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25 June 2020

Open day Pension Almonde, Container Bar Noord opens terrace and more

Your weekly dose of art and culture in collaboration with Uitagenda Rotterdam.

From the moment that events were no longer allowed to take place, cultural institutions in Rotterdam have dealt with the situation creatively. With online programming, we can now fully experience art and culture from home, but it’s time to start venturing out again too. Here are your weekly tips for enjoying art and culture, at home and on the go, in collaboration with Uitagenda Rotterdam.


Container Bar Noord becomes Container Terrace

Because pop-up bar Container Bar Noord on the Noordplein cannot open until at least September, the organisation has come up with a great alternative. Two old cafés on Noordplein are being converted into one bar with a large, welcoming terrace. The terrace may be as big as 120 square metres with the possibility of an extension. Container Bar Noord opens in July or August, keep an eye on the Facebook page for information.

Viewing tip: Jan Kooijman interviews Conny Janssen Danst

How do you dance with a distance of 1.5 metres? Actor and former professional dancer Jan Kooijman discusses this with people from the dance world in the YouTube series 1.5 metres DANS. Names like Igone de Jongh and Lucia Marthas share their thoughts on the one and a half metre society. The Rotterdam Conny Janssen and Ed Wubbe can also be seen in the series. Conny Janssen talks about the importance of culture in times of need and the idea behind the solo performance called Monuments in Solitude. View the eight-part series here.

Maaspodium performance: At the table – Keti Koti

On Tuesday 30 June and Wednesday 1 July, the production ‘At the table – Keti Koti’ can be seen at the Maaspodium. A performance about the history of slavery in the context of Keti Koti. The Maas tries to make this painful part of history tangible using theatre. The basis is formed by the interviews about slavery that performers Sue-Ann Bel, Ayrton Fraenk, Elvis Rot and Ismail Mamo hold with six Rotterdam youths. You can order your tickets here.

Kid Dynamite Digital Jazz Festival

Kid Dynamite Jazz Festival is a fun, free music festival for children from 4 years and their parents. The twelfth edition of the event will take place on Sunday 28 June. Not on the Deliplein this time but in the form of a digital kids programme full of music, dance and workshops. From home, you can enjoy concerts from violinist Yannick Hiwat with your child and participate in an interactive workshop. Follow the live stream between 15:00 and 17:30.

Rotterdam Unlimited is looking for talent

If you’ve always wanted to perform for a large audience, this is your chance! Rotterdam Unlimited and OPEN appeal to the musical (urban) talents in Rotterdam. Future artists have a chance to win 1000 euros and a live performance of 20 minutes on one of the stages of Rotterdam Unlimited 2021, and the winner will be the ambassador of Rotterdam Unlimited 2021. If you want to participate, send a video in which you present your act to before 30 June. More information about participation can be found here.

Open day Pension Almonde

Pension Almonde draws attention to the situation of ‘city nomads’, people who fall between the cracks in the housing market. Until the end of September, Pension Almonde will remain the place where city nomads and neighbourhood initiatives live and work cooperatively. On Friday 26 June, a summer full of new memories starts with an open day, the ‘Open Meent’. Between 15:00 and 18:00 there is a tour of the neighbourhood initiatives in the street, you can listen to stories from residents and enjoy snacks and drinks from Keju Kitchen. You can register by sending an email to

For more cultural tips at home and to go, see

Photo header: Frank Hanswijk, Pension Almonde


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