The Huis der Zotheid is a small literary café with bookstore, artspace and stage at Haringvliet 401 in the heart of Rotterdam, where neighborhood residents, students, poets, artists, writers, musicians and entrepreneurs meet for a good conversation, cosiness and delicious coffee.

Working, meeting or a party
For those who like to work in a nice atmosphere, Huis Der Zotheid is also the place to be. We have fast internet, good coffee and if you want to meet up to 2 hours a week free of less than 8 people. If you want to meet with more people, longer or out of opening hours or celebrate a party, you pay € 25, – per hour with a minimum of € 50, -. Whether it’s a Monday morning meeting, a children’s party on Wednesday afternoon or a Friday night drink. In Huis der Zotheid everything is possible.

During opening hours:
– Up to 2 hours and up to 8 persons per week free of charge. This is exclusive rental beamer, projection wall, flipchart, etc)
– over 2 hours and with more than 8 people this costs € 75, – per hour at a closed door, € 50, – at an open door.
Before or after opening hours:
– per hour € 25, – with a minimum of € 50, – This is excluding rental beamer, projection wall, flipchart, etc)
– Beamer incl projection wall € 10, –
– Sound system € 15, –
– Flipover € 10, –
– Coffee and tea arrangement € 7,50 pp.

Do not want anything at all. Come and have a nice book, cup of coffee and a delicious sandwich on our sunny terrace. Do you prefer to have a talk show, concert or exhibition please visit our Facebook agenda!

Huis Der Zotheid is easily reached with less than 400m. Train and metro station Blaak, 300m. Oostplein metro station and 100m tram stop. In addition, there is a public bicycle storage room including electric bicycle charging point and there are numerous public car parks and / or garages.

The House Der Zotheid has 50 seats, of which 12 are on our sunbathing terrace by the water. Inside, we can change the room in a cinema and on our stage there is a lounge set where you can retreat for one-on-one conversations. This stage is also suitable for a speaker, DJ or musician for whom we can convert the room to a special nightclub including disco ball on the ceiling.

The location is provided with all the technical conveniences (wifi, beamer, flipchart etcetera). In short, do not worry. We have thought of everything.

Opening hours
Normally Huis der Zotheid is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 to 18:00. For groups we will / will also be happy to open before or after closing time.

Food and drink
On arrival, the huge NY Coffee butterfly welcomes you. In the NY Coffee corner we not only serve delicious coffee, tea and cocoa, but also delicious fresh cakes of Wilma’s Cake. If you want to drink a beer or wine afterwards, then you have the choice.

If you want to keep eating, please give it a good deal in advance. Erik and Wilma take care of order from € 35, – a 3 course menu incl. 2 glasses of wine or beer for at least 4 people.

The owners Erik van Loon and Wilma Kun are all at your service and together they organize each year
– February 14 Decorate the City
– March 22 World Water Day
– June 1-5 Youth Film Festival
– July-August Summer University
– July 31, Rotterdam Swim
– August 6 Amsterdam Rotterdam Triathlon.
– 42 Rounds
– 28-30 October Lof Der Zotheid Festival
– 1-24 December Dutch Design Month

Bicycle fishing
Are you not so sporty but, like Erik, you think of clean water, go with him with bicycle fishing. He knows the places in Rotterdam at student houses and bridges where bicycles bite well. It is not only sporty but also very good for the environment.