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 with a maximum of two participants, 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 with a maximum of two participants, 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!

55 ACTIVITIES (AND RISING)

Looking for Elie's Frog

ROTTERDAM, NIEUWE WERK (SCHEEPVAARTKWARTIER)

This walk is about Rotterdam and the city's distinguished animals. The history of the city seems to have been determined by distin...This walk is about Rotterdam and the city's distinguished animals. The history of the city seems to have been determined by distinguished and important people, especially men. But there were also very important animals in the city, with their own story. And those animals are still there. Take Elie's Frog, Elie van Rijckevorsel, for example. He eventually ended up on a bust, a very grand bust, together with Elie. It is located at the Veerhaven. In Rotterdam you van find three types of frogs; the brown frog and two 'green' frogs, the mongrel frog and the lake frog. You might encounter the brown frog on this walk in the Historisch Tuin Schoonoord.

LANGUAGE: Nederlands
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: Yes
DURATION: 120 Minutes
CATEGORY: Arts, Culture, Environment, History
CULTURE CODE: Mixed
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-3
PRICE PER PERSON: €6 > Details

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Meet the people of the Mevlana Mosque

ROTTERDAM, MIDDELLAND

You will hear all about the habits and customs in the mosque and of course you can ask everything you want to know, as long as you...You will hear all about the habits and customs in the mosque and of course you can ask everything you want to know, as long as you put your questions with respect. Your curiosity is very much appreciated!

LANGUAGE: Turkish, Azerbaijani
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: Yes
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Religion
CULTURE CODE: Turkey
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 2-30
PRICE PER PERSON: €13 > Details

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 lady with green fingers takes you through her garden

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

A neighborhood full of stories

ROTTERDAM, NIEUWE WESTEN

The pastoraat in the New West is working with people from the neighborhood to improve the neighborhood. Katinka and her collegues ...The pastoraat in the New West is working with people from the neighborhood to improve the neighborhood. Katinka and her collegues work with women (Women's House Rosa), children and lonely elderly people. The pastoraat is in his unorthodox approach still a church. Reverend Katinka Broos will tell you about her work, you'll visit an activity or taking a walk through a neighborhood full of stories.

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

A visit to Guesthouse Maaszicht

ROTTERDAM, BLIJDORP

Maaszicht provides care, shelter and individual counseling to homeless boys and girls. Maaszicht is a form of sheltered housing wh...Maaszicht provides care, shelter and individual counseling to homeless boys and girls. Maaszicht is a form of sheltered housing where young people stay for a longer time. A mentor is working with the youngsters to solve their problems, and create a new future. After the 24-hour care there's the opportunity to an Assisted Living. The youngster can also transfer to longer-term care or start with a place of their own with, if necessary, a follow-up by an employee of Maaszicht.

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: ---
CATEGORY: Social and Welfare
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
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

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 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: €6 > Details

010 Street photography

ROTTERDAM, STADSDRIEHOEK

A Workshop Street Photography from the Culture School is a mix of street photography, Rotterdam architecture and a nice walk, acco...A Workshop Street Photography from the Culture School 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, Nederlands
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

A mantra meditation workshop in the Audarya Dhaam

ROTTERDAM, PROVENIERSWIJK

In Hare Krishna meditation mantras are used: it’s about transcendental sound vibrations who cause strong spiritual transformations...In Hare Krishna meditation mantras are used: it’s about transcendental sound vibrations who cause strong spiritual transformations. Mantra is a Sanskrit word which literally means' prayer that frees the mind". Mantras are used for thousands of years by seers and saints to reach deep levels of meditation and realization. A workshop of an hour to get acquainted with mantra meditation. After the explanation follows a joint meditation. The Krishna movement is a movement within Hinduism. Krishna is the central. Passing on the love of God is the highest goal. You just enjoy the experience and ask any questions you want, just not during your meditation.

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

A peek at Miss Janssen's

ROTTERDAM, COOL

There are about twenty people employed by ‘Atelier Miss Janssen’. They all are mentally challenged or have a psychiatric disorder....There are about twenty people employed by ‘Atelier Miss Janssen’. They all are mentally challenged or have a psychiatric disorder. Twenty people with their own talent and their own personal style. Together with a designer and an artist they create unique products to be sold in the store in the front.

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Social and Welfare, Health and Care
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 2-10
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
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