New hangout

Introducing Karels

Karels brasserie, clubhouse and roofgarden will be your new favorite place in Rotterdam!
Part of the monumental Lijnbaan, it will be located at the corner of the Kruiskade and the Karel Doormanstraat.
An area with a lively, premium and international stature where living, shopping and leisure go side by side.

  • Credits: ZZDP Architecten
    Credits: ZZDP Architecten

From 2018

Rotterdam will have a new place to hang out

Updating an iconic building to create a new model of urban living

A vibrant heart of City House that adds value to its inhabitants and brings life to the neighbourhood

Bringing residents together with locals and travellers

Different facilities answer to different needs, from day to night

Robust, warm and practical. It evolves over time.


Cafe, brasserie and terrace

A friendly neighbourhood cafe by day that transforms into a bar at night. It serves the best coffee in Rotterdam and the bartenders will mix you your favorite drink.

The menu consists of both healthy options and comfort food, making it a the perfect place to stop by at any time for a coffee treat, quick lunch, healthy break of dinner with friends. Our takeaway will cater for the community.

Daily life

Karels Clubhouse

Karels Clubhouse will be your favorite office and second living room in one. The clubhouse is a light membership club with different rhythms throughout the day. Members will be popping in and out to get work done or having a casual breakfast meeting with slow-pressed coffee and fresh juice.
Lunchtime will be energetic with a mixed crowd of regulars and invitees who just had their event, workshop or meeting in one of the meeting rooms or event spaces.

Credits: ZZDP Architecten
Credits: ZZDP Architecten

Founded by Manhave

Created by StudioIlse

Ilse Crawford, world leading designer and founder of London based StudioIlse, creates environments where humans feel comfortable, public spaces that make people feel at home, that are inhabited and make sense for the people who live in them.
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