Fri 15 July

The Coolsingel as a Monument: Rotterdam’s art, ornaments and architecture in 1000 metres

The Coolsingel as a Monument: Rotterdam’s art, ornaments and architecture in 1000 metres

Take a guided tour over the Coolsingel this Summer! The Coolsingel hosts a wealth of art works and ornaments, some hidden, some are landmarks in plain sight. Expert tour guides Marly Weemen and Wim Konings walk participants past some of the finest sculptures of SIR’s collection, focusing on post-war art and architecture in particular. The tour takes around 1.5 hours, connecting past, present, and (uncertain) future of this boulevard. Read more to find out dates and times.


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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 24 July

Two in one: from beach towel to sarong

When the weather is good, sun worshippers mark their territory on the beach with countless towels. During this workshop, participants will make a beach towel that can also function as a sarong or a cool surf hoodie. On Sunday 24 July 2016 create a multifunctional item for lying on the beach or parading on the boardwalk.

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.

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!

Wed 07 September

Book Club Night #33 The Sympathizer

Over the summer we’ll be reading The Sympathizer, a war novel that seemed just like the thing to read while lounging on the beach. It also recently won a Pulizter, so you know it’s going to be good.

Fri 02 September

3X3: the Three of Jeroen van Loon part II

Jeroen van Loon will be the second artist to create new experiments in our 3x3 series. Van Loon works at the intersection of technology and contemporary culture.

Sat 13 August

Motown Tribute

BIRD goes Detroit with a sizzling Motown Special! With a little help from In Living Color guys we pay tribute to this timeless music label with a visual and musical spectacle that will last until dawn.

Fri 29 July

New York Transit

BIRD residents Th’Acquisition, Phil Peoples and Peter Groovin are about to dig up the best underground house, hip hop and disco… all night long! This time we invited MC F.Stokes as our special guest. Expect quality music with a lot of soul!

Fri 29 July

LOVE! at CreativeMornings Rotterdam

July is all about LOVE! Join us this month for a morning lecture and delicious breakfast in Westelijk Handelsterrein Rotterdam, where we team up with our partner, BLOC!

Thu 25 August

Why not now?

We’re happy to present to you the group show Why Not Now? During three days the artworks of Lisette Schumacher, Robin Leevel, Philine van den Hul and Gwen van den Bout are brought together at Assembled by Root.

Sat 30 July

Unusual dance impro workshop

GET STARTED WITH VIEWPOINTS a playful and energetic improvisation technique workshop based on interaction and composition.

Tue 06 September

Dancelessons: Balkan Fusion Dance

Let’s start dancing ! Opaaaaa ! Start with dance lessons in the Balkan style! Balkan Fusion Dance is characterized by a mix of dancestyles and music from the Balkans Regions .

Sat 20 August

Toffler presents John Digweed (Bedrock, UK)

John Digweed, also known as the founder of the famour Bedrock label, will visit TOFFLER for the first time in history on Saturday the 20th of August! During his carreer he created his own unique and progressive sound and untill today he is still known as one of the most experienced artists in the scène.

Fri 09 September

Rotterdam International Art Fair

Rotterdam is playing host to talent from all around the world when it stages the second Rotterdam International Art Fair from 9th to 10th September 2016. Proudly part of the famous Rotterdam 24 hour Culture Festival, which is widely promoted throughout the city.

Mon 14 November

Social Media Week Rotterdam

From the 14th untill the 17th of November Rotterdam will host the biggest Social Media event of the Benelux again: #SMWRdam

Top notch national and international speakers will tell you all about the latest developments on social media and innovations. There’s room for lively discussions and intensive networking.

Fri 04 November

INTERNET OF THINGS / Prometheus de Vuurbrenger

URLAND and Productiehuis Rotterdam presents the finale of ‘The Internet Trilogy’: INTERNET OF THINGS/ Prometheus the firebringer. The future of the internet is the future of the Internet of Things. Smart things, talking things. From Killer Drones to self-conscious streetlights. The self-thinking thing advances and we can’t think of life without it. But what happens when Artificial Intelligence becomes truly self-aware? How will they look at man? Who is the master and who the servant?