Zalmhaven gets crowned with CELEST

CELEST on top of Zalmhaven

By the end of 2024 Celest will offer the highest culinary experience in the Benelux as it will be located on top of the Zalmhaven, on the 57th and 58th floor at almost 200 metres high with breathtaking views of Rotterdam. Next to the cocktail bar and restaurant a new experience, inspired by the story […]

RiF010, the world’s first urban surf pool is about to open

RiF010 has a world first: it is the first surf pool in the middle of a city. Urban surfing, in other words. The location in the heart of Rotterdam is easily accessible to a wide audience and transforms a forgotten part of the city into a new, vibrant heart. Soon the first waves will roll […]

Rotterdam hosts the biggest international MINI event ever

mini rotterdam

Until the end of May Rotterdam is the home to the biggest international MINI event ever. Over 5,000 visitors from 36 countries come to the port city for the introduction of the latest MINI models. Over 600 coloured MINIs brighten up the city with their presence. MINI is introducing several new models this year. During […]

Rotterdam Architecture Month takes over Museumpark

The largest architecture festival in the Netherlands is descending on Museumpark during the whole month of June. Visitors of all ages can follow a route through green surroundings. It passes by special installations about the past, present and future of the park. The crowdpuller of this edition is the temporary opening of Museum Boijmans Van […]

First Impact Night takes place in Rotterdam Ahoy

Rita Ora plays Impact Night

On Tuesday 4 June, Rotterdam Ahoy will host Impact Night, a brand new event that will bring thousands of visitors together to make an impact on various social issues. There will great shows by international star Rita Ora and Dutch artists such as Son Mieux. As visitors enter the venue they’re confronted with the Impact […]

Record label Nous’klaer Audio celebrates its 10 year anniversary with a festival at BRUTUS

Record label Nous’klaer Audio celebrates its 10 year anniversary with a festival at Brutus

For 10 years, independent record label Nous’klaer Audio from Rotterdam has released progressive, forward-thinking, uncompromising electronic and pop music on their terms. To celebrate, Nous’klaer will throw a festival on June 8 at BRUTUS. A highly unique and wholly unique Rotterdam space, that channels the city’s industrial rawness and creative ingenuity. Nous’klaer label staples, whose […]

Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance in Ahoy

Armin van buuren in Rotterdam

After taking place in Utrecht for over a decade, Armin van Buuren is moving his world-renowned A State of Trance Festival to Rotterdam. The newly unveiled plans include broadening the event’s programming into daytime with activities ranging from masterclasses and demo-drops to panels and artist Q&As. With the expansion into daytime and by becoming a […]

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 […]

A striking lemonade factory is now Tims aan de rotte


The former Sunrise Lemonade Factory is located in a beautiful spot along the Rotte river. It operated from 1938 to 1978. The building is now Tims aan de Rotte. An atmospheric location with beautiful views and is ideal for drinks. In addition, event center can also be rented for parties and celebrations. The striking building […]

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents Architecture Prix de Rome

prix de rome Lesia Topolnyk, portret

The Prix de Rome is the Netherlands’ oldest and most prestigious architecture prize for architects under 35. Het Nieuwe Instituut presents the nominated architect’s submissions for the 2022 Architecture Prix de Rome from November 18 to April  2023. Arna Mačkić, Dividual (Andrea Bit and Maciej Wieczorkowski), Lesia Topolnyk, and Studio KIWI (Kim Kool and Willemijn […]