Cafe-restaurant De Tuin (The Garden) has one of the most beautiful views in the city. Situated directly at the ‘Kralingse Plas’ (check the Kralingse Plas article) and within ‘Het Kralingse Bos’, nature doesn’t get any closer. At De Tuin you can enjoy a drink or have lunch/dinner inside.
From the terrace you can see the skyscrapers of Rotterdam and even the tip of the Willemsbrug. When there is some wind, no rain of course, the class of the local yachting club will sail with dozens of boats on the lake. I love this sight whilst drinking my hot chocolate behind the glass wall near the water. Don’t forget to wrap up warm with a scarf, it can be very chilly.
On Sunday evening De Tuin offers live music or dance event with a lot of different styles ranging from Jazz, Dutch Hits to House music. Check their website for any updates or announcements of future bands/artists playing.
De Tuin, in the middle of the most beautiful garden, is the perfect place for me to relax or enjoy a beautiful evening/day in Rotterdam.