Along the river Maas was an abandoned tropical swimming paradise from the eighties with waterslides and all. It’s known as Tropicana, where countless kids have spent their time swimming and causing mayhem.
After years of neglect it now (partially) gives room to The Aloha Bar | Restaurant | Coffee | Terrace. All situated in and around the small section of the former outside pool.
Wherever you look you’ll see elements from the past integrated into a retro style interior and exterior with a tropical touch. It gives the Aloha Bar, with its amazing terrace (with swings for two) facing the south part and overlooking the river, an already unique atmosphere which you won’t find anywhere else in Rotterdam.
Indoors at the coffee/tea-bar is a huge coffee-roaster where Brazilian and Ethiopian beans are roasted on the spot for their Aloha Bar coffee.
€ 19 a person may be costly but we enjoyed sharing a Mont D’Or Cheese-fondue with a garni of smoked tuber, broccoli leaves, apple, caramelized carrot, potato and black bread to dip.
This place is spacious and there’s enough room inside to find a spot to work, have a quick coffee or enjoy a meal. Meet up with friends and you might find yourself in a holiday mood while drinking a cocktail, enjoying a meal, the music and soaking up the autumn sun outdoors.