Iconic Feyenoord-payer and trainer John de Wolf opened the newest De Beren at the Markthal. It’s the fourth restaurant in Rotterdam. De Beren originated at the Nooordsingel and already operates restaurants at Schouwburgplein, Cor Kieboomplein and Poolsterplein.
The restaurant is the 50th in the Netherlands. Founder Ad Schaap says about this historic moment: “Rotterdam is the birthplace of the first Beer. After conquering the Netherlands, we are back for the 50th De Beren restaurant, in my own city of Rotterdam, in that iconic Markthal. It was meant to be. I am overflowing with pride, not only because of this successful concept, but especially for all my staff. Without them, we wouldn’t be standing here now.” “Each new restaurant is slightly better than the last,” he continues. “We learn from every opening what works and what doesn’t and keep developing.”
The interior of the restaurant has the look of a modern club. The Beren restaurant is accessible from both the Markthal and Binnenrotte. Luxurious seating, lots of green, large prints, and atmospheric lighting surround a large central bar. The restaurant can seat 150 guests and has a terrace. The kitchen has a charcoal grill for the preparation of a wide range of meat, fish, and vegetarian dishes.
Former Feyenoord player and friend of De Beren, John de Wolf, performed the official opening of the De Beren restaurant in the Markthal by cutting the ceremonial ribbon. “I used to come to Noordsingel with my teammates and I still love this concept,” says De Wolf. ”I think it’s really an achievement that all De Beren restaurants have the same good atmosphere, the food is always good and there is great staff everywhere.”