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 discovered as well. Every Friday evening, diverse contemporary art institutions, all within a few hundred metres of each other, throw open their doors to the public, creating a fantastic opportunity to view exhibitions and performances for free.

Start with Showroom MAMA, one of the more unconventional galleries in town. Don’t miss its current exhibition, Gentle Dust, which explores the relationship between art and large museums. Nearby exhibition room TENT also likes to shake things up. This autumn, a group of artists have come together in a joint exhibition, expressing their viewpoints on gender and sexuality. Next, step into the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art where there are always multiple exhibitions on show. Then on to WORM for parties, films and music, or V2, Rotterdam’s top exhibition space for new media art.

The free art evenings are held every Friday from 6pm to 9pm. Visit the exhibitions on your own or join the Kunstblock Tour, also free of charge. The tour starts at TENT, 50 Witte De Withstraat. Just register your name at the reception desk and you are ready to go.


Share this post

Related posts

Rotterdam Architecture Month takes over Museumpark

The largest architecture festival in the Netherlands is descending on Museumpark during the whole month of June. Visitors

Read more

O. Festival

World premieres and special location performances at O. Festival for Opera. Music. Theatre.

O. Festival for Opera. Music. Theatre. is an international festival with a programme full of surprises: from international

Read more

Poke Perfect at the Oude Binnenweg

Poké Perfect brings the Haiwaiian poké bowl to Oude Binnenweg

Poké Perfect is a family-run business that was founded in 2016 and already operates 15 eateries in the

Read more

Rita Ora plays Impact Night

First Impact Night takes place in Rotterdam Ahoy

On Tuesday 4 June, Rotterdam Ahoy will host Impact Night, a brand new event that will bring thousands

Read more

Inside Rotterdam

The leading city-guide for tourists, business people, expats and locals. 150.000+ readers.

Download our free city app and start exploring!