Belasting & Douane Museum

An interactive museum Want to discover a different kind of museum? Allow us to introduce you to the Belasting & Douane Museum. This museum offers a thematic and interactive tour through the history of taxes and customs and is suitable for all ages. Discover how duties were measured, weighed and calculated in the past and…

Open-air Cinema!

Pleinbioscoop Rotterdam Europe’s biggest open-air cinema is back on for the next few weeks! Watch a movie in the centre of the cultural quarter along with thousands of other people. Tickets cost only a few euros and you can rent a chair for €1 – or bring your own, as the locals do. The screen is…

The Bijenkorf treasures Breuer and Gabo

Gabo and The Bijenkorf The Bijenkorf aims high with everything it does. The grandeur of Marcel Breuer’s architecture is being revitalised, thanks to an extensive facelift, and Gabo’s famous sculpture has been restored too. Words: Evelien Baks Art and beautiful things go hand in hand and they make life just that little bit more pleasurable.…

Rem Koolhaas’ Rotterdam

Sensational buildings from an internationally acclaimed architect It’s hard to imagine what the city would look like without the creative input of acclaimed architect, Rem Koolhaas, and his OMA bureau. De Rotterdam on the edge of the Maas is his latest architectural feat, the exhibition gallery, Kunsthal, one of his first. Maybe a new football…

Live Jazz at Bird

Bird is a fairly new concert venue, club and restaurant that was opened in 2015, but its connection to jazz, funk and soul goes back to the previous century when the first generation of immigrants from Surinam came to Holland and introduced these musical styles to the area. Bird was named after American jazz saxophone…

Kunstblock Kunstavond

Feeling artsy? Every Friday night, the venues of Rotterdam’s art district Witte de Withkwartier organise an open night during which you can visit MAMA, TENT Rotterdam, WORM Rotterdam, V2_Lab and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art for free! Don’t know where to start? Then join the free tour and let one of the guides…

Free for all

Free for all Enjoy art without having to pay a cent. On Fridays, hip art institutions in and around the Witte de Withstraat welcome the public to their exhibition spaces free of charge. Words: Evelien Baks Good food, bars and shops aren’t the only things on offer in Rotterdam’s coolest quarter. There’s art to be…

Erasmus

Erasmus, a scholarly hero Erasmus. As one of Rotterdam’s most famous historic entities, his name turns up everywhere. Who was this well-travelled sage who stands immortalised in bronze with his nose in a book in front of the Laurenskerk? A majestic figure in a loose-fitting coat with an impressive collar, hair swept under a medieval…