Sun 29 May

Discover edible urban plants

Discover edible urban plants

A guided walk through Museumpark and The New Garden with urban gardener, author and designer Caroline Zeevat, followed by a tasting of wild plants and herbs.


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Thu 16 June

10 years room: Amado!

Come and celebrate 10 years ROOM with us! Amado was born in Aruba and in 2012 he graduated at the Herman Brood Academy. After playing with his band for several years, he moved on as solo singer-songwriter. His album “Falling From The Sky” has influences from Kings of Leon to Jack Savoreti.

Fri 10 June

10 years room: Burning Sensation!

Come and celebrate our 10th anniversary with us! Country, rock, speed metal and everything in between! The upcoming talented band from Rotterdam surroundings welcomes you for an acoustic session.

Sat 04 June

10 years ROOM: Dolores Velasquez!

Jazzy and charming sound that we love at ROOM. This band that is an old friend of the Hostel has an unique sound. Mixing music and poetry, the voice of Dolores has this unique Jazzy and charming sound that we love at ROOM.

Sun 29 May

Opening exhibition ‘Do It With Us’

‘Do It With Us’
25 May - 25 June 2016

Fri 10 June

Community Meat Up

On Friday June 10 V2_ will host the ‘Community Meat Up’. A special edition of our ‘Community Meet Up’. During this event we will present work from Isaac Monté, Emilie van Spronsen, Mandy den Elzen, Marloes Haarmans and The Kitchen of the Unwanted Animal. The evening is curated by guest curator Daisy Thijssen.

Sun 29 May


The Tambles are a young rock four-piece from Gouda. The band has been active since December 2011 and spent the next three years honing their skills. By now they’re a tight unit, wowing crowds across the country. Initially heavily influenced by various forms of sixties rock, they first played covers by The Rolling Stones, CCR, etc. Meanwhile they have a their own repertoire, were seen at the 2014 edition of the Metropolis festival, and are also the backing band of Rotterdam’s very own Jerry Hormone. Check ‘em out!

Fri 03 June

3x3: The Three of Dries Depoorter Part III

Artist Dries Depoorter (BE) will present three experiments in a period of three months. On June 3 he will show his third experiment in a live environment.

Sat 18 June

Alternated Places

In the exhibition Alternated Places foundation Mesh connects Rotterdam artist Noortje Stortelder and Bosnian artist Emir Šehanović. Both artists make surreal collages and by doing that, create a new world.

Tue 31 May

Knowledge session ‘out-of-the-box film production’

How do you produce your own film outside the normal system? In-depth knowledge session for filmmakers, hosted by Rotterdam, I Love You.

Sat 28 May


This Vrooom will showcase the diverse talents of Alan Licht, Tetuzi Akiyama, Seamus Cater, and Kostis Kilimys. Seamus’ reductionist folklore (using a 1940s duet concertina) will be a nice contrast to the more abstract string jams of Licht, Akiyama, and Kilymis’ electroacoustic live set. Nuno Homem (Sidewalk bookings) will be our ‘in between’ sound plasterer.

Sun 29 May

Roots & Routes Summerscool Auditions

Are you dreaming of working this Summer with international dance, music and media talents? Join the Roots & Routes Summerscool two weeks of working on your skills with the best coaches in the Dutch and international industry. The people you will be working with are; Lloyd Marengo, Shay Latukolan, Nedda Sou (dance), Alvin Lewis, Fresku, Jennie Lena, (music) and Sander de Graaf, Venour, (media). The only thing you have to do is show your skills during the auditions on the 29th of May and 5th of June.

For more information check our Facebook page Roots & Routes or send us an e-mail to projecten@rootsenroutes.nl

Wed 27 July

The Slackers

The Slackers will play at Rotown on 27 July! A must-see if you love bands like: The Specials, The Rolling Stones and The Skatalites.

Tue 12 July

Tortoise + Go March

Tortoise is easily one of the most influential bands of the past 25 years. The Chicago-based collective is widely regarded as one of the inciters of the post-rock genre.

Tue 14 June

Shearwater + Cross Record

Meiburg’s monumental voice has a way of levitating any dainty pop song to the upper scales. Shearwater is the only one in its kind, so whenever the band happens to play in the vicinity, it’s something to wholeheartedly cherish and behold.

Sat 28 May

MINGO w/ Dream Koala [live]

There’s a new adventure in town! A long-wanted collaboration between DISCOFLAMINGO & Rotown is finally happening.

Mon 06 June

drink&draw: session #15

drink&draw is a figure-drawing session that allows one to express artistic urges such as drawing, meet nice people, listen to good music, and drink!

Sun 05 June

How sweet is the Museumpark? Workshop with Contemporary Wild

Our experience of our urban parks is primarily visual: colour combinations, shapes and textures soothe our eyes and create a pleasant atmosphere. But what happens when we engage our other senses?

Sun 29 May

Discover edible urban plants

A guided walk through Museumpark and The New Garden with urban gardener, author and designer Caroline Zeevat, followed by a tasting of wild plants and herbs.

Sun 20 November

Maceo Parker in the Rotterdamse Schouwburg

Saxophonist Maceo Parker has shared his infectious funk with the world since the seventies, helping to shape the sounds of legends such as James Brown, Bootsy Collins and George Clinton. And we haven’t even mentioned his years of collaborating with Prince!

Sat 25 June

Shayna Steele in BIRD

Shayna Steele is one of those artists you may not know but whose voice you definitely have heard. She sang in Broadway musicals, did backing vocals for Moby, John Legend, Queen Latifah and Rihanna and she was featured on the soundtracks of various movies and TV shows such as Sex and the City 2 and The Sopranos. Besides her reputation as pop-and-R&B-backing-vocal-diva she also has some serious jazz cred.