Rotterdam Architecture Month - events, locations, info

Rotterdam Architecture Month - events, locations, info

HAPPENING 1–30 June 2024 | The annual Rotterdam Architecture Month presents an array of events celebrating the city's architectural landscape. Visitors can explore green gardens, artistic tours, and engage in insightful lectures and discussions.

What to expect in 2024

The Rotterdam Architecture Month (Rotterdam Architectuur Maand) transforms the city into a hub of architectural exploration. With over 100 events already scheduled and more being added daily, residents and visitors alike are set to experience a diverse range of activities centred around architecture.

Opening ceremony on 1 June

On 1 June, the month-long event will be officially opened with a festive ceremony. Attendees can follow a special route through green gardens, visit various architectural interventions, and enjoy the art tour "Snakken naar Boijmans." The evening will culminate in a keynote lecture by Elma van Boxel from ZUS at the Henket Pavilion, discussing "Rotterdam, het Roer Radicaal om" (Rotterdam, the Radical Change).

Highlights of the programme

The event features numerous tours, exhibitions, and discussions focusing on housing and construction. Notable highlights include:

  • Exploring the residential history of Rotterdam Zuid
  • Attending Rotterdam Convening 2024
  • Diving into the Little C district
  • Previewing the Merwe-Vierhaven area as it is envisioned for 2030
  • Discovering bamboo as a sustainable building material
  • Participating in discussions on addressing the housing crisis sustainably and affordably

The Rotterdam Dagen

Every Sunday from 2 June to 23 June, the festival's heart will focus on the Rotterdam Dagen at the Museumpark. From 13:00 to 17:00, various activities suitable for all ages will be available, providing an engaging experience for the entire family.

Route maps and family activities

Visitors can enhance their experience at the Museumpark by obtaining a route map, available for €2.50 at the RA Month Kiosk and Henket Pavilion. Rotterdampasholders can get the map for free, which includes a complimentary scavenger hunt for families with chances to win prizes such as:

  • A €100 gift card for Diergaarde Blijdorp
  • Planting advice and a green-filled balcony box from Marvy Green
  • Children's gardening sets from STEK


Behind the scenes at Museumpark

Preparations for the interventions and exhibitions in the Museumpark are in full swing. Visitors can get a behind-the-scenes look at the setup through the event's website or Instagram. An in-depth article by architectural historian Lindy Kuit reveals the stories behind these interventions, featuring interviews with the designers.

Directions to Museumpark

The Museumpark, located in the heart of Rotterdam, is easily accessible by public transport, bike, or car. The nearest metro station is Eendrachtsplein, and there are several tram stops nearby. The park is within walking distance from the city centre and is a vibrant area featuring various museums and green spaces.

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