This summer, Kunsthal goes LIVE ON SUNDAY

This summer, Kunsthal goes LIVE ON SUNDAY

This summer, the Kunsthal presents six groovy Sundays with live music and DJs, food, fashion and art. Kunsthal LIVE ON SUNDAY is held in Museumpark, from Sunday, July 1st all the way through Sunday, August 5th.
Kunsthal LIVE ON SUNDAY kicks off on Sunday, July 1st with the Salsa All-Star band Marcando featuring Dutch trumpeter Maite Hontelé. Maite has been living in Colombia for years where she is regarded as one of the most prominent musicians in the Latin scene. Her swinging performance with Marcando is bound to have even the stiffest Dutch hips gyrating.
In between sets, Kunsthal's resident DJ Git Hyper will be rocking the decks. He is well known as a member of the Rotterdam rap formation DuvelDuvel and formerly of Zuco 103 and Caro Emerald.
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Guided tours and workshops

Kunstal LIVE ON SUNDAY is about more than live music and good vibes. Every Sunday there are various tours to choose from. For starters, there is a Fashion Tour which explores the Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists 25 Years exhibition. The tour is led by fashion buffs, including Vogue's fashion features director Fiona Hering and fashion curator Margreeth Olsthoorn.
There's also a Nature Tour through Museumpark with led by an urban biologist from the Natural Historical Museum. For those of you coming with children, there's a cool Theatre Tour. All you can Art artists will also be waiting in their mobile workshop to bring out the artist in you. If you rather just relax and enjoy the groovy vibes, be sure to grab a Kunsthal LIVE picnic basket or savour the many snacks and drinks from the food trucks on site.
Kunsthal LIVE OP ZONDAG 📷 Marco De SwartKunsthal LIVE OP ZONDAG 📷 Marco De Swart

Event details: Kunsthal LIVE ON SUNDAY


Date: July 1st - August 5th
Place: Museumpark Rotterdam
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Entrance: 100% free


Programme: Kunsthal LIVE ON SUNDAY

  • Sunday 1 July - Salsa All-Star band Marcando, featuring Maite Hontelé
  • Sunday 8 July - Convoi Exceptional | New Cool Collective
  • Sunday 15 July - Maya Christina | Zuco 103
  • Sunday 22 July - MC JR & Th’Acquisition | Gallowstreet
  • Sunday 29 July - Lady Shaynah | Kuenta i Tambu
  • Sunday 5 August - Josimar Gomes | Michelle David & The Gospel Sessions

Kunsthal LIVE OP ZONDAG 📷 Marco De SwartKunsthal LIVE OP ZONDAG 📷 Marco De Swart

Location: Museumpark Rotterdam

Kunsthal LIVE OP ZONDAG 📷 Marco De SwartKunsthal LIVE OP ZONDAG 📷 Marco De Swart
How fast can you bike? Register for the Maastunnel time trial

How fast can you bike? Register for the Maastunnel time trial

Ever wanted to cycle through the Maastunnel? On Monday, July 23rd, you'll finally get your chance to clock the fastest time on the most unique route in Rotterdam!
The monumental Maastunnel (1942) is the oldest tunnel in the Netherlands and is currently being renovated. Because the Maastunnel is a monument, a lot of effort has been made to restore the tunnel to its original specs. Among other things, sand-colored asphalt has been poured - a reference to the vowel floor that originally adorned the tunnel floor when it was was first opened in 1942.
The works won't be completed until mid-2019. However, in July 2018, the western car tube will be ready. The Maastunnel time trail is being organised in order to mark this special occasion. Race and sports cyclists are welcome to clock their personal best in the brand new car tunnel.
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Maastunnel time trial

As many as 1,200 participants will be allowed to compete for the fastest time. The course is 1.4 kilometres long. If you're coming to cheer your friends, a festive area will be set up near the Euromast. There'll be music and a large video screen on which supporters will be able to follow the cyclists as they compete in this unique event. To make the race as fair as possible, prizes are awarded in the following categories:

Girls / ladies 🚴‍♀️ (heat times)
10 - 17 years (09:00 to 10:00)
18 - 40 years (10:15 11:15)
41 - 60 years (11:30 12:30)
61 years and older (12:45 13:45)

Boys / men 🚴‍♂️ (heat times)
10 - 17 years (09:00 10:00)
18 - 40 years (10:15 11:15)
41 - 60 years (11:30 12:30)
61 years and older (12:45 13:15)

Register for the time trial

Registration for the tunnel time trial starts Friday June 22nd via Participation costs € 5, -.
Registered participants will be loaned a chip that records the individual time, one consumption (drink) and a power bar. You can register up to a week before the event, as long as there are places available.

