Diederik Verbakel shows his textile artwork at Dudok

diederik verbakel

Inspired by the Japanese BORO textiles Diederik Verbakel created BORO BLUSH SERIES. The artwork consist of discarded textile that have gotten new life. Family, friends and acquaintances all helped. The shared work of art is on display at Dudok until September 19. The whole idea of BORO is that there is beauty in discarded materials […]

Dudok introduces its own artisinal ice cream

dudok ice

Dudok is the most famous bakery in Rotterdam. Especially known for its apple pie. They already used the recipe to make a chocolate bar with Rotterdam-based Johhny Doodle. But now, there comes ice cream in eight different flavours. Including apple pie off course. In the past few months Dudok has worked hard to create a […]

Historic sculpture from Dudok’s Bijenkorf comes back to the Coolsingel

Bijenkorf sculpture

The famous architect Willem Marinus Dudok designed the first Bijenkorf in Rotterdam. It opened in 1930 and was the largest and most modern department store in Europe. In May 1940, the building was largely destroyed by the German bombings of Rotterdam.  The department store was located near where the Maritime Museum is now. A sculpture […]

Heerenhuys hosts concerts every sunday

Concerts at Heerenhuys Hielke Grootendorst

Since 2018, music sounds in the Park every Sunday morning from the Heerenhuys. The Park in Rotterdam has been a national monument since 2011 and has a long history with music. With the Heerenhuyskamer concerts, an initiative Droom en Daad Foundation, and Dudok in the Park, a popular tradition was been reinstated. As there were […]

Johnny Doodle presents chocolate based on Dudok’s famous apple pie

Johnny Doodle Dudok

Dudok Horeca Group keeps celebrating its 30th anniversary. An essential part of its history was the introduction of apple pie. Now together with Johnny Doodle, Dudok created a limited edition chocolate bar to celebrate the special occasion. It’s based on the secret recipe of the artisanal apple pie with fresh apples, sultanas and cinnamon, covered […]

Dudok welcomes Depot Boijmans van Beuningen

Dudok Rotterdam welcomes Depot Boijmans van Beuningen

The world’s first art depot is now accessible. The Depot displays the entire collection of Boijmans van Beuningen consisting of 151,000 works of art. Ten prints of these works are on display at Dudok Rotterdam at the Meent. The connection with the city has always been important to Dudok, and art & culture obviously plays […]

Cruise Terminal Rotterdam lights up for Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. To raise awareness of the impact of this disease the iconic arches of the Cruise Terminal Rotterdam will be illuminated in the distinctive pink colour of the Pink Ribbon until 31 October. Those who drive over the Erasmus Bridge to the south will spot the five arches light up […]

New life for historic Kuyl’s Fundatie in Kralingen

Kuyls Fundatie

Dudok Horeca Group has been an established brand in Dutch hospitality for over 30 years. It started with a regarded restaurant on the Meent and since then various locations, patisserie shops and bakeries have been opened in Rotterdam and other cities. Kuyl’s Fundatie in Kralingen is now part of the portfolio. This historic building at […]


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, […]