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Fri 17 June

Op de Planken @ De Bakkerswinkel Kralingen

New at De Bakkerswinkel Rotterdam-Kralingen: Op de Planken.

Starting Friday, June 17th we welcome you to a special diner concept: Op de Planken (From the Boards). Every weekend another guest chef & master baker will join forces and create a new surprising one-of-a-kind menu. Bread is an important part of this menu.

Fri 01 July


Master Fine Art Piet Zwart Institute Graduate Exhibition. Fourteen international artists cordially invite you to Assemble Relatives, a temporary assembly across three contemporary art spaces in Rotterdam.

Sat 04 June

Official opening COPPI Koffie & Fietsen

COPPI is a new hot spot in the Hofbogen (Bergweg 316). It’s a breakfast bar, lunch room, cafe and bike shop/workshop in one. On Saturday 4th June from 15.00 DJ’s Dylan Curtis & Saint-Dénis (a.k.a. ClublePOP) will spin some Dubby Indie Exotica Electronic Pop-tunes to get the place started. Come and taste quality in it’s various ways, from local brew coffee and beer to home made cakes, juices and sandwiches.

Sat 11 June

Estômago film+dinner (by Cinema Culinair)

Great food and drinks, simultaneously watching a great film. You will taste the same delicious dishes as in the film, perfectly timed at the right moment. That’s Cinema Culinair. Good movie + good food + great timing. Now: our favorite film in Zaal Staal: Estômago with the most delicious dishes from the Italian and Brazilian kitchen. And the film… sensual, sweet, exciting and a little bit raw.

Sun 05 June

How sweet is the Museumpark? Workshop with Contemporary Wild

Our experience of our urban parks is primarily visual: colour combinations, shapes and textures soothe our eyes and create a pleasant atmosphere. But what happens when we engage our other senses?

Sun 29 May

Discover edible urban plants

A guided walk through Museumpark and The New Garden with urban gardener, author and designer Caroline Zeevat, followed by a tasting of wild plants and herbs.

Sat 28 May

Pop up Restaurant 16VALVE

In the old waterpumphouse of the Afrikaanderwijk Pop-Up Restaurateur 16VALVE enchants you with a 3 course lunch or 5 course dinner! Included are special wines by the better wineries of Rotterdam, and produce is foraged from the neighborhood from social initiatives as Rotterdamse Munt and Rotterdamsche Confituur.

Sat 07 May

Rotterdam Food Tour

Join this local food tour of Inside Rotterdam. Explore the city in a culinary way and indulge in a variety of different foods and flavors. Local, Exotic,Traditional and Modern bites, get to know Dutch food. Includes 7 Tastings & Stories and a guided tour along interesting sights in Rotterdam.

Sun 01 May


Sundaybrunch #2 at your local neigbourhood canteen

Sun 24 April

Workshop: No more bread… but what to eat instead?

Do you want to avoid bread, wheat and/or gluten for whatever reason? Do you need some inspiration to figure out how to eat a not too fussy and yet fulfilling and nourishing lunch or breakfast without bread? Then this workshop is for you!

Thu 12 May

Thursday Night: Climavore Dinner with Cooking Sections

This Reading Room, led by Cooking Sections, combines a performative dinner with a critical reading of the food system. What impact do our food choices have on climate and ecology in particular?

Tue 29 March

The night of the Neapolitan pizza

Pizza, pizza and more pizza. But we are talking about the Neapolitan variety here! Harbour city Naples has built a proper reputation whenit comes to the Italian tradition. A tradition that will be celebrated at BIRD on Saturday the 23th of April, The night of the Neapolitan pizza.

Sun 08 May

Toast film + brunch (by: Cinema Culinair)

Enjoying a great brunch while watching an art house film: eating exactly the same dishes as in the film, perfectly timed for an ultimate food & film experience. That is Cinema Culinair. On Sunday 8 May you can experience “Toast!” as a ‘film+brunch’ event at Zaal Staal.

Sat 07 May

The 100-ft Journey film+diner (by: Cinema Culinair)

Enjoying a great dinner while watching an art house film: eating exactly the same dishes as in the film, perfectly timed for an ultimate food & film experience. This is Cinema Culinair. On Saturday, 7 May, you can experience “The 100-ft Journey” as a ‘film+dinner’ event at Zaal Staal. Starring: Helen Mirren, and great French and Indian dishes.

Sun 27 March

Easter Brunch at Het Lachende Varken

Your neighbourhood canteen, Het Lachende Varken (The Laughing Pig), now also serves organic vegetarian Sunday brunch with the first one coming on Easter Sunday, 27 March.

Sun 13 March

Stain Lunch with Atelier Homan Free and Lof der Zoetheid

Everyone has an anecdote about a terrible stain in a favourite item of clothing. In this workshop textile restorer Marjolein Homan Free shares her extensive knowledge of stains in The New Haberdashery. After a delicious lunch specially designed by Lof der Zoetheid to create the most challenging stains, the participants set to work with stain removal techniques.

Sat 27 February

Como Agua Para Chocolate film+diner (by: Cinema Culinair)

What you see is what you eat… Enjoy a luxurious 5 course dinner while watching a great movie. Good film, good food, great timing. Perfect timing makes you enjoy the food and the film with an intensity you have never experienced before.

Sat 05 March

Happy Earth Kitchen POP UP: 100% RAW VEGAN 5-course dining

A 5-course gourmet dining experience designed to nourish your body on a cellular level with high quality, living foods.

Wed 27 January

Filmfestival week King Kong Hostel

IT’S FILMFESTIVAL WEEK AT KING KONG HOSTEL! We serve our special IFFR Breakfast and Lunch this week!!
And on top of it all, friday there is an IFFR party in our Lobby with our resident DJ crew Unknown Rotterdam.

Thu 01 January

Café de Ouwehoer presents NieuwejaarsBBB (Barbecue, Beer & Blues)

Café De Ouwehoer will kick off the new year with a true B-B-B: barbeque, combined with the right dosage of booze and blues.