Are you looking for a tasty sandwich in Rotterdam? Because sure, a quinoa salad or smoothie bowl can be delicious, but sometimes you just want a big and generously topped sandwich.
Rotterdam has countless nice lunchrooms and sometimes you just don’t know where to go. With these 10 tasty sandwiches options, you are assured of a delicious meal for breakfast or lunch.
Be sure to also check out these great lunch spots in Rotterdam!
We – and basically everyone we know – love Guliano’s sandwiches. This lunch restaurant is a mix of Italian and New York flavors and on the menu you will find sandwiches such as Ed’s Pastrami, Bistecca, Vitello Tonnato, Gallo, the GULIANO’s Truffle burger and much more.
Although a lot of meat and cheese is used, there are also very tasty options for vegans and vegetarians.
The truffle mayonnaise is certainly something you don’t want to miss when visiting Guliano; it’s something many people come back for.
Meent 31A, 3011 JC Rotterdam
Zalmstraat 9, 3016 DS Rotterdam
2. La Zia Maria
Looking for an Italian sandwich? Then La Zia Maria is the place for you! It is a shop with Italian specialties such as wine, cheese and olive oil, you can pick up delicious food and there are even a few tables available.
In addition to authentic lasagna, pasta and pizza, they also have freshly made paninis. Really worth it!
Nieuwe Binnenweg 222A, 3021 GM Rotterdam
3. Il Capo
Another great place for authentic Italian sandwiches is Il Capo. This lunchroom is located on the Lusthofstraat in Kralingen.
The specialty of this Italian trattoria is the delicious Italian ciabatta. Every day the homemade breads are baked by themselves and topped with fresh Italian ingredients. Highly recommended!
Lusthofstraat 45, 3061 WK Rotterdam
At BUN they prepare delicious fresh sandwiches. The dough of the sandwiches is made by hand and baked in their stone oven.
Order one of the richly filled sandwiches at the bar and then take a seat in the booth. Or find a spot on the sunny terrace!
The sandwiches look simple at first glance, but expect a real taste sensation. There is something for everyone, such as the delicious Vegan Chorizo with spiced tempeh from the oven, vegetable lemon mayonnaise, salsa verde, arugula and tomato. The menu changes regularly, so there is a good chance that you can taste something different during your visit.
Nieuwe Binnenweg 256B, 3021 GP Rotterdam
5. Baker & Moore
Endless options at Baker & Moore, because here you can put together your own sandwich. Of course you can also opt for a sandwich that’s already on the menu, such as the tastiest sandwich in the Netherlands.
Baker & Moore has won an award for “The best lunchroom sandwich in the Netherlands 2018” with the Mr. Baker Goes Asia sandwich.
Definitely worth a try if you ask us!
Westblaak 147, 3012 KJ Rotterdam
6. Jordy’s Bakery
Jordy’s Bakery is a great place for a nice lunch with two locations in Rotterdam. Many Rotterdammers are familiar with Jordy’s Bakery, especially with the delicious bread they sell here. You can really taste the quality and that they know their trade.
The artisan breads are made with pure, honest ingredients and made according to a traditional French recipe. The breads do not contain any e-numbers, preservatives, bread improvers or flavour enhancers. Because no dairy such as butter or milk is used in the bread, the bread is also a vegan product.
There are several locations of Jordy’s Bakery, namely in Kralingen, Fenix Food Factory and the Nieuwe Binnenweg. Jordy’s Bakery also recently opened a new location on Noordplein.
Nieuwe Binnenweg 97A, 3014 GG Rotterdam
Vlietlaan 52, 3061 DZ Rotterdam
Nico Koomanskade, 3072 AN Rotterdam (Fenix Food Factory)
Noordplein 25, 3035 EC Rotterdam
7. Vlaamsch Broodhuys
Vlaamsch Broodhuys is a wonderful place to have breakfast, brunch or lunch with a nice sandwich. Here they serve super tasty bread, made in their own bakery.
Choose from their extensive menu and pick one of their freshly made Dimitri sandwiches, such as the Avocado sandwich, Bonito Tuna or delicious farmers’ cheese.
Also nice to try are the different toasted sandwiches, such as those with goat cheese or tuna melt.
Meent 8a, 3011 JJ Rotterdam
Nieuwe Binnenweg 127B, 3014 GJ Rotterdam
At Søcial they sell delicious Italian sandwiches and great coffee. Take a seat in their stylish, minimalist restaurant and order one of the many freshly made sandwiches with a cup of coffee or tasty smoothie.
Don’t know which sandwich to choose? Our favorite (so far) is the delicious caprese with mozzarella, arugula, basil, tomato, fresh pesto and pine nuts. A classic!
Herenplaats 1, 3011 LP Rotterdam
Sometimes you’re just in the mood for a tasty Surinamese sandwich. At Chinny they have enough options, with for example Pom, cod or curry chicken. You can find Chinny on the Lijnbaan, Hoogstraat and at the Alexandrium shopping center.
Lijnbaan 41, 3012 EK Rotterdam
Hoogstraat 160, 3011 PV Rotterdam
Woonmall Alexandrium, Watermanweg 3, 3067 GA Rotterdam
If you have ever been to Vietnam, a bánh mì must sound familiar to you. These fresh French baguettes are topped with different meats or tofu, prepared in a Vietnamese way.
In combination with a delicious special mayonnaise, vegetables, coriander and chili, the bánh mì is an absolute favorite!
Botersloot 60A, 3011 HJ Rotterdam
11. The Bagel Bakery
The Bagel Bakery has been on Schilderstraat since 1999, very close to the Witte de Withstraat. The name says it all, but here they sell all kinds of delicious bagels.
You can choose from a natural, mix, multi-grain, gluten-free and sesame bagel. Top it off with any type of egg, salmon, cheese, tuna salad and much more. They also have vegan options!
Schilderstraat 57A, 3011 ER Rotterdam
12. Broodje Q
Fancy a nice sandwich at work or at home? Broodje Q is a Rotterdam pop-up sandwich shop, specially set up to provide all those staying at home with a tasty lunch.
The sandwiches are affordable and via Thuisbezorgd you will have your Qaprese sandwich, Quarantine sandwich with marinated chicken thigh or old Qaas sandwich at home in no time. Order a juice and try their homemade banana bread.
Schouwburgplein 56, 3012 CL Rotterdam
13. Wolly aan de Waterkant
You will find Wolly aan de Waterkant on the sunny corner of Noordplein. You are welcome here seven days a week from 08:00 to 16:00 for an all-day breakfast, good coffee and tasty pastries. And you’re also in the right place for a sandwich!
Here they serve different sandwiches, such as a crayfish sandwich. Well worth it!
Noordplein 1, 3035 EA Rotterdam
Breakfast and lunch is served all day at Picknick. All dishes are homemade and they work with the best products and seasonal ingredients.
Their menu includes delicious sandwiches, such as a sandwich with free-range eggs or a Croque monsieur.
Or choose the Picknick Platter for two people: a combination of Picknick’s fillings with sandwiches, spreads and a cup of soup. Tasty!
Mariniersweg 259, 3011 NM Rotterdam
Gotten hungry yet? Let us know what your go-to sandwich hotspot is in Rotterdam, that we should definitely include in our list!