Singer songwriter Xavier Rudd

Surfing Sing A Song Writer

Xavier Rudd Concert The surfing singer-songwriter Xavier Rudd is coming to Rotterdam! Already one of Australian music’s all-time greats, he has touched people’s lives worldwide. Known for his hits “Follow the sun” and “Spirit Bird”, his music is both spiritual and hopeful. His journey has taken him to almost every continent on the planet so…

Concerts in the park at Dudok

Concerts in the Park

Heerenhuyskamerconcerten at Dudok in the Park. In the middle of the green park around the Euromast, you’ll find the former Heerenhuys, now known as Dudok in het Park. The building is a national monument from1750. Every Sunday morning, concerts take place in the Parkzaal, an intimate venue with room for all types of music: jazz,…

Street Dreams: Hip Hop Fashion

HIP HOP FASHION

Street Dreams: How Hip Hop took over Fashion is the title of an exhibition currently on at Kunsthal Rotterdam. It focuses on how the Hip Hop culture that emerged from the Bronx has influenced fashion and lifestyle (just think of all the sports gear that dominates streetwear these days) and, more importantly, Hip Hop culture’s…

Having cocktails at the hotel bars of Rotterdam

Champion of Cocktails

The hotel bar is typically its most eye-catching feature and the place where people come together. Whether it’s the tourist who’d rather not have to venture out for that evening drink, the business traveller who finds a spot that feels like home in a faraway city, or the locals who flock to it as a…

reggae fastival rotterdam

Reggae Rotterdam Festival

Sunshine Reggae The sun is shining and the weather is sweet. A more easy-going music festival simply doesn’t exist. This year, Reggae Rotterdam brings you three stages with national and international names. Reggae vibes on the Mainstage, dance on the Dancehall stage and more energetic dub on the third stage. UB40, The Wailers, Lee Scratch…

Fun Forest Rotterdam

Fun with the kids

As far as family city trips go, Rotterdam can’t be beat. Bring the kids along when visiting our vibrant city as there are plenty of family-friendly adventures that will keep you all entertained. We’ve listed some of the best spots and activities for you to enjoy with your young companions. Words: Chantal Lindsen  Whether it’s…

Roosmarijn Saat, owner of Gimsel

Down to Earth with Gimsel

Many green-minded people know their way to de Groene Passage, the one-stop-shop for an eco-conscious lifestyle since 1997. In case you don’t, Roosmarijn Saat, owner of the organic supermarket Gimsel, Gimsel Academy and restaurant Spirit, welcomes people from all walks of life to come in, experience, learn and shop green. Sustainable living is on its…

Old entrance of Blijdorp Zoo

The most beautiful zoo in the land

With 21 national heritage buildings behind its ornamental gates, Blijdorp Zoo is a truly unique piece of history. Of course, the animals living there are worth seeing as well! Conservation programmes at the zoo are helping to put species threatened with extinction back on the (tropical) map. Words: Evelien Baks BLIJDORP ZOO In December 1940,…