Lunch tips 5x Delicious sandwiches in Rotterdam Centre

Written by Mathilde Simon

There is nothing better in the afternoon than a freshly baked, richly filled sandwich. On a warm baguette, an airy bun or a fresh panini: you can get these delicious baked sandwiches in the centre of Rotterdam.

We are happy to share the best places for this. Because during your visit to Rotterdam you naturally want to have enough energy to discover the city.

De beste plekken hiervoor, die delen wij graag. Want tijdens je bezoek aan Rotterdam wil je natuurlijk van genoeg energie voorzien zijn, zodat je de stad volledig kan ontdekken.

Broodje Q

What started as a pop-up delivery of sandwiches in the corona time has grown into a beautiful brasserie with a large terrace on Schouwburgplein. Located on the corner of the Kruiskade, the sun is shining while you enjoy the extensive menu.

Their delicious sandwiches are of course on the menu, such as the Quarantine sandwich, the GeitenQaas sandwich and the Tuna sandwich. But thanks to the expansion to the city brasserie, the menu has grown with it and you can also enjoy tasty salads, cakes, bar bites and even cocktails.

Trattoria Panini

Don't want to lose too much time while shopping? Then get a real Italian ciabatta at Trattoria Panini on Beurs. This small traditional family business prepares all dishes in an authentic way. And you taste that.

Every day they knead dough balls in their own kitchen, which are shaped and baked into pizzas and ciabattas. Fresh pesto is made in-house and the sandwiches are made with care.


One of the most popular sandwich shops in Rotterdam is Guliano. Sometimes the sandwich lovers even queue outside to get a seat here.

That is not without reason of course, because Guliano is known for their delicious Italian sandwiches such as the Vitello Tonnato, Ed's Pastrami and the Bistecca. The secret ingredient? That must be their homemade truffle mayonnaise, which they also sell by the jar.

‘Sometimes the sandwich lovers even queue outside to get a seat here.’


A juice can be nice to satisfy the appetite, but a sandwich is ideal for a good lunch. Fortunately, Sappi offers both. At this juice bar you can pick up delicious juices and order sandwiches such as the Chicken Avocado or the Tuna Melt. All this right in the centre, on Binnenwegplein.


In the always pleasant MaHo quarter you will find Social, a coffee and sandwich shop where you can find a nice table inside or on the terrace and have a choice of different Italian buns. With the minimalistic interior, the good cups of coffee and the perfect location, this is a must if you are looking for a nice lunch.

Written by Mathilde Simon
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