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…

Sweat, Tears and Blisters

NN Marathon Rotterdam The most vibrant event in the city is definitely the Rotterdam Marathon. Professional athletes and amateurs, young and old, men and women, national and international, all run the 42.2km route through the city together. Traversing bridges, parks and streets: friends, family, neighbours, musicians and just about everyone that passes by flock to…

Hulstkamp Gebouw

Hulstkamp Building: A Future-Proofed City Icon ‘HULSTKAMP GEBOUW’. Every Rotterdammer knows the handsome building with the bright red lettering on Noordereiland, yet they might not be able to say much about its130-year history. Now, after a restoration, the building is back to its former splendour, and it’s time to get up close and personal. Words:…

The Boathouse Kralingen

Looking for a lunch with a view? Meet up at The Boathouse Kralingen, right on the beach of the Kralingse Plas. The glass pavilion is an eye-catching addition to the restaurant options in the area, with the lunch menu including a ‘High Sea’ from renowned fishmongers Schmidt,and matching wine suggestions. The Boathouse is also an…