Settling in the ancient town

By CHAU NU |

(QNO) - Rudy van Bork from the homeland of tulips has chosen Hoi An as his final rest stop by the city’s particular peacefulness.

A corner of Hoi An Roastery.
A corner of Hoi An Roastery.

Rudy van Bork (born in 1968) was known as a philanthropist. When he was working for a Holland bank in 2010, he finished a trans-Vietnam bike tour in 2010 to make a call for helping the poor in Vietnam. In 2013, he was the only one who passed the longest sea distance from Cua Dai to An Bang (Hoi An city) to raise a fund for the poor children. Now, he is a boss of a series of coffee houses including Hoi An Roastery (135 Tran Phu street, 685 Hai Ba Trung street and 47 Le Loi street) and Cocobox (94 Le Loi street) in Hoi An city.
Coming to Hoi An for the first time in 2004, Rudy was charmed by the city’s and people’s beauties. So, Rudy and his Vietnamese wife Mai Thi Nga decided to live, do business and charity in Hoi An city.

Rudy van Bork (right) and his clients in Hoi An Roastery.
Rudy van Bork (right) and his clients in Hoi An Roastery.

Hoi An, a tourism city is also considered as a coffee city with many peaceful, lovely and romantic coffee houses, especially Hoi An Roastery. Mjl- a tourist from France said he usually comes to Hoi An Roastery every time he visits Hoi An city. Many tourists buy coffee at Hoi An Roastery for their gifts. Rudy van Bork has decorated his coffee houses with old cultural features of Hoi An ancient town. He loves the city, the warm and happy family atmosphere and Vietnamese custom, especially in the Lunar New Year.

By CHAU NU