Show us your salsa moves

Salsa meets Jazz Open Air During summer, the Jazz and Blues club BIRD organises open air salsa parties every Thursday in their own garden. DJ Phily and friends play sweltering Latin music for salsa lovers. Not yet a professional salsa-dancer? Don’t worry, join the magical atmosphere in the Garden of BIRD, have a nice cocktail,…

North Sea Round Town

The best jazz that the city has to offer: mostly free, you can count on a varied jazz program with blues, soul, funk, hip hop, pop, improvisation and crossover. The performances are held at the most diverse in and outdoor locations, in unexpected places, pop-ups and jazz venues. Anywhere from living rooms and parks to…

Metropolis festival

The Metropolis Festival is a surprising showcase of promising talent. The one-day festival offers a platform for talented bands and acts on the brink of making their big break. It’s a exciting line-up of international artists with a reputation for their live performances. You don’t just listen to good music, you feel it. Plus, the…

Lakehouse

A brand-new restaurant in the Lage Bergse Bos, where you can enjoy an extensive lunch on the terrace, before or after your Sunday stroll. The architecture of the restaurant is in style with its surroundings and designed with respect for nature. On Sunday afternoons from 12.00 onwards, a DJ will provide great music. Apart from…

Travelling theatre

De Parade is a travelling theatre, starting on 21 June in the Museumpark in Rotterdam. Over 80 theatre, dance, mime and music performances, for both young and old, play out in the theatre tents. The shows last an average of 30 minutes each, so you can easily see multiple performances. Most performances are made especially…

Harries

Harries is an interesting concept: a wine bar that doesn’t want to be called a wine bar. You can eat there as well, but it’s not a restaurant! However, the food they do have on offer is certainly gastronomic. Harrie Baas, a sommelier with years of experience working in some of Rotterdam’s best restaurants, has…

It’s herring season!

On Wednesday 12 June the first barrel of new herring will be awarded to a resident of Rotterdam who has meant a lot to the city. It will be the third time the award will be handed out. It also marks the festive opening of the herring season. Street artist, Eelco van den Berg (I…

Lima

The Food Halls at Kop van Zuid are home to many world cuisines, including Mexican. It’s worth queueing up at Lima’s food stand to get one of their chipotle braised-beef tacos, prepared with 100% corn tortillas that the owners import from Mexico. Forget heavy dishes laden with cheese and beans. Lima is Spanish for lime…

Rotterdam rooftops

Rotterdamse Dakendagen Rooftops can contribute to a healthy, lively, attractive and future-proof city. The organisation behind the ‘Rotterdamse Dakendagen’ (Rooftop days) sees the city centre as an open laboratory and wants to show inspiring examples of roof use during their festival weekend. You can visit over 50 rooftops for unique views, special yoga classes, music…