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 beer brewery), Firma Bijten (for local meat/cuts), Jordy’s Bakery (specialises in sourdough bread), CiderCider (the 1st Cider shop in the NLs), Stielman Koffiebranders (coffee roasting and tastings), Bosch & de Jong, Zaak.Acht, Meneer Tanger, de Groentemannen and STROOP for hand made ‘stroopwafels’.
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 don’ts and will hear where the products were grown and where the animals lived. This is all nearby in the region so it has a small carbon footprint.
Done shopping? Have a local beer and a bite indoors or outdoors overlooking the Wilhelminapier or at Deliplein (other entrance) or visit the pinballmuseum.
Note: Stielman is open till 10pm and the brewery till 11pm.
Across the street at the square are shops, restaurants, (coffee)bars and theatre Walhalla or cross the Rijnhavenbridge to next door neighbour cinema/venue Lantaren Venster, the Fotomuseum or hail a watertaxi near Hotel New York to cross the river.