Duke of Tokyo opens in Rotterdam - karaoke, dining

Duke of Tokyo opens in Rotterdam - karaoke, dining

ROTTERDAM, 22 November 2023 – Duke of Tokyo, a popular karaoke bar, is set to open its doors in Rotterdam on 16 December, bringing a unique blend of entertainment and dining to the city.

Duke of Tokyo arrives in Rotterdam

On 16 December, the third establishment of Duke of Tokyo will open at Hofplein in Rotterdam, following its success in Amsterdam and Utrecht. This new venue promises to deliver a distinctive experience with its Japanese-themed ambience. It features eight private karaoke rooms, a bar, and an attached restaurant named 'Izakaya DUKI', designed to offer a complete evening of entertainment.

Has Peters Sengers, a co-owner, highlighted the venue's design, emphasizing its custom-made décor created by Art Director Goof Vermeulen. Every aspect of the interior has been carefully crafted to immerse guests in a vibrant, Tokyo-inspired world, complete with neon lights, murals, light boards, and 3D art.

A blend of karaoke, bar-dancing, and dining

The karaoke experience at Duke of Tokyo differs from traditional bars, focusing on private booths for groups ranging from four to 25 people. These booths offer a personalized party experience, with a selection of over 20,000 songs spanning various genres and artists. Customers can enjoy the convenience of ordering snacks and drinks via a tablet, enhancing their singing and social experience.

Apart from karaoke, the venue at Hofplein also incorporates a hidden restaurant section, 'Izakaya DUKI', accessible through a replica 7-Eleven door. This section, a collaboration with the Rotterdams-Japanese enterprise Osozai, serves traditional Japanese dishes and a variety of cocktails made with Japanese ingredients. The bar area features DJ performances from Thursday to Saturday, adding to the lively atmosphere.

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The significance of the Rotterdam location

Wessel Kruyt, another co-owner, expressed his excitement about the Rotterdam location, emphasizing its central position at Hofplein and its large size, which includes a basement, kitchen, and high ceilings. This is the first Duke of Tokyo venue to include a restaurant, making it a unique addition to the brand.

Opening times and reservations

Duke of Tokyo in Rotterdam will be open from Wednesday to Saturday, with varying hours. Reservations for karaoke booths can be made on their website, dukeoftokyo.com.

Directions to Duke of Tokyo Rotterdam

Duke of Tokyo is centrally located at Hofplein, a bustling area in the heart of Rotterdam. The venue is easily accessible by public transport, with several tram and bus stops nearby. For those driving, there are parking facilities in the vicinity. The surrounding area offers a vibrant mix of shops, cafes, and cultural attractions, adding to the overall experience.

Dutch Dukes in Rotterdam hosts early Christmas gathering

Dutch Dukes in Rotterdam hosts early Christmas gathering

ROTTERDAM, 16 October 2023 – An unconventional Christmas celebration is set to take place in Rotterdam's Dutch Dukes gastropub on 18 October, challenging traditional holiday timelines.

A Christmas gathering in October

In a move that has been described as “better early than late,” Dutch Dukes, a gastropub located in Rotterdam, has been adorned from top to bottom for an upcoming Christmas celebration. Despite temperatures still hovering around a comfortable 15 degrees Celsius, the event will feature festive attire and warm glühwein.

Frank Roolaart, the owner of Dutch Dukes, shared his enthusiasm for the holiday season. “Every year, it's a highlight to bring the Christmas spirit into the establishment. As for timing, why not celebrate even earlier next year?”

The event details

Scheduled for 18 October, the gathering will cater to die-hard Christmas enthusiasts with classic holiday tunes from Mariah Carey, Christmas decorations, and glühwein. Those who may not be Christmas aficionados but enjoy social gatherings are also welcome to partake in the festivities. The event encourages the wearing of “ugly” Christmas sweaters and offers a range of festive drinks and British snacks.

About the venue

Dutch Dukes is Rotterdam's first English gastropub, situated on the bustling Witte de Withstraat. The venue offers a blend of a casual British atmosphere with Rotterdam's raw energy. Guests can enjoy various seating options, including intimate corners and an outdoor terrace.

How to get there

Directions to Dutch Dukes

Dutch Dukes is located in the heart of Rotterdam on Witte de Withstraat, a vibrant street known for its cultural attractions and nightlife. Easily accessible by public transport, the area offers a unique blend of Rotterdam's modern and historic elements.

Walsjérôt - this Rotterdam wine bar has over 70 wines on tap

Walsjérôt - this Rotterdam wine bar has over 70 wines on tap

Wine lovers rejoice! A new hotspot is coming to Blijdorp. In September, Walsjérôt will open its doors on the Bentinckplein in Rotterdam. The wine bar offers more than 70 wines on tap.
Walsjérôt operates according to a unique concept where you can tap your own wine. With the choice for a sip, a whole glass or half a glass of more than 70 wines, both connoisseurs and connoisseurs can indulge themselves at their own leisure. According to Walsjérôt, once they open, the atmosphere will always be very accessible, meaning you can enjoy the wines at your own pace and in your own way.
The principle is simple: when you enter, you receive a (prepaid) card which you charge with how much you are willing to spend. With your charged card you can proceed to the real eye-catcher of Walsjérôt: the tap wall. White, red or rosé: you can tap more than 70 wines from all over the world, by the glass. Just hold your pass out in front of one of the wine taps and choose how much wine you want. Taste a sip first, order half a glass, or just fill it up all the way. The choice is yours.

Taste and learn

Knowledge of wine isn't something people are born with. If only you had access to a wide range of quality wines and the opportunity to try them all. The good news is that here, each wine is accompanied by a label describing the type of grape, its origin and taste. Patrons can taste as much as they like and discover what they like. You can taste a glass of the most special wines, which can usually only be ordered for a high price in other catering establishments. If you think you could use some help, the sommelier will be happy to give you advice.
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All that wine might make you hungry!

At Walsjérôt, you will soon be able to compose your own cheese platter or make your drink complete with flammküchen or a charcuterie platter. Other bites include oysters, which go pretty well with the sparkling wines or vegetarian dishes like beetroot couscous.

Location: Walsjérôt


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