This restaurant is hidden in the middle of the city, very close to a beautiful wall filled with colourful graffiti, so by looking for it you will discover an area of Rotterdam unknown to most newcomers. All you have to do is reach Rochussenstraat from Nieuwe Binnenweg.
History didn’t protect the building which was home to Old Dutch originally – it burned in WWII. It was rebuilt right after the war and even though the rustic cottage hasn’t got much in common with Rotterdam’s architecture, this place is considered part of the city’s heritage.
It might seem inaccessible at a first impression and you would be partly justified to see it that way; the place attracts businessmen, famous people and even Royal family members but still, everyone is welcome.
You can order sophisticated dishes, like lobster à la thermidor, if you are in a royal mood, but there’s always the option to try out the famous Old Dutch kroket which has earned the reputation to be the biggest in town.
All in all, you will be surrounded by a refined interior and extremely polite personnel – not arrogant, just enough to make you feel at home.