- 1890 -
Let us take you back in time to the year 1890, Rotterdam is moving in bonanza, into a great welfare. Rotterdam has never been so prosper. By cause the increase of the harbor industry, Rotterdam has become home to a numerous amount of wealthy families and the demand for luxury goods increased tremendously. The shipping magnets are investing in prestigious majestic residences in the city center of Rotterdam.
The best butcher shop of Rotterdam was resident at the Witte de Withstraat 70. At Ter Marsch & Co, the wealthy families’ needs were satisfied with the best quality meats and other goods. They even became a purveyor to the Royal household of King William III. Research shows us that not only the shop was a place to buy goods; it even was a place to consume and meet. The nobles brought their overseas trading partners to the shop of Ter Marsch & Co to impress them with the highest quality available.
Nowadays in the year 2016, the history of The Factory of Preserved Meats is still visible. Did you know that in the upper side of our window display you can see the original stained glass dating back to the 19th century? During the construction of Ter Marsch & Co in 2014, this amazing piece of history was discovered and fully displayed ever since. In a city like Rotterdam we consider this as a very unique gift of the past. We are very proud of the fact that we were lucky enough to preserve a great deal of authenticity in a city where almost the entire city was destroyed in World War II. We feel the absolute responsibility to keep the message and vision of the family alive by sticking to their original believes with a modern twist. But as like the Family Ter Marsch, we will only serve the best products in a lively and pleasant atmosphere.
- 2016 -
Back in the 1890’s Ter Marsch & Co operated as ‘Fabriek der Verduurzaamde Vleeschwaren’, translated as ‘Factory for Preserved Meats’, at the Witte de Withstreet 70. Nowadays this location in the city center in known for its large amount of crazy hip bars, restaurants and art galleries. Sadly this street had quite a different reputation little over 45 years ago. This part of the city was known for its illegal gambling halls and dodgy cafés. It was not the right place to wander around at night by yourself.
Step by step, by the great work of the Rotterdam municipality, the street transformed by the beginning of the 90’s to an area where all sorts of artists had great influence. Nowadays the hospitality sector and art come together and serve a unique experience. We welcome our guests 365 days a year. Either old, young, locals, or tourists, Ter Marsch & Co appeals a great variety of guests. We are the neighbor of De Witte Aap Café and Hostel King Kong in the center of Rotterdam’s most exciting area of the city.
At Ter Marsch & Co we serve our guest with sincere joy. Personal attention, a bit of cheeky humor, unconstrained pleasure of award-winning burgers, a fine draught beer, a beautiful glass of white Bordeaux or one of our perfectly served Gin & Tonics. In every situation we aspire to focus on quality rather than quantity. We offer a small menu and an exciting bar assortment. We want to cherish everybody’s needs, although we will never choose for multitude bulk. At Ter Marsch & Co you feel at ease and comfortable and it reminds you of a comfy home environment. ‘Fast Casual Dining’ is our concept of serving our guests. We want to maintain being approachable on every level. Reasonable prices, high service and the best quality products. We love what we do best and our guests know it. Oh yeah, they know.