Pop festival by students

Pop op de Kaap Students from the School of Arts perform at the Katendrechtse Deliplein. This all-round festival ‘Pop op de Kaap’ includes a wide variety of performances: from singer-songwriters to electro, from reggae to rock and from dance to funk. Over 29 Codarts Pop bands perform their own work on the various stages. The…

For all Harry Potter fans

Harry Potter For all you Harry Potter fans, De Doelen is giving you the opportunity to experience ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ on the big screen, accompanied by a live performance of the score by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. A unique and thrilling experience. De Doelen, Schoubergplein 9-12 May dedoelen.nl

Tasty weekend at the park

Food Festival TREK TREK (Dutch for appetite) is a touring caravan of Food trucks and live entertainment. This year the caravan starts in Rotterdam. A vastly diverse offering of food trucks provide the tastiest dishes, made with love in the most original kitchens on wheels.You’ll find everything from sushi to Surinamese food and from vegan…

More gin in the distillers district

Jenever museum Rotterdam Because of its rich history with jenever, also known as Dutch Gin, Schiedam is quite rightly named the ‘gin capital of the world’. Nowadays, the city is increasingly called ‘Distillers District’, because of the many gin-distilleries that have recently (re-)opened. The National Jenever museum is located in a former malt wine distillery.…

Celebrating freedom

Festival of Freedom On 5 May, we celebrate freedom. In 1945, on 5 May, the Netherlands was liberated from the German occupation during the 2nd World War. Ever since, we take this day to reflect and be thankful for our freedom. We also show our support to the people for whom freedom is not a…

Mascolori

If you’re having an off day, just visit Mascolori and you’ll be as happy as a clam. All those colours and patterns will make your day and brighten your footwear. Owning a pair of Mascolori, you’re not just wearing shoes, you’re wearing art, since they collaborate a lot with artists, art institutions and events. Mascolori…

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,…