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Melief Bender

Oude Binnenweg 134b, 3012 JH Rotterdam, The Netherlands
+31 10 414 5456
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Nice old fashioned bar in city center

This bar has a reputation of being one of the oldest in Rotterdam and we walked in for drinks. It's... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
Schiedam, The Netherlands
Didn't love it.

I LOVE old bars. I make a list of the oldest ones in every city I visit. This place was at the top... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Brooklyn, New York
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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
24 Dec 2017
“Nice old fashioned bar in city center”
12 Mar 2017
“Spot on”
Oude Binnenweg 134b, 3012 JH Rotterdam, The Netherlands
+31 10 414 5456
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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.

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

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.

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

Thank Bruno G
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 !

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.

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

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..

1  Thank Pieter L
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

We went here as recommended off Trip Advisor on a Saturday afternoon. Really nice staff and loads of beers we'd never heard of. We were made really welcome. That same evening we went back and it was wall to wall with people. Again really good...More

Thank Cliff W
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Called in here and immediately made welcome by the staff and felt at home. Only intended to go in for a drink but ended up ordering food. The food was served quickly and was of high quality. Great range of beers.

Thank David A
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