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Sat 28 November

All Day Brunch Weekender

You don’t want to miss this special edition of All Day Brunch Weekender on the lovely rooftop of the Schieblok! Delicious fresh made food and chill music to top the atmosphere.

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Thu 19 November

Fenix Food Market

On the 19th of november at 19:19 the pop up shop ‘Fenix Food Market’ will open it’s doors.

Sun 13 December

Opening of new terrace by Arno Coenen and Iris Roskam at Wunderbar, Witte de Withstraat

Wunderbar opens a new terrace designed by Arno Coenen en Iris Roskam, with exclusive new beer, and a warm winter welcome

Thu 12 November

Persian noodle soup

Aperitif + Persian movie + Persian noodle soup by Pop up Persia & Highstreet Hotdogs.

Thu 19 November

Roti Workshop

Do you want to learn to make the perfect roti? Come and join our roti workshop.

Sat 31 October


We go totally loco on your taste buds mano!
Especially for Dia de los Muertos: All Mex Tex specials €5.- only! Next to that, there’s of course the usual Streetfood goodness!

Wed 04 November


Whoever thinks ‘beauty & brains’ do not go together, has not yet had the pleasure of meeting Chicks With Wine. Two pretty ladies with serious knowhow about wines on a mission to bring sexy back in the world of wine tastings. Wine bar l’Ouest can identify with this bold approach and gladly offers Chicks With Wine a platform for a series of provoking wine tastings.

Mon 05 October

Amazing Food Tasting + website launch

What About Leo is proud to connect with the foodies community in Rotterdam and launch our new website! We are a group of food lovers who decided to transform our passion for great products into a business. We connect small food producers all around Europe with groups of consumers all around Europe. Producers ship delicacies, food, wine, cheese, hams to the groups of consumers and they share the shipping cost. Simple, uh?

Wed 02 September

Kısır and Ayran

At our last Special Wednesday we are going to make Kısır for you.

Sat 03 October


To the delight of foodies everywhere: the third edition of culinary festival Rauwkost will be held on the 3rd and 4th of October in the Groothandelsgebouw.

Sat 10 October

The Meal of Ignorance // Eat This Roadtrip!

How can we ensure to feed the world healthily? Come to our experimental dinner where you will learn about hunger, obesity and inequality. What can we do together to make a difference?

Sat 12 September

De Nacht van de Napolitaanse Pizza

Pizza, pizza and only pizza. But we’re talking about the Neapolitan kind! The harbor city of Naples has a pretty good reputation when its comes to this Italian tradition. A tradition that BIRD extensively will celebrate during ‘De nacht van de Napolitaanse pizza’.

Fri 21 August

Kanen bij de Hofbogen

After a short break ‘Kanen Bij’ returns in BIRD’s backyard. Just as before food trucks​ are parked, ready to serve every Friday on the Raampoort terrace. Join and enjoy the skyline, the weather (fingers crossed…), a good conversation, each other and especially the good food!

Sat 22 August


TOFFLER brings you food, music and great athmosphere in the middle of the city centre of Rotterdam. This all in the shape of a street BBQ. We start at 4 pm and continue at 9 pm in the club for the afterparty.

Wed 05 August

Special Wednesday vol. 10 - We love potatoes!

As you see, this Wednesday we named “We love potatoes”, because who does not like potatoes, right???? So we are gonna prepare some delicious potato dishes, something salty and something sweet as well!

Fri 17 July

Pop up Persia at Kookpunt Kantine

Are you curious about Persian cuisine? Join us for a truly exciting food experience at our pop-up.

Fri 19 June

Beer Tasting: Home Brewers Association

The newly minted Association of Home Brewers Rotterdam invites you to a beer tasting. There will be more than 10 different types of craft beer to be tried, both bottled and draft, made by the members.

Sun 28 June

‘Koken in het Groen’ goes Delfshaven!

Who of your Delfshaven neighbors is a bit of whiz in the garden kitchen? And will create a tasty dish for judging and tasting?

Wed 03 June

Special Wednesdays

For the next Special Wednesday, we’ll prepare for you an excellent Couscous. It will be in Hostel De Mafkees, starting at 18:30. Some special drink will also be available.

Fri 29 May

Kanen bij de Hofbogen

Following last year’s massive success, ‘Kanen Bij’ (Rotterdam slang for: ‘getting your grub on at ’) is back in BIRD’s backyard. The concept is very simple: every Friday throughout the whole summer, various food trucks will surround a long dinner table at the Hofbogen.