Fri 29 July



The next WAOWAO will take place during the already legendary DÂK festival.


Alternative Guide to Rotterdam

Find us on

Fri 02 September

Lacto-Fermentation Workshop, dinner included!

During the workshop you will be making your first lacto-fermented vegetables, while you learn about the process of fermentation and its health-benefits.
You’ll enjoy a wonderful dinner and get to taste different fermented goods. At the end of the workshop you will go home happy, healthy and with your own first jars of fermenting vegetables!
Want to participate? Mail to cuisinevagabonde at gmail dot com

Sat 03 September

Think Big Festival

A few friends from Rotterdam West present, in cooperation with De Machinist and Wild Vleesch: a pig from head to tail. Do you start licking your fingers when you hear porcetta, rillette, paté.. then you should definitely come!

Sat 30 July

Buurman & Barman 2016

Buurman & Barman organize free outdoor party’s in parks around Rotterdam. With barbecue food, beers and local dj’s! Next Saturday we will rock all day long in the ‘Kralingse Bos’. From 11:00 am to 23:00 pm.

Tue 02 August

VROOOM #41: GOAT (jp) + ALBATRE (int) + YPY (jp)

Vrooom is rounding off the first half of its programming season with this A-class line up! Don’t sleep on the rhythmic assault of Goat; a mesmerizing syncopated pulse of synchronized muted harmonic picking, saxophone and drums. Rotterdam’s noise rock pride Albatre are no slouches either, and with YPY (Goat’s guitarist and Boredoms touring member Koshiro Hino) we’re able to sample the current cutting edge of Osaka’s experimental electronica scene.

Mon 01 August

drink&draw: session 17

Dust off your drawing skills (or lack there of) and come down to the Wolfart Projectspace to figure draw.

Fri 19 August

Kanen bij De Hofbogen

Kanen bij De Hofbogen is back in your favourite backyard! Each Friday we assemble the finest food trucks on the square in front of BIRD. When the weather is nice - fingers crossed - you can enjoy a delicious food line up with your friends, the Rotterdam skyline in the background. From pizza to fries via Thai and tapas, with a coffee by Lokaal or a beer from BIRD . Come and enjoy the liveliest outdoor restaurant in Rotterdam!

Fri 05 August

Café Sessions w/ SOUSA

With the Café Sessions we put the spotlight on our favourite café DJ’s. Immerse yourself in the finest disco, house, afro beat, funk and hip hop, performed by the best selectors of Rotterdam. Anything goes!

Thu 25 August

MiMa 53: Pierre Berthet {be} & Rie {jp} + Janneke van der Putten {rot}

Back at Koffie & Ambacht with two wonderful acts !

Dead Plants & Living Objects by Pierre Berthet and Rie Nakajima

Fri 05 August


Pantropical is super thrilled to introduce the Ghanaian electronic/rap/hiplife–highlife sensation ATA KAK, the man who kick-started the whole Awesome Tapes From Africa phenomenon!

Fri 07 October


the program - with an emphasis on ‘rhythm’- features :  

contribution # 1 | INTRODUCTION | (dutch spoken) | introduction by j. Palias

contribution # 2 | I WILL CARRY YOU OVER HARD TIMES | (non-verbal) | concept, composition, direction: falk hübner / performance: maarten zaagman | in i will carry you over hard times a percussion player performs a musical choreography without instruments, miming movements that are synchronized with the soundtrack coming out of the loudspeakers, ending in a tour de force in which the boundaries between the possible and impossible become very thin.

contribution # 3 | ARJEN DUINKER | (dutch spoken) | the dutch poet arjen duinker reads from his recent work

contribution # 4 | LIGHTS FLICKERING – as a documentation of pause | mei-yi lee & nishiko | (non-verbal) | pause is a light installation by the japanese artist nishiko from 2010, composed of fluorescent lights which flicker randomly and endlessly. _showing the installation from a purely documentary point of view in a white cube felt totally inadequate, because the most important part of the work – the experience – is completely lost. _in order to regain the experience in a form that allows itself to be stored, nishiko invited the percussionist mei-yi lee to re-enact the light installation.

Sun 31 July

New Haberdashery Workshop: Bodylicious Badkleding

Don’t have a swimming costume for your holiday yet? Why not join the swimwear-making workshop on Sunday 31 July 2016? Choose from the available fabrics and patterns and make your own swimsuit, bikini or swimming trunks. The expert staff of The New Haberdashery will help you transform a piece of fabric into ‘bodylicious swimwear’ so that you will shine at the pool or the beach this summer, at home or abroad.

Fri 29 July


The next WAOWAO will take place during the already legendary DÂK festival.

Sat 06 August

Prince vs. Michael

What began as a hommage to legends Michael Jackson and Prince has grown into a true tradition.

Sun 07 August

Poëziebus (Poetrybus)

Sunday the August 7 the tour of the Poëziebus (Poetrybus) ends in Rotterdam. We go out with a bang! Eendrachtsplein will host more than fifty poets from the Netherlands en Belgium.

Fri 05 August


In Entities Rotterdam based artist Naomi King and Croatian artist Pekmezmed join forces to create an exhibition inspired by the female form, nature, fantasy and myths.

Mon 01 August

Harbor bike tour

Join this harbor cycle tour and sail away to Europe’s biggest port. Get to know one of Rotterdam city harbors. Experience harbor past, present & future. Explore upcoming industrial Heijplaat, a new hub for design, manufacturing and sustainability. Dive into the world of TEUs, maritime pilots and VHF channels. Cycle between enormous containerships and cranes. You will learn how the Port of Rotterdam is developing into the ‘smartest’ harbor in the world.

Mon 01 August

Wild West bike tour

Do you want to go off the beaten track? Discover the real Rotterdam? Join our alternative Rotterdam Wild West tour. Street art, multi cultural neighborhoods, autonomous art & design projects, hidden architectural treasures, urban farms, local initiatives. Explore the real local life.

Sat 27 August

rotterdam Food Tour - on foot

Allow a Rotterdam foodie guide to take you to the best local speciality stores, indoor Markets, family shops, eateries & brown bars of Rotterdam.

Sat 30 July

Rotterdam Food Tour - on foot

Allow a Rotterdam foodie guide to take you to the best local speciality stores, indoor Markets, family shops, eateries & brown bars of Rotterdam.

Fri 02 September

YA Book Club #22 Love and Gelato

Over the summer we’ll be reading Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch, a hopefully sweet and cute story about romance and Italy. It’s the perfect book to bring with you during your holiday!