The Impact Days is all about social entrepreneurship

Stadshaven brouwerij Impact Days

Social entrepreneurship is gaining ground in the Netherlands. During The Impact Days, there is a wide array of public events and social meet-ups about this trend. This May there are several events in Rotterdam.  When people are more aware of what social entrepreneurs are actually doing and achieving, it makes it easier to do business […]

Groot Handelsgebouw has a new artwork by Arno Coenen

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Arno Coenen is a local artist known for Horn of Plenty, one of the largest visual works of art in the world inside the Markthal, and recently a special hotelroom in Hotel Not Hotel. He has now turned his creative sights to the Groot Handelsgebouw (GHG), with a spectacular 80,000-pixel digitally rendered floor in the […]

Admire twenty ping-pong tables at Groot Handelsgebouw


Twenty artists have painted ping-pong tables at Groot Handelsgebouw to celebrate 20 years of Dutch Design Week. The artworks can be admired from Tuesday, October 19 in front of the monumental building at the Stationsplein. Of course, you can play some table tennis. Artists were invited to paint the ping-pong tables. It’s a nod to […]

Groot Handelsgebouw presents Collision Project

Collision Project

On the occasion of 20th Dutch Design Week, the Groot Handelsgebouw is calling on 20 Dutch artists and designers, for a live event that is part of the international Collision Project. They are invited to paint 20 ping-pong tables on 18 October. From 19 October the works can be viewed free of charge at the […]

kien is obsessed with good sound

kien Sound Studio

Frenchman Florent and Dutch Jorn met at Bang & Olufsen. That’s where the idea of ​​designing their own audio system was born. They imagined the beauty and simplicity of multiple portable speakers that could combine to form any other home system. They found an office in Groot Handelsgebouw and have now opened kien Sound Studio […]

Some delicious news, Groot Handelsgebouw will open a foodhall

Groot Handelsgebouw Foodhall

Real estate investor Jamestown acquired Rotterdam’s historic Groot Handelsgebouw a couple of years ago. It was its first large format acquisition in Europe. Until now everything more or less stayed the same but now a big change is coming. A foodhall will soon be opened in the former Brasserie Engels and you can be part of […]