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Melief Bender


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Dutch, Bar, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Table Service, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I initially just sat down outside for a drink and a spot of people watching. However after seeing the food going by I decided to eat dinner. I ordered one of the specials of the day which was sole and I was very pleasantly surprised....More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank divenuts
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Setting and food are old school Holland. Very nice place. And dito staff. Go for traditional courses.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Tjorven D
Reviewed January 27, 2019

The Melief Bender is one of the classic cafe;s of Rotterdam. They serve beer and food and not the other way round. We really enjoyed thanks

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

We just went out for a beer which they have plenty of. Liquor choices not so good. Bar food only, so my wife couldn't find anything suitable so we went elsewhere for food. Great hangout, all sorts of folks hang out there from locals, tourists,...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank James B
Reviewed March 8, 2018

The oldest bar in Rotterdam. While all others were demolished during the war, this one survived and became the oldest in town. Good service and a friendly place.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 241erikw
Reviewed August 2, 2017

A Dutch-American friend and I decided to explore Rotterdam for the day - neither of us had been there in many years and knew that there were a lot of positive changes in the center of the city. After passing on a couple of other...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank bluevoter
Reviewed June 6, 2017

The bar/ restaurant is nicely located in the center of Rotterdam. They offer various local dishes at reasonable prices.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Pha S
Reviewed May 2, 2017

In an old part of town in a street full of bars and restaurants, this one stands out and rightly so. Traditional inside, modern in terms of menu and service. Great selection of beers and some tasty food choices. We enjoyed the visit/rest during a...More

Date of visit: April 2017
1  Thank BenYorkie
Reviewed February 28, 2017

Together we had some drinks on the terrace of Melief Bender. I love it! Local (typical Rotterdam) people, nice terrace and great bitterballs and 'osseworst'. The staff is always really friendly and make's sure everybody has a good time.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Bellafleurella
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

When you're from abroad and you visit Rotterdam you must visit Melief Bender at least once. It's an icon in our city. For many years it has been a place where all kinds of local people meet each other. Successful business people, hipsters, young and...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank bass3t
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