KINO Rotterdam hosts fundraiser for Turkey & Syria

KINO Rotterdam hosts fundraiser for Turkey & Syria

Fundraiser for Turkey & Syria: Burning Days & The Wild Pear Tree (2018).

To contribute to the relief effort for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria, the KINO cinema in Rotterdam is organizing two screening events this month to raise funds. All ticket revenues will go to organizations on the ground: a Queer relief fund and Mor Dayanisma.

On 23 February KINO will show a preview of the upcoming Turkish village noir thriller Burning Days, and on 28 February one of KINO's recent Cannes favourites returns to the cinema: Nuri Bilge Ceylan's The Wild Pear Tree (2018). Also on Tuesday, February 28, Eathouse will do a kitchen takeover and serve delicious warm dishes from 17:30 to raise more money.


Burning Days (EN subs): Emre, a young prosecutor, newly appointed to the small town of Balkaya find himself being pulled into a political conflict during his first murder investigation.

The Wild Pear Tree (2018) (EN subs): Sinan is passionate about literature and has always wanted to be a writer. Returning to the village where he was born, he pours his heart and soul into scraping together the money he needs to be published, but his father’s debts catch up with him.

Frozen in Concert Live to Film at Rotterdam Ahoy

Frozen in Concert Live to Film at Rotterdam Ahoy

10 years of Frozen, live on ice! The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra has started ticket sales for Frozen™ in Concert Live to Film.

The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra will present a new film concert in collaboration with Disney: on 4 and 5 March 2023, the orchestra will play the music accompanying the screening of the film Frozen™ (2013). Frozen™ celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and has recently expressed plans for a third part. In short: the film is as popular as ever. The film concerts will take place at the RTM Stage of Rotterdam Ahoy. There are both Dutch and English (with Dutch subtitles) spoken screenings. Come and enjoy this Disney classic with the whole family! 

On Saturday 11 February, a cold warm-up for this concert took place at Schaatsbaan Rotterdam. In the presence of mini Elsas and ice princesses, an ensemble of the orchestra performed the Academy Award® and Grammy Award®-winning hit 'Let It Go'.



About the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra also happened to be born in the cinema: it was founded in 1918 by musicians who made their living accompanying films in Rotterdam theatres. With great energy, guts and ambition, the orchestra grew into one of Europe's leading ones. Today, the Rotterdam Philharmonic reaches audiences of millions worldwide with online concerts and tours of the most famous venues – with the Doelen as its home base. Proud of its origins, the orchestra has also always played music to films: from classics with Charlie Chaplin to art house films during the International Film Festival Rotterdam and blockbusters like the Harry Potter series.


About the film Frozen™

In Frozen™, fearless optimist Anna embarks on an epic journey – along with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his faithful reindeer Sven – to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle™ in eternal winter. Anna and Kristoff encounter Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, and battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

Vote for the best recipe in the Takumi Ramen Challenge

Vote for the best recipe in the Takumi Ramen Challenge

Takumi Ramen closes off their 15-year anniversary celebration with a final Ramen Challenge. Participants representing Rotterdam, The Hague, Amsterdam, Düsseldorf and Barcelona are competing on February 11th for a chance to two tickets to Japan.  You can also view the recipes and vote for your choice, online. 


Six finalists compete with their recipe for a trip to Tokyo

Takumi Ramen launched the 'ramen challenge' last year. A competition in which participants came up with their own ramen recipe and were allowed to submit it. The lucky winner of this ramen challenge wins 2 tickets to Tokyo and his recipe is sold in selected Takumi restaurants in Europe. The six best recipes submitted will be invited to the grand finale in the Netherlands to cook for the Takumi Ramen masters and judges Mr Saeki, Mr Okada and Mr Ogata. This final day and also festive finale of the 'Takumi 15 year Anniversary' celebration, will take place on Saturday 11 February in Rotterdam.


Takumi Ramen Challenge

After months of competition and hundreds of entries to the #RamenChallenge, a top six recipes have been chosen to compete in the final during the grand finale in Rotterdam. During the exciting finale, the 'Me-so Shrimp Ramen', a rich and intense shrimp miso broth, among others, will take on 'Black Garlic & Miso Pork Belly' with black garlic & miso pork belly in a chicken broth. The 6 finalists who will face each other for their final race towards Tokyo are:

- Gianluca Contu with 'Black Garlic & Miso Pork Belly' from The Hague
- Roma Gomez Cortada with 'Pesto Tsukemen' from Barcelona
- Tim Kortenjann with 'Harissa Duck Ramen' from DĂĽsseldorf
- Kasper Harteveld with 'Me-so Shrimp Ramen' from Rotterdam
- Jake Cao with 'Seafood Ramen' from Barcelona
- Rob Aarts with 'The Dutch Kraken' from Amsterdam

It will be up to the Takumi Ramen masters, Mr Saeki (founder Takumi), Mr Okada (head chef of Takumi) and Mr Ogata (Head designer Takumi), to decide which of these recipes is the best and which of these finalists can call himself winner of the Takumi Ramen Challenge. Of course, they will judge the recipes based on taste and presentation, but also important is the level of innovation within Takumi's range and the feasibility of replicating the recipe in their kitchen. 

Besides the chefs' verdict, the public's opinion also counts. They can vote for their favourite via Takumi's website to help them one step closer to foodhalla Japan.


