Jazz Festival Hillegersberg Rotterdam - info, dates, line-up

Jazz Festival Hillegersberg Rotterdam - info, dates, line-up

Jazz Festival Hillegersberg has been around for over three decades. The three-day festival features over 35 acts performing on three different stages in the centre of Hillegersberg. 

The festival starts on Friday evening and ends on Sunday night. Approximately 35 acts can be seen on the three stages. Entrance is free. Festival organisers expect approximately 20,000 people. Visitors are requested to come by bicycle or public transport as much as possible.

Jazz Festival Hillegersberg artist line-up

This year, the artists performing at Jazz Festival Hillegersberg include:

• Licks & Brains
• Funkstamatics
• Nod Steward
• Dave Chavez
• Doors Tribute
• Raymunda
• Hans Dulfer
• Big Pete & The Implosions
• Edsel Juliet & La Banda Loca
• Moondance
• Barrelhouse
• Joe Undercover Band
• What the FRNK
• Ocean Boulevard
• Facet Fusion Band
• Stickey Fingers
• Henk Pepping Express ft. Ruben Hoeke
• Kino Haitsma
• VOF de Kunst

... and many more wonderful jazz, blues and crossover artists. You can find the official artist line-up on the Jazz Festival Hillegersberg website.

Event details

Jazz Festival Hillegersberg 2019

Weissenbruchlaan Rotterdam

28 - 30 July 2019

Kendrick Lamar, Gloria Estefan among others

100% free

Event type:
Music Festival


Location: Jazz Festival Hillegersberg

There are three stages at the festival. You'll find the two main modern/jazz and latin/soul stages across the street from Facet (cafe) on Weissenbruchstraat and the third stage, featuring blues and rock music on Bergse Dorpstraat nearby.
North Sea Jazz festival Rotterdam - location, dates, line-up

North Sea Jazz festival Rotterdam - location, dates, line-up

The annual North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam is a very high quality festival where jazz music from the past, present and the future is presented, under one roof, for three days. In addition to jazz, you can also expect to hear blues, soul, funk, hip hop, world, pop and much more.

North Sea Jazz Rotterdam

The first edition of the North Sea Jazz Festival took place in 1976 in The Hague. The event drew about 9000 visitors and featured performances by artists like Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz. Since 2006 the festival has been organized in a new and more spacious location: Rotterdam Ahoy. The North Sea Jazz Festival has developed into a major international event with fifteen stages. Nowadays, the event draws between sixty-five thousand and seventy-five thousand visitors a year.

Past performers at North Sea jazz Rotterdam

In the past, many great names have performed at North Sea Jazz Rotterdam. To name a few: Nat Adderley, Erykah Badu, Paul Anka, Steve Coleman, Miles Davis, Candy Dulfer, Ibrahim Ferrer, Ella Fitzgerald, Alicia Keys, Lionel Hampton, Al Jarreau, B.B. King, Wynton Marsalis, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Jamiroquai, Shirley Horn, Tania Maria, Roy Hargrove, Rachelle Ferrell and The Zawinul Syndicate.

North Sea Jazz festival line-up 2019

There are tons of artists performing at North Sea Jazz this year. But to name a few:

• Diana Krall
• Burt Bacharach
• Dee Dee Bridgewater
• Juanes
• Michel Camilo Quarter
• Jamie Cullum
• Toto
• My Baby
• Jonathan Jeremiah
• Chick Corea
• Bobby McFerrin
• Janelle Monae
• Ms. Lauryn Hill
• Macy Gray
• Gilberto Gil
• Steve Gadd Band
• Mayra Andrade
• Gary Bartz featuring Ravi Coltrane & Charles Tolliver
• Chucho Valdez - Jazz Bata
• Orquesta Akokan
• Curtis Harding
• Rag'n'Bone Man
• Joe Jackson
• Tower of Power
• Jose James with Noordpool Orkest
• Blood Orange
• Anita Baker
• Jacob Banks
• Braxton Cook
• Makaya McCraven
• Robert Glasper w/ Chris Dave, Derrick Hodge
• The Internet

Visit the official North Sea Jazz website for the complete festival line-up and timetable.

North Sea Jazz sounds like:

Check out the Spotify playlist below and have a listen.


Event details

North Sea Jazz festival 2019

Rotterdam Ahoy
Ahoyweg 10, 3084 BA Rotterdam

Date(s) & Time(s):
13 - 14 July 2019 | 14:00 - 00:30

Kamasi Washington, Diana Krall, among others

1-day ticket: €95
3-day ticket: €230
(more ticket types available)

Event type:
Music Festival


Location: Rotterdam Ahoy

Not sure how to get there? Check out our directions Rotterdam Ahoy.
Festival weekend in Schiedam

Festival weekend in Schiedam

On the weekend of the 25th & 26th of May 2019, the historic city centre of Schiedam is all about relaxation and entertainment. Various local organisations team up to provide a full day of summer vibes, music, poetry, markets, food trucks and what Schiedam is known for; gin!

