Katendrecht and its former industrial buildings are lifting up due to renovation and initiatives from entrepreneurs setting up shop in this area. A group have joined together to start the FFF in the former warehouse Fenix II. They also organise plenty of events.
They are: Booij Cheesemakers, Kaapse Brouwers (a new beer brewery), Firma Bijten (for local proper meat/cuts), Jordy’s Bakery (specialises in sourdough bread), CiderCider (the 1st Cider shop in the NLs), Stielman Koffiebranders (coffee roasted on the spot and tastings), Rechtstreex (regional vegetables) and newbies Bosch & de Jong, Zaak.Acht, Meneer Tanger and STROOP.
Everyone will tell you about their specialty when you shop here, you can take part in workshops or charter them if you need catering. When you ask them whether they sell organic products, you will learn some do and some don’t and will hear where the products were grown and where the animals lived. This is all nearby in the region so it’s a small carbon footprint.
If you’re done shopping, have a local beer or apple cider indoors or at the terraces overlooking the Wilhelminapier or at Deliplein at the other entrance or visit the pinballmuseum. Across the street at the square are shops, restaurants, (coffee)bars and theatre Walhalla or cross the love-Rijnhaven-bridge to next door neighbour cinema/venue Lantaren Venster, the Fotomuseum or hail a watertaxi near Hotel New York to cross the river.
Tip: The watertaxi going to Leuvehaven is great for nice views as you’ll pass under the Erasmusbridge too.