Takumi 15 Year Anniversary

The Takumi Ramen Challenge is part of Takumi's 15-year anniversary celebrations. The year-long anniversary was celebrated through various events, giveaways and challenges. These events were hosted live in a number of major cities under the banner 'Takumi on tour'. Among others, the restaurant organised spicy ramen challenges, exclusive merchandise was available, exciting prizes could be won and everyone could enjoy ramen specials. In addition, Takumi fans had the chance to take part in a lottery to win various trips to Barcelona, Milan or Amsterdam and, as the big hit, a 5-day trip to Tokyo. The final of the Ramen Challenge is thus the grand finale of the one-year celebration of Takumi's 15th anniversary.


About Takumi Ramen

Takumi Ramen was founded 15 years ago by Mr Saeki and Mr Okada. The Japanese men shared a big dream: to open their own ramen restaurant in Europe. The first Takumi restaurant opened its doors in 2007 in DĂĽsseldorf. Since then, ramen has been unrelentingly popular and the Dutch appreciate the best Japanese soul food like no other. Over the past 15 years, Takumi has become a 'brand' with its own merchandise. The chain now has 43 locations throughout Europe in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and the Czech Republic.

An evening full of Rotterdam talent in Baroeg

An evening full of Rotterdam talent in Baroeg

Thursday, December 15, four bands from Rotterdam will play in Baroeg. This event is organized by local organization LOUD. A new organization that focuses on ambitious musicians from Rotterdam. By organizing live showcases throughout the city they want to give musicians the opportunity to grow in the music industry. 
It is an evening filled with rock, punk and metal. The evening starts with the band Indigo Pastel, an indie rock band with positive reviews from Giel Beelen, Pinguin Radio, 3voor12 and airplay on 3FM, among others. Most of the music was written during burnout followed by a covid-19 quarantine. Next on the program is the band Graftak, who have also previously played at Baroeg Open Air. They bring a fun festive evening with punk, ska reggae and folk from Rotterdam soil. The last two bands of the evening are Vermin and Lijkschouwer. As soon as they take the stage they try to blow you out of your shoes with their ferocious metal riffs. Vermin, formed in the Botlek, just makes your evening exciting with their mix of diverse music. Coroner is the perfect band to end an evening with. Coroner alternates from the quiet vibes to hard vibes in a split second. 
This event is co-sponsored by the Popunie.
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022
Location: Baroeg, Spinozaweg 300, Rotterdam
Tickets from €4,-
Start: 19:00 hours 
more info + tickets: 
Rotterdam Rooftop Walk emerges on the Coolsingel

Rotterdam Rooftop Walk emerges on the Coolsingel

ROTTERDAM, 4 May 2022 - Starting Thursday 5 May, festival organization Rotterdamse Dakendagen will be selling tickets for the Rotterdam Rooftop Walk. With stairs and a spectacular air bridge 29.5 metres high, the roofs of the Bijenkorf and WTC Rotterdam will be connected and made accessible.
Once at the top, the visitor will experience a future image of the city. In it, the 'roof landscape' will be fully utilized for greenery, art, housing, recreation, food production, the generation of energy and more. All developments on the Coolsingel can be followed live via a livestream from the Schielandtoren.
The walking route opens on 26 May, Ascension Day, and can be visited until 24 June. Rotterdam Rooftop Walk is a one-off project in addition to the annual Dakendagen weekend, which takes place from 3 to 5 June. On that weekend, including the Rooftop Walk, 35 roofs in the city can be visited. A visit to the Rooftop Walk costs €3.50 for adults, while children go for free. Ticket sales for both events start on 5 May 2012 at and 

Rotterdam Rooftop Walk from 26 May to 24 June 2022

The design of the route is a collaboration between architects MVRDV and Rotterdam Rooftop Days, executed in scaffolding material by Dutch Scaffolding. The walk starts with a set of stairs on Beursplein to the monumental roof of WTC Rotterdam. The crossing of the Coolsingel takes place via a 60-metre-long air bridge. Swinging across the roof of the Bijenkorf, the route then ends on the roof of the Q-Park next to the department store. After that, the public descends into the Aert van Nesstraat, via a scaffolding staircase along the facade of the building. During the route, visitors will experience how the space on flat city roofs can be better utilized. For example, there is a tiny house — including inhabitants — on the roof, artists depict a sustainable future for city dwellers, and new methods are used to generate energy, use rainwater and make roofs greener. The Rotterdam Rooftop Walk is open daily from 10:00 to 20:00 and can only be visited upon reservation of a time slot. 
Rotterdam Rooftop Days from 3 to 5 June 2022 đź“· Frank HanswijkRotterdam Rooftop Days from 3 to 5 June 2022 đź“· Frank Hanswijk

Rotterdam Rooftop Days from 3 to 5 June 2022

The annual Rotterdam Rooftop Days festival will be held from 3 to 5 June, with Luchtpark Hofbogen as the festival heart. You can visit this central roof for free for food, drinks, live music and a festival atmosphere with a view. You can visit the roof by yourself by booking one of the roof routes on 4 and 5 June: a walk or bike ride from roof to roof, with a small-scale programme at the locations. Visitors can also be accompanied by a guide during one of 11 different roof tours. Theatre and musical acts complete the programme. On Friday, 3 June, the official opening of the festival and the International Rooftop Knowledge Day will take place. Guests from home and abroad will come to Rotterdam or meet online for this English-language knowledge day about the potential of flat roofs. This collaboration with Architectuur Instituut Rotterdam (AIR) takes place on the temporary, bright pink roof structure Het Podium: an initiative of Het Nieuwe Instituut and designed by MVRDV.

June is Rotterdam Architecture Month

Rotterdamse Dakendagen is a partner of the Rotterdam Architecture Month. The Vista Rotterdam theme stands for views of the city as a living environment and for the role of design and designers within major social issues. In June, architecture events will be held throughout Rotterdam. 

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