The exceptional quality that exemplifies multiple award-winning Dutch ice cream parlour and accompanying coffee bar DE IJssalon, goes further than the passion implemented into making their products. Four of their locations (De Meent, Markthal and recently opened Witte de Withstraat in Rotterdam as well as ‘t Vlak in Barendrecht) can be credited to high-end interior architects FIEGELMARKX. Whilst growing up, Robin Alting, owner of DE IJssalon, was always surrounded by sweet treats and desserts. Though he learned the pastry trade at his parents’ bakery, it was ultimately ice cream that won him over and became his profession. “At a certain point, my parents decided to look into selling ice cream in order to boost profits during the summer, and I was the one who took this on,” he explains.