December 18 2014  |  Airline & Terminal News

Three outlets planned for Utrecht rail station

By Rick Lundstrom

Today, NS and food and beverage operator HMSHost International, signed a 10-year agreement for the development and operation of three food and beverage concepts at Utrecht Central station in the Netherlands.

The three food and beverage concepts will open at Utrecht Central station in mid-October 2015.

The concepts include a coffee house, a bar and an Italian influenced restaurant and offer in total 400 to 500 seats. They will be on the first floor of the station hall, which is currently under construction and will be finished in summer 2015. Koffiehuis and Bar Centraal will open mid-October 2015 and Bistro Utrecht Centraal will follow at the end of 2015.

"On behalf of our passengers, we are continually on the lookout for parties with excellent concepts that are appreciated by our passengers. Food and beverage outlets greatly impact how passengers experience the station as part of their door-to-door journey. Together with HMSHost we have established a number of concepts that complement what we currently offer,” said Peter Mulder, Director of NS Stations Real Estate.

“HMSHost is active throughout  the world at airports, train stations and motorway service stations, and now at the busiest railway hub in the Netherlands too. We are delighted that NS had the confidence in our concepts, which will make a major contribution to the travel enjoyment of its passengers,” Walter Seib, CEO of HMSHost International.

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