The historic city centre of Schiedam, with its beautiful canals, is increasingly popular among the Dutch and tourists alike. From far and wide, people come to learn about and taste Dutch gin. Moreover, the city is also a cool place to relax and hang out. How much so? Find out on the last weekend of May.

Festival weekend in Schiedam 📷 Alyssa van HeystFestival weekend in Schiedam 📷 Alyssa van Heyst

Schiedam Festival weekend

Mark 25 and 26 May in your calendar for a fun weekend full of activities for all ages.

Proef! de Plantage
This cultural festival, held in city park 'de Plantage,' is experiencing its 3rd edition this year. The beautiful city park, which happens to be the oldest city park in the Netherlands, is the backdrop for a weekend of music, food, art and poetry.

Saturday 25 May, 14:00 - 22:00
Sunday 26 May 13:00 - 20:00

Find more information on the Plantage website.

At GinFever it's all about gin and gin cocktails and enjoying that summer feeling! Learn all about gin, enjoy delicious gins, cocktails and tasty snacks to the rhythm of summer music. This event is held in the courtyard of the National Genever Museum in Schiedam (Nationale Jenevermusuem).

Saturday 25 May, 14:00 - 22:00
Sunday 26 May 13:00 - 20:00

Be sure to check out the GinFever website for ticket sales and the 2019 programme.

SWAN. Schiedam
SWAN, one of the major lifestyle markets in the Netherlands and Belgium comes to Schiedam. SWAN. is a platform for starting, creative entrepreneurs who want to showcase their products to a wide audience. At SWAN markets, you'll find diverse offerings such as handmade jewellery, accessories, fashion, vintage clothing, kids items, affordable art as well as trendy furniture. The SWAN market is also held in the Plantage city park.

Saturday 25 May, 13:00 - 19:00
Sunday 26 May, 13:00 - 19:00

Lounge boat Distillers Tour
Hop aboard on the lounge boat near the Havenkerk and sail through the canals of Schiedam. The boat makes stops at various gin distilleries such as Loopuyt, Koninklijke de Kuyper and Onder de Boompjes so you can have an exclusive look behind the scenes. On the way back, enjoy Bobby's gin and hop off at the GinFever festival.

Boarding times:
Saturday, May 25, 12:00 and 15:00
Sunday 26 May, 12:00 and 15:00
Be sure to check out the Schiedam website for additional information and ticket sales.

Relax by the water
Hopping from festival to festival? Take a break at the Lange Haven. Have a drink, enjoy a barbecue. Apparently, there's also going to be a gin-chocolate workshop.
TEDx Rotterdam - Groundbreaking talks by amazing people

TEDx Rotterdam - Groundbreaking talks by amazing people

"Raising the bar", that is the theme of TEDx Rotterdam that takes place on 29 March 2019 in Theater Rotterdam. Inspiring speakers talk about how their ambition, perseverance or inner struggle led to social, personal or business development. TEDx Rotterdam is being organized for the fifth time.

From fashion designer to teacher of the year, from history scientist to water envoy for the Dutch government and from young entrepreneurs with sustainable ideas to architects who successfully transform the fringes of the city. A variety of speakers are scheduled for TEDx Rotterdam. “With TEDx Rotterdam, we want to touch and inspire people. We also take the theme 'Raising the Bar' very personally, we want to put together the best edition of TEDx Rotterdam ", says Oscar de Grave, co-licensee of TEDx Rotterdam.

About TEDx

TEDx is the local variant of the TED Conferences known all over the world. It is an independent event organized by volunteers that gives local speakers a stage. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) started thirty years ago as a four-day conference in California and is now known worldwide for its lectures in which the world's greatest thinkers share their expertise.

Every talk is no longer than than eighteen minutes and many of them are available online for free. Famous speakers from the past are Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

Laura and Ilfa speaking at TEDx Rotterdam 📷 Sjoerd FeenstraLaura and Ilfa speaking at TEDx Rotterdam 📷 Sjoerd Feenstra

Speakers at TEDx Rotterdam 2019:

• Henk Ovink - Ovink is Dutch Special Envoy on Water or Water Envoy. He helps governments worldwide with storms, tidal waves or other water-related problems. He also shares the knowledge that the Netherlands has about the fight against water.

Kristian Koreman & Elma van Boxel - This duo founded ZUS Architects, Zones Urbaines Sensibles. ZUS realized pioneering projects such as Schieblock and the Luchtsingel in Rotterdam and Dune in Almere and won several international awards. The book "City of Permanent Temporality" was recently published. Incomplete & Unfinished "about their work.

