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 the encounter will be corona proof. Read more about the adapted procedure. In Rotterdam we can create custom programs tailored to your wishes, also for larger groups. Contact us!

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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 the encounter will be corona proof. Read more about the adapted procedure. In Rotterdam we can create custom programs tailored to your wishes, also for larger groups. Contact us!

58 ACTIVITIES (AND RISING)

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, Nederlands
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

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A cup of tea with a Moroccan family

ROTTERDAM, OUDE WESTEN

Many Moroccan men came to the Netherlands illegally in the early seventies. After years of hard work, they had their families join...Many Moroccan men came to the Netherlands illegally in the early seventies. After years of hard work, they had their families join them in Holland because life here is better than there. Sit down on the couch in the lounge, enjoy a cup of tea and satisfy your curiosity

LANGUAGE: Amazigh, Arabic, German
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Migration
CULTURE CODE: Morocco
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 2-6
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

A walk with the vicar

ROTTERDAM, OUDE WESTEN

The District Pastoraat Old West is another way of being church than traditional. Vicar Katinka is working on the streets and squar...The District Pastoraat Old West is another way of being church than traditional. Vicar Katinka is working on the streets and squares in the old quarters of the city daily. She'll tell her story and take you for a walk.

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 90 Minutes
CATEGORY: Social and Welfare, Religion
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 3-9
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

An introduction to Mr. van Houten

ROTTERDAM, TUSSENDIJKEN

Mr. van Houten is a carpentry shop where people work with intellectual disabilities or psychiatric problems. Under supervision the...Mr. van Houten is a carpentry shop where people work with intellectual disabilities or psychiatric problems. Under supervision they learn how to make furniture and how to restyle old furniture. The products they've made are sold in the store. They also can make furniture on demand and custommade. Mr. van Houten is part of Pameijer.

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Health and Care, Crafts, Social and Welfare
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 4-6
PRICE PER PERSON FROM: €8 > Details

Be our guest at De Hille, a 24/7 homeless shelter

ROTTERDAM, BLOEMHOF

CVD de Hille is a 24-hour day and night shelter for people in Rotterdam who are older than 23 years and who are acutely homeless. ...CVD de Hille is a 24-hour day and night shelter for people in Rotterdam who are older than 23 years and who are acutely homeless. Homelessness is usually just the result of a big pile of problems such as debt, addiction, relationship problems, unemployment or problems with physical and / or mental health. "The night shelter of CVD isn’t just providing a place to sleep. It also looks at how you can continue your life in a positive way." Make yourself known as the guest from City Safari at the door and one of the co-workers will pick you up for a tour.

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Social and Welfare, Social and Welfare
CULTURE CODE: Mixed
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 3-15
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

Get to work in Marina's kitchen

ROTTERDAM, NIEUWE WESTEN

Turn beetroots into borscht. Get started in Marina's kitchen. Marina worked as a nurse in Grozny, Chechnya. When the apartment whe...Turn beetroots into borscht. Get started in Marina's kitchen. Marina worked as a nurse in Grozny, Chechnya. When the apartment where she lived with her husband and four children had suffered extensive damage once more from the struggle that was going on in Chechnya between the Russian leadership and Chechen separatists, Marina decided to leave. She says: "I do not know what was scarier, to stay or go away. Now I'm fine and my kids are doing well. All four have had a proper education and I'm the proud granny of two grandchildren."

LANGUAGE: Russian, Ingush, Chechen
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 90 Minutes
CATEGORY: Migration, Food
CULTURE CODE: Russia
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 4-8
PRICE PER PERSON: €25 > Details

Joe Cillen's North Island

ROTTERDAM, NOORDEREILAND

Joe is a very special man. He can take you for a horizontal tour of the North Island. He can talk about his projects that promote ...Joe is a very special man. He can take you for a horizontal tour of the North Island. He can talk about his projects that promote social cohesion on the island or explain how an 'orgone accumulator' works. In any case, he will give you food for thought. Joe Cillen firmly believes: 'At one time the motor vessel North Island will tear itself from its mooring place and set sail to a heavenly spot'. On the map, the North Island does indeed have the shape of a vessel. With a little fantasy you can imagine that Rotterdam is the shipyard where the Northern Island is anchored like a supertanker. Joe was born in the Belgian town of Paal - an anagram of the utopian island Pala from the novel by Aldous Huxley. In his younger years Joe lived a life full of drugs and alcohol. In that 'previous life' Cillen was a miner, delinquent, smuggler and sailor on the tramp. Later in life Cillen went to the Academy of Fine Arts. Now he's running a gallery on the ground floor of his house. Cillen's imaginative plan for the motor vessel has been a well-kept secret for a long time, only known to the approximately three thousand islanders.

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Civil initiatives, Arts
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-12
PRICE PER PERSON FROM: €7 > Details

Thai Boxing with a World Champ

ROTTERDAM, OUDE WESTEN

Former world champion Khalid Chennouf teaches kids form the hood to box, but moreover he teaches them self control. Change into a ...Former world champion Khalid Chennouf teaches kids form the hood to box, but moreover he teaches them self control. Change into a set of sporting clothes and you can start a training with them! For Khalid respect for each other and hard work are the key objectives. Together with the young people from the neighborhood you work out for an hour with boxing gloves and pads. Everyone can participate at their own pace and Khalid is there to instruct you.

