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May
24
Fri
Open Doek Festival (Short Films) @ Lantaren Venster
May 24 – May 26 all-day

From 24 until 26 May the Rotterdams Open Doek Festival takes place. Three days filled a broad programme of short films.

About Open Doek

Rotterdams Open Doek is the place for Rotterdam short films. Only talent counts, there are no rules, no themes, no age limits and there’s no distinction between amatures and professionals. Discover new films by famous film makers and meet the stars of the future.

With dozens of premieres of national and international short films, an extensive masterclass program, talk shows, exhibitions, video installations and a bustling festival market the fourth edition of the Rotterdam Open Doek Film promises to be a spectacular festival! In addition to the award Best Short Film (season 2018-2019), this year there will also be an Audience Award and a Special Mention.

 

You can check the progamme here: http://www.rotterdamsopendoek.nl/

 

May
25
Sat
Bicycle Race: Ronde van Katendrecht @ Katendrecht
May 25 – May 26 all-day

This cycling race has a real festival vibe. Register to participate or simply enjoy the bands, DJ’s and attractions surrounding the race.

Even if you’re not a fan of cycling, there’s still fun to be had at this festival! Live music, DJ’s, theater and kids’ attractions offer plenty to do for everyone.  Music performances will differ from Soul by Georgina Peach & the savoys to Jukebox  music by the Groovy Gents and make this a versatile day for everyone. Keep an eye on the festival website and facebook page for the latest updates.

It starts on Friday night.

Please find the programme here

And see the different races here

May
26
Sun
Day Cruise to Maasvlakte 2 @ Near Spido Office
May 26 all-day

Day Cruise Maasvlakte 2

Experience a whole new part of the Netherlands and a port under development, Maasvlakte 2!

We will start the day with a cup of coffee or tea and apple pie, which will be served by our friendly crew.
After a welcome by our captain, we will set sail towards the Maasvlakte 2.
Around noon you can enjoy a buffet with a variety of cold and hot dishes.
Upon arrival at the Maasvlakte an experienced guide of the Port authorities will come aboard. Along with this guide we will make a tour through this new part of the port where the guide will tell you all about this area.
After this interesting tour there is the possibility to disembark and visit the official visitors centre of the Maasvlakte 2, FutureLand.
FutureLand offers the visitor an experience of the port in an interactive environment. After the visit to FutureLand, we will set sail again towards Rotterdam.

Route:
From the home port of Spido we will sail downstream the river, Nieuwe Maas, towards the Botlek area, the well-known port and industry area of Rotterdam.
Along the way we will pass the city of Schiedam, famous for its Dutch Gin ‘Jenever’ and the city of Vlaardingen mostly known in the Netherlands for its Herring.
Further along the way we will pass the town Maassluis, an historic town on the Waterway, and the spectacular construction of the storm surge barrier the Maeslantkering, which is very important for the protection against high floods coming from the North Sea.
Upon arrival at the famous coastal town of Hoek van Holland we will cross the river towards the Calandkanaal, where we will arrive at the Maasvlakte 1, here you will see the largest container terminals like ECT, Maersk and Euromax.
Through the Yangtzekanaal we will eventually arrive at the Maasvlakte 2.
After the visit to FutureLand we will sail back towards Rotterdam where we will pass several highlights along the way like the town of Rozenburg and Pernis.
At the last part of this trip we will also pass the former cruise ship ‘SS Rotterdam’ and of course the beautiful Rotterdam skyline.

Note: Spido offers the explication in English and German on sheet.

Dates 2019

Sunday 24th of February
Sunday 31st of March
Sunday 28th of April
Sunday 26th of May
Sunday 23rd of June
In Juli and August every Tuesday and Sunday 2, 7 ,9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30th of July and 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27th of august.

Saturday 28th of September
Saturday 19th of Oktober
Sunday 24th of November
Saturday 28thof December

Programma

10:00 hours Embarkation at Willemsplein near the Spido office
10:30 hours Departure and reception with coffee and applepie
12:00 hours Lunchbuffet
13:00 hours Tour with guide of FutureLand through the new port area
14:00 hours Arrival at Futureland with possibility to visit the visitors centre
15:15 hours Return on board, following departure towards Rotterdam
±17:30 hours Arrival at Spido, following disembarkation
* Depending of nautical and meteorological factors the timetable may be changed if necessary.

Rates:

Adults € 59,50 p.p.
Children 4 – 11 years € 31,50 p.p.

Included in the price:
– one cup of coffee or tea and applepie and cream
– Lunch buffet with a variety of cold and warm dishes
– Visit to FutureLand, the visitors centre of the Maasvlakte 2.

