Finally back in Rotterdam after a month of Madrid!! And I could not pick a better time to come back. It was a weekend full of fun with my friends; festival, world cup game and the store opening of Susan Bijl!
Summer is here! And the best thing about that is, that the festival season in Holland is here! I’m such a big fan of festivals. Being in the sun, dancing to great music, eating and drinking with your friends, throwing paint/color powder on each other and playing grandma bingo.
Besides its beautiful name you have to go to the SWAN market in Rotterdam because it is such a fun place. It is located at the Museumpark in summer and not a big market at all, just nice and cozy. The entrance for the market is only 1 euro and for that you can enjoy a lot of things. Shop at the stalls for handmade bags, vintage clothes or local made food. Or grab a coffee and carrot cake or beer and hamburger to eat at the picnic tables and enjoy the live music.
A new breakfast bar opened in Rotterdam, the Ontbijtbar. It is located near the central station and has a nice little terrace outside. They serve their oatmeal and granola in carton cups which make it feel like a picnic party.
As my all-time favorite coffee spot in Rotterdam, Hopper cannot be missed on my Rotterdam hotspot list. Because of this place I have my morning coffee every day ready for me, I have a lovely terrace around the corner of my apartment to drink my coffee in the sun and not unimportant I survived my thesis time. Basically, I owe my life to Hopper :p.
On a rainy day me and my friends ended up in Restaurant De Jong. We arrived around 5pm. They were getting ready for the evening and we took a seat at the bar talking to the staff and having some wine.
GROOS is a concept store in Rotterdam. They only sell Rotterdam based designer stuff. Art, clothes, music, literature, lifestyle products etc. Basically everything you can think of that is made in Rotterdam.
Back home I discovered de Bakkerwinkel in Rotterdam! And not just in Rotterdam, but around the corner of my apartment. De Bakkerswinkel already exist in multiple cities in the Netherlands, but surprisingly Rotterdam wasn’t on that list for a long time.
Last weekend was my first weekend back in Rotterdam. And already there was a great event on the agenda. The Hood By Air launch at Ansh46. Ansh46 is the first selling point of HBA in the Netherlands. And for sure they picked the best store to launch their brand here.
This great shoot I did recently was one of the most relaxing shoots in a while with an awesome result. The shoot was in Rotterdam not far from my apartment. In the morning I biked to work enjoying the lovely morning sun, as a model this is pretty rare.