We hebben enorm genoten. (Jack Nuijten) • • One of my fullest and favourite days in Rotterdam. (Valia Tamvaki) • • Creating relationships in a deep level. (Valia Tamvaki) • • Understand a little bit more what is happening around us. (Valia Tamvaki) • • Het is uniek om zo ontvangen te worden. (Jessica Buurs) • • Goed georganiseerd met een grote diversiteit. (Elly Smits) • • Heerlijke en informatieve dag met elkaar! (Pim Candel) • • Heel verrassend en bijzonder. (Pim Candel) • • Ik zou het aanraden aan alle bedrijven, vrienden en collega’s. (Pim Candel) • • Het concept van City Safari is mooi en effectief. (Hans van Leeuwen) • • It was a good experience, really inspiring. (Jongere NJI) • • The day was full of interesting things to think about. (Jongere NJI) • • It changed my thoughts about the way I want to live my life. (Jongere NJI) • • A fun way to discover the diverse city of Rotterdam. (Jogere NJI) • • Really nice mix of different activiteit, perfect time planning. (Jongere NJI) • • Amazing! More time at the Herenplaats please! (Jongere NJI) • • I am glad that I participated! (Jongere NJI) • • I saw something new in my life and felt very lucky because of this. (Jongere NJI) • • We had very inspriring conversations. (Jongere NJI) • • Very well organized, very good descriptions, very interesting people to meet. (Jongere NJI) • • The day as a whole was very inspring. I felt home! (Jongere NJI) • • Keep it up! You are making this world a better place! (Jongere NJI) • • It was nice and I enjoyed it! (Jongere NJI) • • The program was really inspiring and eye opening! (Jongere NJI) • • I would defenitely like to do a program like this again! (Jongere NJI) • • The day just went so fast. (Jongere NJI) • • The visit to Herenplaats was one of the best experiences in my life! (Jongere NJI) • • Wanna go again! (Jongere NJI) • • It was a wonderful day with a lot of fun and inspiring conversations. (Jongere NJI) • • A very good experience to see and understand the society. (Jongere NJI) • • Really nice, really interesting and inspiring to discover all thoze amazing places. (Jongere NJI) • • Een hele leuke en inspirerende dag vol bijzondere ontmoetingen. (Aziza Sbiti) • • We zijn heel wat gewend, maar werden toch erg geraakt door de bijzondere verhalen en • • omstandigheden. (Aziza Sbiti)

We invite you for a personal meeting with unique persons: a refugee, a veteran, a violin builder, a storyteller, or you go to a temple, a mosque, a social initiative… You pick the meeting, we make sure that you’re expected.

107 HOSTS - 10 CITIES - 130 ACTIVITIES (AND RISING)

10 CITIES - 130 ACTIVITIES (AND RISING)

Garden tour in scents, colors and flavors

ROTTERDAM, FEIJENOORD

Meet the people of Rotterdamse Munt (Mint of Rotterdam) and the plants in this wonderful oasis. Together with one of the garden gu...Meet the people of Rotterdamse Munt (Mint of Rotterdam) and the plants in this wonderful oasis. Together with one of the garden guides you dive into the city nature. You get a story about the gardens and some plant stories. You will experience the scents, colors and flavors of the season. After the tour you cut yourself the herbs for a jar of herbal tea. The tea goes with a tasty snack

LANGUAGE: English, Dutch
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Environment, Food
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 5-25
PRICE PER PERSON: €15 > Details

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New opportunity in the Netherlands. Welcome to Abdullah’s ho...

ROTTERDAM, DELFSHAVEN

Abdullah fled to the Netherlands from Syria with his brother after a bullet abruptly ended the conditions for a decent living in h...Abdullah fled to the Netherlands from Syria with his brother after a bullet abruptly ended the conditions for a decent living in his home town Damascus. In the Netherlands he started a new life with new opportunities. Feel the spirit of Abdullah and give him your strength and energy in return.

