When the weather is nice in the Netherlands, the terraces fill up quickly. And why not? It’s great to enjoy a terrace with friends and family! Enjoy a refreshing cocktail, satisfy your appetite after a day out with a good dish and watch the people pass by. This article lists the best terraces that are definitely worth a visit during your city break.

Amsterdam City Centre

It’s no secret that the centre of Amsterdam has countless terraces. The many languages spoken there, the great variety of people passing by and the beautiful buildings make Amsterdam a true terrace city.

Near Central Station there are several terraces that are located on the water. One of the best is Loetje; here you can enjoy the best steak and other dishes, while overlooking the passing canal boats.

Located in the centre, but still want to eat in peace? This is possible at Lion Noir. The garden of the beautiful building is a lovely place to be. If it is not so hot, sitting inside is also an excellent alternative; the interior is quite special.

 

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A fairly new, tropical restaurant overlooking the Singelgracht… at Waterkant you can enjoy delicious multicultural snacks. This restaurant is inspired by De Waterkant in Paramaribo, Suriname. Nyan Switi!

Rotterdam

Just like Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre and Mainport by Inntel Hotels, bar-restaurant Prachtig is located at the foot of the Erasmus Bridge. The terrace, with 250 seats, offers a view over the river Maas, the Willemsbrug, the Erasmus Bridge and the dynamic Kop van Zuid. Ideal to visit when you’re staying in one of these hotels!

 

Talking about beautiful views… At Aloha you can also feast your eyes on Rotterdam. This is not the only thing that is special about the restaurant. Aloha is located in the former swimming paradise Tropicana. In addition, sustainability and waste reduction are central to the dishes. Try ice cream made from fig leaves, bitterballen made from oyster mushrooms grown on coffee grounds or a mayonnaise made from leftover espresso shots. Who knows, a new world opens up for you!

Mainport by Inntel Hotels has a luxurious terrace overlooking the quay, where you enjoy dishes from around the world at Restaurant Down Under, or take a sip of a special cocktail at Cocktailbar on The Rocks. Don’t forget to visit this terrace when staying at Mainport by Inntel Hotels!

Scheveningen

What’s a better place for a terrace than on the beach? When you stay at Inntel Hotels Den Haag Marina Beach, it is definitely recommended to go to the beach or boulevard and find a nice beach club, where you can enjoy the sun, the sand and the sea breeze. Or just take a seat at the terrace of the hotel, where you enjoy the Inntel Originals or local specials in a peaceful atmosphere, while watching the sun sink into the sea.

Xiringuito is a beach club where you experience Mediterranean vibes. Enjoy a Spanish party in your mouth with Calamari, Nachos or Croquetas.  Xiringuito is only a 10-minute walk from the hotel, so it’s excellent if you want to stay in the area.

 

 

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Located close to the Pier in Scheveningen, you’ll find Brasserie The Beachroom. Here, you and your company choose, share and taste with The Beachroom shared dining menu. With more than 35 different dishes, there is bound to be something tasty for you. With the large terrace on the boulevard, you can watch people passing by.

Do you prefer to sit on the Pier? You will probably be hungry after that long walk. At Beach Burgers & Beers you overlook the surfers next to the Pier, while you have a delicious burger on your plate. A nice special beer is a must when eating a burger. Cool view, burgers and beer… what could go wrong?

Utrecht

The city of the Dom Tower, the canals and many courtyards… In Utrecht, you don’t have to search long for a nice terrace. On a square in the heart of the city you’ll find Hofman Café. This location is perfect to enjoy a drink with your friends on the large terrace. The menu has a large variety of dishes and drinks, including the Dutch ribeye and the home-brewed blond beer.

 

 

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A slightly smaller terrace, but certainly not less cosy, can be found at STAN. If you stay at Inntel Hotels Utrecht Centre, it will only take you 10 minutes to walk to this modern, atmospheric restaurant. The kitchen mainly uses seasonal products from all over the world and offers a lot of plant-based food. You can also try one of the wines, unique cocktails or craft beers.

If you prefer peace and silence, SOIA (Strand Oog in al) is the perfect place for lunch, dinner or drinks. The restaurant is located on a city beach, so especially in the summer it is a lovely place to be. If you are travelling with the kids, you can bring them here with you, because of the enclosed playground and children’s menu. Curious about more city beaches to unwind to? Read about them in this article!

 

On the terrace of U Food & Drinks, the restaurant of Inntel Hotels Utrecht Centre, you also have the opportunity to enjoy delicious dishes and drinks. Fancy a refreshing drink or a delicious piece of pie? The U Food & Drinks serves it all. Experience the relaxed and urban atmosphere during your visit!

Eindhoven

Brabant is the city of cosiness and hospitality. Therefore, finding a terrace is not difficult, but choosing one is. Fortunately, here are listed a number of fine places to enjoy.

Since 2017, this food hall has been present in the city of lights: Down Town Gourmet Market. Here, 21 food stands and food trucks are set up around two central bars. So at this stylish location you can try plenty of taste sensations, from Chinese to nachos. And very important: a large terrace is present!

Grandcafé de Wildeman is located at the Markt in Eindhoven and has a huge terrace. Besides lunch and dinner, you can also enjoy a drink here until 02:00, and on Friday and Saturday even until 04:00 when the nightclub is open. Afterwards, roll into bed at Inntel Hotels Art Eindhoven, about a 6-minute walk away. At the hotel you will also find the terrace of Bar & Brasserie Lumen, where you have a lovely dinner or a drink. The locally brewed special beer is highly recommended.

Zaandam

The terrace at the waterfront of Restaurant Puur Saen, which belongs to Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam, is the ideal place to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or something else. Here, dishes made from local and national products are served daily. Pay a visit and be surprised!

 

In the centre of the city that is known for Verkade, Albert Heijn and the photogenic buildings, you will find Café-Restaurant de Koperen Bel. One of the oldest cafés in Zaandam (with a terrace!) where you enjoy classic dishes in a modern setting such as tenderloin or spare ribs.

A little further from the centre, on the Hembrug site, is Lab-44. A restaurant with a cool looking architecture, where you can sit comfortably, especially in the summer. The terrace is enormous and it is also cosy inside if it is a bit chilly. If you’re here, it is a good idea to also visit HEM, an art museum in an old ball factory.

Amsterdam Oostenburg

When you stay at Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark, Proeflokaal de Molen from Brouwerij ‘t IJ is a great place to enjoy. Taste the many different beers of the Amsterdam brewer on the terrace. Curious about more tasting rooms? Read more about them here!

Not far from Brouwerij ‘t IJ is De Kop van Oost, where the terrace offers a view of the water. The kitchen works with a seasonal menu, so in the summer it is definitely worth paying a visit here.

Do you prefer to stay at the hotel? Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark has a lovely terrace in the sun, with beautiful views over the water. At Bar & Brasserie Werkspoor you taste the Werkspoor G&T inspired by the rich history of the Oostenburger Island. The gin tonic is exclusively available at Bar & Brasserie Werkspoor!

You’ll be surprised.