IJsvrij Festival: cool and musical program this winter

IJsvrij Festival Inside Rotterdam

From December 14 to January 12, the IJsvrij Festival will be on Plein 1940, with a winter program full of cool activities. In addition to the usual round of ice skating with friends, family and colleagues, visitors can go on numerous adventures and performances in and around the heated Ice-Free Café. For young and old […]

Closer to Jazz presents: Winterjazz 2019!

Closer to jazz - Winter Jazz 2019

From 1 to 29 December, Closer to Jazz will provide swinging jazz music in the center of Rotterdam. During the festive December month, shoppers at the Lijnbaan, Kruiskade, Koopgoot, Beursplein, Beursplein, shopping area WTC shops and Central Plaza will be treated to jazz concerts where you don’t expect them: in the middle of the street […]


Pearl - Scapino Rotterdam

From the 17th of January 2020, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam will bring the successful Pearl production back on stage for the last time. The baroque spectacle became a hit in the theaters in 2011 and 2013 with an almost sold-out tour and more than 50,000 visitors. The highlights are the spectacular performance in the Ziggo Dome […]

Club Bristol XL

Club Bristol a 40+ music event

Disco Bristol used to be the largest and most popular disco between 1976 and 1983. The events of Club Bristol XL started as a sort of reunion during nostalgic evenings that still had a taste of the atmosphere of Club Bristol. Today, the events are known as the largest of their kind for the 40+ […]


Sneakerness Inside Rotterdam

Sneakerness calls on everyone to donate sneakers this weekend Fashion lovers and sneakerheads can be found this weekend in Rotterdam at Sneakerness. This time not only the most exclusive sneakers and streetwear outfits can be found there; a special ‘donation tree’ is being built from sneakers. Everyone is invited to hand in their old (or […]

Finales Cameretten Festival

Inside Rotterdam Cameretten

Have a really good laugh! Cameretten Festival is the cabaret cradle of the Netherlands. Thousands of people saw the first steps of the most famous Dutch comedians here. Young cabaret talent is discovered, guided and presented to the public. The quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals will be held this weekend at the Old Luxor Theatre. Be […]

Martine van der Plas

Inside Rotterdam Magazine - Martine van der Plas

Art Restoration You could call her a“fixer” in the most arty way possible. Because she makes sure your most precious painting, sculpture or ornament frame remains a showpiece for many more years, in optimum form. Martine van der Plas is an officially registered and noted art restorer, someone you can absolutely entrust your artwork to. […]

Royal Schmidt Seafood

Schmidt Zeevis Inside Rotterdam

Fresh Fish Corner Enjoy our delicious freshly cooked mussels from Zeeland! Visit the eye-catching Fresh Fish Corner of Royal Schmidt Seafood. Built-in the shape of a fishing vessel, the shop boasts a 30-metre counter with the most wonderful fresh fish, lobster, oysters and other seafood delicacies. Have lunch and take your pick from the tastiest […]

New rooftop terrace

Inside Rotterdam Van Tijen Terrace Industriegebouw

A rooftop terrace with skyline views is now for rent! This summer, the Van Tijen terrace opens on the top floor of Het Industriegebouw. The location on the fifth floor has been restored to its original 1951 state, yet includes today’s modern facilities. A brand new location for workshops, meetings, drinks, private dining (up to […]


Belvedere Inside Rotterdam

Home to sailors, prostitutes and Chinese labourers It’s a hip and happening place these days, but not all that long ago, Katendrecht was a fairly insalubrious part of town. During the Second World War, it was even considered a no-go area by the occupiers because of suspected disease outbreaks. Words: Evelien Baks In the past, […]