The well-known fashion photographer Ron Tetteroo actually wanted to establish his photo studio there. Until he heard that there was a catering destination on the building. So then he started a snack bar. Incidentally, with a striking amount of beautiful photography on the walls and under the bar. Actually, the whole thing is one big picture. The image of the enlarged Panini football picture of former Excelsior captain Wim Tetteroo is fascinating.
The father's look approves of his son. The photographer has already gained a catering experience with his food truck. Hence the initial name: Rolling Rock Kitchen. And that is called Rock by everyone for short. What does owner Tetteroo want with his business?
“Actually, we don't have such a preconceived plan. Just a very nice place with music. And food and snacks that I like myself. That's Rock's philosophy. Tetteroo doesn't really want to get hip. As Rijnmonder he is much more interested in the industrial, raw side of Noord. This is better expressed in the word Rock. But don't expect a hard rock café. It rather looks like a saloon next to an American gas oil station. Especially with all those AGA gas cylinders (whose shed used to be). Where once the gas pipes used to pump, now the beer flows from the pipes. Of course there is a piano and guitars hanging on the wall. Yet the music is not predominant. “This place is for everyone, young and old,” says Tetteroo.
"We are going to make a nice playground for children on the outside area, so that parents can also sit here."
The view is formidable. The IJ is very wide at this location, at the landing of the Distelweg ferry. The Volten knot shines in the sun and you can pump up your tire on solar energy. The local pub is already well prepared. And oh yes, they want to start up a bit quietly.
“We don't have to be hype,” says Ron.
“Just start up slowly. We are now open Thursday to Sunday.