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A DAY IN ROTTERDAM

"We are a community built company and we love seeing how you, our community, integrate The Barisieur into your daily lives. Wouter, who recently became a proud owner of the Barisieur, is a content creator known for his storytelling and minimalistic lifestyle photography. He is a big coffee and design lover and always on the lookout for new cafes, shops and beautiful spaces. We reached out to get an insight into his morning routine and take us around Rotterdam."

A DAY IN ROTTERDAM WITH WOUTER KAAN: 

I frequently get asked where are the best spots in Rotterdam for coffee, lunch, shopping. So I thought it would be nice to take you out on a day in my life, in my city... 

Morning routine:

I love starting my day early with a cup of coffee, breakfast and a glass of water. But as mornings at times get hectic, my routine often falls apart and I'll end up pressing the snooze button and running to work without my precious caffeine boost.

So a few weeks ago when I got myself The Barisieur coffee alarm clock and it truly took my morning routine to the next level. I love how it wakes me up with a warm cup of coffee. It's small things like these that make getting out of bed easier and make my day more productive.

To get myself in the right mindset I'll often listen to music or read the news in the morning. Then it’s time to get out of the house...

For those in need of a quick touch up or a fresh haircut. The guys over at The Barber Parlour sure know what they do. The shop is located not too far from my house in ‘De Hofbogen’.

Favourite design store:

Also based in ‘De Hofbogen’ you can find one of my favourite stores in Rotterdam. Pantoufle is a store full of beautiful designs from all around the world. The store itself is a minimalistic open space with soft materials and truly beautiful pieces. They stock goods made by the finest makers, using natural materials. For example, you can get your Artek stools, Hasami porcelain and Carl Hansen and Son chairs here.

The best cafes:

After a quick browse at Pantoufle, I'll go around the corner for coffee at ‘Man Met Bril Koffie’ translated ‘The Man With Glasse's Coffee’. It the perfect place if you want to work outside and enjoy a good brew.

My second recommendation for those in need of a tasty treat and a good espresso is paying Harvest Coffee Brewers a visit. Based south of the city centre behind the docks you’ll find arguably the best coffee the city has to offer. The staff are great and their menu never disappoints. You’ll find me here at least once a week and if you pay them a visit I'm sure you won’t regret it.

For those on the lookout for some high-quality clothing:

There is one street where you can find a few of my favourite stores. In the van Oldebarneveldstraat, you can find stores like Filippa K, Hutspot and some boutiques like T0K10 (Japanese streetwear with brands like Comme des Garcons and Visvim) and Ansh46. Last mentioned has a great selection of brands like Acne Studios, Maison Margiela, Raf Simons and Off-White. The store itself is also beautiful, so definitely check them out if you have time.

See you soon...

So pack your bags and come visit Rotterdam! It has so much more to offer than I could ever grasp in this blog. From beautiful architecture, museums, culture and food the city await's for you to explore. And of course, if you happen to find yourself here and you don’t know where to go, feel free to reach out.

You can follow Wouter's story and his unique photography at: 

 

All the best,

W.K.