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Restaurant Sijf

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Dutch, Bar, European, Contemporary, Pub
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Oude Binnenweg 115, 3012 JB Rotterdam, The Netherlands
(010) 433 2160
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sijf is my favourite bar in Rotterdam! Nice and friendly staff who help you even without asking! I've spend quite a few weekends in this bar! Good choice of beers and spirits, good foods and always busy! Absolute heaven!!

Thank Amerik89
Roanoke, Virginia
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211 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great beer, great food and interesting people watching. I had the short ribs and they were excellent. I'll definitely be back next time in Rotterdam.

Thank HenHoo
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

After our bike tour guide recommended a few good places to eat we decided on SIJF because it was near our hotel. We had a great meal, were waited on by very friendly staff and felt it was a very fitting end to a perfect day bike riding and port cruising in Rotterdam. We have fallen in love with this... More 

Thank HeatherSA
Graz, Österreich
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57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

The Sijf (Syf) is a great place to hang out and to enjoy the people passing by, since it is located in a nice little street, a pedestrian promenade in the old town of Rotterdam. It is a Bar and Restaurant and therefore it provides food ranging from sandwiches and toasts to bigger meals and coffees as well as desserts.... More 

Thank Immanuel_Fruhmann
Warrington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Visited just before the 21:00 food curfew on a Wednesday. From the outside the place doesn't look up to much. However, upon entry you're greeted by a polite, well mannered server and taken to your table, as a relaxed student vibe embraces you. The white wine (Sauvignon) is crisp and tasty. The waiter immediately offered an English menu, a touch... More 

Thank Comfy23148
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The meal was delicious, unlimited fries with the meal and really good steak. They also put on the menu which bear is the best with this meal. The people are really friendly and the balcony on top of the entrance was funny, they had artists on it, one played violin with a saw!

Thank Ylvy
Rixensart, Belgium
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Vivid place where there is always a lot of young people having beer and good food! Near the Eendrachtsplein, this is a tremendous time you will spend in Sijf! I'm looking forward to go there again! Nice deserts too :)

Thank acd007
Kruisland, The Netherlands
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

It's a nice place to stop by for having a nice coffee or a delicious meal. On the menu: gebraden eendeborst en gekonfijt eendebout, rode kool, truffelpuree, sinaasappelmarinade

Thank laylasofie
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Hands down the best pork satay I've ever had. Great beer selection as well, and conveniently located close to the buttplug gnome. Staff are great as well. You cannot go wrong with a visit here.

Thank Jeff O
Finland, Europe
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Went there based on the good reviews. The atmosphere was a stressing because there was a group of 8 people from UK in their 30's and they were just so noisy - yelling all the time without no need of it! On the other hand the food was good and the other hand not, like the lobster soup was pretty... More 

Thank TravellingFinns

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dutch, Bar, European, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oude Binnenweg 115, 3012 JB Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Rotterdam
  • Phone Number: (010) 433 2160

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?