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From Friday the 22nd – Sunday the 24th of September, Rotterdam’s Museumpark will transform into a culinary oasis: Djemaa el Fna Rotterdam. Visitors experience the Marrakech vibes of 1001 Arabian Nights without having to leave the Netherlands. This will be the festival’s fifth edition.
Like its inspiration and namesake, the age-old Djemaa el Fna square of Marrakech, the festival is a vibrant place where the community comes together to enjoy food and culture. It will feature live music, literature and spoken word performances, comedy, visual arts, theatre performances and culinary talkshows. There will also be a wide range of acitvities for children and families. And of course, there will be food: around 40 carefully selected chefs serve their fragrant dishes straight from the barbecue and tajine. Stylish souvenirs will be for sale in the narrow streets of the souq.
Parking: Parkeergarage Museumpark, directly below the festival location
Location Museumplein Rotterdam
Trompenburg is a beautifully landscaped garden with a large collection of trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs and tubers. The garden is located on the edge of the Centre of Rotterdam, in the Kralingen district and is a veritable treasure trove for botanists and a treat for hikers seeking rest in a busy city.
In Trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum is a very special collection of trees, perennials, bulbs and tubers. The collection Quercus (oak), Fagus (beech), Ilex (Holly) and Hosta belong to the collections of the NPC (Dutch plant collections).
Trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum is on historic ground. Nowadays this garden is a green oasis in the busy and vibrant city of Rotterdam. In the late Middle Ages was only swamp, belonging to Cralingen fiefdom.
The name Rotta goes back on a settlement in the 11th century. In response to frequent floods were build dikes. To the first belong the old dike and the Honingerdijk, the latter is named after Lock Honingen, that here has ever stood.
The dikes made it possible to the swamp as pasture. For this purpose, dug ditches, so that water could be af-and landed. The structure of long narrow lots with locks is typical of many a polder landscape in many areas in Holland and is also on trompenburg still visible, particularly in the oldest part that connects with the entrance pavilion.
Trompenburg is more than an arboretum. It consists of a series of gardens with trees as part a special collection: an arboretum. In the Jubilee year is chosen for a new name: trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum. What in all these years has remained the same is the passion for plants. They continue to play a central role in trompenburg. Here visitors can enjoy the silence, the hustle and bustle of the lively town seems even on busy days far away. The gardens of trompenburg forms an oasis of peace in world port city of Rotterdam.
Credits – Images Trompenburg
Adres: Trompenburg. Honingerdijk 86 (beneden) 3062 NX Rotterdam”
Friday August 18
The most delicious foodline up Rotterdam is again on the square every Friday. The finest food trucks and drinks in the Garden of BIRD. Come by for your cocktails, specialty beers, wine and BIRD-bites … and the living is easy …
Credits/Images : Bird
Delfshaven has a 625 years long history of herring, gin, grain and beer. During the Ketels aan de Kade visitors can, in the middle of a historic decor, you could taste literally the Rotterdam History. Take a stroll along the many market stalls or slide on in the outdoor Inn; enjoy ancient crafts, cooking demonstrations, street theater and troubadours. The festival focuses primarily on historical food such as this occurred in the period between 1400-1900 in Rotterdam. Also, special attention will be given to specific ‘ Rotterdam-topics ‘ such as the herring-and salmon fishing, the Gin industry and the VOC. Taste the history!
Date: Saturday 13 August (17:00-23:00) and Sunday 14 August, 10.00-18.00 2016
Location: Aelbrechtskolk and Pietheynsplein Rotterdam (Historic Delfshaven)
Saturday August 12 th
Blijdorp Festival is all about art, culture, music & happiness and takes place next to the Rotterdam Zoo. The festival transforms the Roel Langerakpark into a land of discovery, with stages set amongst the park’s forests and alongside its lake. Heading into its fourth year, Blijdorp has built a reputation as one of the best parties around, offering lineups of established and up and coming underground DJs. Though music is the main event, the festival is a broader cultural experience, with visual arts and food stalls strewn throughout its site located next to the Rotterdam zoo. Saturday August 12 th. Roel Langerakpark, Rotterdam
Site located next to the Rotterdam Zoo.
11 – 12 august Park Oude Westen
Festival HOP, beer, great food and good music! An unpolished beer festival with a focus on craft beers & good food. Imagine, the Sun is shining, area park the old West sizzles, cozy acoustic music sounds, delicious tastings of local brewers, the special beer flows, the smell of delicious food lures, the people laugh and the glass sound.
Location: Wijkpark Oude Westen.West-Kruiskade 26 Rotterdam
Credits & Images Hop festival/Chymo&More Photography
Mellegers Butchers. One of the best butchers in Rotterdam. (Keurslagerij, a special label of the best butchers) As skilled butcher they make almost all the products themselves. Whether it is a pure piece of meat, the finest meats, the most delicious specialities or the most delicious meals. They use the freshest ingredients for the best products. Passioned craftmen/women. Located at the hotspot street Meent.
Adress: Mellegers. Meent 67-A, 3011 JD Rotterdam
Photo Credits: Mellegers
Mr. Tanger, itself coming from the Moroccan coastal city of Tangiers, sells olives, olive oil, nuts and spices from his family. In addition he sells delicious Moroccan tapas to enjoy in the Fenix Food Factory or to take home.
Fresh olive oil and first hand, olives of private land, 100% healthy argan oil, organic herbs, homemade minitajine’s.
Location: Fenix Food Factory. Veerlaan 19D. 3072 AN Rotterdam
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