to enjoy the Rotterdam Skyline View? Let us know in the comments!

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