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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” (37 reviews)
“french fries” (3 reviews)
“great pub” (2 reviews)
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09:00 - 23:00All hours
Dutch, Bar, European
Parkkade 1, 3016 GN Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago

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 5 days ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This restaurant is situated in The Port of Rotterdam, not far from The Euromast Tower and a park. Prices are low and you can have a great lunch just for 4 EU.

Thank I_RomanWorld
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

I went here with colleagues after a day out exploring the city's lesser known areas and have to say that this was a good choice for ending the day. Just be careful when adding mustard to the meatball. I found not only my mouth was...More

Thank emeraldsroses
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Okay, the name does not sound very classy, but the contents are correct: this is the place to get your meatballs... For decades this is the place where commoners and the well-to-do come to have a nice drink and enjoy the signature dish. friendly staff,...More

Thank NLcycle
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Went with a group of colleagues from work and had a very good time. Meatballs were excellent and for afterwards the slag-room was perfect!

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Try to get a table here for a 'bal gehakt', which they're famous for, and enjoy the witty staff and the good food.

Thank Ard70
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The ball from ground beef is everything this place is famous for. It's taste and structure is the best I have ever eaten. The french fries were delicious as well. I don't know what the fascination is from the dutch with hot peanutbutter sauce but...More

Thank delphi_101
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dutch, Bar, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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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