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Go There.

I used to visit this place regularly when we came to Rotterdam for the North Sea Jazz Festival, but... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Traditional, friendly Dutch pub

On a day trip to Rotterdam we made a conscious effort to visit this place as had heard it was one... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Steven S
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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
18 Sep 2018
“Go There. ”
21 Aug 2018
“Traditional, friendly Dutch pub ”
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+31 10 414 5456
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

I used to visit this place regularly when we came to Rotterdam for the North Sea Jazz Festival, but I haven’t been for many years. However, we were back in Rotterdam and decided to visit. It hasn’t changed. I had an excellent Caesar salad and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

On a day trip to Rotterdam we made a conscious effort to visit this place as had heard it was one of the older pubs in Rotterdam. Service was friendly and quick, beer was plentiful and although we didn’t try the food it looked pretty...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steven S
Reviewed 24 December 2017

This bar has a reputation of being one of the oldest in Rotterdam and we walked in for drinks. It's a nice old fashioned ambiance and a mixed crowd. Drinks and prices were OK and the bar tender was helpful.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank HansCB
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I LOVE old bars. I make a list of the oldest ones in every city I visit. This place was at the top of my list for Rotterdam. I arrived around 6pm on a Wednesday. There were what appeared to be college students at all...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank RestlessRebecca
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Loved it. Quirky, traditional, good service. Great range of beers. Try the local Noord brewery 9 hop special.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank graytowse
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Lovely old style pub! Great atmosphere and staff! Crowd is mixed: locals and tourists, hence the place is never empty. Beer is cold and arrive fast on the table. They serve nice snacks too, cooked to order. You have to try the Bitterballen! Chips are...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The pub is fantastic. In the real very center of Rotterdam. Staff is very nice and we eat an hamburger the BEST of our life!! Thank YOU very much !

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank silvia w
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Melief Bender is one of the oldest bars in Rotterdam abd has a lot of atmosphere. Huge selection of beer and the servers know what they have on offer and are able to advise adequatly. Great soundtrack, if you like 80's and 90's music.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Hansje
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Well placed, friendly bar, with decent service and bar snacks. I didn't see a menu, so can't comment on food. Waiter service, well organised and with good humour, to catch the sun be early, as the afternoon moves on, so does the sun; to the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank muddyoldengr
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We sat there for an hour for two dishes that took about 5 minutes to make while everyone who ordered later (same dishes) got their food way quicker. Food wasn't great either..

Date of experience: July 2016
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