Alternative Guide to Rotterdam

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Tue 04 August

Walking tour

Hey guys!!! We would like to invite you to join us for the walking tour through the center of Rotterdam. It´s going to happen next Tuesday August 4th. We will leave from the Hostel de Mafkees at 14:00 hrs. and we will end the tour at 17:00 hrs. in the city center. Come and walk in our footsteps!!!

Fri 31 July

CreativeMornings Rotterdam

CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. This month we are thrilled to announce our speakers: designer Castor Bours and organiser Cola Zhang. They will kick off the day with their clear and humorous vision on the topic of Collaboration.

Wed 27 May

Crowd Force Rotterdam #5

Eight young entrepreneurs have a specific question which they submit to the audience; you! Your tips, knowledge, creativity, networking or help can help them to take the steps that they need!

Sat 02 May

Dirks Fietsenwerkplaats enters the nightlife…

Once in a while Brompton presents an exclusive edition. This week Dirks Fietsenwerkplaats (bike repairshop and official bromptondealer) got 3 Black Editions and to celebrate we organize our first bromptontour to Jules Deelder, a dutch poet, performer, writer and he is always dressed in black. A perfect match for our new Black Edition!

Sat 23 May


Students from the Hogeschool Rotterdam, together with FITGIRLCODE are organizing #BOOTCAMP to collect money for Fight cancer. On May 23rd about a 100 people will be sporting for a good cause in the Vroesenpark in Rotterdam Blijdorp. Afterwards there will be a goodie bag for all participants and the possibility to consume healthy food and drinks.

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Thu 30 April


UrbannerLAB is an intimate gathering where people can discuss new ideas and initiatives for buildings and places, with focus on DIY en Self Build houses. In an old school gym, various speakers talk about their fresh new project, concept or initiative. For anyone who dreams of a not-so-common home.

Fri 24 April


Now in Rotterdam: CreativeMornings! A monthly breakfast lecture serie. For free. We kick off with the theme HUMILITY. Sign up for the newsletter and make sure you book your tickets on time to not miss out! (tickets will be released on Monday April 20th)

Fri 10 April

NerdNight: Extraordinary stories from everyday heroes

Looking for something fun to do on a Friday night? With three awesome speakers, themed music and a super cool location, this edition of Nerd Night is going be awesome! Come get inspired by extraordinary stories from everyday heroes!

Mon 18 May


‘How does the city see its future and what would that future be?’ On Monday 18 May 2015, Rotterdam will host the second international Urban Transformation Conference (UTC 2015), its central theme ‘The Next Economy / The Next City’. It is not the goal of the conference to come up with ready-made solutions that may prove outdated tomorrow or perhaps next year, but rather to discuss the process of urban transformation, the ongoing design, development and governance of cities that are to be resilient and agile, no matter what happens. But how do we reach that goal and what challenges do we have to be prepared to face?

Thu 26 March

DIY Textile Printing Workshop at LileSADi

JOIN US FOR A FUN EVENING learning about printing, and creating your own stamps and stencils to experiment with patterns and shapes on textiles.

Sun 08 February

Het Tussenuur ft. Stadsgeheimen presents: ‘In Rotterdam spreken we Rotterdams’

What is this thing about language in Rotterdam? Why is it typical? These are the questions Dutch writer Sanneke van Hassel tried to tackle in Stadsgeheimen #2 ‘Duizend Tongen’. Together with photographer Carel van Hees she tried to map this phenomenon, gathering words and images from five citizens with different backgrounds, from Iran to Suriname, Turkey and England.

Fri 06 February

YA book club #5 The Miseducation of Cameron Post

And our fifth book clus also has a really long title! In Februari we’ll read The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth.

Wed 11 February

Bored to Death book club meeting #16 10:04 by Ben Lerner

Our second book in the new year will be 10:04 by Ben Lerner.

Mon 12 January

This Happened Rotterdam #5

Let’s kick off the new year together with This happened Rotterdam #5 at WORM! On Monday January 12th 2015 we are proud to present you an evening of fascinating projects to enjoy and discuss.

Thu 27 November

Denken over links: Gentrification

The city of Rotterdam tries to attract the middle class. What are the consequences for the city and the current inhabitants? This seems to make the city more resilient, but at the same time this can lead to displacement. Bart van Bouchaute, Joke van der Zwaard and Reinout Kleinhans will give their opinion and kick off the debate.

Mon 01 December

World Aids Day in Rotterdam

Every year World AIDS Day events take place across the world to raise awareness and show support for people living with HIV.

Wed 12 November

Bored to Death book club meeting #13

Come and join us for a fun night of book conversation. You can order the book through our website and we hope to see all of you there!

Sat 22 November

City Singles, We Mix You Mingle

Single? But due to your job, social life and hectic city life too little time to meet other singles? Do not worry ! During City Singles you might meeting up other singles while enjoying the best musical performances and maybe you’ll find your ideal dream match !

Sun 02 November

Love-ism | Mechanisms of Intimacy

In the framework of Moving Futures Festival, on Sunday November 2nd Mor Shani, Paul Sixta and Bram Vreeswijk present the special program Love-ism | Mechanisms of Intimacy. Love-ism | Mechanisms of Intimacy is an extension of the Love-ism project in which choreographer Mor Shani and video-artist Paul Sixta researched the human experience of intimacy. The program exists of a workshop followed by a lecture/performance.

Wed 12 November

VONK evening 12 November: A Pocket Full of Mindfulness.

On the 12th of November the second VONK session will be held at the Schouwburg Rotterdam. The theme of the evening is new combinations of technology and mindfulness and the upcoming life-hacking trend. Entrepreneur Marieke Post from Mojo Creations will kick-off the brainstorm session. The evening is inspired by ‘Another Great Year for Fishing’, a theatre piece by Tom Struyf. This show will premiere on the 6th of November in the Schouwburg.