The word ‘Groos’ is a forgotten Dutch term meaning ‘proud’ and I certainly think they should be proud of a shop like Groos. I wish there were more shops like that in Rotterdam, although my bank account is probably thankful that there aren’t. This beautiful shop on the Schiekade is large and light and filled from floor to ceiling with gorgeous artefacts, all made in Rotterdam.
They sell a huge assortment striking objects, from fashion for both men and women and interior art and design, to local delicatessen. The prices vary from very affordable to slightly more exclusive, but generally there is a very good balance between price and quality. I love going there, not only to buy but also to just look around and see what is going on in Rotterdam and I always come out with something to add to my wish list (is it Christmas yet?). It’s the perfect place for gifts.