Complete guide

Rooftop Bars Rotterdam

2024 update
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Country Netherlands
Currency Euro
Best time to visit May - September
Rooftop grade 6/10
Rooftop Bar Rotterdam
Courtesy of The Rooftop at GHG

Rotterdam Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

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 Rotterdam? Just scroll down and find the Rotterdam rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list

7 best rooftop bars in Rotterdam

Rooftop Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam Euromast Rotterdam in Rotterdam

Euromast Rotterdam

$$$ | Het Park
  • Highlights
  • 185 meters high
  • All day restaurant
  • Pop-up rooftop bar

The byline 'top of the city' is really fitting for the Euromast, as this is truly the go-to spot for the most impressive views over Rotterdam. The 185 meter high tower has several venues and attractions where you can enjoy the vistas, including a rooftop restaurant and a pop-up rooftop bar. The restaurant is open daily and year-round for brunch, lunch, high tea, high wine or dinner, while the rooftop bar is a summer destination for drink and bites in a comfortable Laui Lounge beanbag.

Rooftop Rotterdam The Rooftop at GHG in Rotterdam

The Rooftop at GHG

$$$$ | 6th floor | Rotterdam Centraal
  • Highlights
  • Playground of adventure
  • Breathtaking views
  • Several F&B outlets

Perched on top of the Groot Handelsgebouw you find The Rooftop at GHG, a colorful and elevated experience. Reimagined as a playground of adventure, The Rooftop concept includes interior seating, outdoor terraces, an immersive maze, a playful ribbon gallery, endless arcade games, food and beverage outlets, and breathtaking views of Rotterdam city center. Enjoy everything from a cup of coffee to a selection of comfort foods, Mediterranean dishes, wine and craft cocktails.

Rooftop Rotterdam DÂK Rotterdam in Rotterdam

DÂK Rotterdam

$$$ | 3rd floor | Rotterdam Centrum
  • Highlights
  • Summer hot-spot
  • Events
  • Skyline views

From the roof of Apcoa Parking Westblaak, DÂK Rotterdam offers fun-filled and vibrant afternoons and evenings during the hottest summer months. At this pop-up rooftop park you can experience masterclasses, rooftop yoga, dancing, themed fiestas and plenty of games, as well as skyline views. Designed as a place that is for anyone, the spacious and urban rooftop invites you to bring your own food, and enjoy the social BBQ concept.

Rooftop Rotterdam Teds Rotterdam in Rotterdam

Teds Rotterdam

$$$ | 8th floor | Rotterdam Centrum
  • Highlights
  • All day brunch
  • Panoramic views
  • Rooftop garden

Teds Rotterdam offers all day brunch in an elevated and lush setting, from the top of Rotterdam’s Central District East’s Schieblok building. Part of DakAkker, a 1000 m2 rooftop farm, here you are surrounded by plenty of vegetables, flowers, fruit and greenery, but also amazing and panoramic views over Rotterdam. Part charming interior hut, and part open-air terrace, Teds offers an awesome brunch menu all day long. Mix waffle fries with cocktails, a Triple Omega sandwich with champagne, and banana pancakes with mimosas.

Rooftop Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam 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.

Hans Ebenman
Hans Ebenman

Hans has visited over 500 rooftop bars, 200 rooftop pools and 300 rooftop restaurants since 2015. This vast experience has made Hans a true rooftop expert, and one of the most knowledgeable in the field. Today, numerous of travel magazines, bloggers and media websites contact Hans to get his expertise on rooftops.

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City info

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. Here's a great guide to things to do in Rotterdam.

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.