If you like cooking with fresh herbs, you’ll like the Rotterdamse Munt, a City Herb Market-Garden at the Kop van Zuid.
Along the Laan op Zuid, a lane running from the Erasmus bridge to football stadium De Kuip, you’ll find a stretched piece of undeveloped land. It was not so long ago that this was a marshalling yard for trains and trams. That has been moved to make space for “Park City”. However rising debt has put a stop to the housing developments.
Now on a part of this undeveloped land, between the Laan op Zuid and the (Brede) Hilledijk, is Rotterdamse Munt. (Munt has a double meaning in Dutch, Mint and/or Coin, which I like as you can buy your fresh herbs here.)
The herb garden is a fenced open space with wooden picnic benches, special beds for growing herbs, a greenhouse, a workshop space and a tearoom.
Women from the neighbourhood are involved in developing the herb garden into a success.
I think it’s pretty amazing how many different (Mint, Tropical, Mediterranean) herbs and variations they grow here. Over 20! different Mints such as Moroccan Mint, Strawberry Mint, Ginger Mint, Basil Mint, Chocolate Mint, Swiss Mint, Pineapple Mint and Apple Mint. Just look here for all.
You can’t pick your own herbs, but the ladies will do it for you while you can ask for cooking tips .
For special events please check the agenda (only in Dutch).
The tearoom has a nice atmosphere but is not yet, but soonish, open to the public.
Rotterdamse Munt | Shopping | From € 1.50
Brede Hilledijk 2 | +31621435213
Wed – Fri 10:00 – 17:00