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Fri 04 December


Do you like catchy pop tunes, groovy jazz, classical or world music? How about some very good spoken word artists? You can expect all of that, freshly baked for you on the evening of 4 December at Studio de Bakkerij.

Wed 13 January

Rotterdam lacht! Comedy Night

Award-winning comedian Bob Slayer finally comes to the Netherlands and he chose Rotterdam as the location for his Dutch debut. Be ready to be wowed! This man has stories galore! About his time as a manager and as a…

Fri 27 November


We’re back! This time we team up with our friends of the brand new pop-up bar/gallery Avenue. We are very happy to announce that, for the coming 2 months, we’ll host every Friday at this unique and temporary location in the centre of Rotterdam!

Thu 17 December

Mendelssohn and Mozart by Camerata Rotterdam

The young group of musicians at Camerata Rotterdam will present works by Mendelssohn and Mozart during a concert at Pro Rege on 17 December.

Fri 11 December

Debussy and Mahler by Camerata Rotterdam

The young and innovative orchestra Camerata Rotterdam will present works by Mahler and Debussy during an intimate concert in the Pelgrimsvaderkerk on 11 December.

Thu 26 November

CHIPS invites TITIA x Mairo Nawaz

△▽ CHIPS Creative Playground △▽

Every Thursday in BAR. Expression, creativity and enjoyment, get inspired and get involved!

Attending = free entrance till 00:30h. Every Thursday the Fb attending list closes at 19:00h sharp, so make sure you attend before that hour drops!

Wed 25 November


KARAOKE PARTY AT THE BAR hosted by Daan Blanche. Join BAR’s legendary karaoke party cult night. We all SING-DANCE & GLOW rise high and sink low. Every Wednesday from 21:00 until the last voice cracks!

Thu 26 November


The best indie disco in town!

Are you always curious for the latest music of the best alternative bands and brand-new artists? Rotown’s resident DJ team will serve you the best (new) music there is!

Expect music along the lines of Tame Impala, Silicon, DIIV, Foals, New Order, Roosevelt, Hot Chip, Courtney Barnett, Moullinex, Deerhunter, Only Real, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Shura, Fidlar, Caribou, Baio, Chet Faker and Glass Animals.


Fri 11 December

360 Degrees: Ge-ology & Lakuti

Crowned with the Rotterdam Music Award for Best Club Night has House at its basis with flashes of obscure Afrobeat, Disco, Boogie and Electronica. This time, Ge-ology digs up the best tracks from his deep record collection and Lakuti throws in some Soul for good measure.

Fri 11 December

HOELAHOEP 2 Year Anniversary

Tonight’s the two year anniversary of Hoelahoep so it’s time for a celebration! And leave it up to Hoelahoep to make it an unforgettable one!

Fri 04 December


SAMPL-R presents groovy House, mixed mixed with raw Hip Hop. Those two combined are straight magic. A night filled with sexy sounds, hip shaking basslines and Funky vocals. This first edition, DJ YADE will take place behind the turntables.

Sat 05 December

Chicken Wings

Sweet, spicy, crunchy and delicious: a mix of all the ingredients from the black music kitchen dressed with a completely danceable and sexy sauce. Tonight Roger Brouwn, Slick and Yung Feurig, accompanied by light spectacles from Lennart Visuals, will take you on a musical and visual rollercoaster.

Tue 01 December

Leela James in BIRD

It’s not hard at all to fall for Soul lady Leela James. Sultry, Funky, raw, powerful but most of all, absolutely Leela James. Curious? A lucky few will be able to hear this in a sold-out BIRD on Tuesday December 1st.

Sun 06 December

Roffa Balboa Salon

Balboa: enjoy the sophisticated & energetic swingdance from the 1930s. New to Balboa? Join the taster class at 13:30.

Thu 26 November


VROOOM is thoroughly excited about our little initiation rite at the brand new Post Office headquarters. This will be an evening dedicated to mindblowing performances with the unique self-built instruments of Eli Gras and Frédéric Le Junter, topped off with SK Kakraba’s first live appearance in Rotterdam. Added ftw bonus: this new location is the former Masonic lodge of Rotterdam.

Wed 23 December

Spot. ░ your x-mas affair

Once again x-mas is upon us. A time of love, togetherness, food and maybe some drunken family fights. So eat your dinner and gather your friends. Get down to Wunderbar, Rotterdam’s coziest living room for your mid-week affair at the Spot.

Sun 29 November

All Day Brunch Weekender

You don’t want to miss this special edition of All Day Brunch Weekender on the lovely rooftop of the Schieblok! Delicious fresh made food and chill music to top the atmosphere.

No pin, only cash!
Reservations can be made at info@ophetdak.com

Sat 28 November

All Day Brunch Weekender

You don’t want to miss this special edition of All Day Brunch Weekender on the lovely rooftop of the Schieblok! Delicious fresh made food and chill music to top the atmosphere.

No pin, only cash!
Reservations can be made at info@ophetdak.com

Sat 12 December

The Night Shift

Attention to all procrastinators and night owls! Do you want to work overtime on your own short story or novel in a literary stimulating environment (read: food and drinks)? Come and join us for an inspiring The Night Shift on 12 December.

Fri 18 December

Hefty! release party Bastard Sugar

Just before the end of this year another Hefty!
This one is marked by the release of Bastard Sugar. A new Friese producer who already did a few remixes for Lowriders and had his breakthrough with the Ghost Poet remix competition for XLR8R. With his live beats even the most mopish lad will start to rock!