Eating

GYS

A hip organic eatery decorated with green living walls. This sustainable restaurant’s vegetarian and vegan customers are spoilt for choice, whether they are coming for breakfast (pancakes with blueberries), lunch (sweet potato burger) or dinner. Tip: Try the Meatless Loaf or Kapsalon, a healthy version of the famous Rotterdam junk food meal, with tempeh, sweet …

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Hotspot: The Foodhallen [dt_gap height=”10″ /] Words: Ellen Scholtens Photo: Bart Hoogveld [dt_gap height=”10″ /] A former warehouse transformed into a designer hotel with its own mercado is the latest hotspot at Kop van Zuid. Located in a historic building that, from 1818 onwards, was originally used to store tea, seeds and nuts. The mercado, …

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Koekela

Koekela is an American-style cakes and cookies store. During the weekend, Rotterdammers will line up here to get their fix of brownies, bars, muffins, cakes, scones and other irresistible treats sold by weight or per item. Also cheesecakes, lemon and meringue pies, and Koekela’s very own version of American Pie. Everything is made by hand …

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Old Dutch

Old Dutch The iconic Old Dutch restaurant has been a beacon of traditional Dutch hospitality since 1932. Resembling a whitewashed farmhouse, Old Dutch has a dark-brown oaken interior, stained glass windows, and beautifully starched linen and candles on the tables. Loyal clients, business folk for the main part, praise the restaurant for its huge homemade …

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UEB West

A huge shiny La Marzocco coffee machine takes centre stage in this coffee bar.  UEB – short for Urban Espresso bar – is seen as one of the city’s top coffee establishments. With their collaboration with local coffee roastery, Giraffe, and the stylish chic interior, UEB West has fostered a loyal clientele. Customers equally come …

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