Trompenburg gets ready for winter

Trompenburg is a beautifully designed botanic garden in the district of Kralingen. It boasts a large collection of trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs and tubers. This December Trompenburg will host an atmospheric Christmas market and in the new year, a special pop-up restaurant experience is next. 

Trompenburg is a real treasure trove for any plant lover and an oasis of tranquillity, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Due to this special collection, Trompenburg is also acknowledged as a museum and municipal monument; The Green Museum of Rotterdam.

Christmas market at Trompenburg

On 10, 11 and 12 December, the botanical garden of Trompenburg will be the setting for a magical Christmas market. The green oasis will be brilliantly lit and visitors can stroll along a route full of stands with regional products and gifts. There will be a covered winter square where greenery from the garden is sold.

The various terraces in the garden will be open all winter and there will be a photobooth. During the Christmas market, food trucks will be present and the teahouse will serve glühwein, soup and warm drinks. Children can play winter games such as a winter version of Jeu de boules, or try catching Santa hats.

Throughout the Christmas holidays it is possible to go on a guided tour. The guide will lead you through the garden and tell you all about the winter vegetation. Little ones can go on treasure hunts and there will be various workshops.

Those interested can book a time slot through

De Maaltuin

De Maaltuin is a special pop-up catering experience. From 6 January onwards, the winter edition will take place. The food is prepared with fresh products from the garden and all dishes have their own story. This time, the menu will be inspired by the Hoey Smith family, founders of Trompenburg.

De Maaltuin at Trompenburg
De Maaltuin at Trompenburg

There will be musicians who will tell the stories of Trompenburg through live music. This way, visitors learn more about the history of the garden. The Trompenburg Garden will be beautifully illuminated by the light artists of Werc Collective. The impressive night photography of Nocturnal Gardens is shown.

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