ibis Styles Rotterdam Ahoy is now open


Adjacent to the Rotterdam Ahoy concert venue and convention centre the new ibis Styles Rotterdam has opened its doors in Rotterdam-Zuid. This stylish hotel offers 250 contemporary and spacious rooms. Together with the chic Italian restaurant, Giacobbe Aperitivo e Cucina, this stylish hotel promises an unforgettable experience. In Rotterdam, the typical ibis Styles features are reflected […]

Pioneering Digital Art at Nieuwe Instituut

Reboot digital art Luna Maurer & Roel Wouters, Emoji is all we have, 2023(Credit Pieter Kers, Beeld.nu)

Digital technologies rapidly reshape our lives and societies. With REBOOT. Pioneering Digital Art the Nieuwe Instituut celebrates the pioneering history of digital art and culture in the Netherlands. Curators Sanneke Huisman (LI-MA) and Klaas Kuitenbrouwer (Nieuwe Instituut) created an exhibition around twenty ground-breaking digital artworks. All from the Netherlands from the period 1960-2000. In addition, […]

Kunsthal presents In Search of Humanity by Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei is one of today’s most prominent artists. An activist, and critic of authoritarian power systems. Kunsthal now presents his work in a large-scale exhibition. In Search of Humanity is the most comprehensive retrospective to date. Including cultural ready-mades, paintings, works made from LEGO bricks, sculptures, installations, photography, and video works, the exhibition presents […]

François Geurds serves new street food concept S.O.S.

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François Geurds is a true Rotterdam star chef. In the Hofbogen, he has created a culinary destination. With FG Restaurant (two Michelin stars), a taste laboratory and Food Labs by François Geurds (one Michelin star). Starting September 26, Food Labs will offer an accessible lunch menu according to a new street food concept at S.O.S. […]

Rotterdam city artists create Urban Jungle at the Kunsthal

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Every year, the Rotterdam City Archive and CBK Rotterdam go in search of artists who are able to observe the city and transform their reflections into drawings: the city artists. This year Xaviera Altena, Johan Kleinjan, and Nuno Orlando have been given the task to portray the tensions between the city’s urbanised and natural habitats. […]

The city collection of Rotterdam comes to life

City collection Verhaal van Rotterdam

Unfolding across a 66-metre window display, a new pop-up exhibition tells the story of Rotterdam through over a hundred artefacts from the Netherlands’ largest historical city collection (containing 115,000 items). Despite there currently being no city museum to showcase these unique pieces, beautiful images, and moving stories, this exhibition’s setting perfectly encapsulates Rotterdam’s spirit. Situated […]

Crowdfunding for unique concept: On Other Drugs has started

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Tims aan de Rotte will be transformed into a unique concept. Two experienced entrepreneurs have started a crowdfunding campaign to make their dream come true. On Other Drugs (OOD) will combine food & drinks, sports, flex desks, a shop and relax & recover.  On Other Drugs was born out of two dreams, years of hard […]



Rotterdam-based architecture firm OMA has worked together with UniFor to create PRINCIPLES. The fundamental concept of PRINCIPLES is to provide furnishings that can be used by anyone, at any time, to best support the flow of operations and communications required by the contemporary workplace. PRINCIPLES was awarded with iF Design Award. The collection is composed […]

The New Raw crafts plastic waste with robots

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The New Raw is a research and design studio based in Rotterdam and was founded in 2015 by architects Panos Sakkas and Foteini Setaki with the ambition to give new life to discarded materials through design, robots and craftsmanship. The New Raw already introduced several meaningful products that are 100% circular. The Knotty is their newest […]

Reggae Rotterdam Festival presents Lauryn Hill and Sean Paul in Ahoy

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The fifth edition of Reggae Rotterdam Festival will take place in Ahoy. After several editions in the Kralingse Bos the festival goes southwards. On July 29 the festival presents an impressive line-up with Sean Paul, Stefflon Don, Beenie Man and Lauryn Hill among others. The reggae festival will use the inside and outside parts of […]