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Bierhandel De Pijp

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Oude Westen
Dutch, European
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Gaffelstraat 90, 3014 RM Rotterdam, The Netherlands
+31 10 436 6896
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great restaurant full of character. It is quoted as being the oldest restaurant in the city. Once you taste the food and sample the lively ambiance you realize why it has been around for so long. Food is traditional, cooked in an open kitchen which is part of the restaurant, in fact, you have to walk past the... More 

Thank mutchgb
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145 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can't imagine the "European idiots who look after our safety" would allow a place like this to be built nowadays. Half the kitchen seems to be in the restaurant and the decor has not been changed (or thoroughly cleaned by the look of it ) for decades. But it has great charm and atmosphere and takes you back to... More 

Thank Franglais12
Hamburg, Germany
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315 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

What a special place, the staff are excellent, the food is made with care and is excellent. The only downside is the dust on the tie hanging from the wall, and the bathroom location. But a definite go back.

Thank Moshe L
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I've been there for dinner. A typical restaurant with traditional Dutch food. The interiors are very beautiful and old fashioned, the kitchen is placed in the middle of the restaurant and you the chef cooking. The waiters are very professional and sober.

Thank Flavio N
Messina, Italy
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

In a warm location, you can see the cook's action, good service, really fast, traditional tasty food. I'l be back again

Thank sizzla_is
Paris, France
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Hidden behind a wood door, we thought enter into a dark and notorious bar. Pushing the door we discovered a wonderful 120 years old place. We sit into a long table, between a couple and 4 old guys. Here people are open minded and friendly. For appetiser: peanuts and no worry you can let drop all the pods on the... More 

Thank LilyFromParis
Niteroi, RJ
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164 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Nothing has changed in this restaurant since the 1930's and the food is still great ... We had lunch at this oldest restaurant in Rotterdam ( 118 years old ) " DE PIJP " and notice that the Zenithair Airco units, I supplied more than 30 years ago were still working ...!!!

Thank Flexair
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I didn't know this place until a Dutch friend told me about it. I have to say that I really liked the atmosphere and decoration of the restaurant. The food was so good and even if it was a bit pricy, it's worth a visit!

1 Thank Julio M
Lund, Sweden
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80 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

This place could be truly great. More than 100 years old, super friendly staff and authentic decoration with kitchen stove virtually next to the tables. Unfortunately, the waiter placed us at about the only table with a clear view into the back kitchen where the micro oven was frequently used. Which meant I could see my beef stew getting micro... More 

Thank 25Daniel
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Super atmosphere,food and service. Have been going to this little gem for over forty years and it never ceases to please. Menu more varied as the years go by, but still brilliant. Good wine selection. All at sensible prices. A real must if you are in the area!

1 Thank johncroom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 37
Dutch, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gaffelstraat 90, 3014 RM Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Rotterdam>  > Oude Westen
  • Neighbourhood: Oude Westen
  • Phone Number: +31 10 436 6896

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?