Celebrating freedom

Festival of Freedom On 5 May, we celebrate freedom. In 1945, on 5 May, the Netherlands was liberated from the German occupation during the 2nd World War. Ever since, we take this day to reflect and be thankful for our freedom. We also show our support to the people for whom freedom is not a…

Orange Night

Nacht van Oranje The night before King’s Day, Ahoy Rotterdam transforms into one big orange arena. More than 12,000 fans of Dutch music, all dressed in orange, sing along to the biggest hits from the most popular Dutch artists. The lyrics are displayed on large screens, so even if you don’t speak Dutch fluently, you…

Hulstkamp Gebouw

Hulstkamp Building: A Future-Proofed City Icon ‘HULSTKAMP GEBOUW’. Every Rotterdammer knows the handsome building with the bright red lettering on Noordereiland, yet they might not be able to say much about its130-year history. Now, after a restoration, the building is back to its former splendour, and it’s time to get up close and personal. Words:…

Bauhaus in the Netherlands

This week ‘nederland ⇄ bauhaus – pioniers van een nieuwe wereld’ (pioneers of a new world) will open, with more than 800 Bauhaus objects. It is the last major exhibition at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen before a major renovation. On Saturday 9 February, the day of the opening, the museum is free for everyone! 2019 will mark…

Alexanderhoeve

Walking past the shop of Cor and Tonia de Graaf, you can catch the mouth-watering smell of roasted nuts. Step inside to discover a rich assortment of national traditionally-made cheeses such as Boerenkaas (farmer’s cheese) from Krimpenerwaard, “Gouda cheese” from The Groene Hart, and cheese from North Holland. Great foreign cheeses and matching wines are…