Studio Makkink & Bey restores a historic pavilion in the Park

TBC pavilion 1958, Stadsarchief Rotterdam

Hidden on the edge of the Park, near the Euromast, is a TB recovery center. It opened in 1937, by the design of architect C.J. Hemmes and initiator The Red Cross. Stichting Droom en Daad now saves it from demolition. They commissioned Studio Makkink & Bey to turn the former convalescent home into a public […]

Kyatcha opens new restaurant in Leuvepaviljoen


Kyatcha started their journey in the Foodhallen with a stand. Next came a small location at Groenendaal, mainly for take-away, and a restaurant in The Hague. Now the contemporary Japanese concept opens an impressive restaurant in the striking pavilion at the Leuvenhaven. Founder Jason Lau tells about the consideration: ”Since last January, we have had […]

Opening of the beach season in Hoek van Holland

Hoek van Holland Rob-van-der-Teen

Rotterdam sure has a beach. Hoek van Holland is a lively seaside resort that borders onto the North Sea and Nieuwe Waterweg. Beach season opens on Ascension Day (May 26). There are a lot of activities like a fair and shows from big names at the beach clubs. Hoek van Holland was founded in 1864 […]