Open Now! Brasserie ‘Dudok In Het Park’

Dudok In the Park is a beautiful monument from 1750, in the Park at the foot of the Euromast. The Brasserie follows the rhythm of the Park and is open from Tuesday to Sunday for breakfast, coffee and cake, high tea, lunch and drinks. The menu consists of a combination of breakfast and lunch dishes, snacks and of course cake from the well-known Dudok bakery. On sunny days Dudok In the Park to later open for dinner on the heated terrace in front.The beautiful Park Hall and the Zocherskamer are well suited for festive and business gatherings, such as weddings, meetings, birthdays, care for, anniversaries and corporate events.
Baden Powellaan 12
3016GJ Rotterdam
+31 10 290 8444

Rotterdam Rooftop Days. Visit iconic rooftops of Rotterdam – June 1, 2 & 3 – 2018

Rotterdam Rooftop Days. Visit iconic rooftops of Rotterdam

‘Rotterdamse Dakendagen’ (Rotterdam Rooftop Days) is a festival that explores new spaces, high above the hustle and bustle of the city. We open doors that remain closed the rest of the year. Join us on the rooftops of Rotterdam, spectacular views await! Explore iconic buildings that are normally closed for public. The program consists of a festive exploring 17 rooftops, with Friday afternoon get-togethers drinks, concerts, dancing, rooftop bars, dakbios, sports activities, an extensive children’s program.


June 1, 2 & 3 – 2018

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Rotterdam Rooftop Days. Visit iconic rooftops of Rotterdam



June 1, 2 & 3 2018

Opening hours:

Open Rooftops
Saturday June 10 & Sunday June 11
11.00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Our Central Rooftop

Parking Westblaak, Hartmansstraat 35, 3012 VA Rotterdam

Saturday June 2: 10 a.m. – 23.00 pm.
Sunday June 3: 10 a.m. – 18.00 p.m.

I want to visit Rotterdamse Dakendagen, what should I do?

Buy a Dakpas or a ticket to a Tour or Special.

With a Dakpas you can visit all 16 Open Rooftops at your leisure on saturday June 2 or sunday June 3. Specials are events on rooftops: dinners, open air film screenings, concerts etc. They take place on friday, saturday and sunday. Tickets for these are sold seperately.

A (guided) Tour visits several special rooftops within a specific theme, that are not accessible as an open rooftop. A great addition to your Rotterdam rooftop experience! Tickets for tours are sold separately as well, but you will receive a discount if you also have a Dakpas for the same day.


The ultimate Rotterdam tourist experience: a tour of the city’s architectural highlights. Enjoy spectacular views of award winning buildings, as you stand on top of the city, high above the hustle and bustle below. The tour includes rooftops with a 360º view of the city centre and a visit to Arjen and Danny’s pad, where they spend their summers enjoying a unique urban view from their roof terrace jacuzzi.



Website: Rotterdam Rooftop Days

Facebook:  Rotterdam Rooftop Days

Programma Rotterdam Rooftop Days:




Credits / Photo credits : Rotterdamse Dakendagen

Photography Frank Hanswijk




Rotterdam Rooftop Days. Visit iconic rooftops of Rotterdam

Rotterdam Rooftop Days. Visit iconic rooftops of Rotterdam Rotterdam Rooftop Days. Visit iconic rooftops of Rotterdam Rotterdam Rooftop Days. Visit iconic rooftops of Rotterdam

Oyster Club. New seafood restaurant in the city centre of Rotterdam

Oyster Club. New seafood restaurant in the city centre of Rotterdam

A new high quality seafood restaurant in the city centre of Rotterdam. An all-day concept of international allure, which focuses on the following four core values: cuisine, entertainment, vibe and ambiance.

Oyster Club consists of ‘ Le Restaurant ‘, ‘ Le Bar ‘ and ‘ Le Club ‘ and is ideal for guests between 30 and 65 years. The entourage is chic and stylish. White table linen and waiters in black and white. The menu is varied and of high quality, existing fish, meat, sushi and sashimi. Dishes are classically prepared. Of the ‘ raw bar ‘ can make different kinds of oysters, Fruits de Mer and king crab be ordered. The most beautiful wines, shown in impressive wine cabinets. Mind blowing cocktails, prepared by sexy bartenders. Oyster Club Rotterdam is designed to be a unique experience.




