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Iconic Maritime Institution on Lloydpier

A 60-metre-tall, checkered building on Lloydpier zigzags upwards, culminating in a large cantilevered auditorium overlooking the harbour. This Rotterdam landmark was built in 2005 to house Scheepvaart & Transport College (STC College), a maritime vocational school. We talk to architect Michiel Riedijk about this icon of the Rotterdam skyline. Words by: Irene de Vette Together …

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Inside Rotterdam Magazine - Martine van der Plas

Martine van der Plas

Art Restoration You could call her a“fixer” in the most arty way possible. Because she makes sure your most precious painting, sculpture or ornament frame remains a showpiece for many more years, in optimum form. Martine van der Plas is an officially registered and noted art restorer, someone you can absolutely entrust your artwork to. …

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Alejandro Cesarco Coded Meanings indise Rotterdam

Coded Meanings

Words by: Camille Collins Uruguayan-born artist, Alejandro Cesarco, uses indexing to organize complex themes into comprehensible structures. Cesarco’s Index series will be displayed at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art as the artist’s first solo exhibition. Seven indexes, one of which is being created specifically for this exhibition, will explore complex themes such as …

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Directeur Erik Zevenbergen Blijdorp Zoo Inside Rotterdam

Interview Erik Zevenbergen

A frequent visitor as a young child, Erik Zevenbergen never lost his fascination with the wild animals at Blijdorp Zoo. In his role as zoo director, he’s connecting the past with the present, future-proofing the Rotterdam zoo for coming generations. Words: Irene de Vette Recently turned into a new home for the gelada baboons, a …

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Primal Whales natuurhistorisch museum Rotterdam - Inside Roterdam

Primal Whales

Come meet the newest additions to the fossil family at the Natural History Museum. Loose bones of whales, mammoths and rhinos and nearly flawless primal whale skulls were found off the coast of Zeeland and have been primped and prepared to meet the public. Highlights of this exhibition include meticulously composed fossilised skulls of pointed …

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Festival Jazz International in Rotterdam

Festival Jazz International

100 Years of Jazz in Rotterdam At Festival Jazz International Rotterdam, the Rotterdam scene and sound are central. Jazz, hip-hop, electronics, impro and many crossovers define the programme, all with a Rotterdam character. There will be plenty of Rotterdam musicians and new projects, but the programming will also be supplemented by (inter) national artists. Moreover, …

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Inside Rotterdam - Forgotten

Forgotten Movies

The devastating aftermath of World War II is hard to forget. It’s amazing how such a short period of time can leave its mark over multiple generations. Some of its forgotten footage, however, has recently been found. Museum Rotterdam wants to give these films their much-deserved attention. “Forgotten Movies” will present the discovery of new, …

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Inside Rotterdam - Van Nelle Factory

The Van Nelle Factory

Building the factory of the future Arriving in Rotterdam by train, it is hard to miss the big, bright neon letters that spell ‘VAN NELLE’ on the roof of a white, shiny factory. The aluminium paint lights up in the sun and the façade stretches far into the back like a seemingly endless wall of …

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Sterling Schuyler - Inside Rotterdam

Crack that nut!

Sterling Schuyler lived in six cities, four countries and three continents before recently settling in Rotterdam. What brought her here? Why is she so enchanted by Holland’s second largest city? And how can an American connect with the Dutch? Sterling Schuyler explains. Words: Jelle Simons Silicon Valley, New York City, Egypt, Atlanta, the U.S. Army Garrison …

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