Sijf - A fun bar restaurant and a good place for beer

Sijf - A fun bar restaurant and a good place for beer

Sijf, a cosy restaurant located in the heart of Rotterdam, is a good choice for a beer with friends or refreshment after a day of shopping. The place is open all day and serves breakfast, lunch as well as dinner and snacks. 


Sijf is a bar restaurant. You can have good fun in the bar area, or grab a seat in one of two main dining areas, downstairs or upstairs. The restaurant has a warm and cosy art-deco interior and the staff is friendly. At the bar, you'll find 70 different bottled beers. Some of which are quite special.
The distinctive building on the Oude Binnenweg is filled daily with a mix of people in their thirties, young professionals and businessmen. When I visited, there was a particularly chatty waiter who kept on cracking jokes. It's always nice to see staff actually love what they do!
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Sijf serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and a whole lotta beer. The entrees are very varied, but mostly sandwich-based. There's the carpaccio sandwich, club sandwich, croque monsieur, falafel burger etc. Sijf also offers salads and soups as well as spare ribs.
If you're coming with friends or co-workers and just want some snacks to go with the beer, you have all sorts of platters with typical Dutch snacks such as bitterballen, cheese cookies, cheese soufflés etc.  
I had the Black Angus beef burger. The bun was a bit cold and hard (not fresh), while the burger didn't come with cheese. The latter being an oversight on my part. In total, I paid €21 for the burger, fries and beer.
Sijf introduced a new menu in the autumn of 2019 with vegan options like the Poké Bowl Tempeh and street food dishes like Bao Bun and hot dogs.
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Sijf is well known for the wide variety of speciality beers on the menu.
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I had the Seven Hops Double Pale Ale.
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Sijf is conveniently located on Oude Binnenweg, a very popular street in the heart of the city.

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Location: Sijf

Oude Binnenweg 115
3012 JP Rotterdam
Phone: 010 433 2610

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