The 4 cosiest cafes in Rotterdam

1) Melief Bender

Melief Bender opened in 1875 and prides itself on being Rotterdam’s oldest bar. This dark bar can be packed from the afternoon till midnight, and there’s no need to leave in between as they serve plenty of pub fare.

bar interior of Melief Bender

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