Last Weekend. The winter edition of the secret garden!

Last Weekend. The winter edition of the secret garden!

The secret garden is the perfect place to escape from the daily hustle and bustle and you imagine a walhalla full of surprises. Three weekends in February can you let both inside and outside warm up in tropical winter spheres with magical decor, spontaneous performances and playful activities. PLANTENSHOP, Sprinklr is  bringing selections ofspecial plants at home. This edition they take care of the plants pop up shop. All plants are grown sustainably. There is a plant doctor consultation, for free. VINTAGE, Gorgeous clothes found by Stilleven Atelieren and the Kassels girls  GARDEN RESIDENTS. A special stage will be designed at the festival by different artists under the name Garden Residents. FOOD & DRINKS. In addition to the Winter garden Bar is the food and beverage line-up expanded with a restaurant and cocktail bar. Enough to taste it! AMARO CREATIVE INDUSTRIES you can have lunch and dinner by the Amaro men. On Sunday there is an extensive communal dinner. AMEHOELA. The first neo-tiki bar with tropical vibes and their tasteful cocktails.


This edition of the Secret Garden can be found at Schiehavenweg 14 Rotterdam. Easily accessible by bicycle, public transport and our secret Tram of course.

Foundation Romeo take care for special transportation in a outdated, original Golden & grey tram of RET. Entry level stop at stop Weena (Platform E opposite Holland Casino building), with a stopover at exhibition, linea recta to Last Stop The Secret Garden.








Art Rotterdam 2018. Nineteenth edition of renowned art fair

From 8 – 11 February 2018, the iconic Van Nellefabriek will be the set for Art Rotterdam

Art Rotterdam 2018. Nineteenth edition of renowned art fair. The nineteenth edition of Art Rotterdam is once again located in the iconic Van Nellefabriek from Thursday 8 February to Sunday 11 February. And with a strong mission – just as the previous editions. Or, as formulated by director Fons Hof: “For a large group of art lovers, Art Rotterdam is becoming more and more the annual moment to seize the opportunity and obtain a magnificent work of art. We will do everything to create the right atmosphere to enable this. What we want is for people to go from one experience to the other during Art Rotterdam. Collectors should feel like they’re part of a large, dynamic culture!” An effective aid in this aim is undoubtedly the typical, characteristic presentation of Art Rotterdam which consists of a large variety of exhibition models.

Focus on young art in a varied concept

Art Rotterdam manages to increasingly stand out as a ‘curated fair’. With the exception of the Main Section, each section bears the imprint of a young and/or renowned curator. New, this year, is the Commonities section, designed by Lorenzo Benedetti, curator of contemporary art at Kunstmuseum St.Gallen. In Commonities, Benedetti establishes links based on thematic and materiality between artists of various galleries present.

Open Air, intended for the presentation of large scale works on the Van Nellefabriek terrain, is curated by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk, curator at The Office for Curating, Rotterdam. Suzanne Wallinga, co-founder and director of A Tale of a Tub, curates Intersections. The focus in this section, a platform for non-profit performance and installation art, is on the experiment.
Art Rotterdam Projections, curated by Martha Kirszenbaum, will dispose of a 700 m2 darkened room with a large number of videos on big, freestanding projection walls. Kirszenbaum, working in Los Angeles and Paris, is curator and publicist. Patrick Constantin Haas, curator at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, curates the New Art Section for young galleries which present solos by up-and-coming talent.

International art fair to discover upcoming artists

In the Main Section, where some 70 national and international galleries have their stands, a space has also been reserved for dealers in post-war art and vintage photography. For the sixth time, the Prospect & Concepts exhibition is located in the old distribution centre of the Van Nellefabriek. The enormous 2,500m2 space shows work by almost eighty visual artists who received a Stipendium for Emerging Artists from the Mondriaan Fund in 2016. Curator is Stijn Huijts, director of the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht. Commonities, Intersections, CitizenM Cinema and the fine-dining restaurant are located in the new Art Rotterdam pavilion.

NN Group Art Award

The NN Group Art Award is awarded during Art Rotterdam for the second time in a row. The jury consists of: Mariette Dölle (director Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen), Anna van Leeuwen (art critic De Volkskrant), Iris Kensmil (visual artist), Xander Karskens (artistic director Cobra Museum, Amstelveen) and Els Drummen (conservator NN Group coporate collection). The most important criteria for nomination are: a completed professional art training in the Netherlands, making high-quality work and promoting authentic and innovative craftsmanship. Whoever will succeed the winners of 2017, Florian and Michael Quistrebert (Galerie Juliette Jongma), s/he can look forward to a €10,000 cash price.

Rotterdam is alive with art

During Art Rotterdam, the entire city is alive with exquisite museum exhibitions, site fairs, open ateliers and pop-up shows. De Kunsthal opens with the ING Collection from both the Dutch as well as the Belgian part of the collection during Art Rotterdam. The nominees of the Prix de Rome are on show as well: the oldest and most generous price for talented visual artists in the Netherlands. During Art Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen opens with the XXXL exhibition where large works from its own contemporary collection are shown.

Art Rotterdam 2018

Art Rotterdam is a renowned and surprisingly varied art fair. The fair offers an annual stage to the newest developments in visual art. The focus on recent art, the variety of different sections, the connection with the city of Rotterdam and the fascinating location give Art Rotterdam a unique atmosphere. Art Rotterdam is the appealing alternative within the international field of art fairs for an increasing number of art lovers and attracts more visitors from home and abroad each year. Art Rotterdam – Thursday 8 February, 11.00 – 19.00 – Friday 9 February, 11.00 – 21.00 – Saturday 10 February, 11.00 – 19.00 – Sunday 11 February, 11.00 – 19.00 Entrance fee € 19.50 | online tickets € 16.50 | Free entrance for children under the age of 12

Floor Plan Art Rotterdam 2018

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Art Rotterdam 2018 Location: Van Nelle Fabriek | Van Nelleweg 1 | 3044 BC | Rotterdam | the Netherlands

Art Rotterdam 2018

IFFR – International Filmfestival Rotterdam 2018 – 24 januari – 4 februari 2018

IFFR is one of the largest audience and industry-driven film festivals in the world. During twelve festival days, hundreds of filmmakers and other artists present their work to a large audience (2017: 314.000 admissions and 2.298 film professionals). The festival’s Official Selection includes more than 500 feature, mid-length, and short films out of over 50 countries. It aims to organise and stimulate film-related activities in Rotterdam. The 47th edition will be from Wednesday 24 January till Sunday 4 February 2018.

Different locations

Programme and tickets







Credits – photo’s: IFFR





‘Every day is a day to be beautiful’

‘Every day is a day to be beautiful’

This is the adage of Charlotte Wooning, jewellery designer. Her collection is refined, feminine, modern and surprisingly affordable. Which is both a blessing and curse, since we don’t know what to choose now! Apart from her own collection, Charlotte also designs by commission.

Don’t forget Valentines Day!


Charlotte Wooning. Hoogstraat 8a, 3011 PN Rotterdam

+31 10 24 30 315

Photo Credits: Website Charlotte Wooning

‘Every day is a day to be beautiful’

‘Every day is a day to be beautiful’

‘Every day is a day to be beautiful’


‘Every day is a day to be beautiful’

‘Every day is a day to be beautiful’

‘Every day is a day to be beautiful’



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.