A magnificent view over the river Maas is best enjoyed while feasting on Dutch food and a glass of specialty beer in the only port pub of Rotterdam: De Ballentent. Here, the atmosphere of old Dutch port pubs prevails. De Ballentent is settled in a more than 100- year-old former customs office next to the Rotterdam harbour. “Through the barge canal, ships came here to lock and load. All pubs in the harbour were packed with visiting personnel and passengers,” explains owner Rene Keehnen. In the 1950s, De Ballentent transformed into a pub itself and now is the only port pub left in Rotterdam.


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