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Melief Bender

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Address: Oude Binnenweg 134b, 3012 JH Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 10 414 5456

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

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Brooklyn, New York
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
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 the tables out front. Inside was a more mixed bag. Mostly older people in suits... More 

Thank RestlessRebecca
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
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
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 also lovely, handcut I reckon. But I would not recommend the burger because it tastes... More 

Thank Bruno G
Ragusa, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 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
The Hague, The Netherlands
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437 reviews
183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
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
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218 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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 other side of the street.

Thank muddyoldengr
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 service. Well worth a visit if you're in Rotterdam.

Thank Cliff W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

A traditional Dutch pub with great beer and a great menu of typical old fashioned Dutch food. Pleasant staff and a nice atmosphere.

Thank PhilSaxton

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