LANGUAGE: Arabic, English, Dutch
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: Yes
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Health and Care, Housing, Migration, Politics, Science, Social and Welfare
CULTURE CODE: Syria
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 5-10
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

Welcome to Rotterdamsche Confituur

ROTTERDAM, AFRIKAANDERWIJK

Rotterdamsche Confituur is a social enterprise where delicious jams are made in the Afrikaander district. Young people with a disa...Rotterdamsche Confituur is a social enterprise where delicious jams are made in the Afrikaander district. Young people with a disability and with a distance to the labor market are working with us. Our aim is to put a traditional product on the market with the help of a vulnerable group. The jam is made according to traditional methods with organic ingredients if possible and without artificial additives. By offering these young people a job, we give them the ability to learn different skills. They learn the different business processes and are encouraged to work together in a business environment. We work together with schools and volunteers from the neighborhood.

LANGUAGE: English, Dutch
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: Yes
DURATION: 30 Minutes
CATEGORY: Food, Social and Welfare
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-12
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

The selfless father and shepherd to hundreds in the slum.

NAIROBI, SOWETO

As much as he was lucky to get a scholarship and be a professional person in computer consultancy, he never forgot where he came f...As much as he was lucky to get a scholarship and be a professional person in computer consultancy, he never forgot where he came from-the streets. He always counted himself lucky to have gone through school and he never forgot about the homeless and the less fortunate in the society. One day he downed his tools from a well paying government job to be with the street kids. Some years later,here stands a home, school and church for this little angels who are now full of smiles and hope. Get to sit with Luke and listen to this story which sounds like a fable and will leave you wiping tears of joy and pain at the same time! He lost his friends, life, profession and himself to follow his soul and finally found his happiness- supporting the less fortunate.

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Social and Welfare
CULTURE CODE: Africa
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 2-20
PRICE PER PERSON FROM: €14 > Details

010 Photo Safari

ROTTERDAM, STADSDRIEHOEK

A Fotosafari is a mix of street photography, Rotterdam architecture and a nice A Fotosafari is a mix of street photography, Rotter...A Fotosafari is a mix of street photography, Rotterdam architecture and a nice A Fotosafari is a mix of street photography, Rotterdam architecture and a nice walk, accompanied by a photographer. The area around the Blaak is the most diverse place in Rotterdam. You'll walk by the Maas, the Markthal, the Oude Haven and the Library during the photo safari. In fact, during the photo shoot you will discover the most beautiful places in Rotterdam to make pictures of. From mobile to SLR, every camera can be used. You'll go home with a nice souvenir: two prints of your most beautiful pictures.

LANGUAGE: English, Dutch
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 120 Minutes
CATEGORY: Arts, Education, Arts, Education
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 6-25
PRICE PER PERSON: €25 > Details

A good conversation with Jamila and a cup of tea

ROTTERDAM, NIEUWE WESTEN

Ring the bell and take a seat at the table. Jamila has fled the Afghan war long ago with her family and has built up her new life ...Ring the bell and take a seat at the table. Jamila has fled the Afghan war long ago with her family and has built up her new life in the Netherlands. Meanwhile Jamila is not a refugee anymore, but a proud Dutch woman.

LANGUAGE: Dari
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Civil initiatives, Politics
CULTURE CODE: Afghanistan
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 2-8
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

An introduction to Winti culture

ROTTERDAM, OUDE WESTEN

Fred takes you into the world of spiritual wiris, medicinal wiri and the faja watra. Winti culture originates from Suriname with e...Fred takes you into the world of spiritual wiris, medicinal wiri and the faja watra. Winti culture originates from Suriname with elements from Ghana. In a short time, Fred Kulturu shop has developed into a mini-cradle of knowledge, an information center and a warrant of the Afro-Surinamese cultural heritage. On the program you’ll find the use of ritual and medicinal herbs mainly from Surinam flora, educational and informational activities in support of young people and adults who are looking for their roots and meaning of life. Fred Kulturu Shop is more than a counter where goods go from one to the other. It is an experience. People from many ethnic backgrounds visit Fred.

