I finally made it to visit STROOP on a pretty chilly afternoon. A good moment for a pitstop, to grab a warm drink AND a freshly made waffle with syrup (the famous Dutch(?) stroopwafel) straight from the press before hopping on the bike again to brave the cold.
STROOP is located at Delfshaven close to Spangen and if you’re coming from the south part like I am, it can feel a bit off of your ‘normal’ route of cycling through the town. Don’t let that deter you though from going there.
Besides serving tea and coffee from Evermore and making fresh waffles with different flavour combo’s (check the blackboard and what at first sight might seem like an unassuming mix of flavours to combine with a waffle), there’s also soup from KOM and sandwiches on offer.
Want more waffles? Take them home with you.
After placing your order, have a seat somewhere among vintage furniture, secondhand books from Leeszaal West and other items like posters, bags, jewelry, pottery etc. which are designed by (upcoming and) local creatives. I like the assortment of postcards and posters from i.e. Mwah and Wuudy as a small gift by snail mail.
They also organise workshops, exhibitions, movie nights and such so keep an eye on their calendar to see what’s happening at STROOP.