Belvedere Inside Rotterdam


Home to sailors, prostitutes and Chinese labourers It’s a hip and happening place these days, but not all that long ago, Katendrecht was a fairly insalubrious part of town. During the Second World War, it was even considered a no-go area by the occupiers because of suspected disease outbreaks. Words: Evelien Baks In the past, …

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Surprisingly Bluesy

Lizz Wright, Grace The pastor’s daughter is coming back to Rotterdam! Lizz Wright belongs to the new generation of jazz vocalists, who build on the legacy of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, but with a contemporary twist. In 2017, she released her album Grace. With this album, she goes back to her roots: …

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Hidden away in the stately Scheepvaartkwartier is a ‘doctor’s practice’ that dispenses special drinks and elixirs. Dr. is located in a neighbourhood once notorious for all the prostitutes and sailors that used to frequent the area. Nowadays, the neighbourhood is a safe haven for lovers of the classier cocktails! Clients visiting ‘the doctor’ get free …

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Concerto Explosivo

Ashton Brothers and the North Pole Orchestra The Ashton Brothers and 42 musicians from the Noordpool Orchestra enter into a dangerous collaboration. The result? Concerto Esplosivo brings an exciting mix of music, acrobatics and sorcery. New breathtaking tricks, hilarious acts and musical delights galore! And complemented with all-time favourites from the treasure chest of both …

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Interview with Harry-Jan Bus

Katendrecht has now become a trendy area of Rotterdam. Harry-Jan Bus was the first person to see the potential in Katendrecht, the former red-light district of Rotterdam. Thanks to him and his wife Rachèl van Olm, these days the neighbourhood offers culinary hotspots and theatre. Written by Chantal Lindsen Photos by Bart Hoogveld [dt_gap height=”10″ /] …

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A get-together for whiskey fans!

Whiskybase Gathering Love whisky? Rotterdam͛’s favourite whisky shop is organising a gathering especially for enthusiasts. There will be more than 1,500 whiskies to choose from, ranging from 1900s vintages to the yet-to-be-released. Tickets are €27,50 for one day or €45 for both days. 20 October (12pm-6pm) & 21 October (11am-5pm), Maassilo (Charlois) [Photo by …

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