De Kunstfabriek | Unit699 is a gallery and winebar

De kunstfabriek

Cultural entrepreneurs André Marques and Tim Wes have opened a unique concept. De Kunstfabriek | Unit699 is a place where art is created, conceived and celebrated. While enjoying a glass of really good natural wine and good conversation. It can be found at the Groot Handelsgebouw. Together, André and Tim aim to provide a haven […]

Pioneering Digital Art at Nieuwe Instituut

Reboot digital art Luna Maurer & Roel Wouters, Emoji is all we have, 2023(Credit Pieter Kers,

Digital technologies rapidly reshape our lives and societies. With REBOOT. Pioneering Digital Art the Nieuwe Instituut celebrates the pioneering history of digital art and culture in the Netherlands. Curators Sanneke Huisman (LI-MA) and Klaas Kuitenbrouwer (Nieuwe Instituut) created an exhibition around twenty ground-breaking digital artworks. All from the Netherlands from the period 1960-2000. In addition, […]

Kunsthal presents In Search of Humanity by Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei is one of today’s most prominent artists. An activist, and critic of authoritarian power systems. Kunsthal now presents his work in a large-scale exhibition. In Search of Humanity is the most comprehensive retrospective to date. Including cultural ready-mades, paintings, works made from LEGO bricks, sculptures, installations, photography, and video works, the exhibition presents […]

Rotterdam city artists create Urban Jungle at the Kunsthal

City artists

Every year, the Rotterdam City Archive and CBK Rotterdam go in search of artists who are able to observe the city and transform their reflections into drawings: the city artists. This year Xaviera Altena, Johan Kleinjan, and Nuno Orlando have been given the task to portray the tensions between the city’s urbanised and natural habitats. […]

The city collection of Rotterdam comes to life

City collection Verhaal van Rotterdam

Unfolding across a 66-metre window display, a new pop-up exhibition tells the story of Rotterdam through over a hundred artefacts from the Netherlands’ largest historical city collection (containing 115,000 items). Despite there currently being no city museum to showcase these unique pieces, beautiful images, and moving stories, this exhibition’s setting perfectly encapsulates Rotterdam’s spirit. Situated […]



Rotterdam-based architecture firm OMA has worked together with UniFor to create PRINCIPLES. The fundamental concept of PRINCIPLES is to provide furnishings that can be used by anyone, at any time, to best support the flow of operations and communications required by the contemporary workplace. PRINCIPLES was awarded with iF Design Award. The collection is composed […]

The New Raw crafts plastic waste with robots

the new raw knotty

The New Raw is a research and design studio based in Rotterdam and was founded in 2015 by architects Panos Sakkas and Foteini Setaki with the ambition to give new life to discarded materials through design, robots and craftsmanship. The New Raw already introduced several meaningful products that are 100% circular. The Knotty is their newest […]

Visit the world’s largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship

gotheborg sails peder jacobsson

Götheborg of Sweden is the world’s largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship, an 18th century replica of the original Götheborg that sank outside of Gothenburg in 1745. May 11 it moors at the Holland Amerikakade. The ship can be visited until May 14.    Rotterdam is a stopover for the ship en route to home port […]

Smart electric vehicle company NIO parks at the Meent

NIO mvrdv Ossip van Duivenbode

NIO is a new car company. It designs and develops smart, high-performance, electric vehicles but also wants to build communities. By opening NIO houses in big cities for example. There now is a NIO House in Rotterdam, at de Meent.    At the outpost, NIO wants to offer a pleasant, welcoming space for (new) users to […]

CUPRA City Garage Rotterdam is also a place for art and music


The young Spanish car brand CUPRA has stood out for its unconventional way of doing things, and for creating more than just a brand of cars. The brand operates several CUPRA City Garages. Here, in addition to showcasing the cars and lifestyle, they organize unique experiences. After a pop-up the CUPRA City Garage opened its […]