Stroop in Rotterdam started as a pop up café but the owners have already decided to stay. Marjolein Dekker and Rutger Wirtz dreamt of a defining community meeting place in the hood with a café, gallery, event location and all this with the best waffles in town!
The two architects couldn't find the meeting places what they wanted so in April 2013 they decided to make their own. Since then they know, it was a good choice and decision as there aren't too many other community space in the area. They receive many positive feedbacks from locals especially on film events and workshops.
They both fans of dutch waffles so they are aiming to make the best stroopwafels! After some brainstorming they made more than 50 combinations which you can find seasonally on their menu. All their waffles freshly made and all from organic ingredients. They have the special but more traditional sorts like the lemon waffle and some more avantgarde like the one with bacon.
The dutch waffle -stroopwafel is a traditional treat in Holland. Clever bakers in Gouda invented it in the 19th century when they were looking for ways to use up some of the leftover ingredients. Using the leftover bread and syrup they pressed the dough with hot caramel in the middle.