Plastic Whale rids the waters of Rotterdam

Plastic Whale

Plastic Whale was founded in Amsterdam in 2010. It’s a social enterprise with a mission: to rid the waters of the growing global problem called plastic waste. It also wants to inspire others to take action, and create an ever-growing movement of individuals, businesses and government agencies that, through its main activities are fighting for […]

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 […]

Expeditions in the beautiful areas around the Rotte-river

expeditions on the rotte Meent Iris van den Broek

This summer the Rotte can be discovered. Every week there’s a tour in a different area. Participants choose their own way to enjoy the river with its surprising spots and beautiful locations. By bike or on foot, on rollerblades, or sailing. The Rotte Summer Expedition will run from July 11 July to August 21. Those […]

Experience the fourth edition of the Waterfestival on the Rotte

Waterfestival Rotte

The Rotte river runs from the city center through several neighborhoods like Oude Noorden and Crooswijk. On Saturday, August 27 the fourth Waterfestival on the Rotte takes place between Crooswijksebocht and the Zwaanhalskade between 11 AM to 5 PM.  There are canoes, sloops, rowing boats, sailing boats and SUPs to use. The Dragon Boat Race […]

De Rotte must become the first cultural river in Europe

Cultural river Rotte Claire-Droppert

Rotterdam owes its origin and its name to the Rotte. By building a dam in the river where the Hoogstraat now runs. The Rotte has a total length of 18 kilometers and is an attractive river for locals to escape city life. And by 2025 the river is to become the first European cultural river. […]