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Sat 18 July

Rotterdam underground guided bike tour with The Student Hotel

Summer is in full swing and so is the Tour de France! As part of Koers Kafe hosted in the restaurant bar of The Student Hotel, we organize two guided bike tours on 18th & 19th of July! A very nice way to discover or re-discover the city of Rotterdam stopping by beer-gardens and other hidden hotspots…

Sat 18 July


Having organized Urban Challenges in several European cities before, Brompton is running its first Challenge in Rotterdam! Meet fellow Bromptoneers and discover all the highlights and icons of Rotterdam.

Thu 18 June

Exhibition: Otto Wichterle, The Story Of The Contact Lens

Czech Centre in Rotterdam is using presenting an exhibition to commemorate the extraordinary life of Professor Otto Wichterle, Czech scientist and inventor of the modern soft contact lens. Visit the exhibition at Westersingel 9 between June 18 and July 16.

Thu 02 July

Koers Kafé

The Student Hotel & Rotje Rond present Koers Kafé: A pop-up sports café to enjoy all stages of the Tour de France on a big screen, accompagnied by a cultural programme for all cycling enthusiasts.

Sun 21 June

Open Day Stichting ‘n Bries

Do you love nature and would you like to participate in an adventurous workshop? Summer starts and on the 21st of June Nature Project ‘n Bries organizes an Open Day for everyone.

Mon 22 June

Charity Event: Introduction Workshop to Mindfulness and Meditation

Do you want to learn about the concept of mindfulness and meditation? Do you want to help Nepalese earthquake victims at the same time?

Then you are welcome to join the RSM sponsored charity event “Introduction Workshop to Mindfulness and Meditation”.

Thu 18 June

Service Design in the Public Sector

At Engage Rotterdam we believe that design has the potential to shed new light on how to tackle government’s most urgent challenges. Opting for a people centred approach will enable governments to design services around citizens needs and expectations, by fostering a mindset of openness and experimentation.

Sat 20 June

Parfumde BoemBoem

Discover the past, presence and future of Rotterdam by bike during the guided tours of Parfum de BoemBoem on June 20th (national Day of the Architecture).

Fri 26 June

CreativeMornings Breakfast Lecture

CreativeMornings: A Breakfast Lecture Series for the Creative Community.

Sat 27 June

Tour d’auberge: Hostel ROOM

ROOM is located in a beautiful, monumental building. Have you always been a bit curious? Come to the Tour d’auberge and learn more about the history of Hostel ROOM.

Tue 16 June

This happened Rotterdam #6

This Happened Rotterdam is an evening about the creative process – the journey from idea to final result, with a focus on the adventures that took place in between. Four carefully selected makers of interactive projects (artists, designers, architects, hackers, developers or other creators) will tell their story and discus their process with you, the audience.

Wed 17 June

Dansateliers Movement Class

On Wednesday June 17th, choreographer Lana Čoporda teaches the Movement Class. The class is inpired by her research Hestia and Sheela na gig in which she approaches the representation that womanhood finds nowadays in the media, with her own body.

Wed 10 June

Dansateliers Movement Class

On June 10th choreographer Cristina Planas Leitao teaches the movement class. The class is inspired by her research FM - featuring mortuus and the residency in Dansateliers.

Wed 03 June

Dansateliers Movement Class

On June 3rd and 10th choreographer Cristina Planas Leitao teaches the movement class. The class is inspired by her research FM - featuring mortuus and the residency in Dansateliers.

Thu 04 June

Rotterdam Late Night architecture special

This Thursday’s edition of Rotterdam Late Night is a special one and completely about architecture. Guests are: designer Daan Roosegaarde, architect Hans van der Heijden , Woonbron-director Bert Wijbenga , Erasmusbrug-bridgekeeper Annie Krooswijk. The Rotterdam hiphop/funk/italo band De Likt will perform live. Due to great interest the show will this time take place in Ro Theater.

Thu 04 June

Seminar and opening Rotterdamse Innovatiemarkt

Het Nieuwe Instituut brings an exhibition in which companies based in or close to Rotterdam show their innovative product, process or concept. In celebration of the opening on the 4th of June a seminar around the subject of innovation will be held.

Fri 29 May

Risograph Printing & Bookbinding at PrintRoom

Print and bind your own publication at PrintRoom during this two day workshop! Learn how to use our risograph stencil printers while you print a small zine or book and then bind it by hand.

Sat 30 May

Opening of International exhibition FACES

The Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam will introduce an exhibition of work by 32 photographers and visual artists who have helped determine the developments in the European portrait photography in the past few decades.

Fri 29 May

Rotterdam CreativeMornings: Robot

Tickets for the second CreativeMornings Rotterdam, with Etienne Augé, are available NOW!

Sat 13 June

Dansateliers Studiopresentations

On Friday May 22nd, Saturday May 23rd ((20:30) and Sunday May 24th (17:00) makers Cristina Planas Leitão and Lana Čoporda present their work during studiopresentations in Dansateliers. During the studiopresentations in Dansateliers you engage with new dance-makers, find out more about their concepts and see new work in progress.