Aruna Vermeulen - Inside Rotterdam


It’s not the moves that make the movement: HipHopHuis, a space dedicated to hip-hop culture, is more than meets the eye. Its co-founder and general director Aruna Vermeulen advocates a culture of inclusion already common at this popular Rotterdam venue. Words: Irene de Vette A hop, skip and jump away from Rotterdam’s Central Station is …

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AFFR- Inside Rotterdam

Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam

Film for lovers of Architecture The Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) combines film with cities and architecture. Films are shown about cities, infrastructure, architects, buildings and their representation in feature films. This year’s theme, “Lost in Transition”, examines how our way of thinking and living will have to drastically change in order to guarantee a …

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Girlpower Shanice Cruz


Incredible sportswomen Since 2000, more than half of Dutch sports medals have been won by women. Museum Rotterdam wants to recognize the incredible sportswomen who have contributed to this. This autumn, the museum presents GIRLPOWER: an exhibition that pays homage to Rotterdam sportswomen. Female athletes do not always receive the acknowledgment they deserve, despite continually …

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Operator Radio, an online radio platform dedicated to alternative and cutting-edge music in Rotterdam and beyond

The Sound Of Rotterdam

If you’ve ever had a beer at Biergarten, you might’ve noticed the blue shipping container overlooking it. Decked out as a radio broadcasting studio, it’s home to Operator Radio, an online radio platform dedicated to alternative and cutting-edge music in Rotterdam and beyond. Jeff van Hoek, also known by his DJ moniker ‘Jeff Solo’, is …

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Joost Swarte Renaissance man

Joost Swarte Everywhere

Celebrate 50 years of Dutch cartoonist Joost Swarte this autumn at the Kunsthal. “Joost Swarte Everywhere” presents Swarte’s work during the last 50 years–from his first comic in 1969 (The true story of Mr. P”), to his more recent work in 2015 (“The Order of Life”). The exhibition documents work from creation to the final …

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Camera Japan

Camera Japan

Japanese Cultural Festival CAMERA JAPAN is a Japanese cultural festival mainly focussing on film, but also exploring visual arts, music, dance, fashion, architecture, food and much more – as long as there is a link to Japanese culture. The kick-off will take place this year in Worm. From 26 to 29 September, LantarenVenster is the …

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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) …

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