Be alone with Rothko

Alone with Rothko

Rothko & me, or is it me & Rothko? No matter which way you see it, the fact is that in the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, you can be completely alone with one of the American artist’s great works. There is one condition though: in order to visit the artwork Grey, Orange on Maroon, No. 8(1960)…

Sea Monsters in Maritiem Museum Rotterdam

Famous Sea Monsters

Real, or not? That is the question. Fantastical stories still circulate about the monster that has for generations held the Scottish Loch Ness in its grasp. They still circulate about mermaids as well, and a giant crab, and a whale that swallowed a man. In short, exciting stuff goes on in the deepest recesses of…

Christine Furst

Home from Home: Living on the city’s doorstep

In this series, Inside Rotterdam talks to expats, international students and fresh arrivals about why they’ve chosen to make Rotterdam their new home. Love brought Austrian-born Christine Fürst to Rotterdam in the early nineties, making her one of the pioneers of Rotterdam’s ever-growing expat community. Over the years she saw the city transform into a…

Dimitri Roels from Vlaamsch Broodhuys

Sourdough Magic

Dimitri Roels (1969) always wanted to be a baker, but it took a few detours before he got there. He’s all the better for it and now finally pursuing his calling. Together with his wife Diante, Dimitri now runs ‘sourdough empire’ Vlaamsch Broodhuys (‘Flemish Bread House’). Their bakery in Schiedam supplies fresh bread to its…

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…