Wouter Bijl’s opened CiderCider in 2009 online and then as the first cider store for the Netherlands. The Dutch can now proudly proclaim cider has arrived. Proost!
This cider chat goes back and forth to the US to the Netherlands discussing the range of the ciders available, the differences, and the current and future state of cider in the Netherlands. Wouter is a cider importer who is helping cider get its footing in the land of tulips and cheese.
Located along Rotterdam’s harbor, CiderCider is easily accessed whether you are riding, walking or driving. The Fenix Food Factory the building where CiderCider is located, is a large building that also houses the Kaapse Brewery, local artisinal cheese, a chaterie (also owned by Wouter) and CiderCider.
On the day that Ria chatted with Wouter there was a large craft beer after-party at Kaapse and the place was hopping, festive, and welcoming with adults and kids joyfully intermingling. Ahhh Europe!
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