Museum Rotterdam. The museum presents the tale of its city

Museum Rotterdam has set up shop in the Timmerhuis, the latest architectural marvel in Rotterdam. The museum presents the tale of its city in the most impressive space of the new multifunctional building, between the bustle of shops, offices and restaurants. You will discover Rotterdam as it was, is and will be. An eye-opening experience for tourists and a journey of recognition and discovery for the locals.


Museum Rotterdam. Rodezand 26. (Behind the City Hall)

3011 AN Rotterdam






Sculptures Garden on the roof of warehouse De Bijenkorf

Sculptures Garden on the roof

of warehouse De Bijenkorf

Sculptures Garden on the roof of warehouse De Bijenkorf. Every weekend in June, during hours of operation of department store de Bijenkorf, you can visit the Sculptures Garden on the roof of this typical post-war Rotterdam building. Starting from the 3rd floor can use the personnel trappenhuis upwards.

In the stairwell hangs the exhibition Breuer 60 years. In the context of the Rotterdam Architecture month is on the roof a unique view point that views on the Coolsingel and the koopgoot. Images of Coolsingel then and in the future will show you the development of the building of the Coolsingel.

A special for this month laid out hiking trail, you can admire sculptures that used a special collection for the emergency stores on the Coolsingel. The small version of the destroyed city of Zadkine remaining in management of the Beehive, is specially for the occasion to this collection.


The roof is to visit during the hours of operation of the Bijenkorf Rotterdam at:

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 June

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June


De Bijenkorf replaced in 1953 the building of Dudok from 1930, that the bombardment had damaged somewhat. However, the ‘ glass palace ‘ of Dudok after the war broken off, because it got in the way for the new orientation of the Coolsingel in the Schiedam Dijk (instead of the Schiedamse Vest).Unlike the original glass building, the new Bijenkorf a close box, to the latest insights from America, with only a strip Windows at the restaurant and offices. The philosophy behind this was that shoppers not by a nice view had to be derived from the buy.


Rotterdam Rooftop Days. Visit iconic rooftops of Rotterdam















Sculptures Garden on the roof of warehouse De Bijenkorf



Two Years of Travel By painting of a landscape or memory In a Moleskine Notebook


Two Years of Travel By painting of a landscape or memory In a Moleskine Notebook


You are planning to make a journey, discovering or study in new countries/cities, or wil visiting undiscovered dream locations, you meet interesting people, enjoy the local culture and the food. Of course, your iphone, and your digital high tech camera ready to shoot images.  But it can be on a different way,  you’re painting all your experiences during your trip!  Not using a painting easel but you taking with you a number of Moleskine books and paint all your experiences!

On my search for travel stories I came across the website of Miss Missy. Wow! What a beautiful way to visualize your travel experiences. She has painted daily during her journey. What could be more beautiful than putting on your experiences on paper with ink, brushes and paper!

Each page is a painting of a landscape or memory embellished with handwritten descriptions.

Missy is an American painter working with acrylic ink on paper. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Painting and Material & Visual Culture from Carnegie Mellon University in 2010. In 2013 she was awarded a Fulbright Research Grant for Painting in Turkey where she studied Anatolian textiles and learned how to weave traditional kilims and knotted pile carpets.


For nine years she has painted in Moleskine journals with acrylic ink. Each page is a painting of a landscape or memory embellished with handwritten descriptions. She combined two most recent journals into one book entitled Standing in Asia, Looking at Europe, Thinking of New York.

One hundred illustrations guide viewers through a journey beginning in 2013 when she moved from New York City to Istanbul for one year, followed by several months spent in villages in central Turkey and Morocco. Along the way the artwork explores broader themes of memory, nostalgia, and the blending of one’s inner world with the external world.

Award winning

In 2014 she was awarded a John Anson Kittredge Educational Grant to extend her research abroad. She has attended artist residencies at Vermont Studio Center (2011), Babayan Culture House of Cappadocia, Turkey (2014), Cafe Tissardmine in the Moroccan Sahara (2014), the Taft Nicholson Center in Montana (2015) and AARK in Finland (2016).

Missy’s paintings have exhibited national and internationally. Washington, Chicago, Berlin, Zurich, Istanbul and the UK. Missy is represented by Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont.

Credits & Images : Miss Dunaway (thank you)


More about Miss Dunaway and more beautiful paintings:


Missy H. Dunaway

Pages from a traveling sketchbook.

Two Years of Travel By painting of a landscape or memory In a Moleskine Notebook












Art with a big A

..a modern, innovative wardrobe

Art with a big A. It’s the combination of contemporary art and the old masters that intrigues me. Upon entering Boijmans van Beuningen, a world renowned museum, the first thing that attracts the eye is the modern, innovative wardrobe. The museum packed with millions of euro’s of art, is almost more famous for the way you can hang your coat. On weekdays it’s wonderful to walk around. Not to busy. So thats why I decided to make thursday museumday. It’s a little me time. There is this somewhat undefinable peace and quit in this place, which is wonderful while looking at Frans Hals, Picasso and Salvador Dali. Alongside the basic collection of art, Boijmans regurlarly organises new exhibitions. Like the original work of Salvador Dali. For more than two hours I walk around and order myself a cappucino at the bar looking out on the famous rose garden. Boijmans is art with a big A.

….Frans Hals, Picasso and Salvador Dali.

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Museumpark 18-20. 3015 CX Rotterdam


Opening hours

Tuesdays to Sundays, 11 am to 5 pm.

The Library is open Tuesdays to Fridays from 11 am to 4.30 pm

The Espresso Bar is open from 10 am to 5.30 pm.

Closed on Mondays (except Easter Monday and Whitmonday), 1 January, 27 April (Kingsday; in 2014 on 26 April) and 25 December. The museum closes at 4 pm on Saint Nicholas’ night December 5th, Christmas Eve December 24th and New Year’s Eve December 31st.

T: +31 (0)10 44.19.400

On weekends also tel. +31 (0)10 44.19.475

F: +31 (0)10 43.60.500


The museum is accessible for wheelchairs. Wheelchairs are also available at the museum.