Their homemade Jack Daniel’s spare ribs are a locally renowned delicacy, their pub quiz was the first of its kind in Utrecht and they host one of the Netherlands’ most famous Saturday morning radio shows, VARA’s Spijkers met Koppen. But this is just the tip of the iceberg of what makes Florin special. Eighteen years ago Florin was established when Englishman Simon Griffiths came to Hol- land and set up the pub in an old bank building in the centre of Utrecht. This is where Florin gets its name from, the gold florin, or ‘florijn’ in Dutch, which was another name for the guilder, the former currency in the Netherlands.