Walk through the maastunnel on foot

Non-cyclist will also be given the opportunity to traverse the new tunnel. After the time trial, between 16:00 and 18:00, the renovated car tunnel can be accessed on foot. No registration necessary.

Location: Maastunnel


About the Maastunnel renovation

Since the summer of 2017, the municipality of Rotterdam has been carrying out a large-scale renovation and restoration of the Maastunnel. In total this renovation will take two years. However, to keep the city as accessible as possible, one tunnel tube is always to remain open for traffic to Rotterdam Noord. Currently, that's the east tube. After the tunnel time trial, a 'tube switch' will take place. From then on, traffic will flow through the renovated west tube, while work will continue on the east tube. The direction of travel remains the same, so that Erasmus MC can always be reached quickly.
Once the car tunnel is completed in 2019, renovations will start on the bicycle and pedestrian tunnels.
Bijenkorf Rotterdam opens temporary Lavender Garden on roof

Bijenkorf Rotterdam opens temporary Lavender Garden on roof

Rotterdam Rooftop Days (Dakendagen) and Bijenkorf join forces to plant a lavender garden on the roof of the iconic department store.
More than 3,000 plants are planted to create a sea of purple, fragrant flowers. The garden will not only serve as a refuge for people, but also for bees. Roofs and bees are not an unknown combination. High above the hustle and bustle of the city, the bees can nestle in peace. That's one big reason why many beekeepers keep their bee colonies at altitude. 

Rotterdam Architecture Month

During the month of June, the Rotterdam Architecture Month, the garden will be open every weekend within the opening hours of De Bijenkorf. Visitors of the Rotterdam Rooftop Days can be the first to get on the roof. The grand opening of the bee-friendly roof garden takes place during the Rotterdam Rooftop Days, held on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of June. De Bijenkorf is located on the Coolsingel.
For De Bijenkorf, this is isn't the organisation's first foray into the world of bee conservation. The high end department store, together with partners, has previously launched the initiative The Pollinators; a platform that works towards the conservation of bees their living conditions in the Netherlands. 
Invictus Games 2020 Rotterdam & The Hague

Invictus Games 2020 Rotterdam & The Hague

The Invictus Games will come to the Netherlands in 2020. The sporting event for military veterans who were injured during their service will take place in The Hague and partly in Rotterdam. 
The Invictus Games are similar to the Olympic Games, with events such as running, shot put, discus throwing, tennis, cycling and various ball sports. The opening and closing of the games are planned in The Hague. 

Prince Harry

The Invictus Games are an initiative of the British Prince Harry who is also the patron of the event. The Duke of Sussex will come to the Netherlands at the end of July 2018 as part of the preparations. It is unknown whether his wife Meghan Markle will also be present. 

When are the 2020 Invictus Games? 

The exact dates for the Invictus Games in the Netherlands are yet to be announced.

About the 2020 Invictus Games

In February 2018, on the initiative of former army general Mart de Kruif, the Netherlands made a successful bid in London to bring the Games to the Netherlands in 2020. In 2020, it will be exactly 75 years ago since the Netherlands was liberated and the Second World War ended. The Dutch branch of the organization will soon come out with more information. The international sporting event has been held annually since 2014.
Paul Weller to perform special acoustic show in Rotterdam

Paul Weller to perform special acoustic show in Rotterdam

Rotterdam welcomes the beautiful anthology of one of the most exciting oeuvres in pop history. Paul Weller will perform an acoustic show in Theater Rotterdam (Schouwburg) on Saturday, October 6th, 2018.

The biggest rock star in England

As bandleader of The Jam, Paul Weller became the biggest rock star in England; bands like The Smiths, The Stone Roses and Oasis eventually followed in his footsteps. Even after his days at The Jam, he has left a lasting mark on pop music. With The Style Council he exchanged post-punk for soul and jazz-pop and scored big hits like My Ever Changing Mood Swings and You're The Best.


The best-dressed man in the rock biz continues to pursue his own interests and the celebrated career of Weller has become even more interesting through the years. Though general public interest may have increasingly declined over the years, within the niches, Weller continued to make interesting records that were embraced by critics. From experimental dub & reggae to spoken word electropunk and psychedelic odes to Alice Coltrane.


The ticket sale for 'A Special Acoustic Performance' by The Modfather starts at 10 am on Wednesday, May 30th. Tickets are available through the three organizers of the concert: Rotown, Motel Mozaique Concerts and Theater Rotterdam
Interested in Paul Weller at Theater Rotterdam? These are the details:

Paul Weller

Date: 6 October 2018
Place: Theater Rotterdam, Shouwburg
What: A Special Acoustic Performance

Time: 21:00 
Tickets: €36,50 (incl. fee)


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