Center of growth
The businesses and organisations around Blaak16 ensure there’s a constant buzz in the air. Multinationals and ambitious start-ups work side-by-side, each playing their own part in the local, national and international economies. A diverse range of business services are represented here, including everything from the legal profession and finance companies to the creative industry. And of course there’s no lack of IT or public facilities.
The ambitions which are sung about in the grandstands of de Kuip (Feyenoord stadium) are fulfilled every day in the area around Blaak16. Words are put into action as work continues on the development of the city, the country and the future. The area is practically made-to-measure for enterprising businesses who want the privilege of an operational base where sustainability goes hand-in-hand with efficiency. They’ve opted for the courageous modernisation presented by the renewed architecture.
In addition to the many business operations here, the area around Blaak is known for its multi-faceted offering of shops, cafés, restaurants and other recreational facilities. During dining and drinking hours, there’s always a cosy hubbub around the Oude Haven, Meent and Pannekoekstraat. A wealth of food and drink choices from all over the world is offered at the new Markthal on the Binnenrotte. Meanwhile, another shopping area stretches all the way from the Hoogstraat to the Koopgoot and Lijnbaan.