Fragrant smells of sugar and spice, hot chocolate and Sinterklaas… wintertime is here! Checkout this connoisseur’s list for where to get the best Dutch oliebollen! Bakker Klootwijk Winning the national prize in 2017 for best oliebollen, it’s no wonder crowds flock to taste the award-winning delicacies. In the run-up to New Year’s Eve, when the …

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Family activities

As the cold sets in, there are still plenty of family activities to do in Rotterdam. Test your balance on the ice rink or take a relaxing cruise down the Maas with a scenic river tour.Whatever your fancy, there’s something fun for everyone.   Schaatsbaan A magical winter experience to enjoy with friends and family, …

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Meet Melly

Melly is part of the newly christened, Kunstinstituut Melly, formerly known as Witte deWith Center for Contemporary Art. Located in the downstairs area of the institute, Mellyis a space for collaboration and conversation in regard to contemporary art and culture.By creating this space, and its subsequent programs, the goal is to make art moreaccessible and …

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Extra large

For the first time in the Netherlands, the Kunsthal presents ‘Extra Large’, an exhibition featuring metres-high, handwoven tapestries designed by acclaimed artists such as Picasso, Le Corbusier, Miro, Vasarely and Louise Bourgeois. This unique exhibit focuses on sixty works commissioned after the First World War up until today and sheds light on the artistry involved …

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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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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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