Another golden oldie, this one a little further from the city centre. Tip: get there by water taxi or the Waterbus, getting off at the Heijplaat stop. Between the Eem and Waalhaven container terminals lies a residential area originally built for Rotterdamse Droogdok Maatschappij (RDM) employees. Nowadays there’s a school campus there and the old industrial buildings, including one that was once used as a launching site for submarines, are now used as events venues. The nearby Courzand café was originally set up as a “relaxation area” where dock workers could go for a cup of coffee or a glass of jenever after a hard day’s work. The former harbour café has since been transformed into a grand café and restaurant with art deco features, black-and-white photos of ships that were once the pride of the RDM shipyard and a few heavy-duty authentic portholes. The menu consists of classics such as “havenuitsmijter” (ham and eggs), horse steak, meatballs and more contemporary dishes such as poké bowl and flammkuchen.

Courzandseweg 40
Mon to Fri from 11:30 AM
Kitchen open until 9 PM

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