Orange Night

Nacht van Oranje The night before King’s Day, Ahoy Rotterdam transforms into one big orange arena. More than 12,000 fans of Dutch music, all dressed in orange, sing along to the biggest hits from the most popular Dutch artists. The lyrics are displayed on large screens, so even if you don’t speak Dutch fluently, you…

Aloha Rotterdam

Located in a previously abandoned, sub-tropical water recreation park, Aloha focuses on sustainable, local food and the circular economy. Where once the old outdoor pools were, is now an amazing terrace looking out directly over the river. Maasboulevard 100alohabar.nl [Photo by Sophia van de Hoek]

Home from Home: The Architect DJ

In this series, Inside Rotterdam talks to expats, international students and fresh arrivals about why they’ve chosen to make Rotterdam their new home. Words: Jelle Simons Photography: Bart Hoogveld The Architect DJ Ovidiu Stanciu loves to wander through the southern part of Rotterdam. The remnants of the city’s old dockyards, with their robust, industrial buildings,…

Blijdorp Fesitval hosts their free spirited, independent and intimate electronic festival in iconic buildings in the city. During the Easter weekend, Blijdorp Fesitval takes place in the monumental concert venue De Doelen; where the Rolling Stones recorded their album in secret and Nirvana once trashed the stage. Join in to celebrate art, culture and some…

KINO

KINO is the new cinema in the centre of Rotterdam, where you can watch a number of quality films, from arthouse to blockbusters, shorts to classics. From early afternoon until late in the evening you can eat, drink, watch movies and do work at KINO. The kitchen is just as varied as the film offering.…

Sports on Screens

Sports Film Festival Sports enthusiasts can indulge themselves during the fifth edition of the Sports Film Festival, which celebrates international, sports-themed films and documentaries. Expect an extensive programme covering an array of disciplines such as football, tennis, boxing, cycling, baseball and skating. Lantaren Venster is the centre of the event, screening amongst others:John McEnroe; In…

Wijnbar de Avonden

In a characteristic corner building in the Kleiwegkwartier (Rotterdam North), two local residents longing for a nice pub in the area serving good wine, opened up their own wine bar. ‘With a lot of love and hard work’, say Petra and Seb, and with financial support from crowdfunding and a number of generous investors from…

Museum Tour Bus

There is a new bus connection between Museumpark and Van Nelle Factory! The Chabot Museum (1938) and the Van Nelle Factory (1930) are closely related to the Bauhaus, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Lovers of architecture, art and industrial heritage can now enjoy a special tour combining the collection in the Chabot Museum…