Stroll past the gems of the Provenierswijk
From an early organic breakfast to late drinks
The Provenierswijk with its charming canals, bridges and greenery invites you to spend the afternoon wandering around. You can easily spend a whole day there because there is plenty to see and do in this fun Rotterdam district right next to the centre. In recent years, thanks to the new Central Station, many new catering establishments have opened. Fun-loving Proveniers!
You’ll find Restaurant Blij on the edge of the Provenierswijk and Blijdorp. What started as a tiny business on the Walenburgerweg has since grown into the completely monumental and beautifully renovated corner building. Those on the way to the station stop for a cup of coffee or lunch, and locals stop by for the varying dish of the day. The atmosphere is always relaxed, and that makes us happy.
Café Walenburg was saved from closure in the nick of time. The business was taken over and modernised. The new formula focuses on drinks. It is not a bistro, but a brown pub where you can also eat something. The beer menu speaks volumes, as does the membership of the alliance of Bier Tapperijen. There are regular beer tasting sessions, but you are also at the right address for whiskey. It is rumoured that the owner even gets visitors who abhor beer drinking a special beer…
Proveniersstraat: Booon, Le Nord, La Cazuela, Dunya, Bio Bodega
The multitude of catering establishments on one intersection on the Proveniersstraat is enough to stress you out. Fortunately, there is something for every appetite. For breakfast and coffee try Booon, for organic sandwiches head to Bio Bodega and for a drink and steak to Le Nord. Leaning towards spicy? Then you’re good at Dunya Lokanta, with dishes from the Anatolian and Mesopotamian cuisine. Or at La Cazuela on the other side, for Spanish and Caribbean tapas. Don’t be late if you want a spot on the sunny terrace!
Theatre ’t Kapelletje
In this small theatre you are never far from the stage. That makes the theatre, dance and cabaret performances here all the more intimate. The stage is located in the former chapel of the Emmahuis, a historic building on the Schiekade. The accessible atmosphere makes it a great place for local residents. From classical concerts to family performances and baby concerts, there is something fun for young and old almost every week. There is also an English programme. Tip: Cheap laughs at the monthly cabaret open stage.
Uit Je Eigen Stad CS
After the success of restaurant and city farm Uit Je Eigen Stad in Spangen, an ‘urban agriculture’ restaurant has also been opened at Central Station. What can you expect? Five indoor gardens with ingredients for your tea, for example. Order an organic sandwich or get your coffee to go. It would not do justice to its name if all the products didn’t come ‘from our own city’: Giraffe coffee, Kaapse Brouwer beer, Kromkommer soup, Zeemansboter peanut butter and many more goodies from 010.