The Engels grand café, restaurant and venue complex is right next to Central Station in the Groothandelsgebouw (Wholesale Building) designed by the architect Huig Maaskant. This listed monument is typical of the post-war reconstruction period and is still the Netherlands’ largest trading building. Engels has been a Rotterdam institution since it opened its doors in 1951. Engels was completely renovated in 2014 and now combines a nostalgic 1950’s ambiance with contemporary style.
Engels bar and brasserie is a perfect place to experience Rotterdam’s distinctive style in a setting reminiscent of a bygone era. The menu features traditional dishes, such as the old-fashioned meatball, with a modern twist. The brasserie can seat 286 people and groups of up to 280 people.
Its location next to Central Station ensures that accessibility by train, metro, tram and bus is excellent. The building has its own car park.