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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%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (42 reviews)
“french fries” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Dutch, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Parkkade 1, 3016 GN Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

If you want to really try Dutch food in Rotterdam, this is the place. Now, if you are not from the Netherlands, do a bit of research before on what Dutch food is, because it's not really one of the most interesting or great cuisines...More

Thank Vladimir1998
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This no-nonsense place is iconic in Rotterdam, the only authentic harbour cafe-restaurant and its been around for more than 40 years! Famour for their meatballs, which are huge and delicious. They serve typical Dutch food, and its great value for money! Try the Captain's Dinner!

Thank roosje_r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A delicous Dutch meat ball, with an excellent value for money! Service is done by locals with a typical Rotterdam accent. The cafe has an interesting history and is always busy during lunch and dinner time, so reservations are advised.

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The Ballentent was rewarded the price of best 'ballen' (meatballs) of Rotterdam and I must say, variation on the menucard looks impressive as well the ball on the plate of the other restaurant guests. However I choose 'veal liver' as it was already I long...More

Thank Leon W
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Authentic Dutch food. So don't expect anything fancy or gourmet, but rather something tasty. Do you like meatballs? What about french fries? If the answer is yes, then you should come here since it's pretty much what they have. But many say they are THE...More

Thank Ricardo A
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Very Rotterdam like restaurant. Staff are very very nice. We had a few rounds of meatballs. Excellent choice.

Thank PBTN
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Food was wonderful, really special. Service was the worst. We don't know how or if we offended the server but her behaviour was reprehensible. We enjoyed the food and said so. She responded to several requests for water with giving us water in dirty glasses....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The service left an extremely sour taste in the mouth. Very unfortunate as the food was quite nice. The service was terrible. Many of our requests were simply ignored (such as asking for drinks or asking for the bill) and the staff needed to be...More

Thank Lucas M
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We here for world champs triathlon from New Zealand. Excellent value for money , two wines, 2 sparking waters , two full main meals 36 euro. Huge meals. Great views. Awesome customer service.

Thank milnefamily71
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Went to eat with group of 7 to try the best "bal gehakt" . Disappointing. One of the plates came with a human hair in the food. The bal gehakt on bread comes on 2 slices of very poor quality white bread. The famous 'uitsmijters'...More

Thank Jacob98765
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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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