LANGUAGE: Arabic, French
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Sport, Social and Welfare, Education
CULTURE CODE: Morocco
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 8-30
PRICE PER PERSON FROM: €10 > Details

Walking from Weena to Wilde Weide

ROTTERDAM, WEST

A walk through Rotterdam West mapped on the City Safari treasure map. A special walk with interviews with Rotterdammers, insights ...A walk through Rotterdam West mapped on the City Safari treasure map. A special walk with interviews with Rotterdammers, insights & views and urban gray & green. The route is 7.59 kilometers and you can do it in two hours. You choose your own pace. Because you book for a day and a time, you can be sure that you have the route to yourself. The start is at the Vlaamsch Broodhuys with coffee or tea and that is also where the walk ends.

LANGUAGE: Nederlands
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 180 Minutes
CATEGORY: History, Architecture, Arts, Civil initiatives, Culture
CULTURE CODE: Mixed
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-4
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

A visit to the Stairwell Museum

ROTTERDAM, BERGPOLDER

Museum the Stairwell has an average of one visitor per week. The visitor gets an emotion proof and a coffee right card. Additional...Museum the Stairwell has an average of one visitor per week. The visitor gets an emotion proof and a coffee right card. Additionally, visitors can see more than 500 works of art. A tour of the director is also a possibility.

LANGUAGE: Nederlands
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: ---
CATEGORY: Arts
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-5
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

An Ayurvedic lunch in the Audarya Dhaam

ROTTERDAM, PROVENIERSWIJK

The Hare Krishna’s are known for their great food. Exotic dishes are often served during festivals and in temples. The food is alw...The Hare Krishna’s are known for their great food. Exotic dishes are often served during festivals and in temples. The food is always on a vegetarian or vegan base and it's made with love. And you can taste it. Only after the food is offered to Krishna it can be eaten. You’ll never find meat, fish or eggs on the menu. And because garlic and onions unsettle the spirit they are not used in the kitchen. The Krishna movement is a movement within Hinduism. Krishna is the central. Passing on the love of God is the highest goal. The chanting of the mantra should be repeated every day at least 16 x 108 times, but as many times as you want. The chanting is done using a rosary with 108 beads. Feel free to ask your hosts any questions about their faith and their lives.

LANGUAGE: German
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Religion
CULTURE CODE: India
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 5-10
PRICE PER PERSON: €14 > Details

And suddenly you know: You will be a Radio Host

ROTTERDAM, OUDE NOORDEN

JMO, the Foundation for Youth and Migrants Broadcasting is an organization with broad social objectives. Founded in August 2013 by...JMO, the Foundation for Youth and Migrants Broadcasting is an organization with broad social objectives. Founded in August 2013 by former employees of the Radio Stanvaste, which had existed since 1998 and unfortunately had to stop broadcasting. The collective had started in a new setting in line with the good old radio programming. The Foundation focuses broadly on informing and activating migrants, young and old. In addition, JMO shapes the multicultural community, the new Netherlands. Take a seat behind the microphone and experience the process of making radio.

LANGUAGE: Papiamento, Safen
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Social and Welfare, Civil initiatives
CULTURE CODE: Surinam
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 2-6
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

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

Heilige Boontjes: strong coffee - strong story - sweet treat

ROTTERDAM, COOL

By drinking “Heilige Boontjes” Coffee you not only enjoy unforgettable coffee, but you also contribute to offering young people be...By drinking “Heilige Boontjes” Coffee you not only enjoy unforgettable coffee, but you also contribute to offering young people better opportunities to the labour market. Heilige Boontjes offers these young people a work-study trajectory within her company. These youngsters learn a trade as a coffee roaster and barista and are challenged to achieve the very best result time and time again with beautiful coffee from special regions. But the most important thing that is taught is work ethics. The goal is to work with 50 young people every year. After this maximum 50-week apprenticeship trajectory, they have the knowledge and work experience that enables them to join the labour market.Heilige Boontjes uses specialty coffee, the best Arabica beans available worldwide. Think of single origin coffee beans from Brazil, Sumatra and Ethiopia, all with their own specific taste pattern. Heilige Boontjes is a sustainable and honest product, from coffee production to the consumer who enjoys this unforgettable coffee.

LANGUAGE: English, Nederlands
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: Yes
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Social and Welfare, Food, Education, Work
CULTURE CODE: Mixed
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 20-1
PRICE PER PERSON FROM: €132 > Details

Some give their lives a restart at at Pluspunt

ROTTERDAM, OUDE NOORDEN

The Pluspunt Foundation was established in January 2005 with the aim of both a proper care and provide meaningful activities to th...The Pluspunt Foundation was established in January 2005 with the aim of both a proper care and provide meaningful activities to the homeless in Rotterdam. These are also people who live in social isolation who want to come out again. Think of people who sit at home for example psychosocial problems and have little or no social contacts. Patrick or Bas give you a warm welcome. Take a look in the living room and workshop and get into conversation with the great people of Pluspunt Advantage.

LANGUAGE: Amazigh, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, Safen
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Social and Welfare
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-2
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details
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