The cafe Hazzebas was long a favorite of the Scheveningen promenade before it closed for renovations in 2005. However, after a long facelift, it is now back and more popular than ever. It features a wide variety of beer and wine as well as scrumptious vittles. These center on bar favorites like pizza and fries, but some of the other dishes are worth trying, such as the steaks and seafood options like salmon or shrimp scampi. The brand new bar is well-stocked and the place also sports dartboards and gaming tables.
Odessa is one of the favorite student haunts in Leiden. The food is cheap and greasy, the drinks are strong and the music is heavy and goes all night long. There are specials everyday, including drink specials that bring the students in droves from the university, and live music and DJs. There is usually a cover on weekend evenings, and the kitchen remains open till ;ate in the night.
Established in 1986, Parkheuvel is a fine dining restaurant serving French cuisine. This is the first place in the country that managed to get three Michelin stars. The place is headed by renowned chef Erik van Loo who has 10 of the most efficient guys working under him. The park serves a signature five course menu and a gastronomical eight course menu. Their 'a la carte' selection changes from lunch to dinner. Some of their specials are oyster, caviar, goose liver, tartare, truffle, langoustine, lamb of the Pyrenees and lots more. Reservations are necessary.
This is more than a just café where you can get a great meal. Since 1997, when it opened its doors to the public for the first time, Rotown has also been a great place to enjoy a lively night out. Rotown is a combination of café, Mexican restaurant, kiosk and photo gallery and is also well-known for its musical shows. This is a place full of character and that is something very much appreciated by its patrons. Maybe that's why it has become so famous in so short a time.
This lively little café invites jazz-lovers to join them for over 100 free concerts each year. Dizzy's really is the first word in jazz around Rotterdam; ask anyone for the best place in town to chill out, soak up the atmosphere and relax in a quiet corner with a paper and a cool drink, here's where they'll send you. The atmosphere is informal, the company cool, and the prices are amongst the best in town. Opens at 4p from Tuesdays through Saturdays.
This friendly bar in the Oude Haven attracts a lot of locals, but it's also earned a mention in several local tourist handbooks. It's completely unpretentious in ambiance or decor. This is the kind of place that invites guests to linger over drinks for hours, unwinding from a work week or a busy weekend. The place heats up on weekend nights though. Live bands play indoors, and the indoor bar area fills up with lively youngsters.
Asian Glories is located in the center of Rotterdam serving authentic Chinese cuisines. It is a family-owned and operated business. The restaurant has an open kitchen and it provides fine dining experience. Though the portion served might look small but the taste and quality of the dishes are worth the price. The menu offers a four course surprise, full of innovative Chinese delicacies. Some of the specialties are the variety of dim-sums, glass noodles, Peking duck and more. It has also been featured in the Michelin Guide, adding to its popularity
Dudok is located in Meent of Rotterdam and is a city brasserie which opened up in the year 1991. It is a lively hangout place and the variety in the menu makes it perfectly fit for breakfast, coffee, brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks. Their chefs are mostly inspired by the local produces and the seasonal specialties which you might not find anywhere else. Known for their desserts, the apple pie is simply not to be missed while dining at Dudok's. In addition to their tasty food, they also have a full functioning bar serving an array of cocktails, spirits and wine. Booking is essential.
Nestled in Rotterdam's Centrum, Haagse Bluf allows its guests to dine along the tranquil waters of the Stokviswater. The restaurant and bar serves a decent range of contemporary Dutch cuisine and innovative beverages in a casual and friendly environment. If you're wondering what to order from here, do go for the surf n' turf burgers. They come in good portions and are great for sharing.