Rooftop bars Rotterdam

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5 best rooftop bars in Rotterdam [2021 update]


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Last updated: August 19th, 2020


Here you'll find the best Rotterdam rooftop bars, packed with all info you need about each venue. Opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more.

Located by the riverside, Rotterdam is a beautiful city that also comes with quite a modern skyline. This is of course best viewed from Rotterdam rooftop bar, preferably with a cocktail in hand. Mixing modern night life with more rural rooftop gardens, the rooftops come in different size and form. But which is the best rooftop bar Rotterdam? Just scroll down and find the Rotterdam rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Rooftop bar Gastrobar ELVY at nhow Rotterdam

Gastrobar ELVY at nhow Rotterdam

$$$$ | 7th floor | Wilhelmina Pier
  • Highlights
  • Fantastic views
  • Gastrobar
  • Creative cocktails

Nhow Rotterdam is a fabulous hotel that comes with an equally fabulous rooftop terrace, offering fantastic views over the water, Erasmus Bridge and the Rotterdam skyline. While the rooftop has been around for some time, it got an upgrade during 2019, turning into Gastrobar ELVY. This means you can enjoy a menu packed with small dishes made perfect to share, along with a selection of fabulous and creative signature cocktails.

Rooftop bar Op Het Dak in Rotterdam

Op Het Dak

$$$ | 7th floor | Rotterdam Centraal
  • Highlights
  • Lush rooftop garden
  • Breakfast & lunch
  • Skyline views

Quite a unique spot, as it is Hollands first rooftop farm and urban garden, located in the city center of Rotterdam. Green and lush rooftop terrace, where organic vegetables, edible flowers and herbs are complemented with dining tables and a great view over the Rotterdam skyline. Open during daytime, the rooftop bistro offers clean, simple and freshly cooked seasonal breakfast or lunch, nice coffee, natural wines and cool cocktails.

Rooftop bar Fontein Rooftop in Rotterdam

Fontein Rooftop

$$$$ | 10th floor | Rotterdam Centraal
  • Highlights
  • Panoramic views
  • Set-menu experience
  • Reservations only

Fontein is named after the famous Hofplein fountain, which is found right outside the door. This multi-level vunue comes with a ground floor restaurant and café (with an outdoor terrace), and a very unique rooftop restaurant and bar. Only available by reservation, and with all the guests for the evening arriving at the same time, here you get to enjoy a surprise set-menu and outdoor terrace drinks, all in an intimate atmosphere and with fantastic views over Rotterdam.

Rooftop bar Bistrobar Binnenrotte in Rotterdam

Bistrobar Binnenrotte

$$$ | 2nd floor | Rotterdam Centraal
  • Highlights
  • Lush & spacious
  • On top of library
  • Stadsterras

Bistro Binnenrotte is found inside the Central Library of Rotterdam, but also above, with its spacious and lush Stadsterras Binnenrotte. While by no means sky-high, the terrace still offers some fantastic views over the Markthal and the Laurenskerk. Open for lunch, dinner and drinks seven days a week, year-round inside, and up on the terrace when the weather allows. The Binnenrotte menu includes a large selection of bistro-style dishes with a contemporary twist, as well as a good mix of beers and classic cocktail.

Rooftop bar STROOM Rotterdam

STROOM Rotterdam

$$$$ | 8th floor | Delfshaven
  • Highlights
  • Mainly open for events
  • Skyline views

Perched on top of the trendy and hip Stroom Rotterdam, this beautiful rooftop terrace is mainly available for private parties, but from time to time, anyone can enjoy the fantastic skyline views and the urban chic setting. Look out for the two yearly and large rooftop parties, and in between it is always worth checking if the Stroom Brasserie arranges pop-up events on the terrace.

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Rooftop bar Rotterdam

Rooftop-grade: 6/10
Prime season: May - Sept
Residents: 630 000
Climate: temperate oceanic

Which are the best rooftops in Rotterdam? This complete guide will help you find the very best ones. While not one of the larger or major cities in the world, central Rotterdam still has quite a modern city center with many high-rise buildings. This is also the area where you find most of the rooftop bars, some right in the city center and some more towards the river front.

All information about Rotterdam’s rooftop bars can be found under each rooftop. Here we list opening hours, dress code, price range, food, pictures, information, social media links, map, website, hotel reservation and so on.

About Rotterdam

Rotterdam is Netherland's second largest city with about 630 000 inhabitants. The city is located quite close to the Atlantic Ocean, but is not really on the coast. However, several rivers leading in and out of the city makes it feel very much like a coastal city. It is also Europe's largest port.

Rotterdam is also known for its Erasmus University, the Erasmus Bridge and for its football team, called Feyenoord, the first Dutch club to win the UEFA Cup.