It is a colorful street. It is a place where a lot of people from different nationalities and backgrounds cross paths and meet. Citylife at it’s best. But the street isn’t designed optimal for this purpose. There are not much places to sit down and talk or observe.
The people I’ve spoken to told me that the strengt of the street lies in it’s diversity in both people and local businesses. It’s a typical city street that plays an important role in a local neighborhood economy. You’ll need to visit for special Syrian Baklava, Portuguese Wines or the original Kapsalon.
But entrepeneurs are having a hard time competing with all the other offerings in the area, like the ‘Big Shops’ (shopping mall at Vierhavenstraat) around the corner or shops located more towards the city center.
This led to the following question: