Food with a view in Holland

1) Zenne

The view of the New Maas is never boring, with water taxis, slow cargo ships and tall cruise ships sailing by continuously against the background of the Erasmus Bridge and the tall buildings at Kop van Zuid. Zenne has a terrace by the water and serves a Turkish three or four-course dinner every day (fish, meat or vegetarian): fresh, tasty and often too beautiful to eat.

view from restaurant Zenne

Willemskade 27, Rotterdam

+31 (0)10 404 96 96

2) WT Urban Kitchen

The city is literally at your foot in this old water tower in Rotsoord. Until a few years ago, this was a rundown former industrial district, but now it’s trendy and up-and-coming. Have dinner or lunch on the ninth or tenth floor. The tenth floor is brand- new, and made entirely from glass. You can enjoy spectacular 360° views of the city even on winter days. There is a cafe on the ground floor, with a terrace on the water, where you can have drinks.

interior and view at WT Urban Kitchen

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3) 't Kalkoentje

’t Kalkoentje is tucked away in a business park, along a provincial road on the border between Utrecht and Gelderland. The lovely, old-fashioned, cosy restaurant is located in a 17th-century farm with a thatched roof and has a terrace with phenomenal views of the Lower Rhine. Famous for its hospitality, luxurious food and amazing wine list.

Utrechtsestraatweg 143, Rhenen

+31 (0)317 61 23 44

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