After a hectic period of time with changing owners, D’Swarte Walvis has been sailing a stable direction since the end of 2012. A few entrepreneurs from the Zaanstreek, that live on or across from the Zaanse Schans have combined their strength and set a new direction for D’Swarte Walvis. Ruud Keinemans, Paul Riteco en Raoul van der Struijk have brought back the ‘Zaanse’ spirit and made it possible for the restaurant to provide quality service to no less than two million tourists. Ruud and Paul form the executive board together. Ruud is also in charge daily.