Shame on me! Why did I not know about this shop earlier than the first time I discovered it? I should have known it, since it’s an established name in Rotterdam. To make sure that the first time you visit it, you are a little ahead of me information wise, I will give you some more info. Let’s start with a little bit of history.
Vermeyden was first opened in 1908 by Arie Vermeyden. He sold dairy and fine meat products. Three generations ran the business and the current owners have owned it since 2008.
Nowadays it’s a refined delicatessen shop with an enormous assortment. Cheese, meat, bread, tapas, oil, vinegar, pasta, nuts, oil, chocolate, wine and champagne: a few examples of all the tasteful products that you will find in this shop. Trust me, your eyes and nose will be tickled!
And it’s not only a shop. You can also sit down and enjoy the delicious food and drinks! I find it a lovely spot, especially in the morning, when the sun shines through the window.
Nice to know: Vermeyden is one of the 400 companies in the Netherlands entitled to use the royal warrant. They received it because they’ve existed at least 100 years, they have a good reputation in the region and they stand for quality, solidity and continuity.
So, if you are a gourmand, Vermeyden is your address!