In the north-east part of Rotterdam we have a beautiful lake. Some call it Kralingse Bos (Forest) others Kralingse Plas (Lake). Both lake and forest offer plenty of recreational opportunities: there is a beach and bathing area for swimmers and sunbathers and even a small nudist beach, you can row or sail on the lake. On the fields close to the bathing area we play frisbee, have a barbecue or picnic. The forest also has tracks for mountain bikers, horse riding, climbing and running. There is a playground, botanical garden and children’s farm.
In an hour you can walk around the lake and see wonderful things on your way as Kralingse Bos is a place for everybody.
If you skate, walk or cycle around the lake, do look up over the water and enjoy the amazing view of the Rotterdam skyline!
You’ll find some nice places on your way for food and drinks. Like the dog friendly Brasserie Schone Lei – situated in the characteristic Minang Kabauhhouse on the north bank of the lake or my favorite place for a drink is De Tuin, located between two Mills: “De Lelie” and “De Ster in a Mansion from 1867. In the front it may look small, but just go around abck and you’ll be surprised by the glass extension and large terrace where you can enjoy the lake view and sunset. There’s even a small dock in case you arrive by boat.
I booked my ticket for Kralingse Bos Dance Festival on April-27th.
Kralingse Plas | Relaxing | Free
24 hours daily