Ismail Aghzanay - Aghzanay is a teacher of the year in Rotterdam, because of his innovative way of teaching that connects more emotionally with students.

YMP (Young Mitch Poetry) - Former inmate YMP is now a successful spoken word artist. In addition to many performances, he is gaining fame with his production house Flow.

Wesley dos Santos - Dos Santos is the co-founder of shoe brand Diversité Footwear and the circular boat rental company iKapitein. In 2018 he won the FunX Media Business Award and the RET Aardig Onderweg Award, because of his sustainable invention.

Melanie Roche - Roche wrote the book Thriving Through Cancer: Tools and Practices to Feel Better and Improve Your Quality of Life During Cancer and Beyond - An Integrative Method. She developed a 'body-mind therapy': a set of skills that strengthens awareness and improves the quality of life.

Laura Luchtman & Ilfa Siebenhaar - Fashion designers Luchtman and Siebenhaar developed an innovative, sustainable way to colour clothing. In their search for a natural alternative to the usual textile dyeing processes, they came across bacteria that produce pigment.

Maarten Engelen - The Engelen company uses nano-satellites that not only inhabited parts but literally give access to the data network from all corners of the world. For example, remote farms can also take advantage of data collection.

Adilson Neves - Neves was in custody for six months for fraud, discovered where his power was and then managed to give his life a positive twist. Now he helps people who live in a care home and he inspires young people to mean something to others.

Jean Marie Molina - As senior lecturer in Study Success at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Molina developed a method that helps students graduate after a delay in their study career.

TEDx Rotterdam information

For more information on TEDx Rotterdam and for tickets, please visit the official TEDxRotterdam website.

DESTRUCTION art photography exhibition launches in Rotterdam

DESTRUCTION art photography exhibition launches in Rotterdam

US-based CuratorLove and Dutch-Israeli art platform RAW Streetphoto Gallery join forces to launch DESTRUCTION; a worldwide curatorial exhibition that touches down in seven countries across Europe, Asia and the Americas.

A ‘global circle’ with an annual theme

Starting 2019, this brand new collaboration will bring together different artists from around the world for a travelling curatorial exhibition. For DESTRUCTION, the title of the inaugural exhibition, the selected world-class artists are: Sans Serif (Israel), Zakaria Ait Wakrim (Morocco), Edgar Kim (USA / South Korea ) and Héctor Jiménez Castillo (Mexico).


The inspiration for DESTRUCTION comes from the most important law of physics: the law of energy conservation. It says that energy can neither be created nor destroyed; rather, it can only be transformed from one shape or form to another. Similarly, human society is developing according to this law. A fact that is visible all around us.

In accordance with this law, in 2019, the aim of the exhibition is to reflect on past destruction, explore the present and perhaps catch a glimpse of what the future may hold, all through the eyes of critically acclaimed visual artists from around the world.

Featured Art Photography by Sans SerifFeatured Art Photography by Sans Serif

7 countries in 10 months

The DESTRUCTION exhibition kicks off in Rotterdam (Netherlands) on March 2nd. After the European leg, it moves on to the Middle East as it finds a home in Tel Aviv (Israel) on May 16th. In July, the exhibition crosses the Atlantic and lands in Los Angeles (USA), before crossing the border into Mexico City in September. The month of November sees the global exhibition set up shop in Hong Kong (China). Lastly, DESTRUCTION will make its final stop in December when the exhibition makes its way to London (UK).

Event details


RAW Streetphoto Gallery
Coolsestraat 75, 3014 LH Rotterdam, Netherlands

Date(s) & Time(s):
2 March 2019 | 16:00 - 20:00

Sans Serif (Israel #sansserifit ), Zakaria Ait Wakrim (Morocco), Edgar Kim (USA / South Korea), Héctor Jiménez Castillo (Mexico)


Event type:
Art Exhibit

You can find more information via the official DESTRUCTION Facebook event

Featured Art Photography by Edgar KimFeatured Art Photography by Edgar Kim

Location: RAW Streetphoto Gallery


About CuratorLove and Raw Streetphoto Gallery

CuratorLove was founded by Erika Hirugami. As a Getty Foundation Scholar and a Kress Foundation Fellow she has formed a part of various curatorial teams at museums and galleries across the United States and Mexico. Alexey Shifman is the artistic director of RAW Streetphoto Gallery (Rotterdam) and Gloss Gallery (Tel Aviv). He has created international creative teams to support careers of emerging artists around the world.

DESTRUCTION Global Circle photography exhibition RotterdamDESTRUCTION Global Circle photography exhibition Rotterdam

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