FROM ILLUSTRIOUS NEIGHBOURHOOD TO PLACE TO LIVE
Katendrecht’s illustrious past earned it nicknames like the maritime quarter, the red light district and Chinatown. As a result, the idea of moving to the Kaap was unthinkable for many people. The people of Rotterdam mainly talked about the neighbourhood’s social problems. This lasted until around fifty years ago, when large-scale renovations, new homes and an attractive mix of residents helped to transform Katendrecht into a bustling location. But without losing its rough edges. And that is exactly what makes Katendrecht the ideal place to live for many people.
Many creative entrepreneurs are enriching the Kaap with their unique restaurants, shops, coffee bars, ice cream salons, etc. This means you can literally experience Katendrecht’s new atmosphere. For example, eat Thai food at Delibird, typical Dutch food at C.E.O. baas van het vlees, Belgian food at Kwizien or French food at bistro du Bac. And buy fresh cheese, bread, coffee, delicious Kaap beer or one of the many other artisanal products at the Fenix Food Factory. Or enjoy a pleasant evening at the Walhalla theatre or on the SS Rotterdam!