Dudok

A new brasserie in The Heerenhuys, Dudok is owned by the people behind Zochers and Heerenhuis De Heuvel, its predecessors being in the same building. The catering company Dudok has owned the 18th-century villa near the Euromast for more than 25 years. This latest venture follows the rhythm of Het Park, serving breakfast, mid-morning coffee,…

Au Château

A café, lunch spot and wine bar all in one, Au Château is a brand-new spot in Hillegersberg and owned by Erik Horvat. Travelling through Southern Europe, Erik noticed that people would get coffee and breakfast early in the morning before going to work. He believed this was something that was missing in the Netherlands…

The Naked Fish

The premise is simple: fresh fish, crustaceans and shellfish, with delectable wines to match. While you won’t find the most extensive menu at the Naked Fish, what you will discover is quality produce with a focus on sustainability and diversity. Alongside the menu there are weekly specials. Address: Kerksingel 9g, 2651 CC Berkel en Rodenrijs Opening…

Backyard

Backyard is exactly how it sounds. Its interior is designed to look like an industrial backyard with lots of plants and wires hung with softly glowing lamps. It is all very lovely and Instagram-worthy. Divided into different areas — diner, lounge and working space — the restaurant only serves plant-based food. Try the smokey vegan…

Restaurant ‘t Ambachthuys

We know that shopping can be exhausting, so after a day of wandering around Hillegersberg take a break and sit down at Restaurant ‘t Ambachthuys. Located in a monumental building, this place offers a great choice for food lovers. Classic French cuisine is at the heart of its menu, but the chefs are always curious…

Toko Trash

Toko Trash Welcome to Manuela’s tropical kitchen, proof that you don’t always need to board a plane to feel like you are on a holiday. The decor here does the trick: the pink kitchen with its palm-tree print, the amazing painted ceiling and the laidback atmosphere all suggesting you’re somewhere far more exotic. Toko Trash…

The Historic Oude Haven

The ‘hardy’ man’s haven Rotterdam is world-famous for its international port. But nowadays its very first port, in Oude Haven, is now a busy entertainment hub and somewhere where you can watch ‘hardy’ men restoring their boats. Words: Evelien Baks Not that long ago, men used to traipse around the docks at Haringvliet dragging heavy…

Three

This restaurant is called Contemporary Asian Cuisine ‘Three’ because three is a lucky number in Japan and in Chinese means ‘holiness’ and ‘loyalty’. At least that’s what it says on the menu, which is written completely in English. In this Ibiza-style restaurant with its round chairs covered in gold-coloured velvet you get to savour the…

The spice king is back!

Rotterdam’s fine diners are incredibly happy now: Wim Severein’s new restaurant opened its doors this month from as the 18th of July. Fans of Wim Severein will be glad to know that his signature dish is there on the menu at The Millèn, his acclaimed new venture. Of course it is! It would hardly be…

The Bijenkorf treasures Breuer and Gabo

Gabo and The Bijenkorf The Bijenkorf aims high with everything it does. The grandeur of Marcel Breuer’s architecture is being revitalised, thanks to an extensive facelift, and Gabo’s famous sculpture has been restored too. Words: Evelien Baks Art and beautiful things go hand in hand and they make life just that little bit more pleasurable.…