LANGUAGE: Papiamento
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Religion, Religion
CULTURE CODE: Surinam
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 4-8
PRICE PER PERSON: €12 > Details

At the herbmarket with Urmie en Melie

PARAMARIBO, PARAMARIBO

For 35 years Urmie and Melie are saleswomen at vreedzaammarkt in Paramaribo on the Waterfront They sell traditional products such...For 35 years Urmie and Melie are saleswomen at vreedzaammarkt in Paramaribo on the Waterfront They sell traditional products such as spices, all kinds of medicinal leaves, wood species, a gourd, pimba, men bottle of Suriname, molasses, coconut oil, krapaolie, flowers for a lucky bath and more. When you come to our market stall you can ask questions and we'll tell you about our products. We tell you which leaves and products we sell and how you can use it. Like herbal medication or just because you like it. If you are interested in the interior of Suriname, we can tell you about the interior where we come from. Come to the market and visit us!

LANGUAGE: Sranan Tongo, Dutch
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: ---
CULTURE CODE: ---
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-10
PRICE PER PERSON: €13 > Details

Cycling Jazz at the South bank

ROTTERDAM, ZUID

Bach in Boxing School I Believe with Joachim Eijlander and Heather Ware. Beats and Bubbles with Elvis Hi-man and Javi Herrero Cám...Bach in Boxing School I Believe with Joachim Eijlander and Heather Ware. Beats and Bubbles with Elvis Hi-man and Javi Herrero Cámara in Pavilion on the Water. A Sound Concert of Under the Surface in the Kocatepe Mosque. City Safari and North Sea Round Town will let you explore South Rotterdam. After the internal migration from the provinces of Zeeland and Brabant as the work force of the expanding port of Rotterdam, the Italians, the Turks and Moroccans followed and now fresh immigrants in the Asylum Seekers Centre find their place in society. Biking from location to location, we’ll find the southern treasures and they keep changing as South is far from completed. The rhythm of driving piles for new foundations and the nostalgia for the old lands form a great inspiration for six extraordinary concerts on location on the south bank of Rotterdam. We will visit: Paviljoen aan het Water Koçatepe Moskee Islemunda AZC Beverwaard Boxing school I Believe Van Brienenoord island On Sunday, Jult 7 at 10 am we will gather at Lantaren/Venster and we’ll return there at 6 pm. You need your own bike (TIP: you may rent an OV bike at Wilhelminapier). We have room for a limited number of participants. Lunch is included. If you want breakfast before the start, buy a combo ticket including breakfast. Breakfast is served at 9 am in Lantaren/Venster. When: Su July 7, 10:00 to 18:00 hrs including lunch Where: South Rotterdam, cycling independently with directions Start: Lantaren/Venster, Otto Reuchlinweg 996 Bring: your bike Attention: Limited number of participants! Join us? The BOOK NOW button will redirect you to the Lantaren/Venster ticketing site.

LANGUAGE: English, Dutch
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 480 Minutes
CATEGORY: Arts, Culture
CULTURE CODE: ---
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-10
PRICE PER PERSON: €35 > Details

Afternoon Program in the West of Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM, WEST

We will create a program for you with three personal meetings that you’ll never forget. Het Oude Westen, Middelland and Het Nieuwe...We will create a program for you with three personal meetings that you’ll never forget. Het Oude Westen, Middelland and Het Nieuwe Westen are districts of great diversity. Hosts will welcome you in their homes, houses of worship and workshops.

