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De Ballentent

Parkkade 1, 3016 GN Rotterdam, The Netherlands
+31 10 436 0462
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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9:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Dutch, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Parkkade 1, 3016 GN Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 November 2015

Dropped in here on the way back to the ferry and what a gem of a place! Excellent meatballs with a lovely atmosphere. They were very welcoming to me and my family on a Friday night without a reservation and fitted us the busy bar...More

1  Thank daranjames1970
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Definitely one of the most famous restaurants of Rotterdam. Very good meatballs (and more naturally), typical Rotterdam restaurant with a nice atmosphere. Excellent service and a stunning river view.

1  Thank Lex K
Reviewed 17 October 2015

We were with a group of seven people at he ballentent. It is situated right opposite the harbour of Rotterdam with a very good view of the skyline of Rotterdam. It is a simple but very good restaurant. Parking after 1800 hours is free!!They are...More

Thank dadeboom
Reviewed 11 September 2015

The meatballs are fine, but all is ruined by the arrogant and incompetent service. I almost think they do it on purpose. We were 4 people at a table, waiting for 2 more who were stuck in traffic. The waiter simply refused to take drink-orders,...More

Thank Stefan C
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This café / restaurant is the oldest harbour café of Rotterdam. It has a pure Rotterdam style and the waiters are your typical 'straight-to-the-point' types. The quality of the food is OK, but if you take the price and quantity into the equasion, you're getting...More

Thank Lambert C
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

We decided to follow the suggestion of our guide: what a nice surprise!!! Of course we ate the famous house Plate. ...try it! What Is it? Go there and ask. We had a lot of fun listening to the typical music of the house and...More

1  Thank Nicola P
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Wonderfull, low budget, authentic dutch restaurant, with "a history". The place to be for the delicious and famous meatball. Close to the Euromast and parkingplace very close to the restaurant.

Thank Oialt65
Reviewed 28 July 2015

We were there for lunch. Food was great, we had cooked mussels and a gehaktbal. No complaints there, but the guy behind the bar is seeing customers as creatures who come in and rob him of his time. He walked over to our table but...More

Thank rotjeknor
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

Great service and quality of food. The place is charming inside and it is nice to outside if you are lucky with the weather

Thank JoacoIbar
Reviewed 14 July 2015

this place is an icon for Rotterdam. Located close to the so called " shipping quarter" , you overlook the river Maas from their terrace. Full of maritime attributes, you feel the atmospere of this big port

Thank polarlys
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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