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Sat 05 September

BinnensteBuiten with Kyteman!

Eventyr & Motel Mozaïque present: BINNENSTEBUITEN (InsideOut) with … KYTEMAN

Fri 28 August

CreativeMornings Rotterdam: ACTION!

Friday morning, August 28th, the already fifth edition of Rotterdam CreativeMornings will take place. This time with co-founder of Afdeling Buitengewone Zaken: Jeffrey Braun. He will be talking about this month’s theme: ACTION!

Mon 31 August

Researchmeeting R’damse Nieuwe Cultuuronderzoek 2015

New R’damse is a community of young, active entrepreneurials in Rotterdam. With words and actions they represent the new economy of the city. Our ambition is a city bursting with oppurtunities in which we can realize our ambitions and which encourages us to do business. From this perspective, we look at the cultural sector of Rotterdam. We want to identify where opportunities for the new generation that lives differently, work and live.

Wed 05 August

Pitch-e Pizza Night

Giving awesome elevator pitches is a skill you need to keep training. We help you to write a story that will blow your audience away.These nights are for everyone who wants to improve their pitch story, and test it on other people. This event includes pizza, beer and an your new awesome pitch! (5,-)

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.