It is a bar, but it is also a bakery. Actually, this place is a little bit of everything. Its terrace is one of few places in town that sits in the sun all day long. Heating will keep you warm in colder weather. “One of the things that prompted me to start Booon was when I noticed other bars opened at about 9am or 10am. I couldn’t wrap my mind around it. I just missed having a bar to go to first thing in the morning,” explains owner Betty Willemsen. It is Willemsen, who is originally from Italy, and her no-nonsense approach that gives Booon its signature. Initially she came to Rotterdam for her studies but fate has kept her here.

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