Location:  Rodezand 36 3011 AN Rotterdam

Oyster Club

Oyster Club

Oyster Club

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

Clik here  for the floorplan of Art Rotterdam 2018







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





La Notte Film Festival. Watch the most bizarre films of eleven Dutch film festivals in one night.

La Notte

November – Friday 24th 

La Notte Film Festival. Watch the most bizarre films of eleven Dutch film festivals in one night.

On 24 november, the second edition of La Notte in KINO, night of the other movie. When night falls, blur the boundaries. In the dark we are more open; we behave more freely or warier. La Notte is a tribute to the movie and night culture. 12 film festivals come together and programming a night full of shorts, premieres, classics, documentaries and a live score.

Strange, beautiful, exciting, romantic, confrontational but above all great movies for which you wake up. The films, the Film Noir Salon, a jazz performance, DJ’s and restaurant offer a non-stop night program. Save the night is not over and visit unlimited La Notte movies with the Nachtpas for €25!



Website Festival 

Kino Film Theater    

Film Theater Kino Rotterdam

 La Notte


Credits: La Notte Film Festival. Kino

A Festival Downtown. Discover the world of electronic music.

Saturday October 7th 2017.

A Festival Downtown presents compelling, electronic music in a unique setting right in the city centre of Rotterdam. During A Festival Downtown De Nieuwe Binnenweg (one of the city’s primary streets) and its surroundings, gets turned into a festival site with several in-and outdoor stages for one day.

A Festival Downtown shows its visitors there is more to discover in the world of electronic music than just techno and dance music.

The lineup contains compelling artists that hail from different origins. Their roots may lie in hiphop but just as well in singer/songwriter, indie or jazz music. In collaboration with Guido van Dieren, BIRD, Cloudhead, Bass Odyssey, Mindtrick Records and Talk Of the Town, A Festival Downtown presents a scope of compelling, electronic music. The lineup contains local heroes as well as national and international headliners.

Keep an eye on the Facebookpage, because the lineup will be announced here in the upcoming weeks.

Various Locations at Nieuwe Binnenweg, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Datum: Saturday, October 7th 2017






Rotterdam Central Station decor of Opera Odysseus

Minora plays a Opera on location, Odysseus: a Opera plays in and around the Station Hall of Rotterdam Central station

The Opera Team offers a glimpse into the world of the traveling man. What are the feelings of this mobile travelers who are so unperturbed by the world move? Departure, desire, alienation, and expectation is what these people in their journey together. The opera is a cross-production, based on the opera Penelope La Casta by

A. Scarlatti with pieces of C. Monteverdi and W.A. Mozart. The performance starts on a neighboring metro station, from which the opera team takes the visitor by playing to the main train Station.

The Greek antique legend of Odysseus and Penelope also remains relevant at this time. Odysseus and Penelope embody the two central aspects of the performance: the (on) move and waiting. Odysseus is the traveler. As a refugee who departs from a war zone, or just the commuter on his way to his work.

Playing at “The Stationshuiskamer in Rotterdam with beautiful views of the station Hall, from 20 to 22 October.


Opera Minora has a special position

Opera Minora has a special position within the Dutch opera culture by an innovative and experimental approach. Opera Minora makes professional performances of unknown room operas on any (UN) imaginable location.

Accessibility, relevance, flexibility and originality with high musical level are the top features of our productions. We hooks to at current events and timeless issues.

The performances are distinguished mainly by the daring locations. Opera Minora chooses for adventurous urban play areas, looking for contact and short-lived fusion between fiction and reality and artists with the (accidental) audience.

The Opera team mixes itself more and more on the streets, leaving dynamics and interaction between opera and the environment.

Opera Minora strives to pick up people from the daily grind to kidnap and spiritually to another world, which, however, has relevance for the era in which we live. A time to physically stopping here and with the spirit to go on a trip.


Friday 20 October: 20:00 hours

Saturday 21 October: 20:00 hours

Sunday 22 October: 14:00 hours



Credits-Images: Opera Minora



Djemaa el Fna Rotterdam: sharing culture and cuisine . September 22 – 24 th

Djemaa el Fna Rotterdam: sharing culture and cuisine

Friday 22nd-Sunday 24 September

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.

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Parking: Parkeergarage Museumpark, directly below the festival location


Location Museumplein Rotterdam