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…

Paul Delvaux

The wondrous world of Paul Delvaux The mystical world of Paul Delvaux is now on show at the Kunsthal. Naked women, moaning skeletons, classical settings: the Belgian painter juxtaposes all these elements in his incongruous, provocative artworks. Paul Delvaux (1897-1994) is known as the master of the dream. It is a great title for an…

Museum Rotterdam

Vrouwen van Rotterdam (Women from Rotterdam) – until 1 October Many women got stuck in and helped with the rebuild of the city in the years following WWII. Vrouwen van Rotterdam is an ode to all those staunch women who did their bit. Who were they? Museum Rotterdam – Rodezand 26