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De Ballentent

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Parkkade 1, 3016 GN Rotterdam, The Netherlands
+31 10 436 0462
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09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Paris, France
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251 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Simple but tasty food. Often crowded and overloaded service. Tasty simple dishes from the Netherlands.

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Thank philhellich
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm new in Rotterdam, so following my "domestic colleagues" wherever they lead me :). First it seems weird to take a car and drive so far for a lunch. But after being there I understood the point of having lunch exactly at this place. The menu card is quite rich for a lunch, but the place is famous with its... More 

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Thank Catherine V
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We were taken to this restaurant by our dutch friends on a Sunday afternoon in February. We had heard about the meatballs many times and therefore did not bother to look at menu. Meatballs and Chips all around and they did not disappoint anyone in party of 8. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and the staff are really friendly... More 

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Thank anniem757
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Big, delicious and well-priced portions and cozy interior terras. We had a very nice evening at this place. Especially the meatballs are worth a try, as the name suggests!

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Thank selkhet
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Good food, great value, and a superb atmosphere, well worth a visit.. The night we went it was packed but we managed to blag a table for 4 people and boy did we have a good time. Couple of Birthday celebrations in full swing and in true Dutch style everyone got involved.. Food was excellent..Must go..

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Thank mutchgb
Lisbon, Portugal
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The best meatballs in Rotterdam. On weekends the interior is very crowded and you have to make a reservation if you want to eat inside. But they have a really nice esplanade with lots of space.

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Thank Dom P
Sao Luis, MA
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127 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This restaurant is quite close to Euromast and it has beautiful view by the waters. Food is traditionally Ducht cuisine.it has very good beers , especially great Belgian beer.. The wine is also very good.

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Thank doresg
Province of Verona, Italy
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I really recommend this pub for people who want eat local dishes (meat balls with a fantastic sauce) and breathing an Holland atmosphere next to the port! The prize is appropriate. Great place!

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Thank Christian G
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Mooi uitzicht. Brutaale sfeer. If you expect friendly service in this so called historical gezellig meatball (haute cuisine niet) dump forget it

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Thank Mary C
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

This is great pub located just by the waters. You really get a sense of heritage and tradition here. Did not have any food but lots of delicious beers to taste!

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Thank Audra D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Dutch, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Parkkade 1, 3016 GN Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Rotterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 10 436 0462

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