The nostalgia of the Brasserie was one reason to organise the event here. Ricardo ThomasAlthough the book presentation could certainly not be called a small-scale event, the atmosphere in the Brasserie was intimate. At five o'clock in the afternoon the guests were welcomed. ‘Everyone was made to feel really welcome. The approach was very warm and friendly,’ said Thomas. For the Rotterdammer, De Kuip isn’t just an event location. ‘The whole entourage in the Brasserie is awesome,‘ says Thomas. ‘You feel the history of De Kuip running through your body the moment you're there’.
Truly in Rotterdam styleThe Rotterdam native is very pleased with the method of the organisation. ‘It's nice and it’s typical Rotterdam style. If you need help, the organisation is there for you. ‘That hospitality is so good’.
The whole evening was dedicated to ‘Surinaamse Leeuwen’, an exclusive photo book that provides an insight into the huge Surinamese impact on the Dutch national team (the ‘Dutch Lions’) in recent years. The presentation of such a book naturally fits in perfectly with De Kuip, the iconic football stadium.
This is an attractive location that also breathes football; thus, it is perfect for this book presentation. ‘Surinaamse Leeuwen’ has a very pronounced connection with De Kuip. The book interviews or portrays various Feyenoord players who were once active in the stadium, such as Georginio Wijnaldum and Eljero Elia.