Please note: Drinks are not included

May
27
Mon
Expat Arthouse: The Wild Pear Tree @ Kino Rotterdam
May 27 @ 21:00 – 23:30

For the expat community KINO regularly screens brand-new non-English arthouse movies with English subtitles. On May 27th we will screen Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Ağacı) with English subtitles.
Returning home from college, Sinan (Aydin Dogu Demirkol) must re-enter a difficult family situation with a father who is restless and intransigent, and whose gambling addiction has Sinan’s mother and sister at their wits’ end. He struggles to reorient himself within the family dynamic while trying to come to grips with the next phase of his life. He is planning to become a teacher like his father, but first wants to complete an experimental novel. Sinan’s search for meaning and direction provides the basis for a number of extensive and penetrating conversations that form the emotional and intellectual framework of The Wild Pear Tree.
Regie:
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Cast:
Hazar Ergüçlü, Murat Cemcir, Ahmet Rifat Sungar, Ercüment Balakoglu

May
29
Wed
Praatcafe – Language Exchange Event @ Kua Taco Bar
May 29 all-day

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.

 

They will host a language exchange Rotterdam event on Wednesday 30th January, where everyone can speak the language(s) he or she wants to socialize in. Wednesday from 19.30-22h.

 

 

 

 

Frank Borrel – Friday Afternoon Drinks @ Cruise Terminal
May 29 @ 18:00 – 23:45

Wednesday 29 May is the next Frank Borrel at the Cruise Terminal Rotterdam  from 18h-24.00 h
http://www.frank010.nl/

 

 

Jun
11
Tue
Praatcafe – Dutch Borrel (Speaking Dutch event) @ Citizen M
Jun 11 all-day

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.

They organize a regular “borrel” (drinks) on every second  Tuesday of the month, from 19.30 to 22h. During the borrel the only language spoken is Dutch.

 

 

Jun
15
Sat
Architecture Day – Rotterdam @ Various Places
Jun 15 – Jun 16 all-day

Day of Architecture 2019

The Dag van de Architectuur (Day of Architecture, aka Open House Rotterdam) grants access to the extraordinary and influential buildings of Rotterdam that are not usually open to the public.

Peek into the neighbors’, climb to great heights in skyscrapers to admire the phenomonal views and have a look (and a bite) at extraordinary locations!
Behind closed doors
Last year during the Dag van de Architectuur the focus lied on two of Rotterdam’s former harbour areas: the Maritime District and the Wilhelminapier. What this year’s programme will be like hasn’t been announced yet.

For some buildings you need to reserve your space. So please check here and put your name down.

Jun
17
Mon
Expat Arthouse Movie: Der Goldene Handschuh @ Kino Rotterdam
Jun 17 @ 21:15 – 23:45

 
For the expat community KINO regularly screens brand-new non-English arthouse movies with English subtitles. Next up on May 17th we will be screening German-Turkish director Fatih Akin’s Der goldene Handschuh

Regie:
Fatih Akin

Cast:
Jonas Dassler, Adam Bousdoukos, Margarethe Tiesel, Hark Bohm

Director Fatih Akin’s horror film Der goldene Handschuh is based on a true story and the novel of the same name by Heinz Strunk. Set in Hamburg-St.Pauli in the 1970s, Fritz “Fiete” Honka seems to be a pitiful loser. The man with the broken face carouses through his nights to chase lonely women and spend time in the neighborhood dive, the Golden Glove, where schmaltzy German songs move the boozy bar hounds to tears and drinking is a reflex against pain and longing. None of the regulars suspect that the apparently harmless Fiete is actually a monster.

Jun
22
Sat
Gin Festival Rotterdam @ Cruise Terminal
Jun 22 all-day

On Saturday, June 22, the Cruise Terminal Rotterdam will be converted into Gin-Tempel for the second time. Hundreds of great brands from home and abroad come together here to present themselves. And with loads of brands from around Rotterdam, as this is kind of the beating heart of the Dutch distilling world! The spirits can be tasted, which is included in the admission price, listen to speakers from different countries and you can enjoy the great view while enjoying an ice-cold Gin-Tonic!

Jun
26
Wed
Praatcafe – Language Exchange Event @ Kua Taco Bar
Jun 26 all-day

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.

 

They will host a language exchange Rotterdam event on Wednesday 30th January, where everyone can speak the language(s) he or she wants to socialize in. Wednesday from 19.30-22h.

 

 

 

 

Jun
29
Sat
Confetti Festival @ Keilecafe
Jun 29 all-day

Enjoy the sun, skyline, and varied line-up: house, hip hop, r&b, eclectic

From 13-23h.

Jul
9
Tue
Praatcafe – Dutch Borrel (Speaking Dutch event) @ Citizen M
Jul 9 all-day

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.

They organize a regular “borrel” (drinks) on every second  Tuesday of the month, from 19.30 to 22h. During the borrel the only language spoken is Dutch.

 

 

Jul
31
Wed
Praatcafe – Language Exchange Event @ Kua Taco Bar
Jul 31 all-day

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.

 

They will host a language exchange Rotterdam event on Wednesday 30th January, where everyone can speak the language(s) he or she wants to socialize in. Wednesday from 19.30-22h.

 

 

 

 

Aug
13
Tue
Praatcafe – Dutch Borrel (Speaking Dutch event) @ Citizen M
Aug 13 all-day

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.

