As I’m sitting here on the train back from Groningen to Rotterdam, I’m still amazed at all the cool stuff I saw yesterday at Verroest. Owner Sander Drent opened his shop two months ago and he is already making waves. As you can see, he sells a unique selection of French industrial antiques, theater lights, unique porcelain and an old Donkey Kong arcade machine. I was greeted by Sander’s father – what a nice and interesting man with some many great stories to tell about the city of Groningen. But more about Mr. Drent senior later this week. It’s great to see that retail still has a future with shops like Verroest that offer an atmosphere and experience that online shopping just can’t match.
If you’re in the area, be sure to drop by. Verroest (which means ‘rusted’ by the way) is on the Kleine Peperstraat 8a. Don’t have the time to travel all the way up to Groningen? Then check out the excellent www.verroest.nl webshop.