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 
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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. 
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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. 
Trompenburg Gardens to host Cactus Festival on 26 & 27 March

Trompenburg Gardens to host Cactus Festival on 26 & 27 March

Trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum is organizing a Cactus Festival on 26 and 27 March in the beautiful botanical garden on the edge of Rotterdam city centre. The theme of the entire weekend is 'succulents', the collective name for cacti and related plants such as carnivorous plants.
Various cactus workshops, tours and lectures will be held in and around the desert greenhouse and there will be an exhibition of Trompenburg's unique 'Living Stones' collection. There will also be a mini market where growers will sell their succulents and other fun items, and you can eat at a Mexican food truck, entirely in keeping with the theme.
P.S: do you have your own cactus or other succulent that is not doing well? Dr. Cactus will be available all weekend!

Festival for cactus lovers

Who is not a fan these days? Cacti and succulents can be found in every household. Besides the fact that they look perfect in bohemian, retro or industrial interiors, they can also be kept alive by (almost) anyone without a green thumb. During the Cactus Festival, these succulents will take centre stage, where visitors can learn more about taking care of their precious plants. Various workshops, guided tours, lectures and an exhibition will be held. In addition, visitors can stroll around the mini market where growers sell their special cacti, succulents and even carnivorous plants. They can also buy flower pots and other fun (gift) items at the market.
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Minimarket Line-up 

There are various stands at the mini market, including the Dutch Succulenta Association, which has been the association for lovers of cacti and other succulents since 1919. SYBotanicA will also have its own stand, where you will find special earth and components such as moss, perlite, bark and gravel, terrariums as well as plants. Sjaan Storsbergen and Wouter Noordeloos will also be present to offer their special collection of succulents, cacti and carnivorous plants. To make the South-American feeling complete, the Mexican 'Esa's Nacho's' food truck will serve delicious nachos, burritos and corn soup.

Workshops & Tours

During the Cactus Festival there are various activities to take part in. There will be a lecture on keeping and caring for (hardy) succulents in your garden, and there is an exhibition of Trompenburg's unique 'Living Stones' collection. During the workshop 'Cactus pulling' participants learn, under the guidance of expert 'cactus men', how to take cuttings themselves. From Trompenburg they receive a cactus, which they can take home afterwards. During the workshop, Trompenburg's cactus men will share their tips and tricks on the right way to water and which ornamental pots are suitable or not, etc.
In addition, there will be guided tours, during which the 'cactus men' will take participants through Trompenburg's greenhouse. They will guide visitors along the various continents that form the mother countries of the many succulents. You will travel to South America and South Africa, among others, and discover special varieties such as the 'Princess of the night' and the living stones. Perhaps they will tell the story of the cactus that survived the war or show you the over 100-year-old agave.
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About Trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum

Trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum is a beautiful botanical garden with a large collection of trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs and tubers. The garden covers 8 hectares and is located in the Kralingen district of Rotterdam, on the edge of the city centre. The garden is open to visitors in every season. The first construction took place about 200 years ago. Trompenburg is of great value in terms of biodiversity and natural history. Since a few years it is also a registered museum, a Rotterdam Monument and thus the green museum of Rotterdam.
Reggae Rotterdam festival - date, location, line-up, tickets

Reggae Rotterdam festival - date, location, line-up, tickets

Reggae Rotterdam is the largest open-air reggae music festival in the Netherlands. The event draws fans from all across Europe and the best reggae and dancehall artists from all over the world.

Reggae Rotterdam 2022

This year, Reggae Rotterdam takes place on Saturday, 23 July 2022This year's event line-up features various reggae legends and emerging artists such as Steel PulseChronixx and Protoje with more names to be announced soon. You can find the official festival line-up on the Reggae Rotterdam website.

Reggae Rotterdam history

The first edition of the Rotterdam Reggae festival was held in 2017 at Het Park near Euromast. Tickets were sold out quickly as the event attracted over 15,000 reggae fans from all over the country as well as abroad. In 2018, the Reggae Rotterdam festival moved to a new and larger location at Kralingse Bos in an effort to better accommodate the thousands of fans.
The event usually features different stages, with major national and international artists. There's a mainstage, a dancehall stage and a dub stage. There is also a mega food court with an extra amount of food trucks and dishes from all over the world. In previous editions, there has also been a large playground with inflatables, swings, a slide and a swimming pool for the little reggae enthusiasts among us.
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Rotterdam Reggae Festival sounds like:


Location: Kralingse Bos

Feeling inspired? 'Bring your music and paint' in Rotterdam

Feeling inspired? 'Bring your music and paint' in Rotterdam

Do you like to draw or paint? 'Muziek uit de verf' invites you to 'bring your own music' and create a work of art. All the materials are supplied on location. The event takes place on 8 March 2022 in De Groene Passage Rotterdam and is organized by iederal.  
Music as a source of inspiration is nothing new. But painting or drawing with your own headphones or earphones, while channelling inspiration from music that touches you, is perhaps a new challenge. On 8 March 2022, the iederal organization is setting up an event that meets this (perhaps still undiscovered) need.  

How it works? 

Paint, materials and easels are available on location. An apron will be provided for you, but it is recommended that you wear dirty/old clothes just to be sure. You bring music that touches you and earphones or a headset.
You just listen to the music you have brought (of course, while using your own earphones or headphones), experience the inspiration and paint. After painting, you show your artwork and share your music with others. You'll be asked to explain why it inspires you and how you arrived at your creative choices. The goal of this, is to experience a connection. After the event, you take your masterpiece home with you. 

Tickets and registration

There will be painting from 19.30 to 21.00 hrs, at De Groene Passage in Rotterdam. You can find more information about the costs, the location and registration on the event website

About iederal 

Muziek uit de verf' is organised by iederal. iederal offers a wide and varied programme of events in the field of meaning. From interactive lectures, nature events, singing, art and music experiences to discussion dinners. 

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