LANGUAGE: Dutch
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 240 Minutes
CATEGORY: Social and Welfare, Religion, Migration
CULTURE CODE: Mixed
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 2-6
PRICE PER PERSON: €50 > Details

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Enter the world of the Food Bank

ROTTERDAM, DELFSHAVEN

Take a look behind the scenes and see and experience what the volunteers weekly do. In the Netherlands, currently 10,500 voluntee...Take a look behind the scenes and see and experience what the volunteers weekly do. In the Netherlands, currently 10,500 volunteers are actively providing more than 35,000 households each week with a food package. Rotterdam has its own Food Bank and Distribution Center. The Distribution Center is responsible for the delivery of food products both within Rotterdam and for the local food banks in the region. About 200 volunteers,ensure that around 2000 families in Rotterdam are provided with a food package. Without sponsorship, the Food Bank can not exist. Sponsorship may take the form of a financial contribution for operating costs or in the form of long-lasting food products such as rice and pasta.

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Food, Social and Welfare, Civil initiatives
CULTURE CODE: Mixed
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-12
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

A Touch of the Orient by Feyrouz

ATHENS, SYNTAGMA

'Feyrouz', a much loved Athenian street food joint, bundles a mix of flavors from Syria, Turkey, Lebanon and Greece in a unique an...'Feyrouz', a much loved Athenian street food joint, bundles a mix of flavors from Syria, Turkey, Lebanon and Greece in a unique and palette-pleasing fashion! While his mother, Feyrouz, prepares all the delicacies downstairs, Andreas will try to make you a part of his family's intriguing past. Descending from historic Antakya, a city located in southeastern Turkey, Andreas was born in Greece, introducing a fusion of tastes, music, cultures. Food (and music) lovers, you are in for a treat! Andreas will lead you to his mother's scrumptious 'lahmacuns' and 'pides' while he plays his oud.

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 30 Minutes
CATEGORY: Culture, Food, Migration
CULTURE CODE: Greece
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 4-6
PRICE PER PERSON: €15 > Details

A cup of tea with Rawnaq in Overvecht

UTRECHT, OVERVECHT

Be welcome in the nice apartment of Rawnaq. She and her two sons are only a year in the Netherlands, but have lived in over 10 dif...Be welcome in the nice apartment of Rawnaq. She and her two sons are only a year in the Netherlands, but have lived in over 10 different locations. Now they stay in Overvecht and are doing great in school. Also Rawnaq started to learn the Dutch language. She is a busy bee and also works as a volunteer for Van Harte Resto. Enjoy a delicious cup of tea or coffee.

LANGUAGE: Arabic
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: Yes
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Migration, Social and Welfare, Culture
CULTURE CODE: Mixed
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 4-5
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

A walk through Lombok with Mustafa

UTRECHT, WEST

Mustafa is already waiting for you. In 1972 he came to live in the Netherlands, here in Lombok. He takes you on a walk through the...Mustafa is already waiting for you. In 1972 he came to live in the Netherlands, here in Lombok. He takes you on a walk through the neighborhood and tells you his memories. He was one of the founders of the Ulu Mosque. He also tells what it's like, now that he is retired, to live partly in the Netherlands and partly in Turkey.

LANGUAGE: Turkish
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Culture, Social and Welfare, Religion
CULTURE CODE: Turkey
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 5-10
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

Annemie & Anne wonen in een verborgen tuinwijk in Hoboken

ANTWERPEN, HOBOKEN

Na de Eerste Wereldoorlog kende Hoboken een nijpend tekort aan betaalbare woningen. In 1922 startte de Samenwerkende Maatschappij ...Na de Eerste Wereldoorlog kende Hoboken een nijpend tekort aan betaalbare woningen. In 1922 startte de Samenwerkende Maatschappij voor Goedkope Woningen met de bouw van 70 eengezinswoningen en 11 tweegezinswoningen in de tuinwijk Heike. De bijzondere architectuur, de pleintjes en aandacht voor publiek groen, de eenheid én variatie in de schikking van de woningen maken van deze wijk een fijne plek om te wonen. Anne en Annemie zijn twee buurvrouwen. Een aantal jaren geleden kochten ze hier elk een huisje en delen o.m. de tuin en de auto. Zij vertellen je graag hoe het is om in deze verborgen, groene tuinwijk aan de rand van de stad te wonen.

LANGUAGE: Dutch
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Housing
CULTURE CODE: Belgium
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 2-6
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

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