They organize a regular “borrel” (drinks) on every second  Tuesday of the month, from 19.30 to 22h. During the borrel the only language spoken is Dutch.

 

 

Aug
28
Wed
Praatcafe – Language Exchange Event @ Kua Taco Bar
Aug 28 all-day

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.

 

They will host a language exchange Rotterdam event on Wednesday 30th January, where everyone can speak the language(s) he or she wants to socialize in. Wednesday from 19.30-22h.

 

 

 

 

Sep
7
Sat
Rrrollend Rotterdam – Food Festival @ Museumpark
Sep 7 – Sep 10 all-day
  1. Rrrollend means food, drinks and fun. Enjoy the diversity of performances by local heroes, try the best special beers and enjoy the food of your choice.

In short, lots of fun to be had at Rrrollend Rotterdam! Noordplein!

Times:

Friday from 17: 00 to 23: 00,
Saturday, from 14: 00 to 23: 00

Sunday, from 14:00 to 23:00

Monday from 12: 00 to 21: 00

It is a cashless event. You can pay with your pincard only!

 

Sep
10
Tue
Praatcafe – Dutch Borrel (Speaking Dutch event) @ Citizen M
Sep 10 all-day

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.

They organize a regular “borrel” (drinks) on every second  Tuesday of the month, from 19.30 to 22h. During the borrel the only language spoken is Dutch.

 

 

Sep
25
Wed
Praatcafe – Language Exchange Event @ Kua Taco Bar
Sep 25 all-day

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.

 

They will host a language exchange Rotterdam event on Wednesday 30th January, where everyone can speak the language(s) he or she wants to socialize in. Wednesday from 19.30-22h.

 

 

 

 

Oct
8
Tue
Praatcafe – Dutch Borrel (Speaking Dutch event) @ Citizen M
Oct 8 all-day

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.

They organize a regular “borrel” (drinks) on every second  Tuesday of the month, from 19.30 to 22h. During the borrel the only language spoken is Dutch.

 

 

Oct
30
Wed
Praatcafe – Language Exchange Event @ Kua Taco Bar
Oct 30 all-day

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.

 

They will host a language exchange Rotterdam event on Wednesday 30th January, where everyone can speak the language(s) he or she wants to socialize in. Wednesday from 19.30-22h.

 

 

 

 

Nov
12
Tue
Praatcafe – Dutch Borrel (Speaking Dutch event) @ Citizen M
Nov 12 all-day

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.

They organize a regular “borrel” (drinks) on every second  Tuesday of the month, from 19.30 to 22h. During the borrel the only language spoken is Dutch.

 

 

Nov
27
Wed
Praatcafe – Language Exchange Event @ Kua Taco Bar
Nov 27 all-day

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.

 

They will host a language exchange Rotterdam event on Wednesday 30th January, where everyone can speak the language(s) he or she wants to socialize in. Wednesday from 19.30-22h.

 

 

 

 

Dec
10
Tue
Praatcafe – Dutch Borrel (Speaking Dutch event) @ Citizen M
Dec 10 all-day

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.

They organize a regular “borrel” (drinks) on every second  Tuesday of the month, from 19.30 to 22h. During the borrel the only language spoken is Dutch.

 

 

Dec
25
Wed
Praatcafe – Language Exchange Event @ Kua Taco Bar
Dec 25 all-day

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.

 

They will host a language exchange Rotterdam event on Wednesday 30th January, where everyone can speak the language(s) he or she wants to socialize in. Wednesday from 19.30-22h.

 

 

 

 

Jan
14
Tue
Praatcafe – Dutch Borrel (Speaking Dutch event) @ Citizen M
Jan 14 all-day

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.

They organize a regular “borrel” (drinks) on every second  Tuesday of the month, from 19.30 to 22h. During the borrel the only language spoken is Dutch.

 

 

Feb
11
Tue
Praatcafe – Dutch Borrel (Speaking Dutch event) @ Citizen M
Feb 11 all-day

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.

They organize a regular “borrel” (drinks) on every second  Tuesday of the month, from 19.30 to 22h. During the borrel the only language spoken is Dutch.

 

 

Mar
10
Tue
Praatcafe – Dutch Borrel (Speaking Dutch event) @ Citizen M
Mar 10 all-day

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.

They organize a regular “borrel” (drinks) on every second  Tuesday of the month, from 19.30 to 22h. During the borrel the only language spoken is Dutch.

 

 

Apr
14
Tue
Praatcafe – Dutch Borrel (Speaking Dutch event) @ Citizen M
Apr 14 all-day

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.

They organize a regular “borrel” (drinks) on every second  Tuesday of the month, from 19.30 to 22h. During the borrel the only language spoken is Dutch.

 

 

May
12
Tue
Praatcafe – Dutch Borrel (Speaking Dutch event) @ Citizen M
May 12 all-day

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.

They organize a regular “borrel” (drinks) on every second  Tuesday of the month, from 19.30 to 22h. During the borrel the only language spoken is Dutch.