Today Rob and I had lunch at Grand Café Central in the town of Haaksbergen. Their omelets and fried eggs are very good. We have there many times before.
We had a very nice chat, but I noticed that both our eyes drifted to the building were once was café “De Markt 2”, which had to close earlier this year over a renting and maintenance conflict.
“De Markt 2” was very dear to us, because it was on the terrace belonging to this café that Rob en I met.
I will never forget the man sitting in the sun reading a newspaper and enjoying a cup of coffee. He reacted very friendly when I asked him if he would mind if I had a cup of coffee at his table as all other tables were taken. We had a nice talk… and that was the beginning of everything, because that man was Rob.
How many times did we not have great evenings there. Alone with the two of us, or with the others like Sanne, Marissa and the rest of the group. I remember Sanne dancing on the table there .
And even years after Rob moved to Heemskerk, they still knew what beer and in what glass he wanted his beer… “Een fluitje Grolsch Premium Pilsner” .
So yes, we feel a bit bad about what happened to “De Markt 2” and specially when were so close to it. I heard stories that maybe someone else might re-open it again. Maybe stupid, but that would not be the same. We do miss it a lot…
The photo above I had still on my iPhone. That is “De Markt 2” as I want to remember it…
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